Applying a queer phenomenology to unpack the importance of a multiplicity of Self/s, the book guides readers to be academically rigorous when capturing embodied experiences, featuring exercises to activate their practices and clear introductory definitions to key phenomenological terms. Includes interviews and insights from some of the best examples of transgressive performance art practice of this century help to help unpack the application of phenomenology as Bacon calls for a queer reimagining of Heidegger’s ‘The Origin of the Work of Art.’
Audio of the artist in discussion with Jospeh Morgan Scholfield. Event held on 13 February 2020.
Combines performance analysis with contemporary political philosophy to advance new ways of understanding both political performance and the performativity of the politics of the street.
What do we understand by collaborative artistic practices in Spain? After three years of research, this publication bears witness to the diversity of points of view and opinions by Spanish artists and key agents working in this field.
The aim in bringing these voices together in a single publication is that they will add to the already existing discussion in English and will influence future theoretical discourses more broadly.
A polemical thinking-through of the whole concept of theatre as a ‘space’, and a politically motivated exploration of how, and where, that theatrical space meets the real world that surrounds and suffuses it.
The article interrogates the use of amateur and professional disabled performers in the emerging strain of performance practice known as ‘performing failure’.
Collects theoretical dramas written by some of the leading scholars and artists of the contemporary stage. These dialogues, prose poems, and microfictions describe imaginary performance events that explore what might be possible and impossible in the theatre.
Exploration of violence and trauma in needcompany’s Marketplace 76.
The collection explores repetition in relation to intimacy, laughter, technology, familiarity, and fear proposing a new vocabulary for understanding what is at stake in works that repeat.
A 150 page reader for students and other particularly interested audience members stuffed full of texts, scripts, interviews and concept documents.
Cruising Utopia considers the work of seminal artists and writers such as Andy Warhol, LeRoi Jones, Frank O’Hara, Ray Johnson, Fred Herko, Samuel Delany, and Elizabeth Bishop, alongside contemporary performance and visual artists like Dynasty Handbag, My Barbarian, Luke Dowd, Tony Just, and Kevin McCarty in order to decipher the anticipatory illumination of art and its uncanny ability to open windows to the future.
Collection of scores and texts markinf thirty years of Forced Entertainment. Contributors were invited to write about their experience of Forced Entertainment following one rule: each text must be exactly 365 words long.
Study Boxes contain hand picked selections of DVDs, books and other materials from the LADA Study Room around specific themes. Installed in Festival hubs and other locations, and curated in dialogue with partners, each Study Box can hold between four to ten items and can be used by audiences for a quick browse or a day-long study. After the events the Boxes are returned to the Study Room and listed in this Guide so that users can explore these themes and materials during their visit to the LADA Study Room.
Stages an encounter between performance and philosophy to investigate notions of the event, ephemerality and democracy that have perpetually marked the engagement of thought and the theatrical.
Performance Research Journal edition concerning failure. This item is part of the Study Room Guide: On Falling by Amy Sharrocks (P2249).
Explores the role of the fake, the false and the faux in contemporary performance and investigates the aesthetic and political potential of re-enactments.
Continues Forced Entertainment’s enquiry into the spectacle of theatre in contemporary life, exploring the ways in which we live, breathe and tell stories in the circumscribed space of late capitalism.
Begins with Samuel Beckett and considers failure in performance as a hopeful strategy.
Book documenting the discussions, works and event culminating in the exhibition I Believe opened in Moscow on 28 January 2007. The project instigates the possibility for contemporary artists to address the issue of the transcendental. Russian and English language.
Excerpts from The Sea & Poison and It’s an Earthquake in My Heart, Goat Island