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The Undercommons: Fugitive planning & black study

Author: Stefano Harney, Fred Moten | Reference: P4112 | ISBN: 978-1570272677

Draws on the theory and practice of the black radical tradition to support, inspire and extend contemporary social and political thought and aesthetic critique.

Laindon 2: The Unauthorised Novelisation

Author: Maz Murray | Reference: P4100

Part 2 of a serialised story.

The Animation of Contemporary Subjectivity in Tino Sehgal’s Ann Lee

Author: Katerina Paramana | Reference: A0887 | Digital Reference: A0887

Explores Ann Lee as the subject par excellence of contemporary neoliberal capitalism.

Zine / poetry collection

Author: Linden Katherine McMahon | Reference: P4097

Includes: Pride (poem), Alter treego (poem), Fat Kid Manifesto (poem, extract from Fat Kid Running), Daring the City to Fall into it (poems + a short story), No guilt in Pleasure (zine)

Arts of the Working Class: the Americas Issue

Reference: P4038

The 7th issue of the newspaper is the first one to focus on a region; it commits to reconsidering Americas colonial stories and their marks on its present global condition. In multiple languages.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

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)
 

The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins

Author: Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing | Reference: P3918 | ISBN: 978-0691178325

Follows one of the strangest commodity chains of our times to explore the unexpected corners of capitalism.

Xenofeminism

Author: Helen Hester | Reference: P3759 | ISBN: 978-1509520626

Develops a three–part definition of xenofeminism grounded in the ideas of technomaterialism, anti–naturalism, and gender abolitionism. 

Futures of Black Radicalism

Reference: P3747 | ISBN: 9781784787585

Key intellectuals—inspired by the new movements and by the seminal work of the scholar Cedric J. Robinson—recall the powerful tradition of Black radicalism while defining new directions for the activists and thinkers it inspires.

Psychopolitics: Neoliberalism and New Technologies of Power

Author: Byung-Chul Han | Reference: P3731 | ISBN: 9781784785772

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.

Duty Free Art: Art in the Age of Planetary Civil War

Author: Hito Steyerl | Reference: P3724 | ISBN: 978-1786632432

What can we do when arms manufacturers sponsor museums and some of the world's most valuable artworks are used as a fictional currency in a global futures market that has nothing to do with the works themselves? Can we distinguish between creativity and the digital white noise that bombards our everyday lives?

State of Insecurity: Government of the Precarious

Author: Isabell Lorey | Reference: P3730 | ISBN: 9781781685969

Explores the possibilities for organization and resistance under the contemporary status quo, and anticipates the emergence of a new and disobedient self-government of the precarious.

Heroes: Mass Murder and Suicide

Author: Franco Bifo Berardi | Reference: P3728 | ISBN: 9781781685785

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.

Queer Lovers and Hateful Others: Regenerating Violent Times and Places

Author: Jin Haritaworn | Reference: P3720 | ISBN: 978-0745330617

Berlin is once more capital of queer arts and tourism. Queerness is more visible today than it has been for decades, but at what cost? This book argues that queer subjects have become a lovely sight only through being cast in the shadow of the new folk devil, the ‘homophobic migrant’ who is rendered by society as hateful, homophobic and disposable. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

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

Author: Christian Riley Nagler | Reference: A0843

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).

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?
 

The Exform

Author: Nicolas Bourriaud | Reference: P3729 | ISBN: 9781784783808

Tackles the excluded, the disposable and the nature of waste by looking to the future of art—the exform.

Britney Spears Custody Battle Vs. Zeus in Swan Rape Shocker

Author: Lucy Hutson | Reference: D2301

Performance video: The Marlborough Pub and Theatre, Brighton, 2015 (42mins)

For a digital copy see EF5286.

Performance in Contemporary Art

Author: Catherine Wood | Reference: P3651 | ISBN: 978-1-84976-311-0

Proposes that performance is not a genre of art separate from object making but rather an attitude that has infiltrated the entire terrain of contemporary art. 

Pink Triangles: Radical Perspectives on Gay Liberation

Reference: P3645 | ISBN: 9781788732345

Each essay shares two fundamental premises. First, that the oppression of gays and lesbians is not an isolated case, and therefore their struggle is necessarily part of a larger movement for social liberation. And, second, that the experience of gays and lesbians uphold the basic tenets of a foundational Marxism, and that they are uniquely placed to contribute to a revitalisation of Marxist theory.

Homosexuality: Power and Politics

Reference: P3644 | ISBN: 9781788732406

After the leading organisations of radical sexual politics imploded or dissolved, the Gay Left Collective formed a research group to make sense of the changing terrain of sexuality and politics. Its goal was to formulate a rigorous Marxist analysis of sexual oppression, while linking the struggle against homophobia with a wider array of struggles, all under the banner of socialism.

Ghosts of My Life: Writings on Depression, Hauntology and Lost Futures

Author: Mark Fisher | Reference: P3647 | ISBN: 978-1-78099-226-6

This collection of writings by the author of Capitalist Realism, argues that we are haunted by futures that failed to happen. Fisher searches for the traces of these lost futures.

Theatre Criticism: Changing Landscapes

Reference: P3533 | ISBN: 978-1472577092

Features 16 commissioned contributions from scholars, arts journalists and bloggers, as well as a small selection of innovative critical practice, sharing perspectives on relevant historical, theoretical and political contexts influencing the development of the discipline, as well as specific aspects of the contemporary practices and genres of theatre criticism.

Thought in the Act

Author: Erin Manning,‎ Brian Massumi | Reference: P3534 | ISBN: 978-0816679676

Combining philosophy and aesthetics, this is a unique exploration of creative practice as a form of thinking. 

Points East conference papers

Reference: P3471

Papers from the conference, held in Glasgow in December 1990. The conference addressed the implications for the arts of the political and economic changes in Eastern Europe.

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.

4 LIVE Broadcasts

Author: Ellie Harrison | Reference: D2294

Devised as part of The End Product for Collective in Edinburgh to conclude and commodify the series of LIVE Broadcasts Harrison made over the course of a year. It features Transmission: Glasgow to London (December 2010), UK Weather Report (April 2011), Personal Political Broadcast (May 2011) and Best of the Rest (November 2011).

The Earth Wants YOU

Author: Reverend Billy Talen | Reference: P3410 | ISBN: 978-0872867079

A motivational handbook, filled with inspired visions of a wild, creative, Earth-led cultural revolution. 

Against The Romance Of Community

Author: Miranda Joseph | Reference: P3325 | ISBN: 978-0816637966

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.” 

Bioart Kitchen: Art, Feminism and Technoscience

Author: Lindsay Kelley | Reference: P3324 | ISBN: 978-1784534134

Explores a wide spectrum of seemingly unconnected subjects, which, when brought together, offer a more inclusive, expansive history of bioart, namely: home economics; the feminist art of the 1970s; tissue culture methodologies; domestic computing; and contemporary artistic engagements with biotechnology.

Problem Market

Author: Janez Janša and Igor Štromajer | Reference: D2260

A virtual platform on which shares of companies dealing with problems are floated.

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

The Gluts: Complete Works

Author: The Gluts | Reference: D2081

Documenting The Gluts trip to Copenhagen during the COP 15 Climate Summit.

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

Seeds

Author: Annabel Soutar | Reference: P3305 | ISBN: 978-0889227019

Part courtroom drama and part social satire, the play presents an intelligent portrait of farming and scientific communities in conflict and at the same time penetrates the complex science of genetically modified crops.

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

Drunken Boat: Art Rebellion Anarchy

Reference: P3281 | ISBN: 978-1570270024

Collection of essays on art and anarchism.

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

The Soul at Work

Author: Franco "Bifo" Berardi | Reference: P3259 | ISBN: 978-1584350767

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, 

The Forest and the Field

Author: Chris Goode | Reference: P3257 | ISBN: 9781849434751

A polemical thinking-through of the whole concept of theatre as a ‘space’, and a politically motivated exploration of how, and where, that theatrical space meets the real world that surrounds and suffuses it.

Visual Cultures as Seriousness

Author: Gavin Butt and Irit Rogoff | Reference: P3253 | ISBN: 978-3-943365-39-9

What is seriousness exactly, and where does it reside? Is it a desirable value in contemporary culture? Or is it bound up with elite class and institutional cultures?

TRANSACTIONS #2

Reference: P3250

Drawing threads from the meta to the micro level inevitably leads to a conversation about power – who has it, who doesn’t, who should have it, how it is adjudicated. TransActions #2 picks up on this context and sets out to pose questions for the field of socially-engaged art and education practice in 2017.