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Dr Duckie

Digital Reference: EF5381

Documentation of the event in which Dr Duckie – aka Ben Walters – explained ünt examined his just-completed PhD with Queen Mary University of London on Duckie in the Community. A Library of Performing Rights Open event.

 

Plantain

Author: VestAndPage | Digital Reference: EF5366

A performance-based feature film produced and filmed on location during the month-long performance walk from Northern Germany through Poland to the Russian region of Kaliningrad, in May/June 2015.

Includes feature film, trailer, poster, stills from the movie, and film description.

Organ Player

Author: Narcissister | Reference: D2320

One of the contemporary art world’s most acclaimed mixed-media & performance artists, is the subject of this smart, sassy documentary that showcases her spectacle-rich approach to explorations of gender, racial identity, and sexuality. Bonus features include two deleted scenes.

 

Unicorn: The Memoir of a Muslim Drag Queen

Author: Amrou Al-Kadhi | Reference: P4058 | ISBN: 978-0008306069

From a god-fearing Muslim boy enraptured with their mother, to a vocal, queer drag queen estranged from their family, this is a heart-breaking and hilarious memoir about the author’s fight to be true to themself.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Sisteract

Author: Letty Mooring | Reference: A0866

Twins Jane and Louise Wilson on their artistic practice.

Liquid damage on publication.

The Butch Monologues

Author: Laura Bridgeman | Reference: P4032 | ISBN: 9780956871114

A collection of secret stories exploring sexuality, vulnerability and desire, taken from interviews with butches, masculine women and gender rebels living worldwide.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Strength of Our Mothers

Author: SuAndi | Reference: P4045 | ISBN: 978-1789721294

Documents the lives of 23 white women in interracial relationships with African and Afro-Caribbean men from the 1940s to 2000. Each women's story is told in their own voice or by their children.

Tele Encounters: Telepresence and Migration

Reference: P4024

Publication on the artistic research platform aiming to explore family relationships within the context of migration and to contribute to the development of telepresence (technologically mediated presence) as an artistic idiom.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others

Author: Sara Ahmed | Reference: P4012 | ISBN: 978-0822339144

A queer phenomenology, Ahmed contends, reveals how social relations are arranged spatially, how queerness disrupts and reorders these relations by not following the accepted paths, and how a politics of disorientation puts other objects within reach, those that might, at first glance, seem awry.

Nonbinary: Memoirs of gender and identity

Reference: P4023 | ISBN: 978-0231185332

Thirty authors highlight how our experiences are shaped by a deeply entrenched gender binary. 

PLAYING UP: A Live Art Game for Kids and Adults (second edition)

Author: Sibylle Peters | Reference: P3999 | ISBN: 978-0-9935611-0-8

Second edition of the artwork exploring the potential of Live Art to bridge generations.

Misbehaving Bodies: Jo Spence and Oreet Ashery

Reference: P3985

Exhibition catalogue. Wellcome Collection, 30 May 2019 – 26 January 2020.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

hereafter

Reference: P3975

How do artists respond to the question of collective survival in the face of crisis? Can writing articulate, subvert and test the ever-present question of the future in modes that are nonlinear, affective and even choreographic? What are our hopes, fears and desires?

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Full Surrogacy Now

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

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

Figuring Age: Women, Bodies, Generations

Reference: P3971 | ISBN: 978-0253212368

Engages the virtually invisible subject of older women in western culture. 

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Queer Lovers and Hateful Others: Regenerating Violent Times and Places

Author: Jin Haritaworn | Reference: P3720 | ISBN: 978-0745330617

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)

Bi-Curious George and Other Side Kicks

Author: Lucy Hutson | Reference: D2300

Peformance video: The Yard Theatre, London, January 2018 (1hr)

For a digital copy see EF5286.

The Anti-Social Family

Author: Michèle Barrett and Mary McIntosh | Reference: P3637 | ISBN: 9781781687598

Dissects the network of household, kinship and sexual relations that constitute the family form in advanced capitalist societies to show how they reinforce conditions of inequality. 

Woman’s Estate

Author: Juliet Mitchell | Reference: P3636 | ISBN: 9781781687628

Combining the energy of the early seventies feminist movement with the perceptive analyses of the trained theorist, this is one of the most influential socialist feminist statements of its time.

Straight Sex: Rethinking the Politics of Pleasure

Author: Lynne Segal | Reference: P3635 | ISBN: 9781781687567

Examines an array of issues, including sex as a subversive activity, the “liberated orgasm,” sex advice literature, gender uncertainties, queer politics, anti-pornography campaigns and the rise of the moral right.
 

Afterglow: A Dog Memoir

Author: Eileen Myles | Reference: P3663 | ISBN: 978-1611855142

In 1990, Myles chose Rosie from a litter on the street, and their connection instantly made an indelible impact on the writer's way of being. Over the course of sixteen years together, Myles was devoted to the pit bull and their linked quality of life.

Lucy Hutson video collection

Author: Lucy Hutson | Digital Reference: EF5286

Includes:
– video of Bi-Curious George and Other Side Kicks, The Yard Theatre, London, January 2018 (1hr)
– video of Britney Spears Custody Battle Vs. Zeus in Swan Rape Shocker, The Marlborough Pub and Theatre, Brighton, 2015 (42mins)
– cartoons

Geek Love

Author: Katherine Dunn | Reference: P3566 | ISBN: 978-0349100869

Lil Binewski, born a Boston aristocrat, was in her time the most stylish of geeks. That is to say she made her living by biting the heads off live chickens in front of a carnival audience. This she gave up for doting motherhood, because she and her fairground-owning husband had a money spinning idea. 

The Naked Civil Servant

Author: Quentin Crisp | Reference: P3567 | ISBN: 978-0006540441

In this autobiography, Crisp describes his unhappy childhood and the stresses of adolescence that led him to London. There in bedsits and cafes he found a world of brutality and comedy, of shortlived jobs and precarious relationships.

Because of Love: Franko B’s Story

Author: Franko B | Reference: P3482 | ISBN: 978-0-9935611-5-3

Because of Love tells the story of the artist’s childhood in Italy in an orphanage and at the hands of his abusive family, his journey to London as a young man, his return to Italy many years later as an accomplished artist, and, in between, the story of his life and loves and his becoming an artist.

Emergency INDEX Vol 6

Reference: P3474 | ISBN: 978-1-937027-98-8

In each annual volume, contributors document works made in the previous year. By including performances regardless of their country of origin, genre, aims, or popularity, INDEX reveals the breathtaking variety of practices used in performance work today.

Bravado

Author: Scottee | Reference: P3466 | ISBN: 978-1786823342

Memoir of working class masculinity from 1991 to 1999 as seen by a sheep in wolf's clothing

PLAYING UP: A Live Art Game for Kids and Adults (German)

Author: Sibylle Peters | Reference: P3275 | ISBN: 978-3-000566196

Exploring the potential of Live Art to bridge generations andrawing on key Live Art themes and seminal works, PLAYING UP takes the form of a game played by adults and kids together. In German.

PLAYING UP: A Live Art Game for Kids and Adults

Author: Sibylle Peters | Reference: P3274 | ISBN: 978-0-9935611-0-8

Exploring the potential of Live Art to bridge generations andrawing on key Live Art themes and seminal works, PLAYING UP takes the form of a game played by adults and kids together.

The Knotty Ethics of Using Family Material in History History History

Author: Deborah Pearson | Reference: A0742

On negotiating consent and ethics in autobiographical performance. With contributions from Mary Pearson.

Touching home : an interview with May Chan

Author: Christine Conley | Reference: A0740

Interview with Hong Kong-born poet and performance artist, currently active in Kingston, Ontario. Considers aspects of domestic life in relation to the artist's experience as a woman in both Chinese and Canadian cultures.

Walk Through Walls: A Memoir

Author: Marina Abramovic | Reference: P3202 | ISBN: 978-0241235645

This memoir spans Abramovic's five decade career, and tells a life story that is almost as exhilarating and extraordinary as her groundbreaking performance art. 

Job Centre Junior

Author: Amelia Beavis-Harrison | Reference: P3179 | ISBN: 978-82-690680-0-9

Newspaper accompanying the performance installation which focuses on how policy change directly affects low income families through austerity measures that sanction welfare claimants and push people into vulnerable positions. Includes interviews and performance script.

The Things We Leave Behind Zine

Author: Teresa Albor | Reference: P3139

Zine of the research-based project, which uses objects left behind by those who are seeking a better life and/or have to move to survive.  The objects were left behind on the Greek island of Lesvos and at a transition centre in Serbia and have been “borrowed” by people living in London, used to start conversations with young people, in installations and as part of performances. 

‘Illegal’ Traveller: An Auto-Ethnography of Borders

Author: Shahram Khosravi | Reference: P3126 | ISBN: 978-0230336742

Explores the issue of borders and border crossing in the era of globalization and transnationalism, analyzing how the nation-state system regulates movements of people.

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).

The Story of ‘M’

Author: SuAndi | Reference: P3102 | ISBN: 978-1786821157

A moving tribute to the life and death of the artist's white mother mother who raised her mixed-race children in the face of frequent racism 1960s but never let them forget they were of African descent and to be proud of their heritages. Includes selected poems by the same author.

See also D2230.

Ragnar Kjartansson

Reference: P3099 | ISBN: 978-3863359706

Published as part of the eponymous exhibition at the Barbican 14 July – 4 September. Surveys the Icelandic artist's practice from his student work to today.

This item can be found in the locked glass cabinet.

Emergency INDEX Vol 5

Reference: P3098 | ISBN: 978-1-937027-75-9

In each annual volume, contributors document works made in the previous year. By including performances regardless of their country of origin, genre, aims, or popularity, INDEX reveals the breathtaking variety of practices used in performance work today.

On Becoming My Grandmother

Author: Veronica Cordova de la Rosa | Reference: P3076

Publication documenting de la Rosa's participation in the 'A world of your own workshop', led by Geraldine Pilgrim.

The Story of M

Author: SuAndi | Reference: D2230

Commissioned by the Institute for Contemporary Arts in 1995, The Story of M is a moving tribute to the life and death of the artist's white mother mother who raised her mixed-race children in the face of frequent racism 1960s but never let them forget they were of African descent and to be proud of their heritages.

M(other) Stories

Author: Helen Sargeant | Reference: P3027

A journal of a forty something mother/artist with two sons aged 5 and 13. 

Part of Live Art and Motherhood: A Study Room Guide on Live Art and the Maternal (P3025).