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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.

Socio-Economic Diversity and Inclusion in the Arts: A Toolkit for Employers

Editor: Jerwood Arts and Bridge Group | Digital Reference: EF5310 | Type: Digital File

A toolkit with a mission to look to the future: to support long-term change across the arts sector by sharing knowledge, providing expert support, and encouraging take-up of an intersectional approach to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Part of The Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Last Night Art Saved My Life

Digital Reference: EF5320 | Type: Digital File

Audio recording from the informal event which included a practical session of creating ‘access and equality riders’ for artists and audiences. LADA, 26 June 2018. 2 audio files.

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)

Hillbilly Tragedy

Artist/Author: David Young | Reference: A0864 | Type: Article

On what’s not playing in American theatres in the 2017–18 Season.

Nonbinary: Memoirs of gender and identity

Editor: Micah Rajunov, Scott Duane | Reference: P4023 | ISBN: 978-0231185332 | Type: Publication

Thirty authors highlight how our experiences are shaped by a deeply entrenched gender binary. 

First and Last Warning

Artist/Author: The Sydney Front | Reference: D2314 | ISBN: 978-1-922007-32-2 | Type: DVD

The audience is divided. Those who can afford it are escorted to their private viewing area, to be served champagne and smoked salmon throughout the show. The rest risk the edges of the performance space, clad only in black lingerie. In the glass cabinet. 

Latinx: The New Force in American Politics and Culture

Artist/Author: Ed Morales | Reference: P3748 | ISBN: 9781784783198 | Type: Publication

Explains how Latinx political identities are tied to a long Latin American history of mestizaje—“mixedness” or “hybridity”—and that this border thinking is both a key to understanding bilingual, bicultural Latin cultures and politics and a challenge to America’s infamously black–white racial regime.

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)

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?
 

In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives

Artist/Author: Judith Halberstam | Reference: P3719 | ISBN: 978-0814735855 | Type: Publication

Examines the significance of the transgender body and presents a series of case studies focused on the meanings of masculinity in its dominant and alternative forms – especially female and trans-masculinities as they exist within subcultures, and are appropriated within mainstream culture.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Dust

Artist/Author: Carolyn Steedman | Reference: P3628 | ISBN: 978-0719060151 | Type: Publication

Drawing on over five years worth of her own published and unpublished writing, the author has produced a sustained argument about the way in which history writing belongs to the currents of thought shaping the modern world.

Scottee: I Made It

Editor: Jen Harvie | Reference: P3610 | ISBN: 978-0-9935611-8-4 | Type: Publication

Celebrates Scottee as a maker, and marks both the achievement and the influence of his work, the fact he not only survived the violence and traumas so much of his work depicts, but thrived.

The Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Your Silence Will Not Protect You

Artist/Author: Audre Lorde | Reference: P3564 | ISBN: 978-0-99571-622-3 | Type: Publication

Brings Lorde’s essential poetry, speeches and essays, including ‘The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House’, together in one volume for the first time.

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

Grey Gardens

Artist/Author: Albert Maysles and David Maysles | Reference: D2298 | Type: DVD

Explores the daily lives of two aging, eccentric relatives of Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Edie Bouvier Beale and her mother, Edith, are the sole inhabitants of a Long Island estate.

The Silent Cinema Reader

Editor: Lee Grieveson and Peter Krämer | Reference: P3579 | Type: Publication

A comprehensive resource of key writings on early cinema, addressing filmmaking practice, film form, style and content, and the ways in which silent films were exhibited and understood by their audiences, from the beginnings of film in the late nineteenth century to the coming of sound in the late 1920s. 

Class - the elephant in the room

Artist/Author: Rhiannon White | Reference: A0823 | Type: Article

Prevailing ideas of what culture is and who it is for are the real barriers to access and inclusion.

In misc. journals.

Performing Revolutionary: Art, Action, Activism

Artist/Author: Nicole Garneau | Editor: Anne Cushwa | Reference: P3541 | ISBN: 978-1783207947 | Type: Publication

The result of five years of practice-based creative research focused on the UPRISING project, the book presents a number of methods for the creation of politically charged interactive public events in the style of a how-to guide. 

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

Bravado

Artist/Author: Scottee | Reference: P3466 | ISBN: 978-1786823342 | Type: Publication

Memoir of working class masculinity from 1991 to 1999 as seen by a sheep in wolf's clothing

Animal Acts: Performing Species Today

Editor: Una Chaudhuri, Holly Hughes | Reference: P3463 | ISBN: 978-0472051991 | Type: Publication

Collects some of the most exciting, provocative, and moving solo performances on animals, grounded by commentaries that help put these engaging works in a larger context.

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.” 

Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983

Artist/Author: Tim Lawrence | Reference: P3252 | ISBN: 978-0822362029 | Type: Publication

Interviewing DJs, party hosts, producers, musicians, artists, and dancers, Lawrence illustrates how the relatively discrete post-disco, post-punk, and hip hop scenes became marked by their level of plurality, interaction, and convergence. He also explains how the shifting urban landscape of New York supported the cultural renaissance before gentrification.

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?

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).

Strategies of Success

Artist/Author: Tanja Ostojic, Marina Grzinic and Suzana Milevska | Reference: P3105 | ISBN: 2-910164-32-2 | Type: Publication

Book published alongside the eponymous exhibition (La BOX, Bourges); includes essays by the three authors, in English, Serbian and French.

 

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

Programme for a Proletarian Children’s Theatre

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

In miscellaneous folder 6.

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

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.

Fair Play

Artist/Author: Jen Harvie | Reference: P2878 | ISBN: 978-1137027276 | Type: Publication

What is the quality of participation in contemporary art and performance? Fair Play: Art, Performance and Neoliberalism explores this question through the work of important contemporary artists and organizations including Marcus Coates, Phil Collins, Jeremy Deller, Michael Landy, Grayson Perry, Rachel Whiteread, Lone Twin, Punchdrunk, Tate Modern and the National Theatre. 

Framing Feminism

Editor: Rozsika Parker and Griselda Pollock | Reference: P2841 | ISBN: 978-0863581793 | Type: Publication

An introduction to the major events and debated in the early years of feminist art practice. An extensive collection of articles, as well as broadsheets printed in facsimile, illustrate the history and diversity of arguably the most important intervention in modern art. 

This item is part of the 'Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art' Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)

The Only Way Home Is Through the Show: Performance Work of Lois Weaver

Editor: Lois Weaver and Jen Harvie | Reference: P2847 | ISBN: 978-1-78320-534-9 | Type: Publication

The book explores Weaver's collaborative work with Split Britches and Spiderwoman as well as her solo projects, performance interventions, and work as a facilitator, teacher, and as Tammy WhyNot.

A Good Night Out for the Girls: Popular Feminisms in Contemporary Theatre and Performance

Artist/Author: Elaine Aston and Geraldine Harris | Reference: P2840 | ISBN: 978-1137518200 | Type: Publication

Moving across the boundaries of mainstream and experimental circuits, from the affective pleasures of commercially successful shows such as Calendar Girls and Mamma Mia! to the feminist possibilities of new burlesque and stand-up, this book offers a lucid and accessible account of popular feminisms in contemporary theatre and performance.

The Origins of Totalitarianism

Artist/Author: Hannah Arendt | Reference: P2842 | ISBN: 978-0156701532 | Type: Publication

Arendt provides a historical account of the forces that crystallized into totalitarianism. The ebb and flow of nineteenth-century anti-Semitism (she deemed the Dreyfus Affair a dress rehearsal for the Final Solution) and the rise of European imperialism, accompanied by the invention of racism as the only possible rationalization for it. 

Revolutionary Time and the Avant Garde

Artist/Author: John Roberts | Reference: P2810 | ISBN: 978-1781689134 | Type: Publication

The first book of its kind to look at the legacy of the avant-garde in relation to the deepening crisis of capitalist non-reproduction.

Jamie McMurry’s Shit Parade

Artist/Author: Dominic Johnson | Reference: A0641 | Type: Article

Writing and documentation from a performance in London March 2015 with photos by Manuel Vason. Miscellaneous folder #5A

Double Your Money with Scottee documentation

Digital Reference: EF5172 | Type: Digital File

Documentation from Double Your Money, LADA's Catalyst supported initiative offering artists £1,000 and inviting them to turn it into (at least) £2,000 which would be split equally between the artist and LADA.

Propaganda Pamphlet

Artist/Author: The Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home | Reference: P2744 | Type: Publication

A collection of documents, presentations, propaganda pamphlets and vidioes realised by The Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home, including “Miss Julie in Utopia Propaganda Pamphlet 2106200821” (2008), “The Hazardous Family Performance Text” (2008), “Macbethmachine Pamphlet 211220101330” (2010), “Family in Transit” (2013), and a DVD video of “A Promising Family Picnic” (2009).

Studying Disability Arts and Culture - An Introduction

Artist/Author: Petra Kuppers | Reference: P2715 | ISBN: 9781137413468 | Type: Publication

Complete with case studies, exercises and questions for further study, the book introduces students to the work of disabled artists and their allies, and explores artful responses to living with physical, cognitive, emotional or sensory difference.

Paris Is Burning: A Queer Film Classic

Artist/Author: Lucas Hilderbrand | Reference: P2671 | ISBN: 9781551525198 | Type: Publication

This publication is an homage to “Paris Is Burning”, Jennie Livingston's brilliant and award-winning 1991 documentary that captures the 1980s New York drag ball scene.

Fairytale: A Reader

Artist/Author: Ai Weiwei | Reference: P2478 | ISBN: 9783037642108 | Type: Publication

Extensive documentation of Ai Weiwei's project 'Fairytale' where the artist invited 1001 participants to live their own Fairytale for 28 days.

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community

Artist/Author: Laura Erikson Schroth | Reference: P2453 | ISBN: 978-0199325351 | Type: Publication

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is a revolutionary resource-a comprehensive, reader-friendly guide for transgender people, with each chapter written by transgender or genderqueer authors