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The Undercommons: Fugitive planning & black study

Artist/Author: Stefano Harney, Fred Moten | Reference: P4112 | ISBN: 978-1570272677 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Maz Murray | Reference: P4100 | Type: Publication

Part 2 of a serialised story.

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

Artist/Author: Katerina Paramana | Reference: A0887 | Digital Reference: A0887 | Type: Article

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

Zine / poetry collection

Artist/Author: Linden Katherine McMahon | Reference: P4097 | Type: Publication

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)

The Star of the Show: Trademark, theatricality and ‘the grandmother of performance art’

Artist/Author: Bryony White | Reference: A0881 | Type: Article

Explores how Marina Abramović has subtly incorporated the law to her economic and professional advantage.

Arts of the Working Class: the Americas Issue

Editor: Elizabeth Otto, The Winter Office | Reference: P4038 | Type: Publication

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

Editor: Thomas F. DeFrantz and Anita Gonzalez | Reference: P4026 | ISBN: 978-0-8223-5616-5 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing | Reference: P3918 | ISBN: 978-0691178325 | Type: Publication

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

Xenofeminism

Artist/Author: Helen Hester | Reference: P3759 | ISBN: 978-1509520626 | Type: Publication

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

Four Futures: Life After Capitalism

Artist/Author: Peter Frase | Reference: P3745 | ISBN: 9781781688137 | Type: Publication

An exploration into the utopias and dystopias that could develop from present society.

Futures of Black Radicalism

Editor: Gaye Theresa Johnson and Alex Lubin | Reference: P3747 | ISBN: 9781784787585 | Type: Publication

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

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.

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

Artist/Author: Hito Steyerl | Reference: P3724 | ISBN: 978-1786632432 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Isabell Lorey | Reference: P3730 | ISBN: 9781781685969 | Type: Publication

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

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.

Queer Lovers and Hateful Others: Regenerating Violent Times and Places

Artist/Author: Jin Haritaworn | Reference: P3720 | ISBN: 978-0745330617 | Type: Publication

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

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).

Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Workers’ Rights

Artist/Author: Molly Smith, Juno Mac | Reference: P3723 | ISBN: 978-1786633606 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Nicolas Bourriaud | Reference: P3729 | ISBN: 9781784783808 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Lucy Hutson | Reference: D2301 | Type: DVD

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

For a digital copy see EF5286.

TO YOU TO YOU TO YOU: Love Letters to a (Post)Europe

Editor: Lisa Alexander | Reference: P3669 | ISBN: 978-1-9164243-2-6 | Type: Publication

An intimate collection of letters, poetry and postscripts by artists and writers that seeks to connect, exchange and witness through the action, idea or form of a love letter. The book builds on a programme that took place at Bios, Athens (2015).

Performance in Contemporary Art

Artist/Author: Catherine Wood | Reference: P3651 | ISBN: 978-1-84976-311-0 | Type: Publication

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

Editor: Pam Mitchell | Reference: P3645 | ISBN: 9781788732345 | Type: Publication

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

Editor: The Gay Left Collective | Reference: P3644 | ISBN: 9781788732406 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Mark Fisher | Reference: P3647 | ISBN: 978-1-78099-226-6 | Type: Publication

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

Editor: Duska Radosavljevic | Reference: P3533 | ISBN: 978-1472577092 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Erin Manning,‎ Brian Massumi | Reference: P3534 | ISBN: 978-0816679676 | Type: Publication

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

Points East conference papers

Editor: Christopher Carrell, Jekaterina Young, Domnic d'Angelo, Diana Mutimer | Reference: P3471 | Type: Publication

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

Editor: Yelena Gluzman, Sophia Cleary, Katie Gaydos | Reference: P3474 | ISBN: 978-1-937027-98-8 | Type: Publication

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.

Prime: Part-time

Editor: Steven Renshaw | Reference: P3428 | ISBN: 978-0-9555047-0-9 | Type: Publication

Publication documenting a project in which three artists took up paid, part-time employment.

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

4 LIVE Broadcasts

Artist/Author: Ellie Harrison | Reference: D2294 | Type: DVD

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

Artist/Author: Reverend Billy Talen | Reference: P3410 | ISBN: 978-0872867079 | Type: Publication

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

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.” 

Bioart Kitchen: Art, Feminism and Technoscience

Artist/Author: Lindsay Kelley | Reference: P3324 | ISBN: 978-1784534134 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Janez Janša and Igor Štromajer | Reference: D2260 | Type: DVD

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

Artist/Author: The Gluts | Reference: D2081 | Type: DVD

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

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

Seeds

Artist/Author: Annabel Soutar | Reference: P3305 | ISBN: 978-0889227019 | Type: Publication

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

Editor: Max Blechman | Reference: P3281 | ISBN: 978-1570270024 | Type: Publication

Collection of essays on art and anarchism.

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

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, 

The Forest and the Field

Artist/Author: Chris Goode | Reference: P3257 | ISBN: 9781849434751 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Gavin Butt and Irit Rogoff | Editor: Jorella Andrews | Reference: P3253 | ISBN: 978-3-943365-39-9 | Type: Publication

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

Editor: Fiona Whelan, Ailbhe Murphy, Helen Carey | Reference: P3250 | Type: Publication

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.