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Portraits: John Berger on Artists

Artist/Author: John Berger | Editor: Tom Overton | Reference: P3735 | ISBN: 978-1784781798 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Johanna Linsley | Reference: A0837 | Type: Article

Review of the book published by LADA.

In misc. folder 7.

Kira O’Reilly: Untitled (Bodies) review

Artist/Author: Johanna Linsley | Type: Article

Review of the book published by LADA.

The Exform

Artist/Author: Nicolas Bourriaud | Reference: P3729 | ISBN: 9781784783808 | Type: Publication

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

Landscapes: John Berger on Art

Artist/Author: John Berger | Editor: Tom Overton | Reference: P3734 | ISBN: 978-1784785857 | Type: Publication

In this collection of diverse worksessays, short stories, poems, translationswhich spans a lifetimes engagement with art.

Performance Histories from East Asia 1960s–90s: An IAPA Reader

Editor: Victor Wang | Reference: P3678 | Type: Publication

Brings together a variety of essays, photographs and archival materials and on the history of early performance art in East Asia. The publication will include texts by  An invaluable new research tool, the publication is available free at events and online.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Straight Sex: Rethinking the Politics of Pleasure

Artist/Author: Lynne Segal | Reference: P3635 | ISBN: 9781781687567 | Type: Publication

Examines an array of issues, including sex as a subversive activity, the “liberated orgasm,” sex advice literature, gender uncertainties, queer politics, anti-pornography campaigns and the rise of the moral right.
 

Everything Seemed Possible: Art in the 1970s

Artist/Author: Richard Cork | Reference: P3665 | ISBN: 978-0300095081 | Type: Publication

A selection of articles from the seventies, eighties, nineties, and the year 2000. The result is a fascinating chronicle and invaluable record of a turbulent period that gives an overview and survey of British art and its reception over the past thirty years which is wholly unprecedented in its scope.

How We Talk About The Work Is The Work Performing critical writing

Artist/Author: Theron Schmidt | Reference: A0835 | Type: Article

This article gives examples of a number of initiatives by individual writers, artist collectives, and festivals that test forms of critical writing that are as experimental as the practices to which they relate.

Mesearch and the Performing Body

Artist/Author: Mark Edward | Reference: P3627 | ISBN: 978-3-319-69997-4 | Type: Publication

An anthology of Edward’s creative practice-led projects.  Through the innovative practice of ‘mesearch’, in which the author is both theoriser and theorised, this study delivers a personal, creative narration, combining reflections and emotions in relation to self and performance.

The Artist practice of Exorcism

Artist/Author: Shabnam Shabazi | Reference: P3612 | Type: Publication

Archive and essay on the artistic exploration of exorcism. Includes a dissertation, CDs, DVDs, and objects.

In the glass cabinet.

Performing Bodies in Pain: Medieval and Post-Modern Martyrs, Mystics, and Artists

Artist/Author: Marla Carlson | Reference: P3594 | ISBN: 978-0230103863 | Type: Publication

Analyzes the cultural work of spectacular suffering in late-medieval France and the twenty-first century, reading recent dramatizations of torture and performances of self-mutilating conceptual art against late-medieval saint plays.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Mythologies

Artist/Author: Roland Barthes | Reference: P3577 | ISBN: 978-0099972204 | Type: Publication

A collection of essays exploring the myths of mass culture, 

No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive

Artist/Author: Lee Edelman | Reference: P3565 | ISBN: 978-0822333692 | Type: Publication

Argues that the child, understood as innocence in need of protection, represents the possibility of the future against which the queer is positioned as the embodiment of a relentlessly narcissistic, antisocial, and future-negating drive. Boldly insists that the efficacy of queerness lies in its very willingness to embrace this refusal of the social and political order.

(States of) Wake

Editor: Diana Damian Martin | Reference: P3571 | ISBN: 9781999607302 | Type: Publication

(States of Wake) was a live critical writing project that took the form of dedications as moments of critical attention, unfolding as part of WAKE Festival in Folkestone. This book is a document of that process and an exploration of the gesture of dedicating performance.

You ought not to be obsessed with the idea you have to intervene on every subject at every moment

Artist/Author: Pia Brezavšček, Saška Rakef Perko | Reference: A0830 | Type: Article

Interview with Jacques Rancière.

Critical Interruptions Vol I: Steakhouse Live

Editor: Critical Interruptions | Reference: P3550 | Type: Publication

Brings together artists, curators and producers, writers and critics to think through their relationship with criticism, revealing passionately held and often conflicting opinions on what criticism is and where it resides. Follows Steakhouse: Live Writing, a pilot project undertaken as part of the 2016 Steakhouse Live Festival of Live Art and Performance.

Crystallisation

Artist/Author: André Lepecki | Reference: A0821 | Type: Article

Unmaking American dance by tradition.

Empowered Expression from Bausch and De Keersmaeker

Artist/Author: Janet Adshead-Lansdale | Reference: A0816 | Type: Article

On Das Stück mit dem Schiff and Amor constante mas alla de la muerte.

“Not/There”: Croce, Criticism, and the Culture Wars

Artist/Author: Roger Copeland | Reference: A0814 | Type: Article

Rekindles the debate about 'victim art' through an analysis on Arlene Croce's essay 'Discussing the Undiscussible'. 

Siobhan Davies Company, 1988

Artist/Author: Stephanie Jordan | Reference: A0796 | Type: Article

On Wyoming and White Man Sleeps.

One Man’s Writing is Another Man’s Walrus

Artist/Author: Sandra Hockey | Reference: A0795 | Type: Article

An assessment of experimental work in the early years of Dance Umbrella (1978-1983).

On stage and Page

Artist/Author: Stephanie Jordan | Reference: A0780 | Type: Article

Discusses problems of being both a dance critic and a performer.

Pina Bausch at the Theatre de la Ville, Paris

Artist/Author: Sophie Constanti | Reference: A0807 | Type: Article

Review.

Against Dance Criticism

Artist/Author: Nigel Farndale | Reference: A0802 | Type: Article

On the role and necessity of dance writers.

Theatre Criticism: Changing Landscapes

Editor: Duska Radosavljevic | Reference: P3533 | ISBN: 978-1472577092 | Type: Publication

Features 16 commissioned contributions from scholars, arts journalists and bloggers, as well as a small selection of innovative critical practice, sharing perspectives on relevant historical, theoretical and political contexts influencing the development of the discipline, as well as specific aspects of the contemporary practices and genres of theatre criticism.

Women, the arts and globalization

Editor: Marsha Meskimmon,‎ Dorothy C. Rowe | Reference: P3532 | ISBN: 978-0719096716 | Type: Publication

The essays in Women, the Arts and Globalization demonstrate that women in the arts are rarely positioned at the centre of the art market, and the movement of women globally (as travelers or migrants, empowered artists/scholars or exiled practitioners), rarely corresponds with the dominant models of global exchange. Rather, contemporary women’s art practices provide a fascinating instance of women’s eccentric experiences of the myriad effects of globalization.

Decolonizing Solidarity: Dilemmas and Directions for Supporters of Indigenous Struggles

Artist/Author: Clare Land | Reference: P3531 | ISBN: 978-1783601721 | Type: Publication

Interrogates the often fraught endeavours of activists from colonial backgrounds seeking to be politically supportive of Indigenous struggles.

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

The Body in Film

Artist/Author: R. Bruce Elder | Reference: P3501 | ISBN: 0919777848 | Type: Publication

Catalogue to accompany a film series held at the Art Gallery of Ontario (1989). 

Impossible Glossary

Editor: hablarenarte | Reference: P3486 | ISBN: 978-84-697-9220-9 | Type: Publication

What do we understand by collaborative artistic practices in Spain? After three years of research, this publication bears witness to the diversity of points of view and opinions by Spanish artists and key agents working in this field. 

The aim in bringing these voices together in a single publication is that they will add to the already existing discussion in English and will influence future theoretical discourses more broadly.

On Innovative Performance(s): Three Decades of Recollections on Alternative Theater

Artist/Author: Richard Kostelanetz | Reference: P3506 | ISBN: 978-0899504735 | Type: Publication

A collection of essays from the leading avant-garde critic of the era focuses on individual performances and performers, providing a unique critical record of their work and of the movement.

Ecologies of Theater: Essays at the Century Turning

Artist/Author: Bonnie Marranca | Reference: P3504 | ISBN: 9780801852725 | Type: Publication

Elaborates a new perspective on performance that links ecology and aesthetics. 

Michael Snow – Wavelength

Artist/Author: Elizabeth Legge | Reference: P3491 | ISBN: 9781846380563 | Type: Publication

An illustrated study of the “zoom film,” which has become a touchstone for art and film studies.

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

Artist/Author: Hamja Ahsan | Reference: P3445 | ISBN: 978-1906012571 | Type: Publication

This anti-systemic manifesto, a quiet and thoughtful polemic, is a satire that uses anti-colonial theory to build a critique of dominant culture and the rising tide of Islamophobia. 

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

Dream Audience

Artist/Author: Karen Christopher | Digital Reference: EF5263 | Type: Digital File

Documentation from the DIY 13 project, setting and testing ways of getting together to show unfinished work.

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.” 

Choreo-Graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line

Editor: Nikolaus Gansterer, Emma Cocker and Mariella Greil | Reference: P3322 | ISBN: 978-3110546606 | Type: Publication

Stages a beyond-disciplinary, inter-subjective encounter between the lines of choreography, drawing and writing, for exploring those forms of thinking-feeling-knowing produced through collaborative exchange, in the slippage and deviation as different modes of practice enter into dialogue, overlap, collide.

Bioart Kitchen: Art, Feminism and Technoscience

Artist/Author: Lindsay Kelley | Reference: P3324 | ISBN: 978-1784534134 | Type: Publication

Explores a wide spectrum of seemingly unconnected subjects, which, when brought together, offer a more inclusive, expansive history of bioart, namely: home economics; the feminist art of the 1970s; tissue culture methodologies; domestic computing; and contemporary artistic engagements with biotechnology.

Politics of affection and uneasiness

Artist/Author: Bojana Kunst | Reference: A0746 | Type: Article

From the Dance and Politics edition.  In Slovenian and English.

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