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Berner Almanach 6: Performance

Reference: P4120 | ISBN: 9523742

Documents Bern’s performance scene. In German.

Live Art / Dead Art

Author: the right lube | Reference: P4101

A zine including a ‘critique’ and two ‘reviews of things we liked.

Shy Radicals: The Anti-systemic Politics of the Introvert Militant

Author: Hamja Ahsan | Reference: P4094 | ISBN: 978-1906012571

Drawing together communiques, covert interviews and underground histories of introvert struggles (Introfada), here for the first time is a detailed documentation of the political demands of shy people. 

Signed copy.

Countersexual Manifesto

Author: Paul B. Preciado | Reference: P4090 | ISBN: 978-0231175623

Seeking to overthrow all constraints on what can be done with and to the body, Preciado offers a provocative challenge to even the most radical claims about gender, sexuality, and desire.

The Live Art Almanac Vol. 5

Reference: P3977 | ISBN: 978-1-9164243-4-0

A collection of ‘found’ writings about and around Live Art that were originally published, shared, sent, spread and read between January 2015 and December 2017. Selected through recommendations and an open call for submissions, Volume 5 reflects the dynamic, international contexts that Live Art and radical performance practices occupy.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

(re)collecting (f)ears

Reference: P4074 | ISBN: 978-1-9996073-1-9

Documents a series of site-specific performances by bonelli, which took place at fallen Sound Mirrors along the southeast coast of England in the summer of 2019.

All of the Art I Experienced from 1.11.18 to 8.11.18 (and How it Made me Feel)

Author: Megan Vaughn | Reference: A0883

Excerpts from a zine. From the journal devoted to publishing the work of postgraduates, postdoctoral researchers, and entry-level academics in the fields of theatre and the performing arts.

The Crossing of Innumerable Paths

Author: Guy Brett | Reference: P4049 | ISBN: 978-1-909932-531

The fourteen essays bringing together a unique gathering of artists, many of whome make works which arise out of responses to the situation or the environment in which they find themselves.

Live art: Definition and documentation

Author: Nick Kaye | Reference: A0877

Considers the inter‐disciplinarity of ‘Live Art’ as a field of work and as a performance practice.

From the British Live Art: Essays and Documentation issue.

Performance Session: Articulating the Pedestrian Body

Author: Steve Paxton, Sandra Parker, Anne Thompson | Reference: A0874

Documentation from Satisfyin Lover and Showing Solo, two performances which opened the Thinking Bodies Conference.

Arts of the Working Class: the Americas Issue

Reference: P4038

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)

The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader

Reference: P4028 | ISBN: 978-1138785342

Combines extracts from over 70 international practitioners, companies, collectives and makers from the fields of dance, theatre, music, live and performance art, and activism to form a sourcebook for students, researchers and practitioners.

Black Performance Theory

Reference: P4026 | ISBN: 978-0-8223-5616-5

Considering how blackness is imagined in and through performance, the contributors address topics including flight as a persistent theme in African American aesthetics, the circulation of minstrel tropes in Liverpool and in Afro-Mexican settlements in Oaxaca, and the reach of hip-hop politics as people around the world embrace the music and dance.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)
 

Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others

Author: Sara Ahmed | Reference: P4012 | ISBN: 978-0822339144

A queer phenomenology, Ahmed contends, reveals how social relations are arranged spatially, how queerness disrupts and reorders these relations by not following the accepted paths, and how a politics of disorientation puts other objects within reach, those that might, at first glance, seem awry.

Of Other Spaces - Where Does Gesture Become Event?

Reference: P4008 | ISBN: 9783956793783

Resonating with the ethos of open dialogue and the experimentation of women artists’ collectives in the 1970s and 1980s, the publication constructs a dynamic, open, and collaborative arena that foregrounds practices of resistance, collectivity, and self-organization. Exhibition catalogue: Cooper Gallery, 28 October 2016 – 16 December 2016.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics

Author: Louis Chude-Sokei | Reference: P4016 | ISBN: 978-0819575777

Explores the histories of race and technology in a world made by slavery, colonialism, and industrialization. Beginning in the late nineteenth century and moving through to the twenty-first, the book argues for the dependent nature of those histories. 

Rage and Time

Author: Peter Sloterdijk | Reference: P3987 | ISBN: 978-0231145237

The preeminent posthumanist shows how the history of Western civilization can be read as a suppression and return of rage.

Acts of Passion: Sexuality, Gender, and Performance

Reference: P3953 | ISBN: 978-1560231080

Draws on the experiences and expertise of a wide range of lesbian practitioners and theorists to explore the impact and influences of sexuality and gender on performance.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Performance, Ethics and Spectatorship in a Global Age

Author: Helena Grehan | Reference: P3968 | ISBN: 978-0230518018

Takes performance studies in exciting new directions, exploring the ways in which ethics can be used to understand the complex questions facing contemporary spectators.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

How Aborigines Invented the Idea of Contemporary Art: Writings on Aboriginal Contemporary Art

Reference: P3921 | ISBN: 978-0909952372

The first anthology to chronicle the global critical reception of Aboriginal Art since the early 1980s, when the art world began to understand it as contemporary art. 

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Performing Queer Latinidad

Author: Ramón H. Rivera-Servera | Reference: P3796 | ISBN: 978-0-472-05139-7

Highlights the critical role that performance played in the development of Latina/o queer public culture in the United States during the 1990s and early 2000s.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Dark Writing: Geography, Performance, Design

Author: Paul Carter | Reference: P3904 | ISBN: 978-0824833121

We do not see empty figures and outlines; we do not move in straight lines. Everywhere we are surrounded by dapple; the geometry of our embodied lives is curviform, meandering, bi-pedal. Our personal worlds are timed, inter-positional, and contingent. But nowhere in the language of cartography and design do these ordinary experiences appear. 

The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution

Author: Shulamith Firestone | Reference: P3798

The first book of the women’s liberation movement to put forth a feminist theory of politics. 

#Accelerate: The Accelerationist Reader (Urbanomic)

Reference: P3770 | ISBN: 978-0957529557

Constructs a genealogy of accelerationism, calling attention to early anticipations of accelerationism, and presenting new essays that document the emergence of new accelerationisms steeled against the onslaughts of capitalist realism, and retooled for the twenty-žrst century.

Narratives in Black British Dance: Embodied Practices

Reference: P3775 | ISBN: 978-3-319-70313-8

Bringing together the voices of dance-artists, scholars, teachers and choreographers, the book looks at a range of performing arts from dancehall to ballet, providing valuable insights into dance theory, performance, pedagogy, identity and culture. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

K-Punk: The Collected and Unpublished Writings of Mark Fisher

Author: Mark Fisher | Reference: P3761 | ISBN: 978-1912248285

Brings together the work of acclaimed blogger, writer, political activist and lecturer, covering the period 2004 – 2016.

Black and Blur

Author: Fred Moten | Reference: P3757 | ISBN: 978-0-8223-7016-1

The first volume in the trilogy consent not to be a single being engages in a capacious consideration of the place and force of blackness in African diaspora arts, politics, and life.

Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect

Author: Mel Y. Chen | Reference: P3760 | ISBN: 978-0822352723

Draws on recent debates about sexuality, race, and affect to examine how matter that is considered insensate, immobile, or deathly animates cultural lives.

Fabulous: The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric

Author: Madison Moore | Reference: P3756 | ISBN: 978-0-300-20470-4

An exploration of what it means to be fabulous—and why eccentric style, fashion, and creativity are more political than ever. 

Alien Zone: Cultural Theory and Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema

Reference: P3743 | ISBN: 978-0860919933

The essays in this book – some newly written, others gathered from scattered sources – look at the ways in which contemporary science fiction films draw on, rework, and transform established themes and conventions of the genre.

Bow Gamelan Ensemble: Great Noises That Fill The Air

Author: Morgan Quaintance | Reference: A0840

Retrospective review: Cooper Gallery, Dundee, 27 October to 15 December 2018.

In misc. folder 7.

Portraits: John Berger on Artists

Author: John Berger | Reference: P3735 | ISBN: 978-1784781798

One of the world s most celebrated art writers, takes us through centuries of drawing and painting, revealing his lifelong fascination with a diverse cast of artists.

Kira O’Reilly: Untitled (Bodies) review

Author: Johanna Linsley | Reference: A0837

Review of the book published by LADA.

In misc. folder 7.

The Exform

Author: Nicolas Bourriaud | Reference: P3729 | ISBN: 9781784783808

Tackles the excluded, the disposable and the nature of waste by looking to the future of art—the exform.