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Dogs of Love

Artist/Author: R Aslan and Chris Gylee | Reference: P4113 | ISBN: 9783947516117 | Type: Publication

A companion book to the performance by Once We Were Island.

Reformation

Artist/Author: Benjamin Robinson | Reference: P4092 | ISBN: 9780464446187 | Type: Publication

Over the course of 16 months Ithe artist took about 200 photographs of their reflection in the window of a derelict shop on Windsor Avenue, Fairview, Dublin 3.  52 images were selected and each is accompanied by a piece of text.

Unicorn: The Memoir of a Muslim Drag Queen

Artist/Author: Amrou Al-Kadhi | Reference: P4058 | ISBN: 978-0008306069 | Type: Publication

From a god-fearing Muslim boy enraptured with their mother, to a vocal, queer drag queen estranged from their family, this is a heart-breaking and hilarious memoir about the author’s fight to be true to themself.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader

Editor: Teresa Brayshaw, Anna Fenemore, and Noel Witts | Reference: P4028 | ISBN: 978-1138785342 | Type: Publication

Combines extracts from over 70 international practitioners, companies, collectives and makers from the fields of dance, theatre, music, live and performance art, and activism to form a sourcebook for students, researchers and practitioners.

The acceptance of loss

Artist/Author: Gregg Whelan | Reference: A0853 | Type: Article

A critical paper: towards an understanding of ethno-graphy. 

In misc folder 7.

Queer exceptions: Solo performance in neoliberal times

Artist/Author: Stephen Greer | Reference: P3988 | ISBN: 978-1526113696 | Type: Publication

A study of post-millennial solo performance in the UK and Western Europe that explores the contentious relationship between identity, individuality and neoliberalism. 

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Not Today How I Chose Life: My battle against the Demon within (A Love Story)

Artist/Author: Sophie Cook | Reference: P3978 | ISBN: 978-1912804504 | Type: Publication

For the first time ever Sophie tells the full inspirational story of how she conquered her demons to come out as transgender in the Premier League, run for Parliament and learn to love herself.

The Sculpture of Linda Mary Montano

Editor: Linda Mary Montano, Adam Silver, Cai Xi | Reference: P3901 | ISBN: 9780983664772 | Type: Publication

A 50-year retrospective of the sculpture of the pioneer feminist performance artist who explores and dissolves the boundaries between art and life. 

Between the Body and the Flesh: Performing Sadomasochism

Artist/Author: Lynda Hart | Reference: P3721 | ISBN: 978-0231084031 | Type: Publication

Focusing on a variety of representations, the book stimulates discussions of s/m through the exploration of censorship in the arts, the fetishization of sexual paraphernalia, recombinations of class, race and sexuality, and the politics of psychoanalysis.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Heart of a Dog

Artist/Author: Laurie Anderson | Reference: D2304 | Type: DVD

A cinematic journey through love, death and language. 

75 minutes.

Darkwater: Voices from Within the Veil

Artist/Author: W.E.B. Du Bois | Reference: P3639 | ISBN: 9781784787752 | Type: Publication

Explicitly addresses significant issues, such as the oppression of women and Eurocentric standards of beauty, the historical rise of the idea of whiteness, and the abridgement of democracy along race, class, and gender lines.

Applying Performance: Live Art, Socially Engaged Theatre and Affective Practice

Artist/Author: Nicola Shaughnessy | Reference: P3535 | ISBN: 978-1349317059 | Type: Publication

Draws upon cognitive and affect theory to examine applications of contemporary performance practices in educational, social and community contexts. The writing is situated in the spaces between making and performance, exploring the processes of creating work defined variously as collaborative, participatory and socially engaged.

Because of Love: Franko B’s Story

Artist/Author: Franko B | Reference: P3482 | ISBN: 978-0-9935611-5-3 | Type: Publication

Because of Love tells the story of the artist’s childhood in Italy in an orphanage and at the hands of his abusive family, his journey to London as a young man, his return to Italy many years later as an accomplished artist, and, in between, the story of his life and loves and his becoming an artist.

Her Eyes Under the Bridge documentation

Artist/Author: Tara Fatehi Irani | Reference: P3439 | Type: Publication

Documentation from the DIY 14 project, exploring how personal documents and performance can animate each other within a specific context of travelling and migration.

Emergency INDEX Vol 6

Editor: Yelena Gluzman, Sophia Cleary, Katie Gaydos | Reference: P3474 | ISBN: 978-1-937027-98-8 | Type: Publication

In each annual volume, contributors document works made in the previous year. By including performances regardless of their country of origin, genre, aims, or popularity, INDEX reveals the breathtaking variety of practices used in performance work today.

Going Home

Artist/Author: Geraldine Pilgrim | Digital Reference: EF5268 | Type: Digital File

Documentation (Power Point) from the DIY 12 project, a developmental exercise exploring the concept of returning to what one understands as “home” 

David Hoyle: Parallel Universe

Artist/Author: Holly Revell | Reference: P3455 | ISBN: 978-1-9997838-0-8 | Type: Publication

A limited edition book of photography and artworks emerging from the intimate eight-year collaboration between the avant-garde queer performance legend and the acclaimed London performance photographer.

Girl in a Band

Artist/Author: Kim Gordon | Reference: P3214 | ISBN: 978-0571309351 | Type: Publication

Founding member of Sonic Youth and role model for a generation of women, tells her story.

Relationship

Artist/Author: Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst | Reference: P3219 | ISBN: 978-3791382487 | Type: Publication

Documenting a six-year relationship with photos, video stills, letters and ephemera, this book is a stunning, intimat, and wholly original visual narrative by two rising artists who put queer consciousness on the front burner.

The Dreamers

Artist/Author: Ameena Anjum, Ameera Al-Aji, Andrea Berry, Emma Bolland, Luke Chapman, Helen Clarke, Louise Finney, Rebecca Jagoe, Sharon Kivland, John McDowall, Debbie Michaels, Rachel Smith, Rachel Taylor, Lunzhao Wu | Reference: P3207 | ISBN: 978-1-910055-29-8 | Type: Publication

A collection exploring walking (literally and figuratively, one might say sleepwalking).

Staging an Exilic Autobiography: On the pleasures and frustrations of repetitions and returns

Artist/Author: Natasha Davis and Yana Meerzon | Reference: A0718 | Type: Article

Expanding on the ideas of double wound (Caruth) and nostalgia (Aciman), this article discusses Davis' poetic autobiographic performances as examples of the terror and relief of repeating exilic pain.

Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.

Artist/Author: Viv Albertine | Reference: P3185 | ISBN: 978-0571328284 | Type: Publication

A raw, thrilling story of life on the frontiers and a candid account of Viv's life post-punk – taking in a career in film, the pain of IVF, illness and divorce and the triumph of making music again.

365 Performances

Artist/Author: Jamie McMurry | Reference: D2243 | Type: DVD

Unique documentation of a year long performance project by one of America's most interesting performance artists; McMurry  set out to do a performance action every day for a year, attempting to confuse art and life.

41 minutes.
 

Emergency INDEX Vol 5

Editor: Yelena Gluzman, Sophia Cleary, Katie Gaydos | Reference: P3098 | ISBN: 978-1-937027-75-9 | Type: Publication

In each annual volume, contributors document works made in the previous year. By including performances regardless of their country of origin, genre, aims, or popularity, INDEX reveals the breathtaking variety of practices used in performance work today.

The Story of ‘M’

Artist/Author: SuAndi | Reference: P3102 | ISBN: 978-1786821157 | Type: Publication

A moving tribute to the life and death of the artist's white mother mother who raised her mixed-race children in the face of frequent racism 1960s but never let them forget they were of African descent and to be proud of their heritages. Includes selected poems by the same author.

See also D2230.

The Story of M

Artist/Author: SuAndi | Reference: D2230 | Type: DVD

Commissioned by the Institute for Contemporary Arts in 1995, The Story of M is a moving tribute to the life and death of the artist's white mother mother who raised her mixed-race children in the face of frequent racism 1960s but never let them forget they were of African descent and to be proud of their heritages.

Valid until…

Artist/Author: Elena Marchevska | Reference: D2222 | Type: DVD

An in-depth research on the theme of borders and motherhood.

Part of Live Art and Motherhood: A Study Room Guide on Live Art and the Maternal (P3025).

Maternity Leaves

Artist/Author: Lizzie Philps | Reference: D2220 | Type: DVD

Witnessed by unwitting suburbanites, and documented on a phone camera, Maternity Leaves documents a series of short performative walks within a mile radius of the artist's home, exploring the time and space of motherhood.

Part of Live Art and Motherhood: A Study Room Guide on Live Art and the Maternal (P3025).

Patience

Artist/Author: Emily Underwood-Lee | Reference: P3032 | Type: DVD

Explores the experience of being diagnosed with breast cancer while pregnant. Performace text.

Part of Live Art and Motherhood: A Study Room Guide on Live Art and the Maternal (P3025).

Under the Covers

Artist/Author: Zoo Indigo | Reference: P3031 | Type: Publication

In this interactive media performance Zoo Indigo take their babies on tour so they can perform while you babysit. 

Includes the 2012 performance text and a DVD.

Part of Live Art and Motherhood: A Study Room Guide on Live Art and the Maternal (P3025).

Marina Abramovic: The Kitchen

Editor: La Fabrica | Reference: P2968 | ISBN: 978-8415303374 | Type: Publication

An illustrated volume exploring the set of portrait photographs and video images shot in the abandoned space of a kitchen where Carthusian nuns had once fed more than 8,000 orphans.

The Kitchen was produced in 2009 by the Teatro de la Laboral in Gijon (Asturias). In English and Spanish.

Adrienne’s Dirty Laundry Experience / Adrienne’s Room Service

Artist/Author: Adrienne's Dirty Laundry Experience / Adrienne's Room Service | Digital Reference: EF5202 | Type: Digital File

Adrienne's Dirty Laundry Service – Arches New Work Commission (2003), 22:16 

Adrienne's Room Service at The Great Eastern Hotel (2005), 8:50

Ana Mendieta

Editor: Gloria Moure | Reference: P2887 | ISBN: 978-8434308213 | Type: Publication

This publication sets out to make Mendieta's figure more public in order to secure her rightful place in the chronicle of contemporary art.

Adrienne’s Dirty Laundry Experience / Adrienne’s Room Service

Artist/Author: Adrian Howells | Reference: D2204 | Type: DVD

This DVD is currently missing. The digital file can be viewed in the Study Room. The reference is EF5202.

Adrienne's Dirty Laundry Service – Arches New Work Commission (2003), 22:16 

Adrienne's Room Service at The Great Eastern Hotel (2005), 8:50

Two Destination Language

Artist/Author: Katherina Radeva and Alister Lownie | Reference: P2817 | Type: Publication

Information about the company's work, including Near Gone, Landed, Manpower, A Journey of a Home, and Storyville. 

The Future Show

Artist/Author: Deborah Pearson | Reference: P2808 | ISBN: 978-1783192953 | Type: Publication

The Future Show is both a performance and an on-going project. It is a piece that tells the story of a one person's future, starting from the end of a performance and going until the end of her life.

Jive Talker

Artist/Author: Samson Kambalu | Reference: P2791 | ISBN: 978-3293004115 | Type: Publication

In German.

In this often subversive book, Samson Kambalu introduces his country of birth, Malawi, an impoverished nation in which no dissent is tolerated, where political opponents are “disappeared” and where a portrait of Life President Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda is always guaranteed to be watching. Narrated with sass and charisma, The Jive Talker is a love letter to an Africa that is hardly understood.

Dulces y amargos sueños

Artist/Author: Petrona de la Cruz | Digital Reference: EF5145 | Type: Digital File

Part of “Negación y Utopía” (“Nagation and Utopia”), the first National Festival of Performance of Mexico, 6-29 November 2013, a platform showcasing work on Mexican identity and multicultural hybrids. This documentation includes recordings of the performance, exerpts, and interviews with the artist. Spanish language.

If You Want Bigger Yorkshire Puddings You Need A Bigger Tin

Artist/Author: Lucy Hutson | Digital Reference: EF5131 | Type: Digital File

Video recordings of performance presented as part an extensive programme curated by Lois Keidan and Aaron Wright (Live Art Development Agency) entitled “Just Like A Woman”, composed of lectures, performances, readings, installations, screenings, workshops and debates on performance of identity, is fully dedicated to the impact of performance on feminist histories and the contribution of artists to discourses around contemporary gender politics.  From the 19th edition of the City of Women (Mesto žensk) festival – 2-13 October 2013, Ljubljana, Slovenia – entitled “Let's create a place for ourselves” on public space and politics.

Titillation Grade 3

Artist/Author: Emily Underwood-Lee | Digital Reference: EF5116 | Type: Digital File

Two parts documentation of performance taking a humorous look at the post-operative body and who and what can be revealed after breast cancer. Presented in the context of “Fem Fresh” (Sunday 8 June 2014), a collaboration between Queen Mary, University of London and the Live Art Development Agency, featuring presentations and dialogues on, about, and around feminism and age in Live Art.

Conversations with Stalin

Artist/Author: Eleanor Antin | Reference: P2547 | ISBN: 978-1557134202 | Type: Publication

A coming-of-age memoir about growing up in Cold War–era New York in a dysfunctional family of first-generation Jewish immigrants.