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Immersive Theatres: Intimacy and Immediacy in Contemporary Performance

Artist/Author: Josephine Machon | Reference: P2866 | ISBN: 978-1137019837 | Type: Publication

Charting the rise of the immersive theatre phenomenon, this is the first survey of immersive theories and practices for students, scholars and practitioners of contemporary performance. It includes interviews with immersive artists and examines key topics such as site-specific performance and immersive technologies. 

Acts of Intervention: Performance, Gay Culture, and AIDS

Artist/Author: David Roman | Reference: P2877 | ISBN: 978-0253211682 | Type: Publication

This volume examines the ways gay men have used theatre and performance to intervene in the AIDS crisis. It discusses dramatic texts and public performances–from cabarets and candlelight vigils to full-scale Broadway productions that have shaped, and been shaped by, the history of AIDS in national, regional, and local contexts.

Lifeguard

Artist/Author: Adrian Howells | Reference: D2207 | Type: DVD

 This DVD is currently missing. The digital file can be viewed in the Study Room. The reference is EF5193.

Immersive theatrical experience exploring the complex and ambiguous relationship with water. In collaboration with Mike Brookes, Minty Donald, Rob Drummond, Ira Mandela Siobhan, Jane Mason, Nick Millar and Nichola Scrutton.

18 October 2012 at Govanhill Baths. 52 minutes.

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.

Artist at Work, Proximity of Art and Capitalism

Artist/Author: Bojana Kunst | Reference: P2832 | ISBN: 978-1785350009 | Type: Publication

This book examines the recent changes in the labour of an artist and addresses them from the perspective of performance.

Almost 18 but not leaving home

Artist/Author: Dasa Raimanova | Reference: D2200 | Type: DVD

Documentary about ADM's 17th Birthday Festival by Dasa Raimanova.

25 minutes. 2015.

Art As Social Practice A Critical Investigation Of Works By Kenneth A. Balfelt

Editor: Matthias Hvass Borello | Reference: P2822 | ISBN: 978-3957632760 | Type: Publication

The publication looks at a number of vigorously debated collaborative projects undertaken over the past twelve years in and outside Denmark by artist Kenneth A. Balfelt. It contains both introductions to five projects, interviews with the people involved in the projects and finally four essays trying to reflect on the impact of these kinds of artworks. 

Not Just a Mirror: Looking for the Political Theatre of Today

Editor: Florian Malzacher | Reference: P2797 | ISBN: 978-3895813788 | Type: Publication

The publication is comprised of eight essays, two interviews, and 15 case studies of political theatre makers, and investigates the performing arts as a political laboratory of the present. It explores how theatre, dance, and performance reveal their essential agnosticism, provoking the potential to actively change society rather than merely serving as a cover-up for the dysfunctions, fractures, and wounds of society.

SWIM

Artist/Author: Amy Sharrocks | Digital Reference: EF5177 | Type: Digital File

One of a series of works looking at people and their relationship with water in an urban setting.

2014, HD video, 31’ 19”

The Chapter

Artist/Author: Tim Etchells | Reference: P2792 | Type: Publication

Published as part of g39's show Island (Adaptation II), August 2015.

Stages in the Revolution. Political theatre in Britain since 1968

Artist/Author: Catherine Itzin | Reference: P2770 | ISBN: 978-0413461506 | Type: Publication

A comprehensive account of the radical theatre movement in Britain from 1968 to1978. 

Case of Emergency: Emergent Writings on Live Art and Performance

Editor: David Frankovich, et al. | Reference: P2774 | ISBN: 978-952-6670-55-3 | Type: Publication

*currently unavailable*

A catalogue of new writing on performance including essays and dialogues around emergency.

Petro-Subjectivity: De-Industrializing Our Sense of Self

Artist/Author: Brett Bloom | Reference: P2768 | ISBN: 978-1-4951-5922-0 | Type: Publication

This book is an investigation of how the use of petroleum, in every aspect of our lives, limits our capacities to think about surviving climate breakdown, and how it shapes the things we do and inhibits our capacities to think future ways out of it. Pocket-size book. 

Playing for Time: Making Art as if the World Mattered

Artist/Author: Lucy Neal | Reference: P2727 | ISBN: 9781783191864 | Type: Publication

This publication explores the pivotal role artists play in re-thinking the future; re-inventing and re-imagining our world at a time of systemic change and uncertainty. This book identifies collaborative arts practices emerging in response to planetary challenges, reclaiming a traditional role for artists in the community as truth-tellers and agents of change.

Greenwich Village 1963: Avant-Garde Performance and the Effervescent Body

Artist/Author: Sally Banes | Reference: P2672 | ISBN: 978-0-8223-1391-5 | Type: Publication

This book draws a vibrant portrait of the artists and performers who gave the 1963 Village its exhilarating force, the avant-garde whose interweaving of public and private life, work and play, art and ordinary experience, began a wholesale reworking of the social and cultural fabric of America.

The Survivalist Series: @localtradetheory

Artist/Author: Ania Bas | Reference: P2634 | ISBN: 978-1-908452-57-3 | Type: Publication

Publication part of the The Survivalist Series 2013/2014 project produced and commissioned by CAAPO.

JocJonJosch: Hand in Foot

Editor: Rye Dag Holmboe, Jo Melvin | Reference: P2539 | ISBN: 9788089587087 | Type: Publication

A book published to coincide with an exhibition in Sion, Switzerland, of the Anglo-Swiss-Slovakian collective JocJonJosch's – Joc Marchington, Jonathan Brantschen and Joschi Herczeg. 

No Innocent Bystanders Performance Art and Audience

Artist/Author: Frazer Ward | Reference: P2544 | ISBN: 978-1611683356 | Type: Publication

*currently unavailable*

This publication explores the ethical challenges with which performance art confronts its viewers speak to the reimagining of the audience.

Vito Hannibal Acconci Studio

Artist/Author: Vito Acconci | Reference: P2465 | ISBN: 978-8495951717 | Type: Publication

A comprehensive selection of Vito Acconci's works, including a DVD of three 20 min videos in which he speaks about his realized and unrealized projects.

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

Vito Acconci: Writings, Works, Projects

Artist/Author: Gloria Moure | Reference: P2450 | ISBN: 8434308940 | Type: Publication

This monograph includes both extensive visual documentation from throughout Vito Acconci's career and a wide selection of his writings.

Vito Acconci, In Conversation at Acconci Studio, New York

Artist/Author: Vito Acconci | Reference: D2148 | ISBN: 9780981540931 | Type: DVD

Vito Acconci in conversation at Acconci Studio, New York with the Halpern-Rogath Curatorial Seminar at the University of Pennsylvania

60 Farringdon Road: Wheelrights’ Workshop to Free Word Centre

Artist/Author: Philippa Lewis | Reference: P2165 | Type: Publication

This booklet tells the story of just one building in the vast metropolis of London – 60 Farringdon Road. Neither particularly distinguished nor particularly old, the building’s past – and that of the immediate neighbourhood of Clerkenwell – illustrates the ebb and flow of city life and commerce, the arriving technologies, fortunes and fashions.

Imagine Nation: The Case for Cultural Learning

Reference: P2164 | Type: Publication

This publication is a contribution by the Cultural Learning Alliance to the current debate about the transformative role played by the arts and heritage in the lives of children and young people.

Dear Stranger, I Love You: the ethics of community in Rajni Shah Projects’ Glorious

Artist/Author: Rajni Shah Projects | Reference: P2117 | ISBN: 978-1-86220-306-8 | Type: Publication

This publication brings together four ways of looking at Glorious (Shah's project, started in 2009 which was rebuilt in each new place that was visited, together with some of the people met during that time), and includes: a short film made in response to six performances of the show; a music video shot in and around Lancaster and Morecambe; a critical overview of the process behind two iterations of the project; and The Glorious Storybook, a collection of essays and images from throughout the process.

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

Conversation Pieces / community and communication in modern art

Artist/Author: Grant H. Kester | Reference: P2099 | ISBN: 978-0-520-23839-8 | Type: Publication

Grant Kester treats the relationship between art and democracy as pedagogical, performative, and ethical, he revives our understanding of the importance of civic engagement, solidarity, conversation, and public intervention.

London 2012 Festival

Artist/Author: Various | Reference: P2096 | Type: Publication

Pictures and details of 2012 Festival performances

Conversation Pieces – Community, Communication in Modern Art

Artist/Author: Grant H. Kester | Reference: P2076 | ISBN: 9780520238398 | Type: Publication

*currently unavailable*

Grant Kester treats the relationship between art and democracy as pedagogical, performative, and ethical, he revives our understanding of the importance of civic engagement, solidarity, conversation, and public intervention.

She’s a Tough old Broad – A Social History of Metro Arts

Reference: P2062 | Type: Publication

This catalogue was published as part of the exhibition “She’s a Tough old Broad – A Social History of Metro Arts”. Small catalogue in folder.

The Book of Blood

Artist/Author: Ernst Fischer, Leibniz | Reference: D1969 | Type: DVD

Leibniz, together with a host of guest artists, presents The Book of Blood, an ongoing performance and multi-performative experience that explores issues relating human rights and (dis)enfranchisement whilst aiming to facilitate the spectator’s active contribution in participation. Each visitor is invited to donate a drop of blood to be used as ink in the writing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights into a thick, leather-bound book. This video and photographs are taken from PSI 12, Queen Mary, 2006. Includes a performance leaflet/document.

Collective Echoes – Projects for Public Space

Editor: M. Simon Levin, Henry Tsang | Reference: P2033 | ISBN: 0-9732565-0-8 | Type: Publication

This catalogue re-contextualises a series of public projects implemented between 1998 and 2002 within the city of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Hilary Gilligan – Artworks

Artist/Author: Hilary Gilligan | Reference: D1949 | Type: DVD

The CD includes a powerpoint presentation of the work by the Irish/Canadian artist and a short biography and artist statement.

Walkways

Artist/Author: Frenchmottershead | Reference: D1915 | Type: DVD

A collection of four videos documenting the result of a collaboration between Frenchmottershead and the members of Southwark community.

The Change I am Seeking is the Change in Real Life

Artist/Author: Katerina Seda | Reference: A0506 | Type: Article

Interview with Katerina Seda in The Believer Magazine about her practice. This article can be found in miscellaneous article folder number 3

Mythogeography: A Guide to Walking Sideways

Artist/Author: Phil Smith | Reference: P1922 | ISBN: 978-0-9562631-3-1 | Type: Publication

Handbook of recollections and practical exercises exploring the art of walking and its modern uses. This item is referenced in the Making Routes Study Room Guide (P1964).

Glorious songs - Act One

Artist/Author: Rajni Shah, Suzie Shrubb and Ben and Max Ringham | Reference: D1892 | Type: DVD

Audio CD from Glorious – A Musical in Three Parts.

Yorkshire On-land Boating Club

Artist/Author: Pointed Arrow | Reference: D1868 | Type: DVD

Documentary film telling the story of  the 2009 journey Heave. This item is referenced in the Making Routes Study Room Guide (P1964).

The Reenchantment of Art

Artist/Author: Suzi Gablik | Reference: P1893 | ISBN: 978-0-500-27689-1 | Type: Publication

Confronts the effects of modernism on society and proposes a remedy based on a redefinition of our art and culture.

The Boat Project: Maiden Voyage

Artist/Author: Lone Twin | Reference: P1871 | Type: Publication

The programme guide to the maiden voyage from the Boat Project by Lone Twin. The book is also available in the Study Room (P1868). This item is referenced in the Making Routes Study Room Guide (P1964) and the Study Room Guide On shit, piss, blood, sweat and tears by Lois Keidan (P2195)

Mick Wilson on understandings of civil society

Artist/Author: Mick Wilson | Reference: P1809 | Type: Publication

From Create News.

Cave-Out (In Three Parts, All at Once)

Artist/Author: OJO | Reference: P1842 | Type: Publication

Part of the Pacific Standard Time project. Limited edition, 9/500

Reaching Athens: Performing participation and community in Rimini Protokoll’s Prometheus in Athens

Artist/Author: Margherita Laera | Reference: A0471 | Type: Article

Examines the experience of being in the audience during Rimini Protokoll’s performance.