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Berner Almanach 6: Performance

Editor: Gisela Hochuli, Konrad Tobler | Reference: P4120 | ISBN: 9523742 | Type: Publication

Documents Bern’s performance scene. In German.

An Apartment on Uranus

Artist/Author: Paul B. Preciado | Reference: P4104 | ISBN: 978-1-913097-07-3 | Type: Publication

Recounts Preciado’s transformation from Beatriz into Paul B., and examines other processes of political, cultural and sexual transition.

Performance y arte contemporáneo: Discursos, prácticas, problemas

Artist/Author: Juan Albarrán | Reference: P4062 | ISBN: 978-8437640341 | Type: Publication

. An introduction to performance in the territory of art: far from proposing a linear history, the volume offers a series of thematic and transversal approaches to performance.

In Spanish.

Real and very fictional worlds

Artist/Author: Andrea Phillips | Reference: A0854 | Type: Article

On dance and new performance work.

In misc folder 7.

Black Sun

Editor: Will Holder | Reference: P4021 | ISBN: 9780995713376 | Type: Publication

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)’.

Queer Intentions: A (Personal) Journey Through LGBTQ + Culture

Artist/Author: Amelia Abraham | Reference: P3995 | ISBN: 978-1509866168 | Type: Publication

Combining intrepid journalism with her own personal experience, Abraham question what it means to be queer in 2019. 

Critics in Conversation

Editor: Anette Therese Pettersen, Diana Damian Martin | Reference: P3991 | Type: Publication

Project publication: on festival collaboration and festival criticism. 

The Theater of the Bauhaus

Editor: Walter Gropius, Arthur S. Wensinger | Reference: P3950 | ISBN: 978-0819560209 | Type: Publication

Essays on the concept of total theatre, which emerged from the Bauhaus as a new aesthetic of stage design and presentation.

Christo & Jeanne-Claude

Artist/Author: Jacob Baal-Teshuva | Reference: P3957 | ISBN: 978-3822888841 | Type: Publication

Provides a survey of the work of Christo and his wife, Jeanne-Claude, who specialize in creating art on a monumental scale.

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).

Performing Animals: History, Agency, Theater

Editor: Karen Raber, Monica Mattfeld | Reference: P3704 | ISBN: 978-0271078342 | Type: Publication

In exploring the human-animal relationship from the early modern period to the nineteenth century, this publication questions what it means for an animal to “perform,” examines how conceptions of this relationship have evolved over time, and explores whether and how human understanding of performance is changed by an animal's presence. 

Heroes: Mass Murder and Suicide

Artist/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.

Queer Lovers and Hateful Others: Regenerating Violent Times and Places

Artist/Author: Jin Haritaworn | Reference: P3720 | ISBN: 978-0745330617 | Type: Publication

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)

Body of Art

Editor: Diane Fortenberry, Rebecca Morrill | Reference: P3694 | ISBN: 978-0714869667 | Type: Publication

The first book to explore the various ways the human body has been both an inspiration and a medium for artists over hundreds of thousands of years.

TO YOU TO YOU TO YOU: Love Letters to a (Post)Europe

Editor: Lisa Alexander | Reference: P3669 | ISBN: 978-1-9164243-2-6 | Type: Publication

An intimate collection of letters, poetry and postscripts by artists and writers that seeks to connect, exchange and witness through the action, idea or form of a love letter. The book builds on a programme that took place at Bios, Athens (2015).

Performance: Live Art, 1909 to the Present

Artist/Author: RoseLee Goldberg | Reference: P3652 | ISBN: 978-0810921818 | Type: Publication

A provocative history of live art traces the precedents of contemporary multi-media events to Bauhaus experimentalism and surveys the Futurists' manifesto-like events, the Dadaists' cabarets, and later “happenings” and “spectacles.”

Man Enough to be a Woman: The Autobiography of Jayne County

Artist/Author: Jayne County | Reference: P3666 | ISBN: 978-1852423384 | Type: Publication

Wild, hilarious and shameless account of Jayne's life from her cissy-boy childhood in Georgia to her 90s renaissance, as a new wave of superstars claim her as their inspiration.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

No one should have seen this. The theatre of Via Negativa, 2002 - 2011

Editor: Bojan Jablanovec | Reference: P3618 | ISBN: 9789616572309 | Type: Publication

A chronological review of a decade of endeavours by one of the most astute Slovenian projects of contemporary performing arts. The publication with extensive visual material and excerpts from texts documents 29 performances accompanied by Dr Blaž Lukan’s essay Erasing the Audience which analyses the company's performing strategies.

Practice and Power

Reference: P3585 | Type: Publication

Programme for the event exploring questions of negotiation, exchange and representation in contemporary collaborative arts practice. (20-23 June 2018, Dublin.)

The Silent Cinema Reader

Editor: Lee Grieveson and Peter Krämer | Reference: P3579 | Type: Publication

A comprehensive resource of key writings on early cinema, addressing filmmaking practice, film form, style and content, and the ways in which silent films were exhibited and understood by their audiences, from the beginnings of film in the late nineteenth century to the coming of sound in the late 1920s. 

Performing Revolutionary: Art, Action, Activism

Artist/Author: Nicole Garneau | Editor: Anne Cushwa | Reference: P3541 | ISBN: 978-1783207947 | Type: Publication

The result of five years of practice-based creative research focused on the UPRISING project, the book presents a number of methods for the creation of politically charged interactive public events in the style of a how-to guide. 

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

Empowered Expression from Bausch and De Keersmaeker

Artist/Author: Janet Adshead-Lansdale | Reference: A0816 | Type: Article

On Das Stück mit dem Schiff and Amor constante mas alla de la muerte.

One Man’s Writing is Another Man’s Walrus

Artist/Author: Sandra Hockey | Reference: A0795 | Type: Article

An assessment of experimental work in the early years of Dance Umbrella (1978-1983).

This is Theatre… review

Artist/Author: Peri Mackintosh | Reference: A0777 | Type: Article

Review of Jan Faber's piece, performed at the ICA.

Genesi—from the museum of sleep programme

Reference: P3515 | Type: Publication

Programme of the performance which takes the first book of the Old Testament as its inspiration.

Women, the arts and globalization

Editor: Marsha Meskimmon,‎ Dorothy C. Rowe | Reference: P3532 | ISBN: 978-0719096716 | Type: Publication

The essays in Women, the Arts and Globalization demonstrate that women in the arts are rarely positioned at the centre of the art market, and the movement of women globally (as travelers or migrants, empowered artists/scholars or exiled practitioners), rarely corresponds with the dominant models of global exchange. Rather, contemporary women's art practices provide a fascinating instance of women's eccentric experiences of the myriad effects of globalization.

The Triumph of Anti-Art: Conceptual and Performance Art in the Formation of Post-Modernism

Artist/Author: Thomas McEvilley | Reference: P3525 | ISBN: 978-0929701929 | Type: Publication

Guides the reader through a thicket of seemingly arcane meanings of nonrepresentational art forms, and brings clarity to the intentions and agendas of these artists, as well as to their real world contexts.

Noise, Water, Meat: A History of Sound in the Arts

Artist/Author: Douglas Kahn | Reference: P3493 | ISBN: 978-0262611725 | Type: Publication

This interdisciplinary history and theory of sound in the arts reads the twentieth century by listening to it–to the emphatic and exceptional sounds of modernism and those on the cusp of postmodernism, recorded sound, noise, silence, the fluid sounds of immersion and dripping, and the meat voices of viruses, screams, and bestial cries.

Venice International Performance Art Week 2016 - Fragile Body - Material Body

Editor: VestAndPage | Reference: P3485 | Type: Publication

Post-event hard cover catalogue documenting the exhibition and live performances presented at the III Venice International Performance Art Week. 10-17 December 2016. 

Alexander Del Re Alexandra Katsiani Alexandros Plomaritis Alicia Radage Ana Mendieta Andrea Marcaccio Andrea Morucchio Anna Kosarewska Antonio Manuel Arrigo Lora Totino Ato Malinda Bianca Bonaldi body Bruce Nauman Bruno Camargo Casey Jenkins Cassils Charlotte Moorman Christina Georgio Coco Fusco Cristiana Zeta Rolla Cristiano Vignotto Dimitris Alithinos Douglas Quin duration endurance Erica Storer de Araujo Europe Evangelia Basdekis Franko B Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich Gabiele Longega Gim Gwang Cheol Giorgia De Santi Giovanna Fattoretto Giovanni Barbera Giovanni Fontana Giulia Mattera Guillermo Gómez-Peña gyrl grip Helen Cole hermann nitsch Irwin Italy Ivana Ranisavljević James McAllister jamie lewis hadley Janusz Bałdyga Jasmin Schaitl Jeannette Ehlers Jeff Huckleberry Jin Bells Johann Merrich John Baldessari John Cage Julius Kaiser Katerina Thomadaki Keike Twisselmann Klaus vom Bruch KörperSchafftKlang Kyrahm Leda Papaconstantìnou Linda Montano Lisa Bufano live art Luca Nava Marcel Sparmann Marcel·lí Antúnez Roca Maria Karavela Maria Klonaris María Sosa Marilyn Arsem Marina Abramovic Martin O'Brien Mauro Sambo Mike Parr Mladen Miljanović Mona Hatoum Nam June Paik Nathalie Mba Bikoro Nicola Fornoni Noé Martínez OHO Group ORLAN Otto Mühl pain Panos Charalambous Paul McCarthy Paula Heredia Preach R Sun Ria Hartley Ronald Bal Rudi Salpietra Samanta Cinquini Sara Kostić Sašo Vollmaier Sophie Calle Stefania Soskic Stelarc Suka Off Susanne Weins Thanassis Chondros Tran Luong Valeria Munoz Yoko Ono

Ecologies of Theater: Essays at the Century Turning

Artist/Author: Bonnie Marranca | Reference: P3504 | ISBN: 9780801852725 | Type: Publication

Elaborates a new perspective on performance that links ecology and aesthetics. 

Idit Elia Nathan: Footnotes Playing Dead catalogue

Editor: Kirsten Lavers | Reference: P3488 | Type: Publication

Published on the occasion of the Idit Elia Natham exhibition at Standpoint Gallery, London. 16 January – 14 February 2015.

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

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.

Mickery Mouth

Reference: P3448 | Type: Publication

Published on the occasion of Touch Time, the festival which marked the closing of Mickery in 1991. Includes a publication and three programmes. 

documenta marginale

Editor: Dieter Weiczorek | Reference: P3469 | Type: Publication

Published on the occasion of the LEER-GUT, an exhibition held at the Kadenz/Geldern Gallery in November 1992. 

In German.

Critical effect & intensity of affect : analyses of art productions of Zoran Todorović

Artist/Author: Misko Suvakovic | Reference: P3432 | ISBN: 978-86-84773-52-6 | Type: Publication

Exhibition catalogue: Intensity of Affect: performances, actions, installations – retrospective of Zoran Todorovic. Accompanies the project, Warmth, at the the 53rd Biennale di Venezia, held in Venice, at the Serbian Pavilion, June 7-Nov. 22, 2009.

In Serbian and English.

Have You Photographed My Uterus?

Artist/Author: Natasha Davis | Editor: Lena Šimić & Emily Underwood-Lee | Reference: A0764 | Type: Article

A provocationinterested in exploring the meeting points between the obliteration of the possibility of physical motherhood (rupture of the body), a country disappearing in war (rupture of the land) and the reconstruction of the bio-political-history. Together these assert a new no-motherhood and post-motherland identity away from the exilic ruptures that define the end of the 20th and beginning of the 21st centuries in Europe.

Performance artist’s workbook: on teaching and learning performance art: essays and exercises

Editor: Pilvi Porkola | Reference: P3426 | ISBN: 978-952-7218-10-5 | Type: Publication

The aim of this book is to offer perspectives on performance art practice with a focus on teaching. This subject has rarely been approached in the literature and this book gives insights and inspiration for all those teaching performance art as well as to anyone else interested in this art form.

Boris Charmatz

Editor: Ana Janevski | Reference: P3425 | ISBN: 978-1633450066 | Type: Publication

Whether he’s creating a dance composed solely of everyday actions, working with an ensemble of children, or running a “dancing museum,” Charmatz’s work experiments with the body as a vessel for subjectivity, history, and collective action. 

Destruction of Art: Iconoclasm and Vandalism Since the French Revolution

Artist/Author: Dario Gamboni | Reference: P3452 | ISBN: 978-1861893161 | Type: Publication

nitially galvanized by the sweeping obliteration of architecture and art under the Communist regimes of the Soviet Union and eastern bloc countries, Gamboni investigates other instances of destroyed art and architecture around the globe, uncovering a disquieting and surprisingly widespread phenomenon.