The author’s concerns – which include the social meaning of illusion and the cultural manifestation of power – take the reader from Eleanora Duse to Laurie Anderson; from the puppet theatre of Kleist to Kantor’s theatre of the dead; and from the Kutiyattam temple dancers in Kerala to Womanhouse in Los Angeles.
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).
Seeks to show how a clear understanding of class makes sense of what is at stake in a broad number of contemporary art’s most persistent debates, from definitions of political art, to the troubled status of “outsider” and street art, to the question of how we maintain faith in art itself in a dysfunctional world.
Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and class and cultural privilege. (P3152)
Anderson analyzes self-starvation as a significant mode of staging political arguments across the institutional domains of the clinic, the gallery, and the prison.
Paul B. Preciado shows the ways in which the synthesis of hormones since the 1950s has fundamentally changed how gender and sexual identity formulated, and how the pharmaceutical and pornography industries are in the business of creating desire. This riveting continuation of Foucault’s The History of Sexuality also includes Preciado’s diaristic account of his own use of testosterone every day for one year, and its mesmerizing impact on his body as well as his imagination.
The first comprehensive collection of writings by American artist and critic Martha Rosler. Best known for her videos and photography, Rosler has also been an original and influential cultural critic and theorist for over twenty-five years.
Performance Matters, Performing Idea – Other Durations5th October 3:00-7:30pmToynbee StudiosWith: Janine Antoni, Matthew Goulish, Bojana Kunst, Boyan Manchev, Fred Moten and Lara ShalsonTime in Western Cultures continues to accelerate and a slower unregulated life is seemingly nowhere to be found. Contemporary art has seen a resurgence of performances of long and short durations and a re-valuation of historical works of duration. Artists are increasingly playing with, inhabiting and transforming the time of the artwork. Speakers will address questions of how we can now think of the time of performance? What are the relations between performance, time and cultural value? How is performance reconfiguring and othering our understandings and experiences of time?
Explores contemporary approaches which have sought to renew criticism’s energies in the wake of a ‘theatrical turn’ in recent visual arts practice, and the emergence of a ‘performative’ arts writing over the past decade or so.
This item is part of the Study Room Guide: On Falling by Amy Sharrocks (P2249) and the Study Room Guide On (W)Reading Performance Writing by Rachel Lois Clapham (P1433)