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An Apartment on Uranus

Artist/Author: Paul B. Preciado | Reference: P4104 | ISBN: 978-1-913097-07-3 | Type: Publication

Recounts Preciado’s transformation from Beatriz into Paul B., and examines other processes of political, cultural and sexual transition.

KAPUTT: The Academy of Destruction

Artist/Author: KAPUTT: Manifesto | Digital Reference: EF5363 | Type: Digital File

Documentation from the collaboration between LADA, Sibylle Peters of Theatre of Research and Tate Families & Early Years. 26 to 29 October 2017.

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

Artist/Author: Greta Thunberg | Reference: P4057 | ISBN: 978-0141991740 | Type: Publication

The book brings Greta in her own words, collecting her speeches that have made history.

Love Motel for Insects

Artist/Author: Brandon_Ballengee | Digital Reference: EF5301 | Type: Digital File

Public installations designed to construct interactions between humans and arthropods such as moths, beetles, caddisflies, ants and lacewings.

Part of Life Art Library at MIF 2019: Animals of Manchester; Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2019.

Serenading the cattle with my trombone

Artist/Author: Farmer Derek Klingenberg | Digital Reference: EF5297 | Type: Digital File

A farmer calls his cattle by playing his trombone to them.

Part of Life Art Library at MIF 2019: Animals of Manchester; Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2019.

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

Artist/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.

Urban Man

Artist/Author: AlbertVidal | Digital Reference: EF5302 | Type: Digital File

The artist co-habits with animals in cages in zoos around the world.

Part of Life Art Library at MIF 2019: Animals of Manchester; Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2019.

Four Legs Good

Artist/Author: Jack Tan | Digital Reference: EF5299 | Type: Digital File

A revival of medieval animal trials featuring Snoopy the Jack Russell terrier in court for sheep worrying.

Part of Life Art Library at MIF 2019: Animals of Manchester; Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2019.

Art by Animals

Artist/Author: Jack Ashby | Digital Reference: EF5304 | Type: Digital File

Watch apes and elephants master human art. This film was created alongside the 2012 exhibition Art by Animals at the Grant Museum of Zoology, UCL

Part of Life Art Library at MIF 2019: Animals of Manchester; Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2019.

Falling Asleep With A Pig

Artist/Author: Kira O’Reilly | Digital Reference: EF5298 | Type: Digital File

The artist shares a living space with Deliah the pig for 72 hours. Film Credit: Rob La Frenais

Part of Life Art Library at MIF 2019: Animals of Manchester; Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2019.

Barbary Lion

Artist/Author: Every house has a door | Digital Reference: EF5296 | Type: Digital File

A short animation about the regionally extinct lion.

Part of Life Art Library at MIF 2019: Animals of Manchester; Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2019.

Balthazar

Artist/Author: David Weber Krebs | Digital Reference: EF5295 | Type: Digital File

A donkey choreographs a group of dancers.

Part of Life Art Library at MIF 2019: Animals of Manchester; Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2019.

Coexistence

Artist/Author: Donna Conlon | Digital Reference: EF5305 | Type: Digital File

A parade of leaf-cutter ants carry artificial leaves painted as flags of different nations and peace signs.

Part of Life Art Library at MIF 2019: Animals of Manchester; Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2019.

Portrait in an Anthill

Artist/Author: Yann Marussich | Digital Reference: EF5303 | Type: Digital File

The artist lies motionless for five hours in a glass container that he shares with a colony of ants.

Part of Life Art Library at MIF 2019: Animals of Manchester; Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2019.

Goat Cut Piece

Artist/Author: Laura Lima | Digital Reference: EF5300 | Type: Digital File

The artist collaborates with a goat to re-enact performance artist Yoko Ono’s famous work from 1964, Cut Piece.

Part of Life Art Library at MIF 2019: Animals of Manchester; Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2019.

Full Surrogacy Now

Artist/Author: Sophie Lewis | Reference: P3974 | ISBN: 978-1-78663-729-1 | Type: Publication

In order to become ethically acceptable, surrogacy must change beyond recognition—but we need more surrogacy, not less!

An Anthology of Intriguing Animals

Artist/Author: Ben Hoare | Reference: P3711 | ISBN: 978-0241334393 | Type: Publication

An animal encyclopedia with a twist, which showcases more than 100 animals in close-up detail.

Animalphabet

Artist/Author: Julia Donaldson, Sharon King-Chai | Reference: P3710 | ISBN: 978-1509801633 | Type: Publication

Written as an interactive guessing game, with eye-catching artwork and an exotic array of animals to marvel over, this is a gorgeous book to treasure – can you guess who has more legs than a butterfly? And who is wrinklier than a hedgehog?

On Ageing: Reflections, Conversations, Research

Artist/Author: Fevered Sleep | Reference: P3684 | ISBN: 978-0955908224 | Type: Publication

A publication on the performance for adults which explored, through image, sound, light, text and the choreography of hundreds of objects, what it is to change, to grow, and to age.

Original production: Young Vic – London: 27th September – 9th October 2010

A Plea for Transgenerational Research in Live Art

Artist/Author: Sibylle Peters | Reference: A0833 | Type: Article

Presents principles of the work by the Theatre of Research as a plea for transgenerational research in performance and Live Art.

Baa Baa Baric: Have You Any Pull?

Editor: Mark Storor | Reference: P3632 | Type: Publication

A supplement in St Helen's Star, sharing and documenting the project which has been taking place in the town since for 12 years.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

 

Geek Love

Artist/Author: Katherine Dunn | Reference: P3566 | ISBN: 978-0349100869 | Type: Publication

Lil Binewski, born a Boston aristocrat, was in her time the most stylish of geeks. That is to say she made her living by biting the heads off live chickens in front of a carnival audience. This she gave up for doting motherhood, because she and her fairground-owning husband had a money spinning idea. 

No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive

Artist/Author: Lee Edelman | Reference: P3565 | ISBN: 978-0822333692 | Type: Publication

Argues that the child, understood as innocence in need of protection, represents the possibility of the future against which the queer is positioned as the embodiment of a relentlessly narcissistic, antisocial, and future-negating drive. Boldly insists that the efficacy of queerness lies in its very willingness to embrace this refusal of the social and political order. 

Focus on Destruction

Artist/Author: Mary Paterson | Reference: A0772 | Type: Article

A response to KAPUTT: The Academy of Destruction at Tate Modern, October 2017.

Genesi—from the museum of sleep programme

Reference: P3515 | Type: Publication

Programme of the performance which takes the first book of the Old Testament as its inspiration.

Idit Elia Nathan: Footnotes Playing Dead catalogue

Editor: Kirsten Lavers | Reference: P3488 | Type: Publication

Published on the occasion of the Idit Elia Natham exhibition at Standpoint Gallery, London. 16 January – 14 February 2015.

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

Polvo (Octopus)

Artist/Author: Michel Groisman | Reference: P3480 | Type: Publication

Playing cards, for a performance/card game in which players are dealt body parts instead of numbers in suit. Players will combine their own cards and reproduce the combinations with their own body. When a combination is impossible to be made alone the player may borrow a part of someone else’s body to be able to continue to play.

Boris Charmatz

Editor: Ana Janevski | Reference: P3425 | ISBN: 978-1633450066 | Type: Publication

Whether he’s creating a dance composed solely of everyday actions, working with an ensemble of children, or running a “dancing museum,” Charmatz’s work experiments with the body as a vessel for subjectivity, history, and collective action. 

performing research toolkit

Artist/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).

Pocket Theatre M documentation

Artist/Author: Zorica Jevremović | Reference: D2262 | Type: DVD

Artist biography and promotional material for Pocket Theatre M (Džepno pozorište M), founded on the premises of a psychiatric clinic.

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

Stigmata

Artist/Author: Helene Cixous | Reference: P3258 | ISBN: 978-0415345453

The essays explore the broad range of poetico-philosophical questions that have long been circulating in the Cixousian universe: the self and the other, autobiographies of writing, love's labors lost and found, sexual difference, feminism and feminine hours, the prehistory of the work of art and reading the visual arts, animal (w)rites and trans-species relations, literary theory, post-colonial theory, death and life.

PLAYING UP: A Live Art Game for Kids and Adults

Artist/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.

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

Artist/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.

Performance and the Maternal

Artist/Author: Emily Underwood-Lee and Lena Simic | Reference: A0716 | Type: Article

Correspondences exchanged between the two authors as part of the Performance and the Maternal project.

Job Centre Junior

Artist/Author: Amelia Beavis-Harrison | Reference: P3179 | ISBN: 978-82-690680-0-9 | Type: Publication

Newspaper accompanying the performance installation which focuses on how policy change directly affects low income families through austerity measures that sanction welfare claimants and push people into vulnerable positions. Includes interviews and performance script.

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)

Performance in Place of War

Artist/Author: James Thompson, Jenny Hughes and Michael Balfour | Reference: P3134 | ISBN: 978-1906497149 | Type: Publication

The book looks at theatre and performances that often occur quite literally as bombs are falling, as well as during times of ceasefire and in the aftermath of hostilities. Includes interviews with artists, short play extracts, and photographs.

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).
 

Nothing to Lose but Our Fear: Activism and Resistance in Dangerous Times

Artist/Author: Fiona Jeffries | Reference: P3124 | ISBN: 978-1783604142 | Type: Publication

Delivers a counter blow to the rampant culture of fear fuelled by the likes of CNN, Fox and the Daily Mail. Exploring contemporary and historical manifestations of this controlling force, the conversations in this collection go beyond just scrutinizing what constitutes rational versus irrational fear, or identifying ways in which human fears are manipulated by political players. They reveal how fear antagonizes and changes our subjectivity and, crucially, how the political use of fear has been resisted in different times and places, by different people across the globe.

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).

Study Room Guide on Live Art and Kids

Artist/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

Artist/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).
 

Freaks

Artist/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

Artist/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).

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

Artist/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

Artist/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

Artist/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).