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Touched Bodies: The Performative Turn in Latin American Art

Artist/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).

Plantsex

Editor: Maria Dimitrova, Lucia Pietroiusti, Filipa Ramos, Kostas Stasinopoulos | Reference: P3981 | ISBN: 978-1-9160892-04 | Type: Publication

Third issue of the literary journal of sexuality and erotics. On botany and eroticism in three essays and seven poems.

Genesi—from the museum of sleep programme

Reference: P3515 | Type: Publication

Programme of the performance which takes the first book of the Old Testament as its inspiration.

1ltre of blood 100kgs of bullets / Pledge

Artist/Author: Rebecca Cunningham | Reference: D2255 | Type: DVD

Documentation from two performances, presented at Brisbane Arts (2007) and MAJU JAYA Performance Art Festival (2007).

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

The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World

Artist/Author: Elaine Scarry | Reference: P0344 | ISBN: 978-0195049961 | Type: Publication

Part philosophical meditation, part cultural critique, this profoundly original work explores the nature of physical suffering.

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).
 

Foolish Suicide Attempts

Artist/Author: Julia Bardsley | Reference: D1443 | Type: DVD

Eve gives suicide a go; Her attempts are a foolish performance for the camera. This film is the full version that appears in Act One of Trans-Acts. Trans-Acts casts the Artist in the role of three necessary transgressors: the Dunce, the Devil & the Fool or seen another way as Sad Eve, Bad Eve & Mad Eve.