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Shortlist LIVE! Issue 1

Reference: P4064 | ISBN: 9871916424371

Publication on a new entity of events as part of ANTI Festival, where the artists shortlisted for the International Prize of Live Art present their work.

In English and Finnish.

Gothic Queer Culture

Author: Laura Westengard | Reference: P4053 | ISBN: 978-1-4962-1702-8

Using interdisciplinary cultural studies to examine the gothicism in queer art, literature, and thought the author argues that during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries a queer culture has emerged that challenges and responds to traumatic marginalization by creating a distinctly gothic aesthetic.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Strength of Our Mothers

Author: SuAndi | Reference: P4045 | ISBN: 978-1789721294

Documents the lives of 23 white women in interracial relationships with African and Afro-Caribbean men from the 1940s to 2000. Each women's story is told in their own voice or by their children.

Black Performance Theory

Reference: P4026 | ISBN: 978-0-8223-5616-5

Considering how blackness is imagined in and through performance, the contributors address topics including flight as a persistent theme in African American aesthetics, the circulation of minstrel tropes in Liverpool and in Afro-Mexican settlements in Oaxaca, and the reach of hip-hop politics as people around the world embrace the music and dance.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)
 

Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others

Author: Sara Ahmed | Reference: P4012 | ISBN: 978-0822339144

A queer phenomenology, Ahmed contends, reveals how social relations are arranged spatially, how queerness disrupts and reorders these relations by not following the accepted paths, and how a politics of disorientation puts other objects within reach, those that might, at first glance, seem awry.

The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics

Author: Louis Chude-Sokei | Reference: P4016 | ISBN: 978-0819575777

Explores the histories of race and technology in a world made by slavery, colonialism, and industrialization. Beginning in the late nineteenth century and moving through to the twenty-first, the book argues for the dependent nature of those histories. 

Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Workers’ Rights

Author: Molly Smith, Juno Mac | Reference: P3723 | ISBN: 978-1786633606

Do you have to think that prostitution is good to support sex worker rights? How do sex worker rights fit with feminist and anti-capitalist politics? Is criminalising clients progressive – and can the police deliver justice?
 

Piece of Paper Press collection

Reference: P3695

Four books published as part of STRONG LANGUAGE, published by Tim Etchells:
M John Harrison: Real Dreams
Courttia Newland: That Small Death
Joolz Denby: Dandelion
Selina Thompson: 12 Race Card Answers

If They Come in the Morning… - Voices of Resistance

Reference: P3640 | ISBN: 9781784787691

An account of Angela Davis’s incarceration and the struggles surrounding it, but also perhaps the most comprehensive and thorough analysis of the prison system of the United State.

Darkwater: Voices from Within the Veil

Author: W.E.B. Du Bois | Reference: P3639 | ISBN: 9781784787752

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.

Resist!: How to Be an Activist in the Age of Defiance

Author: Michael Segalov | Reference: P3625 | ISBN: 978-1786272171

How-to guide for people looking to make a stand. Included are solid pieces of advice, practical tips and inspirational stories from those who have already successfully stood up and made a difference. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

 

Rhodes Must Fall: The Struggle to Decolonise the Racist Heart of Empire

Author: Rhodes Must Fall Movement Oxford | Reference: P3620 | ISBN: 978-1786993908

When students at Oxford University called for a statue of Cecil Rhodes to be removed, following similar calls by students in Cape Town, the significance of these protests was felt across continents. This was not simply about tearing down an outward symbol of British imperialism – a monument glorifying a colonial conqueror – but about confronting the toxic inheritance of the past, and challenging the continued underrepresentation of people of colour at universities.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Ellen Stewart Presents: Fifty Years of La MaMa Experimental Theatre

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

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

Your Silence Will Not Protect You

Author: Audre Lorde | Reference: P3564 | ISBN: 978-0-99571-622-3

Brings Lorde’s essential poetry, speeches and essays, including ‘The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House’, together in one volume for the first time.

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

Demi-plié bubble shuffle

Author: Hilary Carty | Reference: A0819

About a conference on black dance, from the conference chair.

“Not/There”: Croce, Criticism, and the Culture Wars

Author: Roger Copeland | Reference: A0814

Rekindles the debate about 'victim art' through an analysis on Arlene Croce's essay 'Discussing the Undiscussible'. 

Women, the arts and globalization

Reference: P3532 | ISBN: 978-0719096716

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.

The Avant-garde: Race, Religion, War

Author: Mike Sell | Reference: P3500 | ISBN: 978-1906497996

How have avant-gardes been shaped by racism and contributed to racist power and imperialism? How have the claims made by avant-garde political and artistic groups to liberate humanity been indebted to religious intolerance? And how has the vanguard commitment to radical cultural action contributed to war, terror, and destruction? 

Emergency INDEX Vol 6

Reference: P3474 | ISBN: 978-1-937027-98-8

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.

Shadowing Josephine

Author: Jade Montserrat | Digital Reference: EF5273

A anguage, a tool to articulate a series of ideas: how outrage and prejudices can be performed; perceptions of the savage and barbaric heathens; tribal nuances and thinking about the Paris of the 1920s as a site of inequality; the spate of negrophilia there; how a change of circumstance for women was reinforced by the war; cultural diversity and tolerance; exoticism and anti-colonial; therefore, transgressive behaviours.

Caribbean life in Quebec: A pictorial history of the 60s, 70s and 80s

Author: Aziz Choudry, Desiree Rochat, Frantz Voltaire, Diana Loredana Nedelcu | Reference: P3301 | ISBN: 978-2-89454-443-3

Presents a thematic history; every chapter explores a specific theme through pictures, offers explanations to contextualize them while offering additional bibliographic references in relation to the theme, for further research. In French and English.

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

Real Black: Adventures In Racial Sincerity

Author: John L. Jackson Jr. | Reference: P3286 | ISBN: 978-0226390024

Drawing on more than ten years of ethnographic research in and around New York City, the book offers a kaleidoscope of subjects and stories that address how race is negotiated in today's world-including tales of book-vending numerologists, urban conspiracy theorists, corrupt police officers, mixed-race neo-Nazis, and gospel choirs forbidden to catch the Holy Ghost.

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

Home is on my Mind

Author: Sheena Rose | Reference: P3249

Artist book made in the style of zines. Includes an NYT article.

Create News: Selina Thompson - Gender, Performance, Identity

Author: Lynnette Morgan | Reference: P3184

Interview conducted by Lynnette Morgan, as part of the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme residency. 

Emergency INDEX Vol 5

Reference: P3098 | ISBN: 978-1-937027-75-9

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 Edges of Society: The Plays of Dea Loher

Author: Daniel Brunet | Reference: A0698

Introduction to Loher's play, with particular emphasis on Innocence – the play and Michael Thalheimer's 2012 production. 

Protesting Exhibit B in London: Reconfiguring Antagonism as the Claiming of Theatrical Space

Author: Caoimhe Mader McGuinness | Reference: A0674 | ISBN: 1048-6801

The article analyses discourses surrounding the cancellation of Brett Bailey's performance by the Barbican in September 2014.

Rasheed Araeen, Live Art, and Radical Politics in Britain

Author: Courtney J. Martin | Reference: A0650

An analysis of Araeen's performance Paki Bastard (Portrait of the Artist as a Black Person) and journal Black Phoenix.

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

STUDY ROOM GUIDE / LADA ANTHOLOGY: PERFORMANCE FROM THE EDGE (Full Screening)

Author: Various | Digital Reference: EF5169

Two screening programmes of radical work for SPILL 2014:

Marginalised Bodies – A screening of artists working with their queer, disabled, black and female bodies in brilliant and subversive ways. Featuring La Ribot, Harold Offeh, Kira O’Reilly, Disabled Avant Garde, George Chakravarthi, and many more. Contained by the secrecy of the night hours and the wearing of horse blinkers; the performance score involves actions of cutting, tattooing, writing and speaking. The work explores domestication and the feral through actions that open and restrict the body (such as fasting, cutting and urinating).

Club & Underground Culture – A screening of live performance and work to camera rooted in underground and club culture. Featuring mavericks, outsiders, legends, gender terrorists and out and out freaks, including David Hoyle, CHRISTEENE, Ursula Martinez, Rocío Boliver, Duckie and many more.

Black Theatre’s Unprecedented Times

Reference: P2620

A publication chronicling the development of the AGIA (The African Grove Institute for the Arts) Movement spearheaded by noted playwright August Wilson.

Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties

Author: Teresa A. Carbone, Kellie Jones et al | Reference: P2444 | ISBN: 9781580933902

How 1960s African American artists and many of their sympathetic peers addressed the struggle for racial justice in powerful works of art is examined across a pivotal decade.

Riot

Author: Isaac Julien | Reference: P2445 | ISBN: 978-0870708879

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.

Live Culture Symposium: Performance and the Contemporary

Author: William Pope.L | Reference: D1483

Lecture given by William Pope.L from Live Culture Symposium: Performance and the contemporary at TATE Modern, 29-30 March 2003.This documentation has since been presented with the permission of the artist as part of the Performance Matters, Performing Idea, Performance Lecture Archive; an interactive video archive housed at the Whitechapel Gallery between 2-9 October 2010. The archive looked at examples of the performance lecture as a form of artistic and critical expression and its potential to address a broad range of cultural issues and philosophical ideas.