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The Ethics of Art: Ecological Turns in the Performing Arts

Editor: Guy Cools and Pascal Gielen | Reference: P2466 | ISBN: 978-9078088875 | Type: Publication

Attempts to describe how artistic imagination can produce new situations, based on the potentials of the singular 'body' within its environment.

Trans-global readings: Crossing theatrical boundaries

Editor: Caridad Svich | Reference: P2468 | ISBN: 978-0719063251 | Type: Publication

Gathers the voices of unique artists from the worlds of theatre, music and performance to discuss process and the making of interdisciplinary work. Contributors: Tim Etchells, Rinde Eckert, Richard Foreman, Peter Gabriel, David Greig, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Phelim McDermott, Peter Sellars

Institution for the Future

Editor: Biljana Ciric and Sally Lai | Reference: P2408 | ISBN: 9780954544058 | Type: Publication

Institution for the Future is an archive of ideas bringing together reflections by artists, curators and other cultural workers on what an institution for the future should and needs to look like. With contributions from Ade Darmawan, Alexandra Hodby, Alistair Hudson, Dmitry Vilensky, Dorothea von Hantelmann, Elaine W. Ho, Gerald Raunig, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Hu Xiangqian, Ho Tzu Nyen, Jens Hoffmann, Joao Ribas, Jun Yang, Keren Cytter, Liu Ding, Marina Abramovic, Michael Lee, Monika Szewczyk, Nikita Yingqian Cai, Richard Streitmatter-Tran, Roslisham Ismail, Ise, Sam Bower, Seng Yujin, Third Belgrade, Tino Sehgal, Vandy Rattana and Yoko Ono.

Performing Site-Specific Theatre: Politics, Place, Practice

Editor: Anna Birch and Joanne Tompkins | Reference: P2401 | Type: Publication

'Performing Site-Specific Theatre turns a critical eye to the form of site-specific theatre, investigating the nature of the relationship between 'site' and 'performance'. Contributors: Joanne Thompkins, Anna Birch, Michael McKinnie, Susan Bennett, Julie Sanders, Jane Collins, John Webster, Mike Pearson, Kathleen Irwin, Susan Haedicke, Lesley Ferris, Louise Owen, Keren Zaiontz, Bruce Barton, Richard Windeyer, Helen Iball, Sophie Nield

Helen Chadwick

Editor: Mark Sladen | Reference: P2357 | ISBN: 9783775713931 | Type: Publication

Critical monograph on Helen Chadwick with colour illustrations.

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

American Avant-Garde Theatre: A History

Author: Arnold Aronson | Reference: P2345 | ISBN: 9780415241397 | Type: Publication

Discussion of American avant-garde theatre.

Culture Class

Author: Martha Rosler | Reference: P2341 | ISBN: 9781934105818 | Type: Publication

Essays written 2010-2012 with an introduction by Stephen Squibb

Social Sculpture: The Rise of the Glasgow Art Scene

Author: Sarah Lowndes | Reference: P2334 | ISBN: 9781906817596 | Type: Publication

History of Glasgow arts cultures 1855-2010, 2nd edition.

Helen Chadwick: Constructing Identities Between Art and Architecture

Author: Stephen Walker | Reference: P2336 | ISBN: 9781780760070 | Type: Publication

Discussion of works and creative process of Helen Chadwick in relation to architecture, the body, and identity

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

Hannah Wilke: Gestures

Author: Tracy Fitzpatrick | Reference: P2356 | ISBN: 9780979562921 | Type: Publication

Critical text with illustrations.

Arte feminista en los ochenta en Mexico

Author: Araceli Barbosa | Reference: P2273 | ISBN: 9789689172352 | Type: Publication

Spanish-language book on feminist artists and the cultural impact of feminism in Mexico.

Do Human Rights Travel?

Author: Various | Reference: P2260 | ISBN: 0863555306 | Type: Publication

Collection of essays.

Seeing Through the Seventies: Essays on Feminism and Art

Author: Laura Cottingham | Reference: P2265 | ISBN: 9789057012228 | Type: Publication

Critical text on the legacy of 1970s feminist artists.

The Live Art Almanac: Volume 3

Editor: Lois Keidan, Aaron Wright | Reference: P2250 | ISBN: 9781849433969 | Type: Publication

A collection of ‘found' writings about and around Live Art that were originally published, shared, sent, spread and read between January 2010 and December 2011

My New Gender Workbook

Author: Kate Bornstein | Reference: P2245 | ISBN: 9780415538657 | Type: Publication

a workbook suggesting genderqueer possibilities

The Queer Art of Failure

Author: Judith Halberstam | Reference: P2232 | ISBN: 9780822350453 | Type: Publication

Judith Halberstam proposes “low theory” as a mode of thinking and writing that operates at many different levels at once.

Interactive Art and Embodiment: the implicit body as performance

Author: Nathaniel Stern | Reference: P2231 | ISBN: 9781780240091 | Type: Publication

Artist’s introduction to new media practice and its implicit body of performance

Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and The Rest of Us

Author: Kate Bornstein | Reference: P2244 | ISBN: 9780679757016 | Type: Publication

An account of Bornstein’s transformation from heterosexual male to lesbian woman

Institutions by Artists, Volume One

Editor: Jeff Khonsary, Kristina Lee Podesva | Reference: P2176 | ISBN: 978-1-927354-02-5 | Type: Publication

This collection of essays surveys the performance and promise of contemporary global artist-run centres and initiatives within the historical contexts that saw their emergence.

Mapping the Terrain: New Genre Public Art

Editor: Suzanne Lacey | Reference: P1950 | ISBN: 978-0941920308 | Type: Publication

A critical framework for understanding and interpreting the new public art that has emerged over the last two decades. Featuring twelve essays from editor Suzanne Lacy: and eleven eminent artists, curators, and critics. Chapters titled as follows: An Unfashionable Audience, Public Constructions, Connective Aesthetics: Art After Individualism, To Search for the Good and Make It Matter, From Art-mageddon to Gringostroika: A Manifesto against Censorship, Looking Around: Where We Are, Where We Could Be, Whose Monument Where? Public Art in a Many-Cultured Society, Common Work, by Jeff Kelley, Success and Failure When Art Changes, Word of Honor, Debated Territory. This item is referenced in the Dreams for an Institution Guide (P2313).

Performance Research: On Foot

Author: Various | Editor: Carl Lavery and Nicolas Whybrow | Reference: P1911 | Type: Publication

Performance Research Journal edition concerning the foot. Articles featured: CARL LAVERY & NICOLAS WHYBROW Editorial 'Pas de deux' MARTIN WELTON Getting Things Off the Ground: Pedestrain Feelings ALEXANDER KELLY [artist's pages] The Distance Between Us ADRIAN KEAR Thinking Limping: Richard Maxwell's 'Neutral Hero' and the tragic impediment of contemporary theatre ESTHER PILKINGTON & MARTIN NACHBAR We Always Arrive in the Theatre on Foot: A walk to the theatre in sixteen steps and eighteen footnotes JOHN HALL Foot, Mouth and Ear: Some thoughts on prosody and performance MATTHEW GOULISH & LIN HIXSON On Foot Commonplace Book JASON GROVES Before the Law of Human Motor Functions: Walter Benjamin's poetics of the step KIFF BAMFORD Acconci's Pied-a-terre: Taking the archive for a walk STEPHEN HODGE 'Before I compose a piece, I walk around it several times, accompanied by myself' DEE HEDDON Turning 40: 40 Turns: Walking and friendship TOWNLEY AND BRADBY Conversations After Dark HAYDEN LORIMER Surfaces and Slopes MIKE PEARSON Warplands: Alkborough PERDITA PHILLIPS Walk 'til You Run Out of Water GREGG WHELAN Running Through a Field: Performance and humanness MARGARET AMES Memory, Identity and a Desire to Dance ADRIAN HOWELLS [artist's pages] Foot Washing for the Sole JOHANNES BIRRINGER The Un-Seeing Eyes of the Foot: In memoriam Kazuo Ohno SIMON PERSIGHETTI A Mis-Guide Walks to the Shoe Museum. This item is referenced in the Making Routes Study Room Guide (P1964). This item is part of the Study Room Guide to Remoteness (P2600).

To Speak of Chinese Performance Art At A Crossroads: Easier Saud Than Done

Author: Wen Yau | Reference: A0562 | Type: Article

Article filed in Miscellaneous Articles folder 4.

The Invisible Hand: Art in the transition to another economy

Author: Charlie Tims, Shelagh Wright | Reference: P2301 | Type: Publication

A study on how the economy is affecting the arts.

Lost in the Funhouse: The Life and Mind of Andy Kaufman

Author: Bill Zehme | Reference: P2312 | ISBN: 0385333714 | Type: Publication

Critical text on Andy Kaufman, includes photographs.

A Choreographer’s Score: Fase, Rosas danst Rosas, Elena’s Aria, Bartok

Author: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Bojana Cvejic | Reference: P2302 | ISBN: 9789061535416 | Type: Publication

Boxed set includes book and 4 DVDs.

Between You and Me: Queer Disclosures in the New York Art World 1948-1963

Author: Gavin Butt | Reference: P2300 | ISBN: 9780822334989 | Type: Publication

Critical text examining queerness in the mid-century New York art scene.

Andy Kaufman: Wrestling with the American Dream

Author: Florian Keller | Reference: P2296 | ISBN: 9780816646036 | Type: Publication

Critical text on the life and work of Andy Kaufman.

The Artist’s Body

Editor: Tracey Warr/Amelia Jones | Reference: P0116 | Type: Publication

Survey of key work by artists who have used their own body to create their art, from the 1940s to the 1990s. With introductory essays by Tracey Warr and Amelia Jones. Includes biographical information on contributors. This item is part of the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)