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Nurtured by Knowledge: Learning to Do Participatory Action Research

Editor: Susan E. Smith, Dennis G. Willms, Nancy A. Johnson | Reference: P3304 | ISBN: 978-0945257813 | Type: Publication

Examines the frustrations and limitations of conventional Western academic research on social change and describes the struggle to fashion a new approach based on the principle that people have a universal right to participate in the production of knowledge that directly affects their lives.

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

The Renaissance of Ideology - Political Philosophy in the age of Information and Global Networks

Artist/Author: Alexander Bard, Jan Soderqvist | Reference: A0745 | Type: Article

Deals very with the struggle to form new, functioning ideologies for the emerging, digital future. Extract from the book The Global Empire.

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

Butting Out

Artist/Author: Ananya Chatterjea | Reference: P3278 | ISBN: 978-0819567338 | Type: Publication

Reading wesistive choreographies through works by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Chandralekha.

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

The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest Issue 4

Editor: Mark Herbst, Robby Herbst, Cara Baldwin, Ryan Griffith, Christina Ulke | Reference: P3282 | Type: Publication

Volume 1, Issue 4.

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

 

The Soul at Work

Artist/Author: Franco "Bifo" Berardi | Reference: P3259 | ISBN: 978-1584350767 | Type: Publication

Key member of the Italian Autonomist movement and a close associate of Félix Guattari argues that the Marxist/Hegelian concept of alienation and the communal bonds arising from the collective experience of the workforce are under erosion in today’s technological society,

Relational Aesthetics

Artist/Author: Nicolas Bourriaud | Reference: P3262 | ISBN: 978-2840660606 | Type: Publication

Where does our current obsession for interactivity stem from? After the consumer society and the communication era, does art still contribute to the emergence of a rational society? Bourriaud attempts to renew our approach toward contemporary art by getting as close as possible to the artists works, and by revealing the principles that structure their thoughts: an aesthetic of the inter-human, of the encounter; of proximity, of resisting social formatting.

Visual Cultures as Seriousness

Artist/Author: Gavin Butt and Irit Rogoff | Editor: Jorella Andrews | Reference: P3253 | ISBN: 978-3-943365-39-9 | Type: Publication

What is seriousness exactly, and where does it reside? Is it a desirable value in contemporary culture? Or is it bound up with elite class and institutional cultures?

‘We keep our biologies intimate’ : Zoedramatics in bio/interspecies performance

Artist/Author: Eve Katsouraki | Editor: Nicolas Salazar Sutil | Reference: A0743 | Type: Article

Draws on Kira O'Reilly's on-going bio-art performance experimentations and Matthew Herbert's experimental music performance One Pig to rethink the theoretical and performative engagement with animals and the vitality of life in its broadest sense.

Co-Respond

Editor: Meg Hale | Reference: P3227 | ISBN: 978-0-646-57607-7 | Type: Publication

Publication exploring the possibilities of collaboration and conversation between visual art and writing. Featuring written works by fifteen emerging writers, responding to exhibitions presented between June 2011 and January 2012.

Os it My Body? - Selected Texts

Artist/Author: Kim Gordon | Editor: Branden W. Joseph | Reference: P3232 | ISBN: 978-3956790386 | Type: Publication

Throughout the 1980s and early 90s, Gordon produced a series of writings on art and music. Ranging from neo-Conceptual artworks to broader forms of cultural criticism, these rare texts place her writing within the context of the artist-critics of her generation.

Towards an embodied poetics of failure

Artist/Author: Christel Stalpaert | Editor: Ric Allsopp and Kristen Kreider | Reference: A0723 | Type: Article

Exploration of violence and trauma in needcompany’s Marketplace 76.

Enmeshed bodies, impossible touch: the object-oriented world of Pina Bausch’s Café Müller

Artist/Author: João Florêncio | Editor: Richard Allen and Shaun May | Reference: A0726 | Type: Article

The addresses the nonhuman bodies of Café Müller and claim that Bausch’s piece resonates with the work of contemporary philosopher Graham Harman, in that it tries to go beyond human exceptionalism to present a world where all bodies, regardless of their perceived nature, are simultaneously tightly enmeshed together and inaccessible to one another.

Towards a Poiesis of Critical Practice: 1000th LIVE and the politics of appearance

Artist/Author: Diana Damian Martin | Editor: Ric Allsopp and Kristen Kreider | Reference: A0724 | Type: Article

On the process and politics of live critical responses to a live stream of Forced Entertainment’s And on a Thousandth Night.

The Regenerative Ruination of Romeo Castellucci

Artist/Author: Timmy De Laet and Edith Cassiers | Reference: A0722 | Type: Article

This article proposes an expanded understanding of Romeo Castellucci's radical performance work as a genuine theatre of ruins.

Creating by Annotating: The director’s notebooks of Jan Fabre and Jan Lauwers

Artist/Author: Timmy De Laet, Edith Cassiers & Luk Van Den Dries | Reference: A0717 | Type: Article

Reversing the common understanding of annotation as a posterior act of adding information to already existing sources, this article argues that annotation also serves as a pre-performance procedure facilitating artistic creation.

PRAXIS Vol 1: Of People, Place & Time

Editor: Chrissie Tiller and Patrick Fox | Reference: P3166 | ISBN: 978-0-9935611-1-5 | Type: Publication

Taking two years of projects and initiatives by Heart of Glass, a national agency for collaborative and social practice based in St Helens, as its starting point, the publication explores the interface between theory and practice.

Does it Work?: The Æffect of Activist Art

Artist/Author: Stephen Duncombe | Reference: A0713 | Type: Article

Starting with the questions: Does it Work? and How Can We Know? this article explores the effect and affect, or affect, of activist art. 

Revolting Subjects: Social Abjection and Resistance in Neoliberal Britain

Artist/Author: Imogen Tyler | Reference: P3156 | ISBN: 978-1848138513 | Type: Publication

Explores the processes through which specific populations are figured as ‘revolting’ as well as the practices through which these populations ‘revolt’ against their subjectification.

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and class and cultural privilege. (P3152)

9.5 Theses on Art and Class : And Other Writings

Artist/Author: Ben Davis | Reference: P3153 | ISBN: 978-1608462681 | Type: Publication

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)

What We Made: Conversations on Art and Social Cooperation

Artist/Author: Tom Finkelpearl | Reference: P3119 | ISBN: 978-0822352891 | Type: Publication

Examines the activist, participatory, coauthored aesthetic experiences being created in contemporary art.  In a series of fifteen conversations, artists comment on their experiences working cooperatively, joined at times by colleagues from related fields, including social policy, architecture, art history, urban planning, and new media.

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).

Programme for a Proletarian Children’s Theatre

Artist/Author: Walter Benjamin | Reference: A0705 | Type: Article

In miscellaneous folder 6.

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Kids (P3091).

Laurie Anderson: Do dogs aspire to nirvana?

Artist/Author: Gail Priest | Editor: Keith Gallasch, Virginia Baxter | Reference: A0696 | Type: Article

Feature on Duets on Ice, Landfall and Dirtday!.

Here is Information. Mobilise.

Artist/Author: Ian White | Editor: Mike Sperlinger | Reference: P3086 | ISBN: 978-0992884055 | Type: Publication

Key critical writings by artist and curator Ian White (1971-2013), ranging from reviews and catalogue essays to entries from his blog Lives of Performers.

British Black Art: Debates on the Western Art History

Artist/Author: Sophie Orlando | Reference: P3083 | ISBN: 978-2914563765 | Type: Publication

The book suggests new narratives about canonical artworks of the British Black Art movement, such as Lubaina Himid’s Freedom and Change, Eddie Chambers’ Destruction of the National Front and Sonia Boyce’s Lay Back Keep Quiet and Think of What Made Britain So Great, interrogating their critical agency from an art-historical perspective.

Taking a hard look at the self

Artist/Author: John Bailey | Editor: Keith Gallasch, Virginia Baxter | Reference: A0693 | Type: Article

An article on autopbiographical perforance, including Fake It Till You Make It (Bryony Kimmings, Tim Grayburn), Elizabeth Taylor is my Mother (Suzie Hardgrave, La Mama Theatre), The Blueform (James Pratt, La Mama Theatre).

Immersive, verbatim & immersively verbatim

Artist/Author: Caroline Wake | Editor: Keith Gallasch, Virginia Baxter | Reference: A0690 | Type: Article

Reviews from New York: Sleep No More (Punchdrunk), The Sound and the Fury (Elevator Repair Service), Argument Sessions (Ilana Baker)

Hybrid collection

Editor: Clare Bayley, David Hughes, Andrea Phillips | Reference: A0688 | Type: Article

All issues (pilot-6) of the “international cross-artform bi-monthly”.

In the Flow

Artist/Author: Boris Groys | Reference: P3042 | ISBN: 978-1784783501 | Type: Publication

Groys explores art in the age of the thingless medium, the internet. He claims that if the techniques of mechanical reproduction gave us objects without aura, digital production generates aura without objects, transforming all its materials into vanishing markers of the transitory present.

Performing Borders: A Study Room Guide on physical and conceptual borders within Live Art.

Leaky Bodies and Boundaries: Feminism, Postmodernism and (Bio)Ethics

Artist/Author: Margrit Shildrick | Reference: P3036 | ISBN: 978-0415146173 | Type: Publication

A feminist investigation into the marginalization of women within western discourse that denies female moral agency and embodiment.

Part of Live Art and Motherhood: A Study Room Guide on Live Art and the Maternal (P3025).

Performing Motherhood: Artistic, Activist, and Everyday Enactments

Editor: Amber E. Kinser, Kryn Freehling-Burton, Terri Hawkes | Reference: P3033 | ISBN: 978-1927335925 | Type: Publication

Highlighting mothers’ lived experiences, this collection examines mothers’ creativity and agency as they perform in everyday life: in mothering, in activism, and in the arts.

Part of Live Art and Motherhood: A Study Room Guide on Live Art and the Maternal (P3025).

In Place of a Show

Artist/Author: Augusto Corrieri | Reference: P2963 | ISBN: 978-1474256728 | Type: Publication

An account of Western theatre buildings in the 21st century: theatres stripped of their primary purpose, lying empty, preserved as museums, or demolished. 

Restless Images: The Feminist Performances of Rose Finn-Kelcey

Artist/Author: Ellie Roberts | Reference: A0668 | Type: Article

Drawing on a range of archives, this paper focusses on two performance works, One for Sorrow Two for Joy (1976) and Mind the Gap (1980).

Found in miscellaneous article folder #6

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

Testo Junkie : Sex, Drugs and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic

Artist/Author: Paul B. Preciado | Reference: P2956 | ISBN: 978-1558618374 | Type: Publication

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.

One for Sorrow, Two for Mirth: The Performance Work of Rose Finn-Kelcey

Artist/Author: Lisa Tickner | Reference: A0658 | Type: Article

Found in miscellaneous article folder #5B

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

The Leonardo Question

Artist/Author: Caroline Wiseman | Reference: P2935 | ISBN: 978-0955319426 | Type: Publication

Where can Art go from here and who will be the next modern master? To help answer this question we are taken on an enlightening and entertaining journey through the story of modern cubism to now.

Extraterritorialities in Occupied Worlds

Artist/Author: Ruti Sela and Mayaan Amir | Reference: P2939 | ISBN: 978-0692629437 | Type: Publication

*currently unavailable*

This collection of essays explores contemporary manifestations of extraterritoriality and the diverse ways in which the concept has been put to use in various disciplines. 

Performativity and Performance

Editor: Andrew Parker and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick | Reference: P2901 | ISBN: 978-0415910552 | Type: Publication

From the age of Aristotle to the age of AIDS, writers, thinkers, performers and activists have wresteled with what “performance” is all about. At the same moment, “performativity”–a new concept in language theory–has become a ubiquitous term in literary studies. This volume grapples with the nature of these two key terms whose traces can be found everywhere: in the theatre, in the streets, in philosophy, in questions of race and gender, and in the sentences we speak.

Video Loupe

Editor: Catherine Elwes | Reference: P2897 | ISBN: 978-0953654109 | Type: Publication

A collection of essays by and about the videomaker and critic Catherine Elwes.

Fischli and Weiss - The Way Things Go

Artist/Author: Jeremy Millar | Reference: P2882 | ISBN: 978-1846380358 | Type: Publication

The Way Things Go (Der Lauf der Dinge) is a thirty-minute film by Swiss artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss featuring a series of chain reactions involving ordinary objects. It is also one of the truly amazing works of art produced in the late twentieth century. Millar tells us why this extraordinary film speaks to us at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

Guy Debord and the Situationist International: Texts and Documents

Editor: Tom Mcdonough | Reference: P2880 | ISBN: 978-0262633000 | Type: Publication

A revised and expanded version of a special issue of the journal October (Winter 1997) that was devoted to the work of the Situationist International (SI). The first section of the issue contained previously unpublished critical texts, and the second section contained translations of primary texts that had previously been unavailable in English.

Decoys and Disruptions: Selected Writings 1975-2001

Artist/Author: Martha Rosler | Reference: P2867 | ISBN: 978-0262681582 | Type: Publication

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.