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The Live Art Almanac Vol. 5

Editor: Bojana Janković, Megan Vaughan, Lois Keidan | Reference: P3977 | ISBN: 978-1-9164243-4-0 | Type: Publication

A collection of ‘found’ writings about and around Live Art that were originally published, shared, sent, spread and read between January 2015 and December 2017. Selected through recommendations and an open call for submissions, Volume 5 reflects the dynamic, international contexts that Live Art and radical performance practices occupy.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Shortlist LIVE! Issue 1

Editor: Heidi Backström | Reference: P4064 | ISBN: 9871916424371 | Type: Publication

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.

The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader

Editor: Teresa Brayshaw, Anna Fenemore, and Noel Witts | Reference: P4028 | ISBN: 978-1138785342 | Type: Publication

Combines extracts from over 70 international practitioners, companies, collectives and makers from the fields of dance, theatre, music, live and performance art, and activism to form a sourcebook for students, researchers and practitioners.

Performing Image

Artist/Author: Isobel Harbison | Reference: P3973 | ISBN: 9780262039215 | Type: Publication

Examines how artists have combined performance and moving image in their work since the 1960s, and how this work anticipates our changing relations to images since the advent of smart phones and the spread of online prosumerism.

#Accelerate: The Accelerationist Reader (Urbanomic)

Editor: Robin Mackay, Armen Avanessian | Reference: P3770 | ISBN: 978-0957529557 | Type: Publication

Constructs a genealogy of accelerationism, calling attention to early anticipations of accelerationism, and presenting new essays that document the emergence of new accelerationisms steeled against the onslaughts of capitalist realism, and retooled for the twenty-žrst century.

The People Will Possess The Wind

Artist/Author: Artists4Corbyn | Reference: P3753 | Type: Publication

In September 2018, during Labour Party conference in Liverpool, a group activists set sail for the Burbo Bank wind farm on board the good ship Discovery; this is the account of their adventures.

Performing Labour’s (Non)Futures Universal basic income and the monetary imagination

Artist/Author: Christian Riley Nagler | Reference: A0843 | Type: Article

The universal basic income idea is, overall, profoundly performative, in that it attempts to model the ultimate pragmatism of wider social nets of generosity, and does so by representing the embodied conditions that might be brought into being by such generosity. In this way, the utopian heuristic of an unconditional, guaranteed income is said to be an ‘instrument of freedom’ and a ‘device for economic sanity’. The question is though, as is often the case: freedom and sanity for whom?

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

East London Independens

Editor: East End Trades Guild | Reference: P3736 | Type: Publication

A map of small businesses.

Psychopolitics: Neoliberalism and New Technologies of Power

Artist/Author: Byung-Chul Han | Reference: P3731 | ISBN: 9781784785772 | Type: Publication

In the course of discussing all the facets of neoliberal psychopolitics fuelling our contemporary crisis of freedom, Han elaborates an analytical framework that provides an original theory of Big Data and a lucid phenomenology of emotion.

Heroes: Mass Murder and Suicide

Artist/Author: Franco Bifo Berardi | Reference: P3728 | ISBN: 9781781685785 | Type: Publication

What is the relationship between capitalism and mental health? Berardi embarks on an exhilarating journey through philosophy, psychoanalysis and current events, searching for the social roots of the mental malaise of our age.

Against The Romance Of Community

Artist/Author: Miranda Joseph | Reference: P3325 | ISBN: 978-0816637966 | Type: Publication

Explores sites where the ideal of community relentlessly recurs, from debates over art and culture in the popular media, to the discourses and practices of nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations, to contemporary narratives of economic transformation or “globalization.” 

The Soul at Work

Artist/Author: Franco "Bifo" Berardi | Reference: P3259 | ISBN: 978-1584350767 | Type: Publication

Key member of the Italian Autonomist movement and a close associate of Félix Guattari argues that the Marxist/Hegelian concept of alienation and the communal bonds arising from the collective experience of the workforce are under erosion in today's technological society, 

Border as Method, or, the Multiplication of Labor

Artist/Author: Sandro Mezzadra and Brett Neilson | Reference: P3024 | ISBN: 978-0822355038 | Type: Publication

Mezzadra and Neilson explore the atmospheric violence that surrounds borderlands and border struggles across various geographical scales, illustrating their theoretical arguments with illuminating case studies drawn from Europe, Asia, the Pacific, the Americas, and elsewhere.

Audience Participation in Theatre: Aesthetics of the Invitation

Artist/Author: Gareth White | Reference: P2865 | ISBN: 978-1137354631 | Type: Publication

This book presents a theory of audience participation in the theatre, based on the importance of the moment of invitation and how an event changes character when such an invitation is made.

Staging Capital

Artist/Author: Andrew Haydon | Reference: A0624 | Type: Article

Civil Twilight & Other Social Works: And Other Social Works

Artist/Author: Roddy Hunter | Reference: P2698 | ISBN: 978-0955392719 | Type: Publication

Documentation of projects investigating environments for societal production of civic understanding through a series of durational performances that encouraged discursive public encounters in civic squares and related urban environments.

Asparagus – A Horticultural Ballet

Artist/Author: Pil and Galia Kollectiv | Reference: D1955 | Type: DVD

Recording of live performance narrating the rise of capital in the medium of asparagus. Ta rigid choreography inspired by Oskar Schlemmer’s Triadic Ballet and based on Karl Marx’s Capital dictated the movements of six performers in asparagus costumes. Bringing together the organic and the geometric, the ballet investigated the transition from the Fordist assembly line to immaterial labour through a reanimation of modernist abstraction. Produced in collaboration with Montreal based band Les Georges Leningrad and commissioned by The Showroom Gallery, London.

Reaching Athens: Performing participation and community in Rimini Protokoll’s Prometheus in Athens

Artist/Author: Margherita Laera | Reference: A0471 | Type: Article

Examines the experience of being in the audience during Rimini Protokoll’s performance.

Scavengers

Artist/Author: Joshua Sofaer | Reference: D0944 | Type: DVD

A project in the shape of the ultimate art scavenger hunt. Teams race across the city deciphering clues and gathering objects in order to try and win a cash prize and have their work exhibited in the museum.