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Touched Bodies: The Performative Turn in Latin American Art

Author: Mara Polgovsky Ezcurra | Reference: P4031 | ISBN: 9-781978-802025 | Type: Publication

What is the role of pleasure and pain in the politics of art?  Polgovsky Ezcurra approaches this question as she examines the flourishing of live and intermedial performance in Latin America during times of authoritarianism and its significance during transitions to democracy. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge: Limited Edition Photo Biography

Editor: Mark Paytress, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge | Reference: P4005 | ISBN: 9780-992657819 | Type: Publication

Genesis has selected h/er unseen and personal photographs to illustrate h/er journey of life as continuous creativity. 

Limited edition; 352 / 1323. In glass cabinet.

Puppets, Masks, and Performing Objects

Editor: John Bell | Reference: P3955 | ISBN: 978-0262522939 | Type: Publication

This volume, which originally appeared as a special issue of The Drama Review, looks at puppets, masks, and other performing objects from a broad range of perspectives.

Text-Sound Texts

Author: Richard Kostelanetz | Reference: P3944 | ISBN: 978-0688036164 | Type: Publication

Anthology of scores, scripts, instructions, diagrams and documentation of art works that are meant to be heard. 

Ellen Stewart Presents: Fifty Years of La MaMa Experimental Theatre

Author: Cindy Rosenthal | Reference: P3611 | ISBN: 978-0472117420 | Type: Publication

Rrelates the history of La MaMa through its performance posters, capturing the irreverence and the aesthetic of La MaMa over five decades. 

Michael Snow – Wavelength

Author: Elizabeth Legge | Reference: P3491 | ISBN: 9781846380563 | Type: Publication

An illustrated study of the “zoom film,” which has become a touchstone for art and film studies.

Vanished Paths

Editor: Elena Carotti, Debbie Bibo | Reference: P3435 | ISBN: 978-8881582785 | Type: Publication

Crisis of Representation and Destruction in the Arts from the 1950s to the End of the Century.

Catalogue of an exhibition held June 17 to August 20, 2000 at the Palazzo Bonaguro, Bassano del Grappa

 In English and Italian. 

Destruction of Art: Iconoclasm and Vandalism Since the French Revolution

Author: Dario Gamboni | Reference: P3452 | ISBN: 978-1861893161 | Type: Publication

nitially galvanized by the sweeping obliteration of architecture and art under the Communist regimes of the Soviet Union and eastern bloc countries, Gamboni investigates other instances of destroyed art and architecture around the globe, uncovering a disquieting and surprisingly widespread phenomenon. 

Butting Out

Author: Ananya Chatterjea | Reference: P3278 | ISBN: 978-0819567338 | Type: Publication

Reading wesistive choreographies through works by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Chandralekha.

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

Delirium and Resistance: Activist Art and the Crisis of Capitalism

Author: Gregory Sholette | Reference: P3217 | ISBN: 978-0745336848 | Type: Publication

In this follow-up to his influential 2010 book, Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture, Sholette engages in critical dialogue with artists' collectives, counter-institutions, and activist groups to offer an insightful, firsthand account of the relationship between politics and art in neoliberal society. 

Silence

Author: John Cage | Reference: P3211 | ISBN: 978-0714505268 | Type: Publication

A collection of some of the essays and lectures that have made Cage's name synonymous with all that is unpredictable and exciting in contemporary music.

50th Anniversary Edition edition.

Essays on the Blurring of Art and Life

Author: Allan Kaprow | Editor: Jeff Kelley | Reference: P3167 | ISBN: 978-0520240797 | Type: Publication

Kaprow's sustained inquiry into the paradoxical relationship of art to life and into the nature of meaning itself is brought into focus in this newly expanded collection of his most significant writings. 

Performative monuments: The rematerialisation of public art

Author: Mechtild Widrich | Reference: P3138 | ISBN: 978-0719095917 | Type: Publication

How did performance artists of the '60s and '70s, famous for their opposition both to lasting art and the political establishment, become the foremost monument builders of the '80s, '90s and today? This book argues that the centrality of performance to monuments and indeed public art in general rests not on its ephemerality or anti-authoritarian rhetoric, but on its power to build interpersonal bonds both personal and social.

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).

Hamlet

Author: The Wooster Group | Reference: D2237 | Type: DVD

Shakespeare’s classic tragedy is re-imagined by mixing and repurposing Richard Burton’s 1964 Broadway production, directed by John Gielgud.

Directed by Elizabeth LeCompte. With Scott Shepherd, Ari Fliakos, Koosil-ja, Alessandro Magania, Greg Mehrten, Daniel Pettrow, Casey Spooner and Kate Valk. Songs by Fischerspooner. 2 hours, 30 minutes

This item can be found in the locked glass cabinet.

 

In the Flow

Author: Boris Groys | Reference: P3042 | ISBN: 978-1784783501 | Type: Publication

Groys explores art in the age of the thingless medium, the internet. He claims that if the techniques of mechanical reproduction gave us objects without aura, digital production generates aura without objects, transforming all its materials into vanishing markers of the transitory present.

Performing Borders: A Study Room Guide on physical and conceptual borders within Live Art.

The art of governance: The Artist Placement Group 1966-1989

Author: Howard Slater | Editor: Leigh French and Daniel Jewesbury | Reference: A0676 | Type: Article

This item is part of the 'Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art' Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)
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REWIND + PLAY

Reference: D2210 | Type: DVD

A selection of key works from the first decade of artist's video practice in the UK. From early conceptual experiments exploring the parameters of the medium to works dealing with media culture and television this collection explores the range and diversity of the first years of video as new media.

DISC 1 Stories, John Adams (1982, 13 min) Eyebath Peter Anderson (1977, 8 min) In Two Minds (2 screen version) Kevin Atherton (1978, 25 min) Lenny's Documentary Ian Bourn (1978, 45 min) In the Home Ian Breakwell (1980, 10 min)

DISC 2 Pieces I Never Did (3 screen version), David Critchley (1979, 31 min) Circling, Peter Donebauer (1975, 12 min) Kensington Gore, Catherine Elwes (1981, 15 min) Time Spent, Judith Goddard (1981, 12 min) TV Interruptions (7 TV Pieces), David Hall (1971, 23 min) State of Division, Mick Hartney (1978, 5 min) The Extent of Three Bells, Steve Hawley (1981, 5 min) Flow, Brian Hoey/Wendy Brown (1977, 17 min)

DISC 3 Split Seconds, Madelon Hooykaas/ Elsa Stansfield (1979, 11 min) Clapping Songs, Tina Keane (1979, 6 min) Vanitas, Tamara Krikorian (1977, 8 min) The Heart Cycle, Mike Leggett (1973, 9 min) Mirror, Stephen Littman (1979, 5 min) Go thru the Motions, Stuart Marshall (1975, 8 min) Continuum, Chris Meigh Andrews/Gabrielle Bown (1977 5 min) 2nd and 3rd Identity, Marcelline Mori (1978, 10 min) Monitor, Stephen Partridge (1975, 6 min) Video Sketches, Clive Richardson (1972, 22 min) Drift Guitars, Tony Sinden (1975 21 min)

Into Performance: Japanese Women Artists

Author: Midori Yoshimoto | Reference: P2917 | ISBN: 978-0813535210 | Type: Publication

This book brings to light the historical significance of five women artists – Yoko Ono, Yayoi Kusama, Takako Saito, Mieko Shiomi, and Shigeko Kubota, who were among the first Japanese women to leave their country – and its male-dominated, conservative art world – to explore the artistic possibilities in New York.

Infinity Net: The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama

Author: Yayoi Kusama | Reference: P2863 | ISBN: 978-1849762137 | Type: Publication

This engaging autobiography tells the story of Kusama's life and extraordinary career in her own words, revealing her as a fascinating figure and maverick artist who channels her obsessive neuroses into an art that transcends cultural barriers.

Yayoi Kusama

Author: Laura Hoptman, Udo Kultermann and Yayoi Kusama | Reference: P2888 | ISBN: 978-0714839202 | Type: Publication

The first ever monograph on the astounding 40-year career of this established, deeply daring and tirelessly experimental artist, who represented Japan at the Venice Biennale in 1993. It was published to coincide with an exhibition in 2000 at the Serpentine Gallery. 

Situationist International Anthology

Editor: Ken Knabb | Reference: P2870 | ISBN: 978-0939682041 | Type: Publication

Generally recognized as the most comprehensive and accurately translated collection of situationist writings in English, this book presents a rich variety of articles, leaflets, graffiti and internal documents, ranging from early experiments in “psychogeography” to lucid analyses of the Watts riot, the Vietnam War, the Prague Spring, the Chinese Cultural Revolution and other crises and upheavals of the sixties.

Yayoi Kusama: Inventing the Singular

Author: Midori Yamamura | Reference: P2892 | ISBN: 978-0262029476 | Type: Publication

Yamamura eschews the usual critical fascination with Kusama's biography to consider the artist in her social and cultural milieu. By examining Kusama's art alongside that of her peers, Yamamura offers a new perspective on her career. 

Urban Exile: Collected Writings of Harry Gamboa Jr.

Author: Harry Gamboa Jr. | Editor: Chon A. Noriega | Reference: P2859 | ISBN: 978-0816630523 | Type: Publication

Editor Chon A. Noriega collects ephemera gathered from Gamboa’s three-decade-long dadaistic career. The book includes interviews with artists, poetry, fiction, collaged images, documentation of public and staged performances, photographic portraits of Chicano men, and political writings, including an essay on public schools reflecting his son’s first year in kindergarten. 

Exploding Galaxies: The Art of David Medalla

Author: Guy Brett | Reference: P2834 | ISBN: 978-0947753061 | Type: Publication

A book on the multi-disciplinary and experimental practice of artist David Medalla, who was born in the Philippines. Based in London since the 1960s, he has made an effort to remain independent of the art market and the institutional structure. Artist biography, bibliography and illustrated documentation of works included.

This item is part of the 'Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art' Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)

Carolee Schneemann: Unforgivable

Editor: Kenneth White, Ron Hanson | Reference: P2819 | ISBN: 978-1908966513 | Type: Publication

The most thorough visual overview of Schneemann’s work to date. Organized by five interrelated categories—Interviews and Correspondence, Painting, Cinema, Sites, and Technological Processes—this volume brings together previously published essays and interviews by authorities on the artist’s work.

Dada in Paris

Author: Michel Sanouillet | Reference: P2799 | ISBN: 978-0262518215 | Type: Publication

Published in France in 1965, the book reintroduced the Dada movement to a public that had largely ignored or forgotten it. More than forty years later, it remains both the unavoidable starting point and the essential reference for anyone interested in Dada or the early-twentieth century avant-garde. Translated by Sharmila Ganguly.

The Revolution of the Romantics: Fluxus Made in USA

Author: Matthias Bleyl, et al. | Reference: P2707 | ISBN: 9783869840581 | Type: Publication

This publication examines the connection between Fluxus artists such as George Maciunas, Geoffrey Hendricks, Al Hansen and Ben Patterson, and Romantics such as Caspar David Friedrich and Ludwig Tiek.

Greenwich Village 1963: Avant-Garde Performance and the Effervescent Body

Author: Sally Banes | Reference: P2672 | ISBN: 978-0-8223-1391-5 | Type: Publication

This book draws a vibrant portrait of the artists and performers who gave the 1963 Village its exhilarating force, the avant-garde whose interweaving of public and private life, work and play, art and ordinary experience, began a wholesale reworking of the social and cultural fabric of America.

The Clandestine Histories of the OHO Group

Author: Misko Suvakovic | Reference: P2482 | ISBN: 9789616807012 | Type: Publication

The book exposes the activity of the OHO Group (1966-1971) and of the movement OHO-Catalogue (1966-1970) in the context of Slovene national culture, Yugoslavian socialistic culture and international youth culture of the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Human Space Machine: Stage Experiments at the Bauhaus

Editor: Torsten Blume, Christian Hillier, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation | Reference: P2463 | ISBN: 9783944669229 | Type: Publication

Exhibition catalogue, explores the relationship between technology, machines and the Bauhaus Stage. Contributors: Hortensia Volckers, Alexander Farenholtz, Philipp Oswalt, Juliet Koss, Sascha Forster, Peter W. Marx, Joachim Krausse, Gabriele Brandstetter, Jienne Liu, Karin Harrasser

The Archival Turn in Feminism: Outrage in Order

Author: Kate Eichhorn | Reference: P2430 | ISBN: 9781439909515 | Type: Publication

Exploring the potential of archiving, cataloguing and preservation in establishing new sites of feminist storytelling and political activism.

Steirischer Herbst 2013

Author: Various | Reference: P2361 | Type: Publication

Programme booklet

Pop Goes the Avant-Garde: Experimental Theatre in Contemporary China

Author: Rossella Ferrari | Reference: P2126 | ISBN: 978-0857420459 | Type: Publication

Pop Goes the Avant-Garde is the first comprehensive review of the history and development of avant-garde drama and theatre in the People’s Republic of China since 1976. Drawing on a range of critical perspectives in the fields of comparative literature, theatre, performance and culture studies, it explores key artistic movements and phenomena that have emerged in China’s major cultural centres in the last several decades.

The Shit of God

Author: Diamanda Galás | Reference: P2078 | ISBN: 9781852424329 | Type: Publication

The first collection of the texts by one of the world’s leading and most controversial performance artists. Diamanda Galas’s texts are interspersed with biblical passages, poetry from renowned writers and her own thoughts.

Art of Change – New Direction from China

Author: Various | Editor: Stephanie Rosenthal | Reference: P1983 | ISBN: 9781853323034 | Type: Publication

Catalogue of exhibition focussing on installation and performance art from China dating from the 1980s to 2012. Curated by Stephanie Rosenthal.

Amazing Art and Damaged Dance

Author: Aaron Williamson and Katherine Araniello (The Disabled Avant-Garde) | Reference: D1301 | Digital Reference: ED1301 | Type: Digital File

XXXmissing. This item is part of the Study Room Guide On Disability and New Artistic Models by Aaron Williamson (P1529)

Amazing Art and Damaged Dance

Author: Aaron Williamson and Katherine Araniello (The Disabled Avant-Garde) | Reference: D1301 | Digital Reference: ED1301B | Type: Digital File

XXXmissing. This item is part of the Study Room Guide On Disability and New Artistic Models by Aaron Williamson (P1529)