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Sustaining Great Art and Culture: Environmental Report 2018/19

Artist/Author: Arts Council England, Julie’s Bicycle | Digital Reference: EF5364 | Type: Digital File

A report celebrating the successes of arts and cultural organisations in acting on national and international climate targets.

Connect Create Change: Leading Collaborative Arts in Ireland

Editor: Create | Reference: P4066 | Type: Publication

Five year strategy by Create, Ireland for 2020-2025

Imaginative Bodies: Dialogues in Performance Practices

Artist/Author: Guy Cools | Editor: Lisa Marie Bowler | Reference: P4059 | ISBN: 978-9492095206 | Type: Publication

Reaffirms the central position of the body in various artistic practices through in-depth conversations with choreographers, composers, visual artists, hip hop artists, dramaturges, a light designer and a puppeteer.

Talking Dirty: Tongue First!: Recipes from the Mouth of the Thames

Editor: Claudia Lastra, Fran Gallardo, Elliot Haworth | Reference: P4048 | ISBN: 978-0992777692 | Type: Publication

A recipe book produced following a series of public events involving local South Essex foods, their source, preparation and consumption.

 

Dream Babes 2.0

Editor: Victoria Sin | Reference: P4043 | ISBN: 9781999642839 | Type: Publication

Zine focusing on the questions that speculative fiction can ask which are especially important now.

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.

Trans*Plant: My Disease is an Artistic Creation

Artist/Author: Quimera Rosa | Reference: P3936 | Type: Publication

Information on a new transdisciplinary project of plant / human / animal / machine hybridisation started in 2016. 

The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins

Artist/Author: Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing | Reference: P3918 | ISBN: 978-0691178325 | Type: Publication

Follows one of the strangest commodity chains of our times to explore the unexpected corners of capitalism.

Enacting Nature: Ecocritical Perspectives on Indigenous Performance

Editor: Birgit Däwes, Marc Maufort | Reference: P3903 | ISBN: 978-2875741462 | Type: Publication

Acknowledging that the future of humankind is global, this volume explores the multi-faceted semantics of ecology in contemporary Indigenous theater and performance. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Readings in Performance and Ecology

Editor: Wendy Arons and Theresa J. May | Reference: P3773 | ISBN: 978-1-137-46700-3 | Type: Publication

Focuses on how theatre, dance, and other forms of performance are helping to transform our ecological values. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Epistemologies of the South: Justice against Epistemicide

Artist/Author: Boaventura De Sousa Santos | Reference: P3755 | ISBN: 978-161205545-9 | Type: Publication

Shows why cognitive injustice underlies all other dimensions; global social justice is not possible without global cognitive justice. 

Supercommunity: Diabolical Togetherness Beyond Contemporary Art

Editor: Julieta Aranda, Anton Vidokle, Brian Kuan Wood | Reference: P3749 | ISBN: 9781786633590 | Type: Publication

Invited to exhibit at the 56th Venice Biennale, e-flux journal produced a single issue over a four-month span, publishing an article a day both online and on site from Venice.

 

Humankind: Solidarity with Non-Human People

Artist/Author: Timothy Morton | Reference: P3708 | ISBN: 978-1786631329 | Type: Publication

What is it that makes humans, human? As science and technology challenge the boundaries between life and non-life, between organic and inorganic, this ancient question is more timely than ever. 

Indigenous Species

Artist/Author: Khairani Barokka | Reference: P3703 | ISBN: 978-1911284048

A young girl is abducted and smuggled aboard a boat bound upstream on an Indonesian river, through a landscape scarred by ecological destruction and historical greed. As her captors take her ever deeper into the jungle, her uncertain fate is compounded by the sense of her environment as a place of violence, destruction and jeopardy.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

When Species Meet

Artist/Author: Donna J. Haraway | Reference: P3658 | ISBN: 978-0816650460 | Type: Publication

Contemplates the interactions of humans with many kinds of critters, especially with those called domestic.

Bioart Kitchen: Art, Feminism and Technoscience

Artist/Author: Lindsay Kelley | Reference: P3324 | ISBN: 978-1784534134 | Type: Publication

Explores a wide spectrum of seemingly unconnected subjects, which, when brought together, offer a more inclusive, expansive history of bioart, namely: home economics; the feminist art of the 1970s; tissue culture methodologies; domestic computing; and contemporary artistic engagements with biotechnology.

The Gluts: Complete Works

Artist/Author: The Gluts | Reference: D2081 | Type: DVD

Documenting The Gluts trip to Copenhagen during the COP 15 Climate Summit.

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

Not for Rent: Conversations with Creative Activists in the U.K.

Editor: Stacy Wakefield and Grrrt | Reference: P3310 | ISBN: 978-0971297296 | Type: Publication

Interviews with squatters, eco-activists, musicians, and anarchists of all kinds in England and Scotland.

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

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. 

Oceanic Geographies: The fluid dramaturgy of Caridad Svich

Artist/Author: Kevin Brown | Editor: Richard Gough and Sam Trubridge | Reference: A0728 | Type: Article

Looking back on the experience of directing the world premiere of Svich's play at the University of Missouri.

Ritual Ride

Artist/Author: Steven Ounanian | Reference: D2215 | Type: DVD

Ritual Ride documents a 1,000 mile pilgrimage, from London to Findhorn Eco-Village and Spiritual community in Scotland. 36 minutes.

Bonus material: DOMINION – Christianity and the Environment, 10 mins.

Artwash: Big Oil and the Arts

Artist/Author: Mel Evans | Reference: P2872 | ISBN: 978-0745335889 | Type: Publication

Published on the fifth anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, Artwash is an intervention into the unsavoury role of the Big Oil company’s sponsorship of the arts in Britain.

Remote Performances in Nature and Architecture

Editor: Bruce Gilchrist, Jo Joelson, Tracey Warr | Reference: P2778 | ISBN: 978-1-4724-5391-4 | Type: Publication

This book explores the relationship between place and forms of thought and creative activity, relating Outlandia, an off-grid artists’ fieldstation, and the artists there, to the tradition of generative thinking and making structures that have included Goethe’s Gartenhaus in Weimar, Henry Thoreau's cabin at Walden Pond and Dylan Thomas’s writing shack in Laugharne.

Petro-Subjectivity: De-Industrializing Our Sense of Self

Artist/Author: Brett Bloom | Reference: P2768 | ISBN: 978-1-4951-5922-0 | Type: Publication

This book is an investigation of how the use of petroleum, in every aspect of our lives, limits our capacities to think about surviving climate breakdown, and how it shapes the things we do and inhibits our capacities to think future ways out of it. Pocket-size book. 

Rambles with Nature

Artist/Author: Sheila Ghelani | Reference: P2763 | Type: Publication

This book explores the hedgerow from many different angles, through many different art-forms and with many different collaborators. Includes writing by Lucy Cash, Maddy Costa, Mary Paterson, Rajni Shah, Sue Palmer. Illustrations by Mel Sheppard. Pocket-size book in large folder.

Playing for Time: Making Art as if the World Mattered

Artist/Author: Lucy Neal | Reference: P2727 | ISBN: 9781783191864 | Type: Publication

This publication explores the pivotal role artists play in re-thinking the future; re-inventing and re-imagining our world at a time of systemic change and uncertainty. This book identifies collaborative arts practices emerging in response to planetary challenges, reclaiming a traditional role for artists in the community as truth-tellers and agents of change.

Landing Stages - Selections from the Ashden Directory

Editor: Wallace Heim and Eleanor Margolies | Reference: P2716 | ISBN: 978-0-992950613 | Type: Publication

A collection of writings and photographs on performance and ecology providing a comprehensive catalogue of the productions and companies developing this field.

Performance and the Writing Life: A Conversation with Bonnie Marranca

Artist/Author: Claire MacDonald | Reference: A0585 | Type: Article

This interview explores connections within editor Bonnie Marranca's work and considers the way in which it has developed in conversation with artists in and around New York.

Examined Life - Philosophy in the Streets

Artist/Author: Astra Taylor | Reference: D2144 | Type: DVD

Examined Life explores the way we see the world and philosophy’s ability to influence it

The Red Stables Summer School

Editor: Sean O' Sullivan | Reference: P2160 | ISBN: 978-0-9554281-8-0 | Type: Publication

100 Califlowers

Artist/Author: Kerry Morrison | Reference: D1935 | Type: DVD

Documentation of a public art project on the Greenwich Peninsula, created by artist Kerry Morrison in collaboration with local residents, schoolchildren and their families, as part of Stream’s Peninsula programme of commissions.

Mapping the Terrain: New Genre Public Art

Editor: Suzanne Lacey | Reference: P1950 | ISBN: 978-0941920308 | Type: Publication

A critical framework for understanding and interpreting the new public art that has emerged over the last two decades. Featuring twelve essays from editor Suzanne Lacy: and eleven eminent artists, curators, and critics. Chapters titled as follows: An Unfashionable Audience, Public Constructions, Connective Aesthetics: Art After Individualism, To Search for the Good and Make It Matter, From Art-mageddon to Gringostroika: A Manifesto against Censorship, Looking Around: Where We Are, Where We Could Be, Whose Monument Where? Public Art in a Many-Cultured Society, Common Work, by Jeff Kelley, Success and Failure When Art Changes, Word of Honor, Debated Territory. This item is referenced in the Dreams for an Institution Guide (P2313).

The Reenchantment of Art

Artist/Author: Suzi Gablik | Reference: P1893 | ISBN: 978-0-500-27689-1 | Type: Publication

Confronts the effects of modernism on society and proposes a remedy based on a redefinition of our art and culture.

Les Sentiers de L’Utopie

Artist/Author: Isabelle Fremeaux and John Jordan | Reference: P1587 | Type: Publication

A book-film – text with DVD. NOTE: text is in French, DVD in both English and French.

Cyborgs in Mutation

Artist/Author: Meiling Cheng | Reference: P0501 | Type: Publication

Review of the California-based company.

Small Acts of Repair: Performance, Ecology and Goat Island

Artist/Author: Various | Editor: Stephen Bottoms, Matthew Goulish | Reference: P1326 | ISBN: 978-0-415-36515-4 | Type: Publication

In documenting and critiquing the evolution of the Goat Island company's prcocesses, politics and aesthetics, this book makes an important contribution to the critical debates surrounding contemporary performance practices. This item is part of the Study Room Guide On (W)Reading Performance Writing by Rachel Lois Clapham (P1433)

Beuys is Here

Artist/Author: Various | Editor: Celia Davies and Jane Won | Reference: P1303 | ISBN: 978-0-9562866-0-4 | Type: Publication

Explores the expanded concept of art as understood by Beuys. This ‘battery of ideas’ includes a series of short contributions from artists, specialists and commentators.

Land Art A Cultural Ecology Handbook

Editor: Max Andrews | Reference: P0947 | ISBN: 0 901469 57 2 | Type: Publication

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).