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Waterlog: A Swimmer’s Journey Through Britain

Artist/Author: Roger Deakin | Reference: P2505 | ISBN: 978-0099282556 | Type: Publication

Deakin offers a fascinating perspective on modern Britain through the exploration of its waters. This item is part of the Study Room Guide to Remoteness (P2600).

The Amazing Decade: Women and Performance Art in America, 1970-1980

Editor: Moira Roth | Reference: P2495 | ISBN: 0937122092 | Type: Publication

A detailed study of the role women artists played in the develpment and expansion of performance art

Riot

Artist/Author: Isaac Julien | Reference: P2445 | ISBN: 978-0870708879 | Type: Publication

An intellectual biography of artist and filmmaker Isaac Julien , looking at key moments in his career and discussing the influences that shaped them. Contributors: Cynthia Rose, Paul Gilroy, Kobena Mercer, B. Ruby Rich, bell hooks, Giuliana Bruno, Christine Van Assche, Laura Mulvey, Stuart Hall.

In The Shadow of the American Dream: the Diaries of David Wojnarowicz

Editor: Amy Scholder | Reference: P2433 | ISBN: 9780802136718 | Type: Publication

Diaries of the artist David Wojnarowicz, capturing the emotional, sexual and political chaos of modern urban life.

Memories That Smell Like Gasoline

Artist/Author: David Wojnarowicz | Reference: P2434 | ISBN: 9780963109507 | Type: Publication

David Wojnarowicz explores memory, the longing for love and sexuality in the specter of AIDS. Cartoons, paintings and writings.

Nothing In My Pockets

Artist/Author: Laurie Anderson | Reference: P2402 | ISBN: 9782914563437 | Type: Publication

Nothing In My Pockets is a sound diary, concieved for the Atelier de Creation Radiophonique de France Culture, kept between July and October 2003. An intimate journey into the artist's personal universe. 2 CD's are presented with previously unpublished visual and text documentation.

Out From Under: Texts by Women Performance Artists

Editor: Lenora Champagne | Reference: P2400 | ISBN: 0559360097 | Type: Publication

A collection of texts by several seminal women performance artists. Holly Hughes – 'World Without End'; Beatrice Roth – 'The Father'; Laurie Anderson – from 'United States'; Karen Finley – 'The Constant State of Desire'; Rachel Rosenthal – 'My Brazil'; Laurie Carlos, Jessica Hagedorn, Robbie McCauley – 'Teenytown'; Leeny Sack – 'The Survivor and the Translator'; Lenora Champagne – 'Getting Over Tom'; Fiona Templeton – 'Strange to Relate'. 

The Waterfront Journals

Artist/Author: Daivd Wojnarowicz | Reference: P2384 | ISBN: 0-8021-3504-8 | Type: Publication

Autobiographical fiction written as short monologues

Correspondence Course: An epistolary history of Carolee Schneemann and her circle

Editor: Kristine Stiles | Reference: P2337 | ISBN: 9780822345114 | Type: Publication

Letters to and from Carolee Schneemann 1956-1999

Ronnie Lee

Artist/Author: Ron Athey | Reference: D2140 | Type: DVD

An autobiographical film about the young Ronnie Lee, victim of exacerbated religiousness

David Wojnarowicz: Tongues of Flame

Editor: Barry Blinderman | Reference: P2219 | Type: Publication

Collection of texts and essays about the life and work of David Wojnarowicz

A Life in Three Acts

Artist/Author: Bette Bourne, Mark Ravenhill | Reference: P2230 | ISBN: 9781408125212 | Type: Publication

Performance text where Bette Bourne tells playwright Mark Ravenhill about his life

A Different Kind of Intimacy: The Collected Writings of Karen Finley

Artist/Author: Karen Finley | Reference: P2242 | ISBN: 1560252936 | Type: Publication

a collection of Karen Finley’s memoirs

Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and The Rest of Us

Artist/Author: Kate Bornstein | Reference: P2244 | ISBN: 9780679757016 | Type: Publication

An account of Bornstein’s transformation from heterosexual male to lesbian woman

Radical Gestures: Feminism and Performance Art in North America

Artist/Author: Jayne Werk | Reference: P2183 | ISBN: 978-0-7735-3066-9 | Type: Publication

In Radical Gestures, the first comprehensive history of feminist performance art in North America within the social context of the feminist movement and avant-garde art from the 1970s to 2000, Jayne Werk shows that artists drew from feminist politics to create works that, following a long period of modernist aesthetic detachment, made a unique contribution to the re-politicization of art.

Carrying Her Liver in a Shopping Cart (and Other Bohemian Notions)

Artist/Author: Bruce Benderson, Dominic Johnson | Reference: A0542 | Type: Article

This journal can be found in ‘Miscellaneous’.

Feminist Futures? Theatre, Performance, Theory

Editor: Elaine Aston, Geraldine Harris | Reference: P2122 | ISBN: 978-1-4039-4533-4 | Type: Publication

Feminist Futures? sets out to ask if and in what way feminism remains relevant to theatre and performance practice of the twenty-first century. Responding to this question is an excellent, cross-generational mix of theatre scholars and practitioners whose essays engage in lively, cutting edge critical debates on issues such as citizenship, autobiography, cultural heritage, political agency, and body/technology, as circulating in contemporary feminism and performance today.

Shakti

Artist/Author: George Chakravarthi | Reference: V0411 | Type: Video

This item is part of the Study Room Guide On shit, piss, blood, sweat and tears by Lois Keidan (P2195)

Compilation

Artist/Author: Deej Fabyc | Reference: V0423 | Type: Video

Box Story

Artist/Author: Bobby Baker | Reference: P0293 | Type: Publication

Booklet to accompany touring performance by Bobby Baker, commissioned by LIFT. Essay by Michele Barrett.

Swandown

Artist/Author: Andrew Kotting, Iain Sinclair | Reference: D2048 | ISBN: 978-0-9569-571-3-9 | Type: DVD

Swandown is a film-diary travelogue of two artists' journey on a swan-shaped pedalo through the English waterways.

Sleeping Beauty, Part 1, first night

Artist/Author: Ann Liv Young | Reference: D2040 | Type: DVD

There was once a sleeping woman. She was betrothed at birth, unknowingly. She hid in the forest until she was a true woman. At first glance she fell in love with a noble man. Her heart was taken. A witch tried to kill her and her love. A spell was put on her family and her castle. They all slept for over a hundred years. At last, the noble prince understood and at true love’s kiss she awoke.

To the Man in My Dreams

Artist/Author: George Chakravati | Reference: P2073 | Type: Publication

The project is the result of a letter-writing game developed during workshops led by artist George Chakravarthi with members of SW5, London’s advice and information service for male and transgender sex workers. The letter-writing process emerged as a form of imaginative role-play where identities can be swapped and recreated. The folder contains a handwritten letter, an envelop and an explenatory sheet.

3 Solos Em 1 Tempo – 3 Solos in One Time

Artist/Author: Denise Stutz | Reference: D1977 | Type: DVD

Video document of performance. With movements both hers and of other choreographers, Denise Stutz guides the audience through a personal and emotional history of Brazilian contemporary dance. The memory of the body and its relationship to identity – as well as how this is inscribed in space and relates to the public – motivate and shape this solo.

Uma Vida Em Dança – Movimentos e Percursos

Artist/Author: Denise Stutz | Reference: D1978 | Type: DVD

Video document of a journey of recollection through embdied and spoken narratives drawn from a number of reference works by the artist.

From A Forest Near You

Artist/Author: Tetine | Reference: D1974 | Type: DVD

This album by the mixed-media Brazilian duo Tetine is a DIY collection of tropical mutant punk funk/ new wave & experimental electro pop fused with minimal dark sambas and leftfield percussive drum machine-pop, forming a set of personal electronic/post punk pieces with a very distinctive melodic and harmonic sense.

Tetine – Experimental Video Compilation

Artist/Author: Tetine | Reference: D1973 | Type: DVD

Video compilation of selected performances by the mixed-media Brazilian duo Tetine: Samba de Monalisa – Tetine vs Sophie Calle; Tropical Punk; Shiva; Voodoo Dance; Revolver; Dance to Death; Mata Hari; Verite; Macumba; Let the X be X.

The Red Light Bandit

Artist/Author: Tetine | Reference: D1971 | Type: DVD

Video document. The mixed-media Brazilian duo Tetine perform a new score for the 1968 movie The Red Light Bandit rearranging its narrative through spoken and pre-recorded voices, found sounds, electronic music, plain love songs and manifestos.

Tetine Pack

Artist/Author: Tetine | Reference: P2054 | Type: Publication

Texts and images on the mixed-media Brazilian duo Tetine. Article and documents in folder. Also see REF D1971-4.

I Hope You Enjoy Your Stay

Artist/Author: Tetine | Reference: D1972 | Type: DVD

Video document of the performance by the mixed-media Brazilian duo Tetine, recorded live at the Stenersen Museum, Oslo, September 2012.

Acts of Clothing

Artist/Author: Marcia Farquhar | Reference: P2050 | ISBN: 9780956420305 | Type: Publication

A short guide to the life of this performance, spanning between 1999 and 2009. Farquhar narrates and performs acts of undressing and redressing through personal anecdotes. Includes one printed images. Booklet contained in large folder

Robin Deacon – Performances 1995-1999

Artist/Author: Robin Deacon | Reference: P2044 | Type: Publication

Small catalogue representing five years of the artist’s performances between 1995-1999.

Territory of Blows

Artist/Author: Rodney Sappington | Reference: P2027 | Type: Publication

Collection of photographs and text are taken from a film in progress entitled No One Acts Alone.

My Book, The east London Coelacanth, Sometimes Called, Troubled Waters, the Story of British Sea Pow

Artist/Author: Jimmie Durham | Reference: P2031 | ISBN: 09052633911870699122 | Type: Publication

In this book Durham looks at Englishness posing the question “who are you?” to the (presumed English) reader. Personal photographs mixed with conversation-like texts. Limited prin, signed by the artist.

Spectral

Artist/Author: Áine Phillips | Reference: D1952 | Type: DVD

Video document by Jonathan Sammon, sound by Trevor Knight.

Seven Miles a Second

Artist/Author: David Wojnarowicz, James Romberger | Reference: P2007 | ISBN: 9781563892479 | Type: Publication

This comic book is the autobiography of David Wojnarowicz, a controversial, world renowned artist and writer who died of AIDS-related causes in 1992. The story chronicles Wojnarowicz’s childhood of prostitution in New York City, his homelessness and drug addiction, his illness and its consequences.

Snow White

Artist/Author: Ann Liv Young | Reference: D1908 | Type: DVD

Recording of two nights of the show at the Theatre de la Bastille, Paris, in November 2006.PAL Video.

Ann Liv Young

Artist/Author: Ann Liv Young | Reference: D1910 | Type: DVD

Collection of video documentation of the artist’s early and recent works. Including artist’s biography. Video PAL