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Gentlemen

Artist/Author: David Farringdon | Digital Reference: EF5386 | Type: Digital File

“A truthful picture of a taboo subject in an unbiased way.”

15 mins.

Countersexual Manifesto

Artist/Author: Paul B. Preciado | Reference: P4090 | ISBN: 978-0231175623 | Type: Publication

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.

Mal No 4: Real Girls

Editor: Maria Dimitrova | Reference: P4060 | ISBN: 9781916089235 | Type: Publication

Fourth edition of the journal of sexuality and erotics.

Touched Bodies: The Performative Turn in Latin American Art

Artist/Author: Mara Polgovsky Ezcurra | Reference: P4031 | ISBN: 9-781978-802025 | Type: Publication

What is the role of pleasure and pain in the politics of art?  Polgovsky Ezcurra approaches this question as she examines the flourishing of live and intermedial performance in Latin America during times of authoritarianism and its significance during transitions to democracy. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Sensual Excess: Queer Femininity and Brown Jouissance

Artist/Author: Amber Jamilla Musser | Reference: P4027 | ISBN: 9781479830954 | Type: Publication

Works against the framing of black and brown bodies as sexualized, objectified, and abject, and offers multiple ways of thinking with and through sensation and aesthetics.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Porno-Graphics and Porno-Tactics: Desire, Affect, and Representation in Pornograph

Editor: Eirini Avramopoulou and Irene Peano | Reference: P4000 | ISBN: 978-0-692-72054-7 | Type: Publication

Asks whether, and how, it is possible to re-appropriate pornography and think through it critically and creatively for a project of liberation.

Don Juan

Artist/Author: The Sydney Front | Reference: D2313 | ISBN: 978-1-922007-31-5 | Type: DVD

The audience mingle with the performers on the performance floor, which might be a kind of soirée or Don Giovanni’s ball. In the glass cabinet. 

Paradise Rot: A Novel

Artist/Author: Jenny Hval | Reference: P3750 | ISBN: 9781786633835 | Type: Publication

A lyrical debut novel from a musician and artist renowned for her sharp sexual and political imagery.

Alien Zone: Cultural Theory and Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema

Editor: Annette Kuhn | Reference: P3743 | ISBN: 978-0860919933 | Type: Publication

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.

In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives

Artist/Author: Judith Halberstam | Reference: P3719 | ISBN: 978-0814735855 | Type: Publication

Examines the significance of the transgender body and presents a series of case studies focused on the meanings of masculinity in its dominant and alternative forms – especially female and trans-masculinities as they exist within subcultures, and are appropriated within mainstream culture.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Between the Body and the Flesh: Performing Sadomasochism

Artist/Author: Lynda Hart | Reference: P3721 | ISBN: 978-0231084031 | Type: Publication

Focusing on a variety of representations, the book stimulates discussions of s/m through the exploration of censorship in the arts, the fetishization of sexual paraphernalia, recombinations of class, race and sexuality, and the politics of psychoanalysis.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

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. 

A View From Elsewhere

Artist/Author: Victoria Sin | Reference: P3549 | ISBN: 978-1-9996428-1-5 | Type: Publication

A fantasy in three acts presenting nine narratives from personal to scientific on the experience of desire, shame and identification of the material queer body. 

Clare Thornton collection

Artist/Author: Clare Thornton | Reference: P3544 | Type: Publication

Includes:
-Corridors, Stairways & Corners
-A Lexicon ofLabour Movements
-The Italic I (Tacturiency)
Generously donated to LADA's Study Room by Clare Thornton.

In the glass cabinet.

To All Appearances: Ideology and Performance

Artist/Author: Herbert Blau | Reference: P3507 | ISBN: 978-0415013659 | Type: Publication

 The author's concerns – which include the social meaning of illusion and the cultural manifestation of power – take the reader from Eleanora Duse to Laurie Anderson; from the puppet theatre of Kleist to Kantor's theatre of the dead; and from the Kutiyattam temple dancers in Kerala to Womanhouse in Los Angeles.

Oh Yes! Oh No!: A Good Girl’s Guide to Liberating Your Orgasm

Artist/Author: Louise Orwin | Digital Reference: EF5264 | Type: Digital File

Documentation from the DIY 13 project: a performance artist and novice sexual deviant attempts to liberate your orgasm via a journey through Leeds’ sex scene.

Repetition in Performance: Returns and Invisible Forces

Artist/Author: Eirini Kartsaki | Reference: P3429 | ISBN: 978-1137430533 | Type: Publication

While considering repetition in relation to the difficult pleasures we derive from the theatre, this book explores ways of accounting for such experiences of theatre in memory and writing.

Spent

Artist/Author: Jordan McKenzie | Reference: P3178 | Type: Publication

An ongoing series of auto-drawings exploring libidinal economies and sexual desire. Started in 2009, these works (which will continue for the rest of McKenzie's life) are made by the artist orgasming onto Universal Litmus paper, the results being meticulously recorded not only visually but also in terms of the date and time that they were 'composed'. 

Sex, birth and death

Artist/Author: Aine Phillips | Reference: P3026 | Type: DVD

Contains performance programme, performance texts and 3 CDs/DVDs, which include still images, a 6 minute edit and video of the full performance.

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

ACT 33: The Artist and the Stone

Reference: P2979 | Type: Publication

Conceived in January 2014, the process-based piece continues Matteo Guidi's and Giuliana Racco's investigation into the ways people bypass restrictions and limitations in their daily lives, moving through systems imposed on them.

Exhibition catalogue; 11/11/2015 – 23/1/2016, Fundacio Sunol

SEX TLK MTG

Artist/Author: Bedfellows | Reference: P2944 | Type: Publication

Publication for the Bedfellows event, Late at Tate Britain, 1st April 2016.

Demonstrations and Details From the Facts of Life

Artist/Author: Lyndal Jones | Reference: P2915 | ISBN: 978-0907594673 | Type: Publication

This exhibition catalogue illustrates 'the facts of life' – an interactive installation by Australian artist Lyndal Jones. The artwork questions Charles Darwin's theories of sexual selection and the nature of human attraction and seduction. Ikon Gallery, April-May 2000.

The Deadwood Stage - DIY documentation

Artist/Author: GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN | Digital Reference: EF5185 | Type: Digital File

Documentation from GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN's DIY 10 project, which explored exertion, endurance, cliché and the epic using the musical Calamity Jane. 

The project took place at Cambridge Junction. Part of LADA's DIY.

4:38.

The Only Way Home Is Through the Show: Performance Work of Lois Weaver

Editor: Lois Weaver and Jen Harvie | Reference: P2847 | ISBN: 978-1-78320-534-9 | Type: Publication

The book explores Weaver's collaborative work with Split Britches and Spiderwoman as well as her solo projects, performance interventions, and work as a facilitator, teacher, and as Tammy WhyNot.

Otherwise: Imagining Queer Feminist Art Histories

Editor: Amelia Jones and Erin Silver | Reference: P2820 | ISBN: 978-0719096426 | Type: Publication

The first publication to address queer feminist politics, methods and theories in relation to the visual arts, including new media, installation and performance art. Despite the crucial contribution of considerations of 'queer' to feminism in other disciplines of the humanities, and the strong impact of feminist art history on queer visual theory, a visible and influential queer feminist art history has remained elusive.

Joyce

Artist/Author: Ron Athey | Digital Reference: EF5113 | Type: Digital File

Exerpt of 2002 multi-media performance with 3 screen large format video with 4 actors.

Eroticism and Death in Theatre and Performance

Editor: Karoline Gritzner | Reference: P2426 | ISBN: 9781902806921 | Type: Publication

Exploring a range of topics, including Greek tragedy, Shakespearean theater, contemporary British plays, opera, and the theatricality of Parisian culture, this compilation provides new perspectives on the relationship between Eros and Death in a series of dramatic texts, theatrical practices, and cultural performances

Sonia Boyce: Speaking in Tongues

Artist/Author: Gilane Tawadros | Reference: P2397 | ISBN: 9780947753092 | Type: Publication

The work of Sonia Boyce encourages and challenges us to ask what it means to be a black woman artist in a hierarchical art world, and to confront questions surrounding inter-racial relations in a society where cultural identities condense around myths of nationhood. 

Adrian Piper: Race, Gender and Embodiment

Artist/Author: John P. Bowles | Reference: P2396 | ISBN: 978-0-8223-4920-4 | Type: Publication

Adrian Piper's Mythic Being performances critically engaged wtih popular representations of race, gender, sexuality and class; confronting viewers and forcing them to reconsider assumptions about the social construction of identity. An in-depth analysis of Piper's work.

Black Bodyscapes – Photographs by Ajamu

Editor: David A. Bailey | Reference: P2026 | ISBN: 952368005 | Type: Publication

AJAMU’s photographs – Black Bodyscapes – explore the representation of theblack male body by focusing on the male nude and the concept of fetishism and fragmentation.

Desire – ICA Documents

Editor: Lisa Appignanesi | Reference: P2017 | ISBN: 905263006 | Type: Publication

With texts by Victor Burgin, Rosalind coward, John Forrester, Rosemary Gordon, Mary Kelly, Julia Kristeva, Toril Moi, Laura Mulvey, Kathy Myers, Riccardo Steiner.

The Lost Runway Kyoto

Artist/Author: Aine Phllips | Reference: D1862 | Type: DVD

Collaboration between Áine Phillips and film-maker Rachel Davies. Large scale collaborative project commemorating lost women and girls. A week long workshop process generates a collection of sculptural costumes and culminates in a runway/catwalk performance dedicated to each lost girl represented. Supported by Culture Ireland, Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, Japan Foundation, Live Art Development Agency and British Council. Part of Louder Than Bombs – Art, Acton and Activism Project.

The Anatomy of Desire

Artist/Author: Charlie Murphy | Reference: P1423 | Type: Publication

Event leaflet for the solo exhibition by Charlie Murphy that examines the forms, issues and dialogues of intimacy through sculpture, video, music and live art. Music by Tara Franks.

FAT

Artist/Author: Pete Edwards | Reference: D1227 | Type: DVD

Part of Access All Areas Screening Programme, also available with subtitling as ED1227SUB. This item is part of the Study Room Guide On Disability and New Artistic Models by Aaron Williamson (P1529)

Protections - This is not an Exhibition

Artist/Author: Adam Budak, Christine Peters | Reference: P0853 | ISBN: 978-3-86560-172-8 | Type: Publication

Mona Hatoum

Editor: Christine van Assche and Clarrie Wallis | Reference: P2977 | ISBN: 978-1849763608 | Type: Publication

The first major survey of one of the world's most provocative and politically engaged artists.

On the occasion of the eponymous exhibition, May-August 2016, Tate Modern.