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This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook

Editor: Extinction Rebellion | Reference: P3980 | ISBN: 978-0141991443 | Type: Publication

This is a book of truth and action. It has facts to arm you, stories to empower you, pages to fill in and pages to rip out, alongside instructions on how to rebel – from organising a roadblock to facing arrest.

Read My Lips publication

Editor: Auto Italia | Reference: A0841 | Type: Article

Publication accompanying a survey exhibition of image-making, community activism and public works produced by the seminal AIDS activist art collective Gran Fury between 1987 and 1995.

In misc. folder 7. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Resist!: How to Be an Activist in the Age of Defiance

Artist/Author: Michael Segalov | Reference: P3625 | ISBN: 978-1786272171 | Type: Publication

How-to guide for people looking to make a stand. Included are solid pieces of advice, practical tips and inspirational stories from those who have already successfully stood up and made a difference. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

 

Wir sind überall: weltweit. unwiderstehlich. antikapitalistisch

Editor: Notes from Nowhere | Reference: P3298 | ISBN: 978-3894015367 | Type: Publication

A book of stories, stories written by activists from the front lines of resistance against capitalism and economic globalization. In German; for the English version see P0424.

This item is part of the Study Room Guide: A Bi(bli)ography of Insurrectionary Imaginati by John Jordan (P0793) and the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)

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

Anna Birch archive

Reference: P2992 | Type: Publication

Includes The Wollstonecraft Live Experience! programmes and materials, two programmes for the Stoke Newington Literary Festival, and a list of publications.

100 Acts of Minor Dissent

Artist/Author: Mark Thomas | Reference: P2779 | ISBN: 978-1910463031 | Type: Publication

An account of an entire year spent living provocatively. From successful campaigns against Royal Parks and multinationals, to arts and crafts with porn mags, from annoying estate agents, to raising cinema workers' wages, comedian and campaigner Mark Thomas stopped at nothing.

Dangerous Moves: Performance and Politics in Cuba

Artist/Author: Cocu Fusco | Reference: P2777 | ISBN: 978-1-84976-326-4 | Type: Publication

Exploring performance and politics in the post-revolutionary state, Dangerous Moves presents a fascinating survey of contemporary life and culture in Cuba through some of its most daring and experimental artists. 

Truth is Concrete A Handbook for Artistic Strategies in Real Politics

Editor: steirischer herbst & Florian Malzacher | Reference: P2651 | ISBN: 978-3-943365-84-9 | Type: Publication

This publication charts very different tactics and strategies, written by practitioners from all over the world, mapping the broad field of engaged art and artistic activism in our times. Essays by Stephen Duncombe & Steve Lambert, Alanna Lockward, Florian Malzacher, Chantal Mouffe, Gerald Raunig and Jonas Staal.

activism Ahmet Öğüt / The Silent University Andre Lepecki Andrea Fraser Andrew Boyd Andy Bichlbaum / The Yes Men Anna Jermolaeva Antanas Mockus art Artúr van Balen / Tools for Action Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius / raumlaborberlin Carl Hegemann Charles Esche Christine Gaigg Claire Tancons Collective Authorship concrete knowledge Corina L. Apostol / Artleaks Corrupt Tour Diedrich Diederichsen direct action Dmitry Vilensky / Chto Delat? Erdem Gunduz Federico Geller Florian Schneider Frank Apunkt Schneider / monochrom Gabriella Csoszó / FreeDoc Ganzeer Geert Lovink Gregory Sholette Guillermo Gómez-Peña / La Pocha Nostra Hans Haacke Hector Aristizábal Iconoclasistas Inna Shevchenko / Femen International Institute of Political Murder Irit Rogoff Isabelle Fremeaux Jacob Wren Janez Janša Janice Kerbel Jasmina Metwaly / Mosireen Collective Jean-Luc Moulène Jeudi Noir Jisun Kim Joana Mazza / Observatório de Favelas Joanna Warsza John Jordan Jonathan Allen Justin Hoffmann Kàddu Yaraax Kalle Lasn / Adbusters Katherine Ball Khaled Hourani Khaled Jarrar Kostis Stafylakis / Kavecs Krzysztof Wodiczko Kuba Szreder Lawrence Liang Leah Borromeo Leónidas Martín Lexxus Légal Liberate Tate Lucifer / Church of Kopimism Marina Grzinic Marina Naprushkina / Office for Anti-Propaganda Marina Vishmidt Matteo Lucchetti Michal Murin Mierle Laderman Ukeles Minerva Cuevas Mladen Stilinović Ned Rossiter Neil Cummings Neue Slowenische Kunst Noah Fischer Nuria Guell Occuprint Oliver Marchart Omer Krieger Philipp Ruch / Center for Political Beauty Public Movement Rabih Mroué Raivo Puusemp Reverend Billy & The Church of Stop Shopping Richard Reynolds Robyn Orlin Saki Bailey / Teatro Valle Salam Yousry and Slavoj Žižek Santiago Cirugeda / Recetas Urbanas Sérgio Miguel Franco / Pixadores Shared Inc. Sibylle Peters Srđa Popović / CANVAS Stefano Harney Stephen Wright Stevphen Shukaitis Susan Schuppli / Forensic Architecture Tania Bruguera The Haircut Before The Party The Institute for Human Activities the laboratory of insurrectionary imagination The Pinky Show the vacuum cleaner Thomas Meinecke Toma Sik Tomislav Medak Udi Aloni Ultra-red WochenKlausur Wu Yuren Yekaterina Samutsevich / Pussy Riot

Dear Andy Kaufman I Hate Your Guts

Editor: Jodi Wille, Lissi Erwin | Reference: P2315 | ISBN: 978-1-934170-08-3 | Type: Publication

A series of replies to Andy Kaufman’s challenge of any woman to a wrestling match

The Art Party Conference 2013

Artist/Author: Bob and Roberta Smith | Reference: P2317 | Type: Publication

A new kind of advocacy for the arts

Back to Back Theatre: Small Metal Objects

Artist/Author: Back to Back Theatre | Editor: Alice Nash (General Manager) | Reference: P2179 | Type: Publication

Information pack, press reviews, photographs and marketing material from Back to Back Theatre’s performance piece Small Metal Objects (2005)

Small Metal Objects

Artist/Author: Back to Back Theatre | Reference: D2065 | Type: DVD

Designed to be performed in a sheltered outdoor civic space, Small Metal Objects seeks to realise the inner realm and simultaneously re-interpret the exterior urban environment as a new performance landscape. Running time 45 minutes.

Acorn

Artist/Author: Yoko Ono | Reference: P2180 | ISBN: 978-1-939293-23-7 | Type: Digital File

Almost 50 years since the publication of Ono’s conceptual instructions book, Grapefruit, Acorn is a collection of conceptual instructions and dot drawings, originally written for a website event and published here for the first time.

Institutions by Artists, Volume One

Editor: Jeff Khonsary, Kristina Lee Podesva | Reference: P2176 | ISBN: 978-1-927354-02-5 | Type: Publication

This collection of essays surveys the performance and promise of contemporary global artist-run centres and initiatives within the historical contexts that saw their emergence.

European Social Forum

Artist/Author: Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination | Digital Reference: EF5080 | Type: Digital File

Slides and video documentation from the European Social Forum, London 2004

A Pageant of Great Women

Artist/Author: Anna Birch, Cicely Hamilton | Reference: D2064 | ISBN: 978-0-9568008-1-7 | Type: DVD

Part of the Anna Birch collection ‘Fragments to Monuments’, 1 x book, 3 x DVDs

herbst: Theorie Zur Praxis

Reference: P2175 | Type: Publication

herst. Theorie Zur Praxis follows the path of the festival (21 September – 14 October 2012) in Austria, by providing reflections, portraits and interviews by or on participants of the festival.

100 Actions for Chicago Torture Justice

Artist/Author: Lucky Pierre | Reference: P2162 | Type: Publication

In response to the torture inflicted by the Chicago Police from 1972 to 1992, and as part of The Chicago Torture Justice Memorial Project, Lucky Pierre is creating 1000 actions for Chicago torture justice. As of 5 October 2012, Lucky Pierre has generated 100 actions for Chicago torture justice documented in this booklet.

This is not Art : Activism and Other ‘Not-Art’

Artist/Author: Alana Jelinek | Reference: P2112 | ISBN: 978-1848858572 | Type: Publication

A retelling the history of art practice and exposing the ways in which neoliberal norms and values have seeped into every aspect of our lives.

The Free University of Liverpool /Foundations

Artist/Author: Various | Reference: P2100 | ISBN: 978-0-957-4349-0-5 | Type: Publication

A document of the Foundation degree and the various tactics that were dreamed up in order to make FUL work.

Digital Frontiers / Index on Censorship Volume 41, number 4

Editor: Rebecca Mackinnon & Ethan Zuckerman, Gabriella Coleman, Jennifer Granick | Reference: P2102 | ISBN: 978-1-4462-6741-7 | Type: Publication

Activists and journalists are using technology to get vital news out and bring about change – index looks at the key players in the fight for digital freedom.

Never Sorry

Artist/Author: Ai WeiWei | Reference: D2044 | Type: DVD

Never Sorry

Artist/Author: Ai WeiWei | Reference: D2044 | Type: DVD

Wrong Bodies and Born Freak (extracts)

Artist/Author: Mat Fraser | Reference: D1876 | Type: DVD

Channel 4 documentary; part of an event at the ICA in collaboration with the arts collective DHSS.

Can also be found in the Access all Areas : Live Art and Disability book and accompanying DVD: P1864

Mat Fraser profile

Artist/Author: Paul McCann | Reference: D1873 | Type: DVD

Short introduction to Matt Fraser’s work.

Living as Form : Socially engaged art from 1991 - 2011

Artist/Author: Various | Editor: Nato Thompson | Reference: P1920 | ISBN: 978-0-262-01734-3 | Type: Publication

Living as Form grew out of a major exhibition at Creative Time in New York City. Like the exhibition, the book is a survey of more than 100 projects that use aesthetics to affect social dynamics. Invited artists, organisers, and groups include: Ai Weiwei; Ala Plástica; Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla; Lara Almarcegui and Begoña Movellán; Alternate ROOTS; Francis Alÿs; Appalshop; Claire Barclay; Barefoot Artists; Basurama; Marilyn Douala Bell and Didier Schaub; BijaRi; Stephen Biko and partners; Bread and Puppet Theatre; CAMP; Cemeti Art House; Mel Chin; Chto delat? (What is to be done?); Colectivo Cambalache; Phil Collins; Complaints Choir; Céline Condorelli and Gavin Wade; Cornerstone Theater Company; Minerva Cuevas; Cybermohalla Ensemble; Decolonizing Architecture; Jeremy Deller; Mark Dion, J. Morgan Puett, and collaborators; Fallen Fruit; Finishing School; Free Class Frankfurt/M.; Frente 3 de Fevereiro; Theaster Gates; Paul Glover; Josh Greene; Federico Guzmán and Alonso Gil; Fritz Haeg; Haha; Harlem (Election Night 2008); Jeanne van Heeswijk; Helena Producciones; Stephen Hobbs and Marcus Neustetter; Fran Ilich; Farid Jahangir and Sassan Nassiri, Bita Fayyazi, Ata Hasheminejad, and Khosrow Hassanzedeh; Kein Mensch Ist Illegal (No One Is Illegal); Amal Kenawy; Suzanne Lacy; Steve Lambert, Andy Bichlbaum of The Yes Men, and collaborators; The Land Foundation; Long March Project; Los Angeles Poverty Department; Rick Lowe; Mammalian Diving; Reflex/Darren O’Donnell; Mardi Gras Indian Community; Eduardo Vázquez Martín; Angela Melitopoulos; Zayd Minty; The Mobile Academy; Mongrel; Anthea Moys and Bronwyn Lace; Mujeres Creando; Vik Muniz; NSK (Neue Slowenische Kunst); Nuts Society; John O’Neal; Oda Projesi; Wendelien van Oldenborgh; Marion von Osten and collaborators; Park Fiction, part of the Right to the City Network Hamburg; Pase Usted; Piratbyrån (The Bureau of Piracy); Platforma 9.81; Public Movement; Pulska Grupa; Navin Rawanchaikul; Pedro Reyes; Laurie Jo Reynolds; Athi-Patra Ruga; The San Francisco Cacophony Society; Katerina edá; Chemi Rosado Seijo; Michihiro Shimabuku; Andreas Siekmann and Alice Creischer; Buster Simpson; Slanguage; Apolonija Sustersic; Tahrir Square (2011); Taller Popular de Serigrafía (TPS); Mierle Laderman Ukeles; Ultra-red; United Indian Health Services; Urban Bush Women; The U.S. Social Forum; Voina; Peter Watkins; WikiLeaks; Elin Wikström; WochenKlausur; Women on Waves.

Dark Matter : Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise and Culture

Artist/Author: Gregory Sholette | Reference: P1907 | ISBN: 978-0-7453-2752-5 | Type: Publication

Investigation into collective and collaborative creative practice of marginalised artists of the art world.Reverend Billy Talent and the political economy of the art world. This article is referenced in the Platform Study Room Guide (P1820) and can be found in the Miscellaneous Articles 4 Binder.

Social Surrealism, Original Recordings

Artist/Author: Jeremy Deller | Reference: D1854 | ISBN: 978-3-86984-052-9 | Type: DVD

Audio recordings of Jeremy Deller discussing the following subjects: Our Hobby is Depeche Mode, Andy Warhol, The Battle of Orgreave, the Art World is a very Middle Class Place, Processions, Churches and Museums, Night at the Museum, Political Art, New Projects, Acid Brass, Glam Rock, Memory Bucket and Social Surrealism

Legacies of Tactical Media

Artist/Author: Eric Kluitenberg | Editor: Greet Lovink and Sabine Niederer | Reference: P1866 | ISBN: 978-90-816021-8-1 | Type: Publication

Tactical Media employ the ‘tactics of the weak’ to operate on the terrain of strategic power by means of ‘any media necessary’, this notebook traces the legacies of tactical media to begin creating these hybrid cartographies

Study Room Guide: Take the Money and Run? Some Positions on Ethics, Business Sponsorship and Making

Artist/Author: Jane Trowell, Platform | Reference: P1820 | Type: Publication

There are lots of guides for artists on how to earn a living from art or how to raise funds to support making it, but few which help us ask what the ethical implications are of the routes we choose. In this Study Room Guide, arts, social justice and environmental group Platform has selected some key texts that they think are useful in helping to position yourself ethically with regard to financing or supporting artistic practice through business or corporate sponsorship.

Trashing Performance, Outsider Actions, Panel

Artist/Author: Platform & Liberate Tate, Rocio Boliver, Bavand Behpoor | Reference: D2104 | Type: DVD

Part of the Trashing Performance programme – the second year of Performance Matters – 25-29th October 2011.

A User’s Guide to Demanding the Impossible

Editor: The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination | Reference: P1688 | ISBN: 978-1-57027-218-9 | Type: Publication

This publication was written amid the action by UK students against the government cuts, and was intended to reflect on the possibility of new creative forms of action in the current movements. UK, students, funding cuts, education, creative response, direct action, politics, protest. This item is referenced in the Dreams for an Institution Guide (P2313).

CASAZine #4 - Drawing the Line

Editor: Milena Placentile and Monica Vykoukal | Reference: P1087 | Type: Publication

Published reports from the third meeting of the Cultural Analysis Summer Academy (CASA) – Amsterdam, June 2006.

Study Room Guide - In the Footnotes of Library Angels: A Bi(bli)ography of Insurrectionary Imagination

Artist/Author: John Jordan | Reference: P0793 | Type: Publication

John Jordan's Study Room Guide, in the form of an open letter, addresses performance and activism, and the strategies that artists have engaged with to address radical cultural, social and political agendas over the last 20 years.

The Art Strike Papers/ Neo-ist Manifestos

Artist/Author: Stewart Home | Reference: P0745 | ISBN: 1-873176-15-5 | Type: Publication

The Art strike Papers collects accounts and papers relating to the Art Strike International action and propaganda during the period 1990-1993. The Neoist Manifesto is a series of texts on the Generation Positive, Karen Eliot, Cantsin, Neoist Network, as well as poems by S. Home

Compilation

Artist/Author: The Library of Insurrectionary Imagination | Digital Reference: EF080 | Type: Digital File

We Are Everywhere - The Irresistible Rise of Global Anticapitalism

Editor: Notes from Nowhere | Reference: P0424 | ISBN: 978-1859844472 | Type: Publication

A book of stories, stories written by activists from the front lines of resistance against capitalism and economic globalization.

This item is part of the Study Room Guide: A Bi(bli)ography of Insurrectionary Imaginati by John Jordan (P0793) and the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)

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