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Performance Art: Memoirs Volume 1

Artist/Author: Jeff Nuttall | Reference: P2756 | ISBN: 0714537888 | Type: Publication

This first volume of ‘Performance Art’ is the personal story of Jeff Nuttall’s life in the arts, especially in performance work: amusing, polemical and controversial.

This item is part of the ‘Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art’ Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)

Hopes for Great Happenings: Alternatives in Education and Theatre

Artist/Author: Albert Hunt | Reference: P2753 | ISBN: 0800839277 | Type: Publication

This publication charts the the evolution of the relationship between teachers and students, which in turn highlight an alternative way of viewing society.

Disrupting the spectacle: Five years of experimental and fringe theatre in Britain

Artist/Author: Peter Ansorge | Reference: P2755 | ISBN: 0273002554 | Type: Publication

This publication documents the development of British theatre from 1968 to 1973. 

Performance and Politics in the 1970s

Artist/Author: Various | Digital Reference: EF5167 | Type: Digital File

Documentation of a day of screenings, conversations and presentations which explore, recover and communicate the history of performance art in London and the UK in the 1970s. The day includes a screening of William Raban’s film 72-82 (a history of art and performance at Acme Gallery, London), followed by a panel discussion with William Raban (Professor of Film at London College of Communication), and special guests; a conversation with Hilary Westlake and David Gale (Lumiere & Son); lectures by Naseem Khan, Anne Bean, and Marcia Farquhar; with a keynote by the historian Carolyn Steedman (Emeritus Professor of History, University of Warwick).



72-82 - A Film by William Raban

Artist/Author: William Raban | Reference: D2192 | Type: DVD

72-82 tells the story of the first ten years of Acme Studios and their ground breaking work providing artists’ housing and studios in London. It also features some of the pioneering exhibitions at the Acme Gallery that was based in Covent Garden from 1976-81. The film comprises visual archive materials brought to life by the voices of the artists involved. Interviewees include: Cosey Fanni Tutti, Jock McFadyen and David Critchley.

This item is part of the ‘Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art’ Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)

Homage to the Horses of Saint Petersburg

Artist/Author: Anthony Howell | Reference: P2703 | Type: Publication

Text for a work originally performed in August 1988 as “The Return of the Horse to the Riding School” in the Manege – Saint Petersburg’s Central Exhibition Hall which was once the Imperial Riding School – during the Second Festival of Experimental Art and Performance

Self Sown: Artist Led Projects at Chisenhale Dance Space 1998/99

Artist/Author: Gill Clarke | Reference: P2623 | Type: Publication

Includes biographical sketches of participating dancers, musicians, and visual artists.

The Kipper Kids at the Kitchen - 1979

Artist/Author: The Kipper Kids | Digital Reference: EF5123 | Type: Digital File

Recording of the live 1979 performance at the Kintchen, New York.

The Art of Being Many

Artist/Author: geheimagentur | Reference: A0598 | Type: Article

A reader for “The Art of Being Many”: an assembly of about 400 artists, activists, researchers and participants from all around the planet who gathered in Hamburg at Kampnagel Internationale Kulturfabrik, 27/28-09-2014. In Miscellaneous Articles folder 4.

Derek Jarman - The Super 8 Programme Vol. 1

Artist/Author: Derek Jarman | Reference: D2177 | Type: DVD

Antology of super-8 films including “Glitterbug” (1994) Music by Brian Eno, “Pirate Tape” (W. S. Burroughs Film) (1982), “TG: Psychic Rally in Heaven” (1980-81) Music by Throbbing Gristle. Language: Italian. Subtitles: English, Italian.

Open Wide

Artist/Author: Minty | Reference: D2160 | Type: DVD

CD album with 15 tracks by Minty a band founded by artist Leigh Bowery in 1993. 

Sadaharu Horio

Editor: Anne-Sophie Dusselier | Reference: P2565 | ISBN: 978-94-611-7014-9 | Type: Publication

Catalogue of the exhibition at Axel Vervoordt Gallery (27 October – 3 December 2011).

Whispers: Ulay on Ulay

Artist/Author: Maria Rus Bojan, Alessandro Cassin | Reference: P2542 | ISBN: 9789078088721 | Type: Publication

This volume documents the innovative oeuvre of Uwe Frank Laysiepen, better known as Ulay. Contributors include: Laurie Anderson, Thomas McEvilley, Timea Lelik, Tevz Logar, Charlemagne Palestine, John Reuter, Silvio Wolf, Marina Abramovic.

Back in No Time: The Brion Gysin Reader

Editor: Jason Weiss | Reference: P2524 | ISBN: 978-0819565297 | Type: Publication

This publication gathers materials from the entire Gysin oeuvre: scholarly historical study, baroque fiction, permutated and cut-up poetry, unsettling memoir, and other texts.

112 Greene Street: The Early Years (1970-1974)

Artist/Author: Jessamyn Fiore | Reference: P2371 | ISBN: 978-1-934435-41-0 | Type: Publication

Publication on the homonyms exhibition at David Zwirner, the landmark SoHo space

Valie Export: Archiv

Artist/Author: Valie Export | Editor: Yilmaz Dziewior | Reference: P1949 | ISBN: 978-3863350949 | Type: Publication

Collection of documentation, preparatory drawings, scripts, posters, interviews, essays, Polaroids, newspaper clippings and correspondence to provide overview of Valie Export. Works including “Tap and Touch Cinema,” “Action Pants: Genital Panic”, “BODY SIGN ACTION”.

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Artist/Author: Chris Salter | ISBN: 978-0-262-19588-1 | Type: Publication

Exploration of technology’s influence on artistic performance practices in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Mat Fraser profile

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

Short introduction to Matt Fraser’s work.

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

Cosey Complex

Artist/Author: Cosey Fanni Tutti | Editor: Maria Fusco and Richard Birket | Reference: P1910 | ISBN: 978-3-86335-152-6 | Type: Publication

Publication discussing seminal artist and musician Cosey Fanni Tutti as methodology.

This item is part of the ‘Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art’ Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)

Uncle David

Artist/Author: Avant-Garde Alliance | Reference: D1857 | Type: DVD

British black comedy film directed by David Hoyle, Gary Reich and Mike Nichols. Starring: David Hoyle and Ashley Ryder. This item is part of the Study Room Guide On shit, piss, blood, sweat and tears by Lois Keidan (P2195)

Frightening the Horses

Artist/Author: Lois Keidan | Reference: A0495 | Type: Article

An Interview with Neil Bartlett. This article can be found in Miscellaneous Articles 3 Binder

5 years of Fish Fillet Collective

Artist/Author: Various | Reference: P1877 | Type: Publication

Anniversary brochure. includes DVD of project ‘pirate on’. Language: Portuguese

Music Here, Music There. Vienna - Moscow, Exchanges in Performance Art

Artist/Author: Various | Editor: Thomas Frank and Oleg Soulimenko | Reference: P1870 | ISBN: 978-3-902833-01-3 | Type: Publication

Reflects on the exchange which took place in November/December 2010 at co-production house brut in Vienna. The artists worked for ten days as duo teams on site-specific performance projects which were presented in a two-day programme all over the brut venue in Vienna’s Künstlerhaus. In English and Russian.

10th Korea Experimental Arts Festival documentatioj

Artist/Author: Various | Reference: P1795 | Type: Publication

Leaflets and program notes. See P1730 and P1731 for catalogue publications and essays from previous KoPAS festivals in Korea.

Eme: Estudio Movel Experimental

Artist/Author: Conexao Artes Visuals | Reference: D1684 | Type: DVD

Includes ‘A Conversation between trees’ by Silvia Leay, Active Ingredient.

Stephen Cripps: Pyrotechnic Sculptor

Artist/Author: Stephen Cripps | Reference: P1760 | ISBN: 0-9506923-3-6 | Type: Publication

Stephen Cripps: Pyrotechnic Sculptor, Aftershock, an essay by David Toop, biography, exhibitions and performances, drawings and working notes, machinery, process, documentation, collaborations with Paul Burwell and Anne Bean.

This item is part of the ‘Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art’ Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)

International Experimental Arts Project: Experimental Arts in Europe

Editor: Kim Baek Ki | Reference: P1728 | ISBN: 978-89-960217-7-3 | Type: Publication

Project documentation, 16-18 2007. NOTE: Text is in Korean and English (publication acquired from Korea Performance Art Festival)

Many Coloured Days

Artist/Author: Chris Cousin | Reference: D1665 | Type: DVD


Artist/Author: Tsuneko Taniuchi | Reference: D1663 | Type: DVD

Taniuchi explores the boundaries between sexual, social and cultural identities and takes into account racial problems, immigration, identity and gender amidst poverty, exclusion, sexism, social inequality and police repression, in the wake of intersectional feminism and multiculturalism.

9 videos. See publication, catalogue ref. P1693

Awfully Wonderful: Science Fiction in Contemporary Art

Artist/Author: Performance Space | Editor: Bec Dean, Lizzie Muller | Reference: P1691 | ISBN: 978-0-9808700-4-6 | Type: Publication

15 April – 14 May 2011, Performance Space, Sydney.


Artist/Author: Mikhail Karikis | Reference: D1798 | Type: DVD

Based on a performance art opera by artist Mikhail Karikis, this film  is a poignant political allegory while being an audiovisual feast constructed around Karikis’s menacing sound, under David Bickerstaff’s direction and arresting cinematography.

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

Documentation Bank: Forced Entertainment

Artist/Author: Forced Entertainment | Digital Reference: DB0023 | Type: Digital File

Part of the ‘Documentation Bank’ Collection, an extensive range of artists’ ‘Talking Heads’, documentation of key works, and a selection of Agency projects:

Eat, Drink, LIFT: reflections on the festival

Artist/Author: Nicholas Ridout | Reference: A0410 | Type: Article

On the festival of international theatre.

Fragmented Stories

Artist/Author: Ray Newe | Reference: A0405 | Type: Article

Review of England Stories and Certain Fragments.


Artist/Author: Robert Pacitti, Andrew Haydon | Reference: A0393 | Type: Article

Robert Pacitti interviewed by Andrew Haydon.

Richard Crow: ICA Live Weekends: Futures and Pasts

Artist/Author: Richard Crow | Reference: D1442 | Type: DVD

ICA Weekends documentation.

C Words

Artist/Author: David Trigg | Reference: A0309 | Type: Article

A two-month investigation into carbon, climate, capital and culture. Based on PLATFORM’s 25 years of research, art and action, C Words cross-examines the present and looks to the next two decades. How did we get here? Where are we going? Who’s deciding? Who’s made invisible? Whose future matters? Developed during a residence at Arnolfini.

Frequency Experimental Live Art 2 and 3

Artist/Author: Various | Reference: P1936 | Type: Publication

Writings and discussions on the festivals in Chengdu.

The Untold Story of the British Space Programme

Artist/Author: Spaceship UK | Reference: P1480 | Type: Publication

Promotes fresh and challenging work through a range of live events.

Entangled - Technology and the Transformation of Performance

Artist/Author: Chris Salter | Reference: P1438 | ISBN: 9780262195881 | Type: Publication

Explores technology’s influence on artistic performance practices in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Performance Matters - Performing Idea Laboratory - Part Two

Artist/Author: Fabrizio Manco, Jungmin Song, Terry O'Connor, Mathias Danbolt, R. Justin Hunt, Victoria Chalklin, Oriana Fox, Augusto Corrieri, Owen Parry | Reference: D2104 | Type: DVD

British Library Sound Archive recording and documentation of the “Performance Matters Lab” event, 30 April 2010. The daytime Performance Laboratory shows experimental durational and scheduled performances by some of the PhD researchers associated with the project at Goldsmiths and Roehampton University. The day will feature responses and discussions with invited thinkers around issues of duration, transmission, materiality,process, ideas and value.performance aesthetics, critical theory and cultural studies, Dr Gavin Butt from Goldsmiths, University of London, Prof. Adrian Heathfield from Roehampton University, and Lois Keidan of the Live Art Development Agency. performance aesthetics, critical theory and cultural studies, Dr Gavin Butt from Goldsmiths, University of London, Prof. Adrian Heathfield from Roehampton University, and Lois Keidan of the Live Art Development Agency. Fabrizio Manco, Jungmin Song, Terry O’Connor, Mathias Danbolt, R. Justin Hunt, Victoria Chalklin, Oriana Fox, Augusto Corrieri, Owen ParryPart two of four (D1316 – D1319).

Polish Art of the 70s

Artist/Author: Lukasz Ronduda | Reference: P1425 | ISBN: 9788361156185 | Type: Publication

Publication surveying the process of the 1970s Polish neo-avant-garde.

Cast Party

Artist/Author: Maria Oshodi/Extant | Reference: D1302 | Type: DVD

XXXmissing, Access All Areas Screening Programme, available with subtitling ED1302SUB. This item is part of the Study Room Guide On Disability and New Artistic Models by Aaron Williamson (P1529)