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a is for aspergers: a personal glossary of a spectrumy life

Artist/Author: Andrew Coltrin | Reference: P4095 | Type: Publication

A glossary of terms that come up during the desperate search for meaning that comes with an Asperger’s Syndrome diagnosis. I went through it. I know other people go through it. There are plenty of books, either more clinical, or more autobiographical out there. This one cuts straight through shackles of narrative to provide discrete chunks of information in an easy to navigate, dictionary format.

Saboteur, Guerrilla, Pedestrian

Artist/Author: Mark Minchinton | Reference: A0873 | Type: Article

On group practice, space making in rehearsal, working with directors/actors. 

Nonbinary: Memoirs of gender and identity

Editor: Micah Rajunov, Scott Duane | Reference: P4023 | ISBN: 978-0231185332 | Type: Publication

Thirty authors highlight how our experiences are shaped by a deeply entrenched gender binary. 

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.

A Transpective: how things used to be now

Artist/Author: Chana Dubinski | Reference: P3993 | Type: Publication

Publication documenting the 18 months in which Ann Bean left London and settled in Newark-on-Trent, creating a different, unfamiliar life structure.

A Body in the O: Performances and Stories

Artist/Author: Tim Miller | Reference: P3982 | ISBN: 978-0299322601 | Type: Publication

An important addition to Miller’s existing body of work, picking up from his show Lay of the Land and moving into his more recent piece, Rooted.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Things I Don’t Want to Know

Artist/Author: Deborah Levy | Reference: P3979 | ISBN: 978-0241983089 | Type: Publication

The first in Levy's essential three-part 'Living Autobiography' on writing and womanhood.

Fabulous: The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric

Artist/Author: Madison Moore | Reference: P3756 | ISBN: 978-0-300-20470-4 | Type: Publication

An exploration of what it means to be fabulous—and why eccentric style, fashion, and creativity are more political than ever. 

Not here, a queer anthology of loneliness

Editor: Richard Dodwell | Reference: P3680 | Type: Publication

31 artists, poets, performers and writers consider the experience of loneliness.

Over There: A Queer Anthology of Joy

Editor: Richard Dodwell | Reference: P3631 | Type: Publication

What is joy? Is joy possible in the world today? If so, how do queer people imagine or experience it? Over 30 writers, artists and performers consider queer joy.
 

What the **** is Normal?!

Artist/Author: Francesca Martinez | Reference: P3569 | ISBN: 978-0753555354 | Type: Publication

If you grow up in a world where wrinkles are practically illegal, going bald is cause for a mental breakdown, and women over size zero are encouraged to shoot themselves (immediately), what the hell do you do if you’re, gasp … disabled? 

The Naked Civil Servant

Artist/Author: Quentin Crisp | Reference: P3567 | ISBN: 978-0006540441 | Type: Publication

In this autobiography, Crisp describes his unhappy childhood and the stresses of adolescence that led him to London. There in bedsits and cafes he found a world of brutality and comedy, of shortlived jobs and precarious relationships.

Doll Parts

Artist/Author: Amanda Lepore, Thomas Flannery | Reference: P3582 | ISBN: 978-1942872856 | Type: Publication

From the original iconic trans woman who has reigned over New York nightlife for three decades, comes a gorgeous, poignant, full-color memoir.

Kazuo Ohno and Butoh Dance

Artist/Author: Lizzie Slater | Reference: A0788 | Type: Article

Traces the origins and development of the Japanese form of dance theatre.

Women, the arts and globalization

Editor: Marsha Meskimmon,‎ Dorothy C. Rowe | Reference: P3532 | ISBN: 978-0719096716 | Type: Publication

The essays in Women, the Arts and Globalization demonstrate that women in the arts are rarely positioned at the centre of the art market, and the movement of women globally (as travelers or migrants, empowered artists/scholars or exiled practitioners), rarely corresponds with the dominant models of global exchange. Rather, contemporary women's art practices provide a fascinating instance of women's eccentric experiences of the myriad effects of globalization.

Welcome to Biscuit Land: A Year in the Life of Touretteshero

Artist/Author: Jessica Thom | Reference: P3441 | ISBN: 978-0285641273 | Type: Publication

Meet Jess, aka Touretteshero. Jess has Tourettes Syndrome, which means that she makes sounds and movements over which she has no control. Jess swears, she's one of about 10% of people with Tourettes who do. She says biscuit a lot, about 16 times per minute (that's 6 million a year!), and then there are the sometimes life-threatening arm and leg tics…

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.

Encounters with Nature

Reference: P3468 | ISBN: 978-0993532016 | Type: Publication

Autobiographical zine told through vignettes of encounters with different creatures. Explores topics of ethics, transformation, regret and magnificence.

After Kathy Acker: A biography

Artist/Author: Chris Kraus | Reference: P3329 | ISBN: 978-0241318058 | Type: Publication

At once forensic and intimate, the biography traces the extreme discipline and literary strategies Acker used to develop her work, and the contradictions she longed to embody. 

diRTy

Artist/Author: TransAction Theatre Company | Reference: D2281 | Type: DVD

A live autobiographical performance piece, told through multi-media, comedy and conversation between conflicting internal persona’s inside someone’s head.

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

Art Sex Music

Artist/Author: Cosey Fanni Tutti | Reference: P3200 | ISBN: 978-0571328512 | Type: Publication

Autobiography of an artist who, as a founding member of the avant-garde group Throbbing Gristle and electronic pioneers Chris & Cosey, has consistently challenged the boundaries of music over the past four decades.

I Love Dick

Artist/Author: Chris Kraus | Reference: P3186 | ISBN: 978-1781256480 | Type: Publication

When Chris Kraus, an unsuccessful artist pushing 40, spends an evening with a rogue academic named Dick, she falls madly and inexplicably in love, enlisting her husband in her haunted pursuit. Dick proposes a kind of game between them, but when he fails to answer their letters Chris continues alone, transforming an adolescent infatuation into a new form of philosophy.

On Lying

Artist/Author: Fiona Wright | Reference: D2227 | Type: DVD

One woman show narrating and constructing a self or a body.

2008

Slap & Tickle programme

Editor: Liz Aggiss | Reference: P2970 | Type: Publication

*currently unavailable*

A dark and ribald physical commentary on cultural mores, forays and sexual taboos. Aggiss places herself centre stage in this solo performance in a vociferously moving and disorientating display of contradictions and interpretations, on girls, ladies, women, mummys, mothers, bitches and dogs, pensioners and senior citizens.

Interview with Kevin Atherton 2005 REWIND| Artists’ Video in the 70s & 80s.

Artist/Author: Jackie Hatfield | Reference: A0653 | Type: Article

Found in miscellaneous article folder #5B
This item is part of the 'Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art' Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)

Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration

Artist/Author: David Wojnarowicz | Reference: P2884 | ISBN: 978-0679732273 | Type: Publication

A collection of creative essays — a scathing, sexy, sublimely humorous and honest personal testimony to the Fear of Diversity in America. 

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

Dressed as a Gril

Artist/Author: Jonny Woo, John Sizzle, Holestar, Scottee, Amber, Pia and Ma Butcher | Reference: D2209 | Type: DVD

London's alternative East End drag phenomenon gets its moment in this account of six years in the lives of its most celebrated performers: Jonny Woo, John Sizzle, Holestar, Scottee, Amber, Pia and Ma Butcher.

Extras: interviews with cast and crew, deleted scenes, character profiles, music videos, performances. Directed by Colin Rothbart.

94 minutes.

2015.

The Only Way Home Is Through the Show: Performance Work of Lois Weaver

Editor: Lois Weaver and Jen Harvie | Reference: P2847 | ISBN: 978-1-78320-534-9 | Type: Publication

The book explores Weaver's collaborative work with Split Britches and Spiderwoman as well as her solo projects, performance interventions, and work as a facilitator, teacher, and as Tammy WhyNot.

Situation Rooms: Ein Multiplayer Videostück /// A Multiplayer Video Piece

Artist/Author: Rimini Protokoll | Reference: P2732 | Type: Publication

This catalogue documents the multimedia performance project “Situation Rooms” – a multiple simultaneous cinema, augmented reality, and three-dimensional theatre experience.

HINCH: a film about Ian Hinchliffe

Artist/Author: Matt Page | Reference: D2182 | Type: DVD

Film developed from the organisation and documentation of a Memorial for Hinchliffe held at Beaconsfield in London in 2012, and from the ongoing process of collecting and finding a safe space to house the Hinchliffe archive.

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

I Am Divine

Artist/Author: Jeffrey Schwarz | Reference: D2178 | Type: DVD

This documentary focuses on the American actor, singer and drag performer Divine.

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.

Bruce Nauman: The True Artist

Artist/Author: Peter Plagens | Reference: P2443 | ISBN: 9780714849959 | Type: Publication

Comprehensive overview of the life and work of Bruce Nauman.

The Stuart Hall Project

Artist/Author: John Akomfrah | Reference: D2151 | Type: DVD

John Akomfrah presents an intimate and engaging portrait of Stuart Hall, exploring themes of memory, race and identity through the juxtaposition of events from Hall's life, and a discourse on the wider social and political events of the second half of the twentieth century

Re/Search #4/5

Artist/Author: William S. Burroughs, Throbbing Gristle, Brion Gysin | Reference: P2372 | ISBN: 978-1-889307-15-2 | Type: Publication

William Burroughs, Brion Gysin and Throbbing Gristle talk about advanced ideas involving the social control process, creativity, and the future.

Roman Signer: Talks and Conversations

Editor: David Signer and Peter Zimmermann | Reference: P2350 | ISBN: 9783863354770 | Type: Publication

Conversation texts by the artist with photographic documentation of works.

Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot

Artist/Author: Masha Gessen | Reference: P2343 | ISBN: 9781847089342 | Type: Publication

Biography of Pussy Riot, their trial and imprisonment.

Helen Chadwick

Editor: Mark Sladen | Reference: P2357 | ISBN: 9783775713931 | Type: Publication

Critical monograph on Helen Chadwick with colour illustrations.

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

Traces

Artist/Author: Ana Mendieta | Editor: Stephanie Rosenthal | Reference: P2332 | ISBN: 978-185332-317-1 | Type: Publication

The first comprehensive survey of the artist's work to be presented in Great Britain

Personal Map - to Be Continued…

Artist/Author: Nezaket Ekici | Reference: P2326 | ISBN: 978-3-86678-591-5 | Type: Publication

A description of more than 60 projects from the last ten years, following the personal journey of the performer

Was This Man a Genius? Talks with Andy Kaufman

Artist/Author: Julie Hecht | Reference: P2314 | ISBN: 978-1-4391-3572-3 | Type: Publication

An interview that turned into surreal meetings and phone conversations, between 1978 – 1979.

The Death of Andy Kaufman

Artist/Author: Christopher Maloney | Reference: D2130 | Type: DVD

An investigation of Andy Kaufman’s mysterious death