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Virus

Author: Linda Stupart | Reference: P4108 | ISBN: 9870992674786

A heady brew of feminist critique of the art world and extreme body horror.

How We Die is How We Live Only More So

Reference: P4093 | ISBN: 978-88-6749-391-3

Exhibition publication: Misbehaving Bodies, Wellcome Collection, 29 May 2019 – 26 January 2020.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Love on Me

Author: Jon John | Digital Reference: EF5347

Draws strength from conversations with the performance artist Ron Athey and readings from Illness as Metaphor, by Susan Sontag.

Please note that Queen Mary University of London holds the entire archive of the late artist.

The 2 of Us

Author: Jon John | Digital Reference: EF5346

A romantic exploration performance about love and human relationships.

Please note that Queen Mary University of London holds the entire archive of the late artist.

Confession de Ron Athey

Author: Gabreilla Greeb | Digital Reference: EF5329

Super 8 film was made at the Festival de l’Etrange, Vidéotheque de Paris. Produced by Homemade FIlms.

Part of LADA Screens 6.

Jennifer Doyle in conversation with Ron Athey

Digital Reference: EF5330

A specially filmed conversation between Ron Athey and writer Jennifer Doyle. Filmed in LA for LADA Screens by Brittany Neimeth.

Part of LADA Screens 6.

Revisiting Genisis

Digital Reference: EF5334

Follows two nurses, both named Jackie, who create biographical slideshows for patients as a tool for reflection on posthumous digital legacies, withdrawal, friendships, cultural and social loss, and memory as identity.

Part of LADA Screens 11. The film was available online 16-29 May 2016 on the LADA Screens Channel. Includes a  compilation of episodes 1 – 7, split into two files.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Black Sun

Reference: P4021 | ISBN: 9780995713376

Edited in conversation with Krist Gruijthuijsen, the director of KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, to accompany the exhibitions ‘David Wojnarowicz Photography & Film 1978–1992’, ‘Reza Abdoh’, and ‘TIES, TALES AND TRACES: Dedicated to Frank Wagner, Independent Curator (1958–2016)’.

Misbehaving Bodies: Jo Spence and Oreet Ashery

Reference: P3985

Exhibition catalogue. Wellcome Collection, 30 May 2019 – 26 January 2020.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Intra-Venus

Reference: P3927 | ISBN: 0-914661124

Catalogue of the exhibition of Wilke's last work. January 8 – February 19, 1994, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York

The Religion of the Future

Author: Roberto Mangabeira Unger | Reference: P3902 | ISBN: 978-1784787301

An argument for both spiritual and political revolution, the book proposes the content of a religion that can survive faith in a transcendent God and in life after death.

The Crossing

Author: Ellie Harrison and Matthew Bellwood | Reference: P3782

A collection of illustrated resources, designed to help you think about, talk about and plan a funeral celebration.

In glass cabinet.

Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog

Author: Pamela S Turne | Reference: P3705 | ISBN: 978-0547237558

This true story of a dog that faithfully waited for his owner at a Tokyo train station.

David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night

Reference: P3715 | ISBN: 978-0300221886

Comprehensively examines the life and art of David Wojnarowicz (1954-1992), who came to prominence in New York's East Village art world of the 1980s, actively embracing all media and forging an expansive range of work both fiercely political and highly personal. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Crap Taxidermy

Author: Kat Su | Reference: P3701 | ISBN: 978-1844038039

The very best of the worst stuffed animals are brought together in one full-colour volume; with additional features including a DIY 'Stuff Your Own Mouse' lesson, and an author's introduction to the craze for getting stuffed.

Queer Lovers and Hateful Others: Regenerating Violent Times and Places

Author: Jin Haritaworn | Reference: P3720 | ISBN: 978-0745330617

Berlin is once more capital of queer arts and tourism. Queerness is more visible today than it has been for decades, but at what cost? This book argues that queer subjects have become a lovely sight only through being cast in the shadow of the new folk devil, the ‘homophobic migrant’ who is rendered by society as hateful, homophobic and disposable. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Residenzen im Realen publication

Author: Liz Rosenfeld and Rodrigo García Alves | Reference: P3692

Project publication. Explores possibilities of queer hospice concepts, and what they could mean for their wider surroundings. Reflections on the future correspond sharply with the spaces of their respective residency, the Diakonie, which aids people in very direct questions concerning their present situation.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

On Ageing: Reflections, Conversations, Research

Author: Fevered Sleep | Reference: P3684 | ISBN: 978-0955908224

A publication on the performance for adults which explored, through image, sound, light, text and the choreography of hundreds of objects, what it is to change, to grow, and to age.

Original production: Young Vic – London: 27th September – 9th October 2010

Affect, Animals, and Autists

Author: Marla Carlson | Reference: P3664 | ISBN: 978-0472053827

Maps connections across performances that question the borders of the human whose neurodiverse experiences have been shaped by the diagnostic label of autism, and animal-human performance relationships that dispute and blur anthropocentric edges.

Weight of the Earth: The Tape Journals of David Wojnarowicz

Reference: P3662 | ISBN: 9781635900170

At the height of the AIDS epidemic, Wojnarowicz began keeping audio journals, returning to a practice he'd begun in his youth. The publication presents transcripts of these tapes, documenting the artist's turbulent attempts to understand his anxieties and passions, and tracking his thoughts as they develop in real time.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

An Occupation of Loss

Author: Taryn Simon | Reference: P3556 | ISBN: 9783775743198

A detailed record of the years the artist spent researching professional mourning, which culminated in a performance co-commissioned by the Park Avenue Armory and Artangel.

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

Book of Medicine

Author: Bob Flanagan | Reference: P3562 | ISBN: 9781532359057

A genuine, humorous, and powerful reflection on love, life, death, and “fighting sickness with sickness.” Edited and compiled by Sheree Rose and Rhiannon Aarons.

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

Author: Roger Copeland | Reference: A0814

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

Kazuo Ohno and Butoh Dance

Author: Lizzie Slater | Reference: A0788

Traces the origins and development of the Japanese form of dance theatre.

Emergency INDEX Vol 6

Reference: P3474 | ISBN: 978-1-937027-98-8

In each annual volume, contributors document works made in the previous year. By including performances regardless of their country of origin, genre, aims, or popularity, INDEX reveals the breathtaking variety of practices used in performance work today.

Confessions of a Recovering Data Collector

Reference: P3422 | ISBN: ISBN 978-0955749131

For over five years Harrison documented and recorded information about nearly every aspect of her daily routine, amassing reams of data in the process. But these laborious, demanding and introverted processes took their toll. Something had to give. Ellie had to quit!

Creating Ourselves: Works from the ISelf Collection

Reference: P3323 | ISBN: 978-0854882571

From Surrealist selfies to feminist self-portraiture, the ISelf Collection explores identity and the human condition through the central themes of birth, death, sexuality, love, pain and joy. Taking the display of the collection at Whitechapel Gallery as its springboard, this book looks generally at the question of the self in modern and contemporary art, and the ways in which artists are thinking about being and identity as an individual, in relation to others, to society and the wider world.

Stigmata

Author: Helene Cixous | Reference: P3258 | ISBN: 978-0415345453

The essays explore the broad range of poetico-philosophical questions that have long been circulating in the Cixousian universe: the self and the other, autobiographies of writing, love's labors lost and found, sexual difference, feminism and feminine hours, the prehistory of the work of art and reading the visual arts, animal (w)rites and trans-species relations, literary theory, post-colonial theory, death and life.

Long Suffering: American Endurance Art as Prophetic Witness

Author: Karen Gonzalez Rice | Reference: P3230 | ISBN: 978-047205324

Links avant-garde performance practices with religious histories in the United States, setting contemporary performances of endurance art within a broader context of prophetic, religious discourse in the United States

Art AIDS America

Reference: P3220 | ISBN: 978-0295994949

The first comprehensive overview and reconsideration of 30 years of art made in response to the AIDS epidemic in the United States. This book foregrounds the role of HIV/AIDS in shifting the development of American art away from the cool conceptual foundations of postmodernism and toward a new, more insistently political and autobiographical voice.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Tacoma Art Museum (October 2015 – January 2016)

Chinese Performing Arts Yearbook 2015

Reference: P3187

Comprehensive overview of China's performance art in 2015. Includes essays, five case studies and information on over 100 artists. In Mandarin.

Kwangjoo is Impeaching

Author: Soni Kum | Reference: D2239

The video juxtaposes the various form of mediation from one historical event – the 1980 student massacre –  according to linear time line. The public memory of the incident is formed and moulded with mediated images and languages.

1hour 27min

Emergency INDEX Vol 5

Reference: P3098 | ISBN: 978-1-937027-75-9

In each annual volume, contributors document works made in the previous year. By including performances regardless of their country of origin, genre, aims, or popularity, INDEX reveals the breathtaking variety of practices used in performance work today.

My Nana’s Wedding (Gown) Part One

Author: Miffy Ryan | Reference: P3028

Stills from the performance, which comprised of over 300 images and took place in 2 parts; part one is performed in a photography studio, with the photographer the only spectator.

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

Patience

Author: Emily Underwood-Lee | Reference: P3032

Explores the experience of being diagnosed with breast cancer while pregnant. Performace text.

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

Gardens Speak

Author: Tania El Khoury | Reference: P2938 | ISBN: 978-1-939067-20-3

Gardens Speak is an interactive sound installation containing the oral histories of ten ordinary people who were buried in Syrian gardens. Each narrative has been carefully constructed with the friends and family members of the deceased to retell their stories as they themselves would have recounted it.

This book contains the narrative text of those ten oral histories in both English and spoken Arabic, as well as an an introduction by the artist, and illustrations of the audience experience in Gardens Speak.

 

AIDS: Cultural Analysis/Cultural Activism

Reference: P2909 | ISBN: 978-0262530798

A collection on the media and public perception and representations of AIDS. Includes essays, a portfolio of manifestos, articles, letters, and photographs from the publications of the PWA Coalition, an interview with three members of the AIDS discrimination unit of the New York City Commission on Human Rights and presentations for the independent video documentaries on AIDS, Testing the Limits and Bright Eyes.

Ecstatic Antibodies: Resisting the AIDS Mythology

Reference: P2876 | ISBN: 978-1854890146

This book and the exhibition launched with it represent a powerful exploration in both image and text of the impact of the AIDS crisis. Different voices reveal the profound inadequacies in our attitudes to disease.

101 Tragedies of Enrique Metinides

Reference: P2891 | ISBN: 978-1597112116

Enrique Metinides's choice of the 101 key images from his life photographing crime scenes and accidents in Mexico for local newspapers and the nota roja (or red pages, for their bloody content) crime press. An accompanying exhibition, which launched at Rencontres d'Arles in July 2011, toured to venues in Europe and the Americas.

Ana Mendieta

Reference: P2887 | ISBN: 978-8434308213

This publication sets out to make Mendieta's figure more public in order to secure her rightful place in the chronicle of contemporary art.