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Pleading in the Blood: The Art and Performances of Ron Athey

Author: Ron Athey | Editor: Dominic Johnson | Reference: P2115 | ISBN: 978-1-78320-035-1 | Type: Publication

Pleading in the Blood: The Art and Performances of Ron Athey presents the first critical overview of this major artist’s work. It demonstrates how Athey foresaw and precipitated the central place afforded they body and identity politics in art and critical theory in the 1990s and beyond.

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.

Performance Ritual Document

Author: Anne Marsh | Reference: P3913 | ISBN: 978-1921394973 | Type: Publication

Explores performance art through live manifestations and reiterations in photographs, film and video.

Performing Endurance: Art and Politics since 1960

Author: Lara Shalson | Reference: P3716 | ISBN: 978-1108426459 | Type: Publication

Examining a range of performances from the 1960s to the present, as well as protest actions from the lunch counter sit-ins of the US civil rights movement to protest camps in the twenty-first century, this book provides a formal account of endurance and illuminates its ethical and political significance.

Performance: Live Art, 1909 to the Present

Author: RoseLee Goldberg | Reference: P3652 | ISBN: 978-0810921818 | Type: Publication

A provocative history of live art traces the precedents of contemporary multi-media events to Bauhaus experimentalism and surveys the Futurists' manifesto-like events, the Dadaists' cabarets, and later “happenings” and “spectacles.”

Performing Bodies in Pain: Medieval and Post-Modern Martyrs, Mystics, and Artists

Author: Marla Carlson | Reference: P3594 | ISBN: 978-0230103863 | Type: Publication

Analyzes the cultural work of spectacular suffering in late-medieval France and the twenty-first century, reading recent dramatizations of torture and performances of self-mutilating conceptual art against late-medieval saint plays.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Sculpture Since 1945

Author: Andrew Causey | Reference: P3576 | ISBN: 978-0192842053 | Type: Publication

Examines innovative and avant-garde works in relation to contemporary events, festivals, commissions, the marketplace, and the changing functions of museums. 
 

Survival of the Sickest -  the art of Martin O’Brien

Editor: Martin O'Brien and David MacDiarmid | Reference: P3518 | ISBN: 978-0-9935611-2-2 | Type: Publication

The first book bringing together writing and documentation on Martin O’Brien and marking ten years of his work.

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

Performance by Artists

Editor: A.A. Bronson, Peggy Gale | Reference: P3461 | ISBN: 0920956009 | Type: Publication

A collection of essays, documents, & bibiliography reagrding performance art edited by people associated with a Toronto-based arts organization.

Chinese Performing Arts Yearbook 2015

Reference: P3187 | Type: Publication

Comprehensive overview of China's performance art in 2015. Includes essays, five case studies and information on over 100 artists. In Mandarin.

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).

Still Hear the Wound: Toward an Asia, Politics, and Art to Come

Editor: Lee Chonghwa | Reference: P3084 | ISBN: 978-1939161819 | Type: Publication

The volume introduces English language readers for the first time to work by an emerging group of critics and artists addressing the legacies of colonial violence in present-day Japan. The volume contains translated essays, and an accompanying DVD with artist interviews.

…under my skin

Reference: P3090 | Type: Publication

Kapelica Gallery calendar. 

Shelved in Oversize publications section.

Hybrid collection

Editor: Clare Bayley, David Hughes, Andrea Phillips | Reference: A0688 | Type: Article

All issues (pilot-6) of the “international cross-artform bi-monthly”.

Regina José Galindo documentation

Digital Reference: EF5232 | Type: Digital File

Includes:

– Artist bio & CV

– Hermana, 2010, 1'50''

– Himenoplastia, 2004, 7'21''

– Juegos de poder, 2009, 11'10''

– La Verdad, 2013, 1:10'

– Lucha, 2002, 3'38''

– Perra, 2005, 5'31''

Dennis Oppenheim: Body Performance 1969 -73

Author: Nick Kaye and Amy van Winkle Oppenheim | Reference: P3064 | ISBN: 978-8857230320 | Type: Publication

The monograph follows the studio practice, public performance works, and gallery and museum shows that took place between 1969–1973 in which documentation of conceptual performance works in slide, film, video, and photographic form exhibited alone or as a component of installation.

Theatre and Violence

Author: Lucy Nevitt | Reference: P3006 | ISBN: 978-1137302274 | Type: Publication

Critically engaging with examples of stage combat, rape, terrorism, wrestling and historical re-enactments, Nevitt argues that studying violence through theatre can be part of a desire to create a more peaceful world. 
 

On Pain and Disgust: Ron Athey and the Performance of Affect

Author: Tonooka Naomi | Reference: A0684 | Type: Article

iIn Japanese.

Misc folder 6.

Czech Performance Art: Film and Video, 1956–1989

Editor: Pavlína Morganova, Terezie Nekvindova, Slava Sobotovicova | Reference: D2213 | Type: DVD

Rare visual records of interventions, performance pieces and happenings from the period before 1989. 

3h 14min

See also: Czech Action Art – Happenings, Actions, Events, Land Art, Body Art and Performance Art Behind the Iron Curtain (P2959).

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

Czech Action Art

Author: Pavlina Morganova | Reference: P2959 | ISBN: 978-8024623177 | Type: Publication

Happenings, Actions, Events, Land Art, Body Art and Performance Art Behind the Iron Curtain 

Action Art, similar to performance art but not requiring an audience, emerged out of the political and social turmoil of the 1960s. Until now this movement has received little critical attention, as the Iron Curtain prevented its dissemination to an international audience.

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

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.

We are what we have lost

Author: Ezzam Rahman | Reference: D2194 | Type: DVD

Part 1 and Part 2. From the Sama-Sama Guesthouse Mini Arts Festival, Malacca, Malaysia. 2011. 

Jamie McMurry’s Shit Parade

Author: Dominic Johnson | Reference: A0641 | Type: Article

Writing and documentation from a performance in London March 2015 with photos by Manuel Vason. Miscellaneous folder #5A

Version 1

Author: Kris Canavan | Reference: P2815 | Type: Publication

A photobook of never before published images from the 2011 action 'Version 1'.

Cherotic Magic Revised

Author: Frank Moore | Reference: P2790 | ISBN: 978-1515240181 | Type: Publication

Cherotic Magic is a major attempt to introduce a powerful system of magic into our modern western everyday life, thereby explosively expanding such concepts as sex and human relationships. The clear, down-to-earth text is amplified by the non-linear trance illustrations by LaBash.

Dangerous Moves: Performance and Politics in Cuba

Author: Cocu Fusco | Reference: P2777 | ISBN: 978-1-84976-326-4 | Type: Publication

Exploring performance and politics in the post-revolutionary state, Dangerous Moves presents a fascinating survey of contemporary life and culture in Cuba through some of its most daring and experimental artists. 

Performance Art Faction

Editor: Bean, Benjamin Sebastian, et al. | Reference: P2734 | Type: DVD

Performance Art Faction (PAF) was an Arts Council England funded, nine month long holistic project made up of artist residencies, research labs, exhibitions, live performances and open platform events. PAF explored the intersections of contemporary performance art, politics and society with the aim of reawakening the innate political potential of our bodies. Contributors: Benjamin Sebastian, Francesca Lisette, Bean, Jessica Worden, Diana Damian, Robin Bale and Victoria Grey.Artists: Fabiola Paz, Jade Montserrat, Kris Grey, Amber Hawk Swanson, Hugh O’Donnell, Maria José Arjona, Arianna Ferrari, Panopoly Lab (Esther Neff and Brian McCorkle), Burmester & Feigl, Owen Parry, Carlos Salazar Lermont, Helena Walsh introducing Speaking of I.M.E.L.D.A and Aliza Shvarts. The publication is a homage to DIY print aesthetics and propaganda art, and includes: Commissioned essays from artists/academics/agitators, Film & Photographic documentation, Open Call & Research Lab roll calls, PAF memorabilia, PAF Artists' bios & photographs, ]ps[ manifesto. Shelved in Oversize publications section.

Giovanna Maria Casetta: Retrospective Box

Editor: Giovanna Maria Casetta and Robert Pacitti | Reference: P2725 | ISBN: 0-9549904-2-8 | Type: DVD

The Retrospective Box is a retrospective of Giovanna Maria Casetta’s practice to date which spans almost twenty years, documented through writings, conversations, images, film and artefacts. The box contains two books, one interview, artist’s notes, slides, postcards and three DVDs – two Artist’s films and one a document of the Artist’s work. Shelved in Oversize publications section.

Artist Op-Eds - Polemic of Blood Ron Athey on the “Post-AIDS” Body

Author: Ron Athey | Reference: P2736 | Type: Publication

Ron Athey contributes to the fourth installment of the Walker Art Center Artist Op-Eds series. Examining the thinking of artists as citizens and change-makers, this series of commissioned opinion pieces features provocative reactions to the headlines.

Lechedevirgen Trimegisto

Author: Felipe Osornio / Lechedevirgen Trimegisto | Digital Reference: EF5165 | Type: Digital File

Video documentation, trailer and still pictures from Felipe Osornio's – aka Lechedevirgen Trimegisto –  “Inferno Variete – Devoción”, a performance project recovering and reinterpreting the theoretical and historical approaches of artists, activists, academics and representative figures around the themes of masculinity, violence against sexual minorities, gender performativity, decolonialism and body art.

Endurance

Author: Various | Reference: P2680 | Type: Publication

Endurance was a three-day programme of screenings, performances and exhibition exploring the physical and mental limits of human experience (24 April – 26 June 2008 at VIVID, Birmingham). This forder includes flyers, programme and booklet with programme notes and texts by Tracey Warr, Kay Winwood, Deborah Kermode.

La Congelada de Uva: Performances

Author: Rocio Boliver | Digital Reference: EF5109 | Type: Digital File

Compilation of exerpts of performaces by the controversial performance artist from Mexico. 

Regina José Galindo

Author: Regina José Galindo | Reference: P2605 | ISBN: 978-88-6057-009-3 | Type: Publication

A book on Galindo’s performance work. Text in Italian, Spanish and English.

Apsolutni Umjetnik / Absolute Artist : Antonio Gotovac Lauer

Author: Vlasta Delimar, Milan Božić | Reference: P2517 | ISBN: ISBN 9789537730062 | Type: Publication

Publication commemorating the activity of late artist Antonio G. Lauer, a.k.a Tomislav Gotovacho, who had a specially important influence on the art – performance scene in Croatia.

Vito Hannibal Acconci Studio

Author: Vito Acconci | Reference: P2465 | ISBN: 978-8495951717 | Type: Publication

A comprehensive selection of Vito Acconci's works, including a DVD of three 20 min videos in which he speaks about his realized and unrealized projects.

Vito Acconci: Diary of a Body 1969-1973

Author: Vito Acconci | Reference: P2461 | ISBN: 978-8881584772 | Type: Publication

A comprehensive mid-career retrospective of Acconci's work

Spirit + Flesh

Author: Fakir Musafar | Reference: P2455 | ISBN: 978-1892041579 | Type: Publication

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

Vito Acconci: Writings, Works, Projects

Author: Gloria Moure | Reference: P2450 | ISBN: 8434308940 | Type: Publication

This monograph includes both extensive visual documentation from throughout Vito Acconci's career and a wide selection of his writings.

Language to Cover a Page: The Early Writings of Vito Acconci

Author: Vito Acconci | Reference: P2441 | ISBN: 9780262012249 | Type: Publication

Vito Acconci began his career as a poet: this book showcases the artist's early experimental writing work, much of which remains unknown. Edited by Craig Dworkin.