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Unicorn: The Memoir of a Muslim Drag Queen

Author: Amrou Al-Kadhi | Reference: P4058 | ISBN: 978-0008306069 | Type: Publication

From a god-fearing Muslim boy enraptured with their mother, to a vocal, queer drag queen estranged from their family, this is a heart-breaking and hilarious memoir about the author’s fight to be true to themself.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

PLAYING UP: A Live Art Game for Kids and Adults (second edition)

Author: Sibylle Peters | Reference: P3999 | ISBN: 978-0-9935611-0-8 | Type: Publication

Second edition of the artwork exploring the potential of Live Art to bridge generations.

A Transpective: how things used to be now

Author: Chana Dubinski | Reference: P3993 | Type: Publication

Publication documenting the 18 months in which Ann Bean left London and settled in Newark-on-Trent, creating a different, unfamiliar life structure.

Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog

Author: Pamela S Turne | Reference: P3705 | ISBN: 978-0547237558 | Type: Publication

This true story of a dog that faithfully waited for his owner at a Tokyo train station.

Between the Body and the Flesh: Performing Sadomasochism

Author: Lynda Hart | Reference: P3721 | ISBN: 978-0231084031 | Type: Publication

Focusing on a variety of representations, the book stimulates discussions of s/m through the exploration of censorship in the arts, the fetishization of sexual paraphernalia, recombinations of class, race and sexuality, and the politics of psychoanalysis.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Heart of a Dog

Author: Laurie Anderson | Reference: D2304 | Type: DVD

A cinematic journey through love, death and language. 

75 minutes.

Man Enough to be a Woman: The Autobiography of Jayne County

Author: Jayne County | Reference: P3666 | ISBN: 978-1852423384 | Type: Publication

Wild, hilarious and shameless account of Jayne's life from her cissy-boy childhood in Georgia to her 90s renaissance, as a new wave of superstars claim her as their inspiration.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

The Naked Civil Servant

Author: Quentin Crisp | Reference: P3567 | ISBN: 978-0006540441 | Type: Publication

In this autobiography, Crisp describes his unhappy childhood and the stresses of adolescence that led him to London. There in bedsits and cafes he found a world of brutality and comedy, of shortlived jobs and precarious relationships.

What the **** is Normal?!

Author: Francesca Martinez | Reference: P3569 | ISBN: 978-0753555354 | Type: Publication

If you grow up in a world where wrinkles are practically illegal, going bald is cause for a mental breakdown, and women over size zero are encouraged to shoot themselves (immediately), what the hell do you do if you’re, gasp … disabled? 

Because of Love: Franko B’s Story

Author: Franko B | Reference: P3482 | ISBN: 978-0-9935611-5-3 | Type: Publication

Because of Love tells the story of the artist’s childhood in Italy in an orphanage and at the hands of his abusive family, his journey to London as a young man, his return to Italy many years later as an accomplished artist, and, in between, the story of his life and loves and his becoming an artist.

An autobiography of hands: how to train in sleight of hand magic

Author: Augusto Corrieri | Reference: P3418 | Type: Publication

First-person account of an intensive process of training in sleight of hand magic, undertaken by Corrieri in his teenage years. Accompanied by a short online video, as well as illustrations from a classic book on coin magic, the text explores the configuration of the magician’s studio, the relation to the mirror, and the forms of exchange with other sleight of hand magicians.

performing research toolkit

Author: Sibylle Peters and Theatre of Research | Reference: P3456 | Type: Publication

On how to conduct research projects with kids and adults using Live Art strategies. 

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Kids (P3091).

PLAYING UP: A Live Art Game for Kids and Adults (German)

Author: Sibylle Peters | Reference: P3275 | ISBN: 978-3-000566196 | Type: Publication

Exploring the potential of Live Art to bridge generations andrawing on key Live Art themes and seminal works, PLAYING UP takes the form of a game played by adults and kids together. In German.

PLAYING UP: A Live Art Game for Kids and Adults

Author: Sibylle Peters | Reference: P3274 | ISBN: 978-0-9935611-0-8 | Type: Publication

Exploring the potential of Live Art to bridge generations andrawing on key Live Art themes and seminal works, PLAYING UP takes the form of a game played by adults and kids together.

Staging Age: The Performance of Age in Theatre, Dance, and Film

Editor: Valerie Barnes Lipscomb and Leni Marshall | Reference: P3147 | ISBN: 978-0230623651 | Type: Publication

This text explores how performers offer conscious-and unconscious-portrayals of the spectrum of age to their audiences. It considers a variety of media, including theatre, film, dance, advertising, and television, and offers critical foundations for research and course design, sound pedagogical approaches, and analyses.

Part of the Know How: The Study Room Guide on Live Art Live Art and working with older individuals and communities. (P3140)

Freaks

Author: Tod Browning | Reference: D2236 | Type: DVD

Now regarded as a landmark film but virtually disowned by MGM when it was first produced, Browning's film, set in a travelling circus, works as an old-fashioned morality play against avarice. Browning used a collection of handicapped actors and performers for the circus community, which initially welcomes the beautiful trapeze artist Cleopatra into their group when she marries midget circus owner, Hans. 

60 minutes.

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Kids (P3091).

Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation

Author: Richard Sennett | Reference: P3096 | ISBN: 978-0141022109 | Type: Publication

From Medieval guilds to today's social networks, Sennett's book explores the nature of co-operation, why it has become weak and how it can be strengthened.
Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Kids (P3091).

Programme for a Proletarian Children’s Theatre

Author: Walter Benjamin | Reference: A0705 | Type: Article

In miscellaneous folder 6.

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Kids (P3091).

Wreck This Journal: To Create is to Destroy, Now With Even More Ways to Wreck!

Author: Keri Smith | Reference: P3093 | ISBN: 978-0141976143 | Type: Publication

Through a series of creatively and quirkily illustrated prompts, Smith encourages journalers to engage in “destructive” acts – poking holes through pages, adding photos and defacing them, painting with coffee, colouring outside the lines, and more – in order to experience the true creative process.

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Kids (P3091).

Oogly Boogly

Author: Guy Dartnell, Tom Morris, Emma Gladstone | Reference: D2235 | Type: DVD

What happens when a 12-18 month old is let loose in a soft, safe space with someone who follows and reflects their every sound, move and mood? The interaction between babies, performers and the audience of parents and carers is what makes this an utterly unpredictable event.  

Includes a 10 minute edit and a video of the 45 minute performance a the 2005 Melbourne Festival.

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Kids (P3091).

This Is Not A Book

Author: Keri Smith | Reference: P3094 | ISBN: 978-1846144448 | Type: Publication

This Is Not a Book will engage readers by having them define everything a book can be by asking, 'If it's not a book, what is it then?' – with a kaleidoscope of possible answers.

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Kids (P3091).

The Story of ‘M’

Author: SuAndi | Reference: P3102 | ISBN: 978-1786821157 | Type: Publication

A moving tribute to the life and death of the artist's white mother mother who raised her mixed-race children in the face of frequent racism 1960s but never let them forget they were of African descent and to be proud of their heritages. Includes selected poems by the same author.

See also D2230.

How to be an Explorer of the World

Author: Keri Smith | Reference: P3092 | ISBN: 978-0241953884 | Type: Publication

Artists and scientists analyse the world around them in surprisingly similar ways, by observing, collecting, documenting, analyzing, and comparing. In this guided journal, readers are encouraged to explore their world as both artists and scientists.

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Kids (P3091).

Haircuts by Children, and Other Evidence for a New Social Contract

Author: Darren O'Donnell | Reference: P3097 | ISBN: 978-1552453377 | Type: Publication

A practical proposal for the inclusion of children in as many realms as possible, not only as an expression of their rights, but as a way to intervene in the world and to disrupt the stark economic inequalities perpetuated by the status quo.

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Kids (P3091).

This book is not currently available. 

Study Room Guide on Live Art and Kids

Author: Sibylle Peters | Reference: P3091

A Study Room Guide by the artist and researcher Sibylle Peters looking at key issues and works in relation to Live Art by, for, and with, children

Mine-Haha: Or, on the Bodily Education of Young Girls

Author: Frank Wedekind | Reference: P3095 | ISBN: 978-1843914556 | Type: Publication

At once a dystopian fantasy and a critique of sexual norms, this novella describes a unique boarding  institution for girls – part idyllic refuge, part prison – where pupils are trained only in the physical arts of movement, dance and music, before issuing into an adult world for which they have (unwittingly) been prepared. Presented alongside two rare, complementary short fictional pieces: The Burning of Egliswyl and The Sacrificial Lamb.
Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Kids (P3091).
 

The Story of M

Author: SuAndi | Reference: D2230 | Type: DVD

Commissioned by the Institute for Contemporary Arts in 1995, The Story of M is a moving tribute to the life and death of the artist's white mother mother who raised her mixed-race children in the face of frequent racism 1960s but never let them forget they were of African descent and to be proud of their heritages.

The English Channel

Author: Liz Aggiss | Digital Reference: EF5211 | Type: Digital File

This story of a career forged in the heady waters of performance art and dance-film depicts Aggiss resuscitating herself back into the on-stage limelight. In the process, she becomes an unwitting channel for wilful women and forgotten archives; a conduit for hidden histories and buried truths. 

Clips; 4:44.

No Mundo Maravilhoso do Futebol

Editor: Julian Germain, Murilo Godoy, Patriciazevedo | Reference: P2950 | ISBN: 9075574126 | Type: Publication

This unconventional documentary of Favela children–using pictures taken by the children themselves–organises representation around the theme of football and community.

In English and Portuguese.

Adrienne at home - poofter

Author: Adrian Howells | Digital Reference: EF5200 | Type: Digital File

Last of 4 short videos. 2006.

3:03

Adrienne at home - Fatally Attracted (to colourful and glittery things)

Author: Adrian Howells | Digital Reference: EF5199 | Type: Digital File

Third of 4 short videos. 2006.

3:20

Adrienne at home - Sensitive Boy

Author: Adrian Howells | Digital Reference: EF5198 | Type: Digital File

Second of 4 short videos. 2006.

1:10

Adrienne at home - Introduction

Author: Adrian Howells | Digital Reference: EF5197 | Type: Digital File

First of 4 short videos. 2006.

2:18

No Olho da Rua

Author: No Olho da Rua | Reference: P2946 | Type: Publication

Since 1995 this independent project has offered ‘street children’ the chance to express themselves through photography, writing and interviews. This publication contains examples of the work created.

Silent Explosion: Ivor Davies and Destruction in Art

Editor: Heike Roms | Reference: P2926 | ISBN: 978-0992903930 | Type: Publication

Exhibition catalogue. In Welsh and English. 

National Museum Cardiff, 14 November 2015 –  20 March 2016.

Covered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta

Reference: P2890 | ISBN: 978-0520288010 | Type: Publication

This richly illustrated catalogue presents a series of sequential color stills from each of twenty-one original Super 8 films that have been newly preserved and digitized in high definition for the 2015 exhibition, combined with related photographs, and reference still images from all of the artist's 104 filmworks; together these illustrations sample the full range of the artist's film practice from 1971 to 1981. 

Exhibition dates: Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota: September 15 – December 12, 2015.

Infinity Net: The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama

Author: Yayoi Kusama | Reference: P2863 | ISBN: 978-1849762137 | Type: Publication

This engaging autobiography tells the story of Kusama's life and extraordinary career in her own words, revealing her as a fascinating figure and maverick artist who channels her obsessive neuroses into an art that transcends cultural barriers.

Ana Mendieta

Editor: Gloria Moure | Reference: P2887 | ISBN: 978-8434308213 | Type: Publication

This publication sets out to make Mendieta's figure more public in order to secure her rightful place in the chronicle of contemporary art.

Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration

Author: David Wojnarowicz | Reference: P2884 | ISBN: 978-0679732273 | Type: Publication

A collection of creative essays — a scathing, sexy, sublimely humorous and honest personal testimony to the Fear of Diversity in America. 

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

Adrienne at home

Author: Adrian Howells | Reference: D2202 | Type: DVD

This DVD is currently missing. The digital files can be viewed in the Study Room. Their references are EF5197, EF5198, EF5199, EF5200.

4 short videos. 2006. Includes:

Introduction 2:18

Sensitive Boy 1:10

Fatally Attracted (to colourful and glittery things) 3:20

poofter 3:03

Somewhere Near Variety

Author: Tim Etchells and Adrian Heathfield | Reference: D2199 | Type: DVD

In a series of letters composed to each other and delivered to camera, artist Tim Etchells and writer Adrian Heathfield examine what underlies their shared interest in the notion and forms of Variety.

73 minutes. 2006.

Minor Histories: Statements, Conversations, Proposals (Writing Art)

Author: Mike Kelley | Reference: P2823 | ISBN: 978-0262611985 | Type: Publication

The collection concentrates on Kelley's own work, ranging from texts in “voices” that grew out of scripts for performance pieces to expository critical and autobiographical writings. 

Jive Talker

Author: Samson Kambalu | Reference: P2791 | ISBN: 978-3293004115 | Type: Publication

In German.

In this often subversive book, Samson Kambalu introduces his country of birth, Malawi, an impoverished nation in which no dissent is tolerated, where political opponents are “disappeared” and where a portrait of Life President Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda is always guaranteed to be watching. Narrated with sass and charisma, The Jive Talker is a love letter to an Africa that is hardly understood.

Alice Anderson: From Dance to Sculpture

Author: Alice Anderson | Reference: P2480 | ISBN: 9780957402300 | Type: Publication

Catalogue of Alice Anderson's 'From Dance to Sculpture' exhibition.

Harness

Author: Aine Phillips | Digital Reference: DB0123 | Type: Digital File

Part of Access All Areas Screening Programme. Also available with subtitles as EF0123SUB (see digital_videos_11/EF0123SUB_phillips_harness.mov)

Art In Everyday Life

Author: Linda Montano | Reference: P0015 | Type: Publication

Includes descriptions of Montano’s performances written by Montano herself. The performances described span from 1964 to 1980. Also includes text by Montano on ‘Art in everyday life’.