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Genesis Breyer P-Orridge: Limited Edition Photo Biography

Editor: Mark Paytress, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge | Reference: P4005 | ISBN: 9780-992657819 | Type: Publication

Genesis has selected h/er unseen and personal photographs to illustrate h/er journey of life as continuous creativity. 

Limited edition; 352 / 1323. In glass cabinet.

A Manifesto for a New Walking Culture: ‘dealing with the city’

Artist/Author: Wrights & Sites | Reference: A0849 | Type: Article

A manifesto for the active and creative pedestrian – envisioning a walking that is neither a functional necessity (to shops, to work) nor a passive appreciation of (or complaint about) the urban environment. 

Performance: Live Art, 1909 to the Present

Artist/Author: RoseLee Goldberg | Reference: P3652 | ISBN: 978-0810921818 | Type: Publication

A provocative history of live art traces the precedents of contemporary multi-media events to Bauhaus experimentalism and surveys the Futurists' manifesto-like events, the Dadaists' cabarets, and later “happenings” and “spectacles.”

The Art of A. Banana Unpeeled

Editor: Anna Banana, Regan Shrumm, Michelle Jacques, Helen Marzolf | Reference: P3530 | ISBN: 9781895532364 | Type: Publication

Exhibition catalogue, Anna Banana: 45 Years if Fooling Around with A Banana; Open Space (September 19-October 24, 2015), the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (September 19, 2015 – January 3, 2016), Pratt Institute Libraries (March 3-April 10, 2016). 

How Does Freedom Taste?

Artist/Author: Colette Copeland and Adam Wesley Georges | Reference: P3529 | ISBN: 9781367215887 | Type: Publication

A correspondence between The Victorian Woman and THE MAN. During the summer of 2016, The Victorian Woman traveled on an epic month-long journey to Southeast Asia in an attempt to liberate herself from THE MAN. Their daily correspondence in the form of relief printed and hand-drawn postcards reflects their emotional struggles and curious revelations as they attempt to reconcile the nature of their relationship.

The Triumph of Anti-Art: Conceptual and Performance Art in the Formation of Post-Modernism

Artist/Author: Thomas McEvilley | Reference: P3525 | ISBN: 978-0929701929 | Type: Publication

Guides the reader through a thicket of seemingly arcane meanings of nonrepresentational art forms, and brings clarity to the intentions and agendas of these artists, as well as to their real world contexts.

The Avant-garde: Race, Religion, War

Artist/Author: Mike Sell | Reference: P3500 | ISBN: 978-1906497996 | Type: Publication

How have avant-gardes been shaped by racism and contributed to racist power and imperialism? How have the claims made by avant-garde political and artistic groups to liberate humanity been indebted to religious intolerance? And how has the vanguard commitment to radical cultural action contributed to war, terror, and destruction? 

The KLF: Chaos, Magic and the Band who Burned a Million Pounds

Artist/Author: John Higgs | Reference: P3451 | ISBN: 978-1780226552 | Type: Publication

They were the bestselling singles band in the world. They had awards, credibility, commercial success and creative freedom. Then they deleted their records, erased themselves from musical history and burnt their last million pounds in a boathouse on the Isle of Jura. And they couldn't say why. Wildly unauthorised and unlike any other music biography, THE KLF is a trawl through chaos on the trail of a beautiful, accidental mythology.

Performance by Artists

Editor: A.A. Bronson, Peggy Gale | Reference: P3461 | ISBN: 0920956009 | Type: Publication

A collection of essays, documents, & bibiliography reagrding performance art edited by people associated with a Toronto-based arts organization.

Cut with the Kitchen Knife: Weimar Photomontages of Hannah Hoch

Artist/Author: Maud Lavin | Reference: P3149 | ISBN: 978-0300061642 | Type: Publication

Investigates the multilayered social construction of femininity in the mass culture of Weimar Germany, focusing on the photomontages of the avant-garde artist Hannah Hoch. 

Part of the Know How: The Study Room Guide on Live Art Live Art and working with older individuals and communities. (P3140)

Media Parasites in the Early Avant-Garde: On the Abuse of Technology and Communication

Artist/Author: Arndt Niebisch | Reference: P3103 | ISBN: 978-1137276858 | Type: Publication

Niebisch retraces how the early Avant-Garde movements started out as parasites inhabiting and irritating the emerging mass media circuits of the press, cinema, and wired and wireless communication.

walkwalkwalk: The Musical

Editor: Gail Burton, Serena Korda and Clare Qualmann | Reference: D2217 | ISBN: 095543792X | Type: DVD

A spectacular live soundtrack to the route of the participatory live art event, curated by Tai Shani. The CD includes the songs from the walk, text by Tai Shani and walkwalkwalk and original artwork by Stephen Fowler.

Marcel Duchamp: Artist of the Century

Editor: Rudolf E. Kuenzli and Francis M. Nauman | Reference: P2881 | ISBN: 978-0262610728 | Type: Publication

Elevn illustrated essays explore the structure and meaning of Duchamp's work as part of an ongoing critical enterprise that has just begun. Ranging from the Munich period and the development of the ready-mades to the last work, Etant donnes, they present the latest thinking on Duchamp and his ideas. 

Situationist International Anthology

Editor: Ken Knabb | Reference: P2870 | ISBN: 978-0939682041 | Type: Publication

Generally recognized as the most comprehensive and accurately translated collection of situationist writings in English, this book presents a rich variety of articles, leaflets, graffiti and internal documents, ranging from early experiments in “psychogeography” to lucid analyses of the Watts riot, the Vietnam War, the Prague Spring, the Chinese Cultural Revolution and other crises and upheavals of the sixties.

Radical Prototypes: Allan Kaprow and the Invention of Happenings

Artist/Author: Judith F. Rodenbeck | Reference: P2798 | ISBN: 978-0262526128 | Type: Publication

Rodenbeck offers a rigorous art historical reading of Kaprow's project and related artworks. She finds that these experiential and experimental works offered not a happy communalism but a strong and canny critique of contemporary sociality. Happenings, she argues, were far more ambivalent, negative, and even creepy than they have been portrayed, either in contemporaneous accounts or in more recent efforts to connect them to contemporary art's participatory strategies.

Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship

Artist/Author: Claire Bishop | Reference: P2127 | ISBN: 978-1-84467-690-3 | Type: Publication

Artificial Hells is the first historical and theoretical overview of socially engaged participatory art, known in the US as ‘social practice’. Claire Bishop follows the trajectory of twentieth-century art and examines key moments in the development of a participatory aesthetic. The itinerary takes in Futurism and Dada; the Situationist International; Happenings in Eastern Europe, Argentina and Paris; the 1970s Community Arts Movement; and the Artists Placement Group.

Performance Art : From Futurism to the Present (Third Edition)

Artist/Author: RoseLee Goldberg | Reference: P1915 | ISBN: 978-0-500-204047 | Type: Publication

Contents: Foreword 1 Futurism 2 Russian Futurism and Constructivism 3 Dada 4 Surrealism 5 Bauhaus 6 Living Art c. 1933 to the 1970s 7 The Art of Ideas and the Media Generation 1968 to 2000 8 The First Decade of the New Century 2001 to 2010 Select Bibliography Index Sources of Illustrations

Welcome to Cabaret

Artist/Author: Anne-Louise Rentell | Reference: A0417 | Type: Article

Anne-Louise Rentell, Welcome to Cabaret, entertainment or performance art?

Fluxus Codex

Artist/Author: John Hendricks | Reference: P0629 | ISBN: 0-8109-0920-0 | Type: Publication

This item is part of the Study Room Guide On (W)Reading Performance Writing by Rachel Lois Clapham (P1433), the Study Room Guide in Search of a Documentology by Marco Pustianaz (P1115) and the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)

Performance Art

Artist/Author: RoseLee Goldberg | Reference: P0157 | Type: Publication

This item is part of the Study Room Guide On (W)Reading Performance Writing by Rachel Lois Clapham (P1433)