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The Star of the Show: Trademark, theatricality and ‘the grandmother of performance art’

Artist/Author: Bryony White | Reference: A0881 | Type: Article

Explores how Marina Abramović has subtly incorporated the law to her economic and professional advantage.

Sensual Excess: Queer Femininity and Brown Jouissance

Artist/Author: Amber Jamilla Musser | Reference: P4027 | ISBN: 9781479830954 | Type: Publication

Works against the framing of black and brown bodies as sexualized, objectified, and abject, and offers multiple ways of thinking with and through sensation and aesthetics.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Black Performance Theory

Editor: Thomas F. DeFrantz and Anita Gonzalez | Reference: P4026 | ISBN: 978-0-8223-5616-5 | Type: Publication

Considering how blackness is imagined in and through performance, the contributors address topics including flight as a persistent theme in African American aesthetics, the circulation of minstrel tropes in Liverpool and in Afro-Mexican settlements in Oaxaca, and the reach of hip-hop politics as people around the world embrace the music and dance.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)
 

Acts of Passion: Sexuality, Gender, and Performance

Editor: Nina Rapi, Maya Chowdhry | Reference: P3953 | ISBN: 978-1560231080 | Type: Publication

Draws on the experiences and expertise of a wide range of lesbian practitioners and theorists to explore the impact and influences of sexuality and gender on performance.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Performance in Contemporary Art

Artist/Author: Catherine Wood | Reference: P3651 | ISBN: 978-1-84976-311-0 | Type: Publication

Proposes that performance is not a genre of art separate from object making but rather an attitude that has infiltrated the entire terrain of contemporary art. 

Against The Romance Of Community

Artist/Author: Miranda Joseph | Reference: P3325 | ISBN: 978-0816637966 | Type: Publication

Explores sites where the ideal of community relentlessly recurs, from debates over art and culture in the popular media, to the discourses and practices of nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations, to contemporary narratives of economic transformation or “globalization.” 

Real Black: Adventures In Racial Sincerity

Artist/Author: John L. Jackson Jr. | Reference: P3286 | ISBN: 978-0226390024 | Type: Publication

Drawing on more than ten years of ethnographic research in and around New York City, the book offers a kaleidoscope of subjects and stories that address how race is negotiated in today's world-including tales of book-vending numerologists, urban conspiracy theorists, corrupt police officers, mixed-race neo-Nazis, and gospel choirs forbidden to catch the Holy Ghost.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).

Theatre and History

Artist/Author: Rebecca Schneider | Reference: P3017 | ISBN: 978-0230246614 | Type: Publication

This provocative book meets the supposedly 'live' practices of performance and the 'no-longer-live' historical past at their own dangerous crossroads. Focussing on the 'and' of the title, it addresses the tangled relations between the terms, practices, ideas, and aims embedded in these compatriot – but often oppositional – arts and acts of time.

Theatre and the Digital

Artist/Author: Bill Blake | Reference: P3009 | ISBN: 978-1137355775 | Type: Publication

Through detailed case-studies on the work of key international theatre companies such as the Elevator Repair Service and The Mission Business, Blake explores how the digital is providing new scope for how we think about the theatre, as well as how the theatre in turn is challenging how we might relate to the digital.

Nothing Up My Sleeve: An Exhibition Based on the Work of Stuart Sherman

Artist/Author: Stuart Sherman | Reference: P2583 | ISBN: 978-098023-241-7 | Type: Publication

The book is an extension of the exhibition, composed of entries from each performer/artist celebrating the work of Stuart Sherman. 

James Luna – Indian Legends, 1

Artist/Author: James Luna | Reference: P2030 | ISBN: 920159702 | Type: Publication

*currently unavailable*

One of three catalogues published for the exhibition As public as race, a series of performances organized during the summer of 1992. James Luna's performance was held on June 3. Essays by Kerri Sakamoto and Sylvie Gilbert. Includes a number of black and white illustrations.

Performing Remains

Artist/Author: Rebecca Schneider | Reference: P1888 | ISBN: 978-0-415-40442-6 | Type: Publication

Explores the role of the fake, the false and the faux in contemporary performance and investigates the aesthetic and political potential of re-enactments.

Retroflections

Artist/Author: Dickie Beau | Reference: D1819 | Type: DVD

A show about shape-shifting, sensuality and self-regard, first performed at the RVT in August 2010

Study Room Guide: Take the Money and Run? Some Positions on Ethics, Business Sponsorship and Making

Artist/Author: Jane Trowell, Platform | Reference: P1820 | Type: Publication

There are lots of guides for artists on how to earn a living from art or how to raise funds to support making it, but few which help us ask what the ethical implications are of the routes we choose. In this Study Room Guide, arts, social justice and environmental group Platform has selected some key texts that they think are useful in helping to position yourself ethically with regard to financing or supporting artistic practice through business or corporate sponsorship.

Trashing Performance,Under- and Overwhelmed: Emotion and Performance, Keynote

Artist/Author: Gavin Butt, Adrian Heathfield, Lauren Berlant | Reference: D2104 | Type: DVD

Trashing Performance Talks. Under- and Overwhelmed: Emotion and Performance (Part 1)- the second year of Performance Matters – 25-29th October 2011.

Be Here Now

Artist/Author: Adam E Mendelsohn | Reference: A0437 | Type: Article

Adam E Mendelsohn article discussing the retrieval of history through re-enactment.

Gob Squad’s Kitchen (You’ve Never Had It So Good)

Artist/Author: Gob Squad | Reference: D1140 | Type: DVD

Gob Squad's Kitchen takes one of Andy Warhol's films, ‘Kitchen', as its starting point. A quest for the original, the authentic, the here and now, the real me, the real you, the hidden depths beneath the shiny surfaces of modern life.

Autobiography

Artist/Author: Barbara Steiner and Jun Yang | Reference: P0764 | ISBN: 0 500 93005 8 | Type: Publication

Various artists works included.

It’s Queer Up North 1992 - 1996: A Catalogue of Queer Performance

Artist/Author: Neil Bartlett, Sue-Ellen Case, Leslie Paris, Pacitti, Lois Weaver, Peggy Shaw | Editor: Charlie Spencer and Paul Heritage | Reference: P0177 | Type: Publication

Neil Bartlett, what mainstream?, It's Queer Up North 1992 – 1996: A Catalogue of Queer Performance. This item is part of the Study Room Guide in Search of a Documentology by Marco Pustianaz (P1115)

Liveness: Performance in a Mediaized Culture

Artist/Author: Philip Auslander | Reference: P0240 | ISBN: 978-0415773539 | Type: Publication

Looking at specific instances of live performance such as theatre, rock music, sport, and courtroom testimony, Liveness offers penetrating insights into media culture, suggesting that media technology has encroached on live events to the point where many are hardly live at all. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).

The Post-Colonial Studies Reader

Editor: Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths and Helen Tiffin | Reference: P0367 | ISBN: 978-0415345651 | Type: Publication

The essential introduction to the most important texts in post-colonial theory and criticism.

This item is part of the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).