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The Animation of Contemporary Subjectivity in Tino Sehgal’s Ann Lee

Author: Katerina Paramana | Reference: A0887 | Digital Reference: A0887 | Type: Article

Explores Ann Lee as the subject par excellence of contemporary neoliberal capitalism.

Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility

Editor: Reina Gossett, Eric A. Stanley, Johanna Burton | Reference: P4076 | ISBN: 9-780262-036603 | Type: Publication

Delves into themes as wide-ranging yet interconnected as beauty, performativity, activism, and police brutality. Collectively, they attest to how trans people are frequently offered “doors”—entrances to visibility and recognition—that are actually “traps,” accommodating trans bodies and communities only insofar as they cooperate with dominant norms.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

The Star of the Show: Trademark, theatricality and ‘the grandmother of performance art’

Author: Bryony White | Reference: A0881 | Type: Article

Explores how Marina Abramović has subtly incorporated the law to her economic and professional advantage.

Audition Project

Author: Miss High Leg Kick, Richard DeDomenici | Digital Reference: EF5335 | Type: Digital File

Brought together 75 UK based artists onto the Birmingham Hippodrome stage in a snapshot of the performing arts in 2016. Over the course of a single day they learnt and re­created the opening audition scene from the 1985 film 'A Chorus Line'. 

Part of LADA Screens 12. The film was available online  9 ­- 22 June 2016 on the LADA Screens Channel. Includes two version of the video, in two different resolutions.

Arts of the Working Class: the Americas Issue

Editor: Elizabeth Otto, The Winter Office | Reference: P4038 | Type: Publication

The 7th issue of the newspaper is the first one to focus on a region; it commits to reconsidering Americas colonial stories and their marks on its present global condition. In multiple languages.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader

Editor: Teresa Brayshaw, Anna Fenemore, and Noel Witts | Reference: P4028 | ISBN: 978-1138785342 | Type: Publication

Combines extracts from over 70 international practitioners, companies, collectives and makers from the fields of dance, theatre, music, live and performance art, and activism to form a sourcebook for students, researchers and practitioners.

Black Performance Theory

Editor: Thomas F. DeFrantz and Anita Gonzalez | Reference: P4026 | ISBN: 978-0-8223-5616-5 | Type: Publication

Considering how blackness is imagined in and through performance, the contributors address topics including flight as a persistent theme in African American aesthetics, the circulation of minstrel tropes in Liverpool and in Afro-Mexican settlements in Oaxaca, and the reach of hip-hop politics as people around the world embrace the music and dance.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)
 

Pivotal Moments

Editor: SPACE, Sonya Dyer | Reference: P4004 | ISBN: 9781999927813 | Type: Publication

A publication exploring how the arts sector can better support artists at key stages in their practice. 

Rage and Time

Author: Peter Sloterdijk | Reference: P3987 | ISBN: 978-0231145237 | Type: Publication

The preeminent posthumanist shows how the history of Western civilization can be read as a suppression and return of rage.

Full Surrogacy Now

Author: Sophie Lewis | Reference: P3974 | ISBN: 978-1-78663-729-1 | Type: Publication

In order to become ethically acceptable, surrogacy must change beyond recognition—but we need more surrogacy, not less!

Performing Image

Author: Isobel Harbison | Reference: P3973 | ISBN: 9780262039215 | Type: Publication

Examines how artists have combined performance and moving image in their work since the 1960s, and how this work anticipates our changing relations to images since the advent of smart phones and the spread of online prosumerism.

Queer exceptions: Solo performance in neoliberal times

Author: Stephen Greer | Reference: P3988 | ISBN: 978-1526113696 | Type: Publication

A study of post-millennial solo performance in the UK and Western Europe that explores the contentious relationship between identity, individuality and neoliberalism. 

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

The White Paper

Author: Satoshi Nakamoto | Editor: Ben Vickers | Reference: P3914 | ISBN: 978-1999675929 | Type: Publication

Returns to Satoshi Nakamoto's canonical text on a peer-to-peer electronic cash system as a Rosetta Stone that reveals the far-reaching implications of decentralisation.

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

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.

The White Possessive: Property, Power, and Indigenous Sovereignty

Author: Aileen Moreton-Robinson | Reference: P3793 | ISBN: 978-0816692163 | Type: Publication

Explores the links between race, sovereignty, and possession through themes of property: owning property, being property, and becoming propertyless.

K-Punk: The Collected and Unpublished Writings of Mark Fisher

Author: Mark Fisher | Editor: Darren Ambrose | Reference: P3761 | ISBN: 978-1912248285 | Type: Publication

Brings together the work of acclaimed blogger, writer, political activist and lecturer, covering the period 2004 – 2016.

Four Futures: Life After Capitalism

Author: Peter Frase | Reference: P3745 | ISBN: 9781781688137 | Type: Publication

An exploration into the utopias and dystopias that could develop from present society.

Management of Art Galleries

Author: Magnus Resch | Reference: P3740 | ISBN: 978-0714877754 | Type: Publication

Based on the results of an anonymous survey sent to more than 8,000 galleries in the US, UK, and Germany, this is an insightful examination of the business of selling art.

Humankind: Solidarity with Non-Human People

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. 

The Exform

Author: Nicolas Bourriaud | Reference: P3729 | ISBN: 9781784783808 | Type: Publication

Tackles the excluded, the disposable and the nature of waste by looking to the future of art—the exform.

Friendship

Author: Johnny Golding | Reference: A0836 | ISBN: 9781474418416 | Type: Article

Article from The Edinburgh Companion to Animal Studies.  names the raw, sensuous, delicate, multi-dimensional, secret intelligence shared by sentient beings at the moment of their extended encounter.

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East London Independens

Editor: East End Trades Guild | Reference: P3736 | Type: Publication

A map of small businesses.

State of Insecurity: Government of the Precarious

Author: Isabell Lorey | Reference: P3730 | ISBN: 9781781685969 | Type: Publication

Explores the possibilities for organization and resistance under the contemporary status quo, and anticipates the emergence of a new and disobedient self-government of the precarious.

Heroes: Mass Murder and Suicide

Author: Franco Bifo Berardi | Reference: P3728 | ISBN: 9781781685785 | Type: Publication

What is the relationship between capitalism and mental health? Berardi embarks on an exhilarating journey through philosophy, psychoanalysis and current events, searching for the social roots of the mental malaise of our age.

Duty Free Art: Art in the Age of Planetary Civil War

Author: Hito Steyerl | Reference: P3724 | ISBN: 978-1786632432 | Type: Publication

What can we do when arms manufacturers sponsor museums and some of the world's most valuable artworks are used as a fictional currency in a global futures market that has nothing to do with the works themselves? Can we distinguish between creativity and the digital white noise that bombards our everyday lives?

Britney Spears Custody Battle Vs. Zeus in Swan Rape Shocker

Author: Lucy Hutson | Reference: D2301 | Type: DVD

Performance video: The Marlborough Pub and Theatre, Brighton, 2015 (42mins)

For a digital copy see EF5286.

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

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).

 

Ways of Getting Classy

Author: Kelly Green | Reference: P3587 | Type: Publication

A toolkit of methodologies; part of Let's Get Classy: the Study Room Guide on Live Art, class and cultural privilege.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041) 

Editorial: Why London is Being Deprived of Dance

Author: Chris de Marigny | Reference: A0785 | Type: Article

On shrinking contexts for dance in London.

Funding Dance - Two Perspectives

Author: Anthony Peppiatt and Graeme Kay | Reference: A0779 | Type: Article

Two articles discussing funding patterns in early 80's

Alternative London

Author: Nicholas Saunders | Reference: P3524 | ISBN: 978-0704502871 | Type: Publication

5th edition of the 1970s guide to alternative living.

Complicating Authorship : Contemporary artists’ names

Author: Nicola McCartney | Editor: Konstantina Georgelou & Janez Janša | Reference: A0774 | Type: Article

Explores the agency of the pseudonym over a sustained period of time through two case studies in particular: the Guerrilla Girls, an all-female collective working anonymously, and Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, the first British performance artist to be nominated for the Turner Prize.

Moochers, dreamers, wasters, vagabonds and doodlers

Author: Gillian Whiteley | Reference: P3475 | Type: Publication

The art of sloth and reverie as oppositional (in)activities.

Points East conference papers

Editor: Christopher Carrell, Jekaterina Young, Domnic d'Angelo, Diana Mutimer | Reference: P3471 | Type: Publication

Papers from the conference, held in Glasgow in December 1990. The conference addressed the implications for the arts of the political and economic changes in Eastern Europe.

Average Jo/e Modelling Agency

Author: Aaron Williamson | Digital Reference: EF5261 | Type: Digital File

Short video made for the DIY 13 project, a briefly-lived modelling agency set upon depicting the fantasy-fiction average lifestyle that is celebrated in corporate imagery

25 Years: Hosting International Artists’ Residencies in London

Editor: Jonathan Harvey, David Panton | Reference: P3437 | ISBN: 978-0956673923 | Type: Publication

Publication recording the quarter century of Acme Studios – exploring its purpose, the needs behind it and its evolution.

Studios for Artists: Concepts and Concrete

Editor: Arantxa Echarte,‎ Graham Ellard,‎ Jonathan Harvey | Reference: P3436 | ISBN: 978-1910433089 | Type: Publication

 Presents the preoccupations, activities and achievements emerging from the ongoing dialogue between two of the UK's leading art institutions, affordable studio provider Acme Studios and art college Central Saint Martins.

Prime: Part-time

Editor: Steven Renshaw | Reference: P3428 | ISBN: 978-0-9555047-0-9 | Type: Publication

Publication documenting a project in which three artists took up paid, part-time employment.

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

Confessions of a Recovering Data Collector

Editor: Ellie Harrison, Hannah Jones | Reference: P3422 | ISBN: ISBN 978-0955749131 | Type: Publication

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!