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.
Digital documentation. Mexican performance artist Felipe Osornio aka Lechedevirgen Trimegisto screening programme of artists working in the contemporary Latin-American scene in relation to Postporno, gender and sexuality, presented on Wednesday 8 April 2015, in the LADA Study Room.
From 1972-1991, Eleanor Antin created multiple personae of different genders, races, professions, historical contexts and geographical locations. This book, issued in conjunction with a 2013 exhibition at the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, explores these works
Investigates sound art and its various manifestations through historical, theoretical, polemical and critical analyses of artistic, musical and literary works
Catalogue of Alice Anderson's 'From Dance to Sculpture' exhibition.
A collection of essays on the installation and performance work of Cuban artist Tania Bruguera. Contributors: Domenico Scudero, Lucrezia Cippitelli, Irma Arestizabal, Roberto Pinto, Simonetta Lux
Investigates the extent to which performance can represent the ‘unrepresentable’ of trauma.
Brings together documentation and text on many of Schneemann's performance works.
Attempts to describe how artistic imagination can produce new situations, based on the potentials of the singular 'body' within its environment.
Gathers the voices of unique artists from the worlds of theatre, music and performance to discuss process and the making of interdisciplinary work. Contributors: Tim Etchells, Rinde Eckert, Richard Foreman, Peter Gabriel, David Greig, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Phelim McDermott, Peter Sellars
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
Regina Jose Galindo dencounces violence women and, more generally, the social, political and cultural violence of contemporary society.
A comprehensive mid-career retrospective of Acconci's work
Catalogue comprising of the work of more than 65 artists, featuring a variety of media, from the exhibition 'Lateral Thinking' at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Graphically illustrates a broad spectrum of physical experiences: bondage, sensory deprivation, tattooing, piercing, fetishes, body rituals and modifications from 1948 to 2002. Introduction by Mark Thompson
Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is a revolutionary resource-a comprehensive, reader-friendly guide for transgender people, with each chapter written by transgender or genderqueer authors
Accompanies the 2014 retrospective of Vlasta Delimar's work at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb.
Catalogue from the Rebecca Horn retrospective that opened at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, June 1993. Contributions include interviews and essays by Rebecca Horn, Germano Celant, Nancy Spector, Giuliana Bruno, Katherina Schmidt, Stuart Morgan, Nicholas Serota, Thomas Krens.
Overview of 'unseen' works by Ana Mendieta
An overview of Mendieta's work published to accompany Galerie Lelong's exhibition 8 September – 8 October 2011. Photographs, film stills, critical texts and interviews.
David Wojnarowicz explores memory, the longing for love and sexuality in the specter of AIDS. Cartoons, paintings and writings.
A collection of key writings on choreography across the French, U.S and international dance scenes since the turn of the century.
Exploring a range of topics, including Greek tragedy, Shakespearean theater, contemporary British plays, opera, and the theatricality of Parisian culture, this compilation provides new perspectives on the relationship between Eros and Death in a series of dramatic texts, theatrical practices, and cultural performances
A case for seeing terror as a volatile and mutant phenomenon that is deeply lived, experienced and performed witin the cultures of everyday life.
A look at the radical, experimental dance presented during the early 1960s at Judson Memorial Church in downtown Manhattan.
A historical introduction to the life and art of Joseph Beuys.
A collection of critical essays and artist reflections considering some of the richest and most important developments to take place in contemporary Irish theatre and performance.
An overview of Yingmei Duan's performance and installation work since 1995.
A film by Beth B exploring the diversity of the underground burlesque scene in the 21st century with performances from Rose Wood, Julie Atlas Muz, Mat Fraser, Dirty Martini, Bunny Love, Bambi the Mermaid, World Famous *Bob* & Tigger!
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 work of Sonia Boyce encourages and challenges us to ask what it means to be a black woman artist in a hierarchical art world, and to confront questions surrounding inter-racial relations in a society where cultural identities condense around myths of nationhood.
A small selection of study boxes curated by Live Art Development Agency for the Live Collision Festival in Dublin, April 2014. Boxes were based around live art history, disability, activism, bodily functions, race, queer performance.
Approaches to thinking, writing, producing and receiving (syn)aesthetic performance
Exploration of art from the position of the producer, who does not ask what it looks like or where it comes from, but why it exists in the first place.
Sacred at Chelsea Theatre: Bodily Functions – The Body in Performance, selected highlights of documentation of the body in performance from the Live Art Development Agency Study Room and Documentation Bank. This item is part of the Study Room Guide On shit, piss, blood, sweat and tears by Lois Keidan (P2195)
Amsterdam readings on the Arts and Arts Education. Drawing on contemporary practice and scholarship in the fields of dance, performance and installation art, theatre/archaeology, ethnography, holistic bodywork and the history of medicine, the collection provides insights into the body as a problematic site of performance and suggests a ‘new authenticity’ which equates both its phenomenological and representational aspects. This item is part of the Study Room Guide: On Falling by Amy Sharrocks (P2249).