Feminist science fiction that anticipates a post-patriarchal future.
A heady brew of feminist critique of the art world and extreme body horror.
Everyone is female, and everyone hates it.’A genre-defying investigation into sex and lies, desperate artists and reckless politics, the smothering embrace of gender and the punishing force of desire.
The fourteen essays bringing together a unique gathering of artists, many of whome make works which arise out of responses to the situation or the environment in which they find themselves.
Catalogue published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Art Gallery of York University, September 6 – October 1, 1989.
The first book of the women’s liberation movement to put forth a feminist theory of politics.
Provides a historical overview of feminist strands among the modern revolutionary movements of Russia, China and the Third World.
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.
Witchy femmes, queer conjurers, and magical rebels on summoning the power to resist.
The contributors to this book, writing from a variety of subject disciplines and interests, explore a range of the uses of autobiography from the nineteenth-century to the present day, and from Africa, USA, the Middle East, France, New Zealand, as well as Britain.
How have avant-gardes been shaped by racism and contributed to racist power and imperialism? How have the claims made by avant-garde political and artistic groups to liberate humanity been indebted to religious intolerance? And how has the vanguard commitment to radical cultural action contributed to war, terror, and destruction?
Addresses the work of women playwrights in Britain throughout the twentieth century.
At once forensic and intimate, the biography traces the extreme discipline and literary strategies Acker used to develop her work, and the contradictions she longed to embody.
Explores sites where the ideal of community relentlessly recurs, from debates over art and culture in the popular media, to the discourses and practices of nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations, to contemporary narratives of economic transformation or “globalization.”
Documenting The Gluts trip to Copenhagen during the COP 15 Climate Summit.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).
The essays explore the broad range of poetico-philosophical questions that have long been circulating in the Cixousian universe: the self and the other, autobiographies of writing, love's labors lost and found, sexual difference, feminism and feminine hours, the prehistory of the work of art and reading the visual arts, animal (w)rites and trans-species relations, literary theory, post-colonial theory, death and life.
Explores the processes through which specific populations are figured as ‘revolting’ as well as the practices through which these populations ‘revolt’ against their subjectification.
Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and class and cultural privilege. (P3152)
Includes The Wollstonecraft Live Experience! programmes and materials, two programmes for the Stoke Newington Literary Festival, and a list of publications.
A dark and ribald physical commentary on cultural mores, forays and sexual taboos. Aggiss places herself centre stage in this solo performance in a vociferously moving and disorientating display of contradictions and interpretations, on girls, ladies, women, mummys, mothers, bitches and dogs, pensioners and senior citizens.
Combining Rubnitz’s manipulation of the familiar “look” of TV shows with an extraordinary range of characters, performer Ann Magnuson impersonates the array of female types seen on TV in a typical broadcast day.
This first historical and critical analysis of the artist's work by prominent scholars and the artist herself brings nearly forty years of creative output into focus by tracking the development of her constant themes through each medium. The essays range from formal to theoretical to psychological to poetical analyses. Includes a DVD.
An illustrated account of the development of alternative theatre in Britain over the 60s and 70s.
From 1972-1991, Eleanor Antin created multiple personae of different genders, races, professions, historical contexts and geographical locations. This book, issued in conjunction with a 2013 exhibition at the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, explores these works
A detailed study of the role women artists played in the develpment and expansion of performance art
A collection of essays on the installation and performance work of Cuban artist Tania Bruguera. Contributors: Domenico Scudero, Lucrezia Cippitelli, Irma Arestizabal, Roberto Pinto, Simonetta Lux
Brings together documentation and text on many of Schneemann's performance works.
This collection features all 51 images from performance artist Eleanor Antin's epic visual narrative. Introduction by Henry Sayre
Regina Jose Galindo dencounces violence women and, more generally, the social, political and cultural violence of contemporary society.
Overview of 'unseen' works by Ana Mendieta
An overview of Mendieta's work published to accompany Galerie Lelong's exhibition 8 September – 8 October 2011. Photographs, film stills, critical texts and interviews.
Created in collaboration with Pussy Riot, this book links together the events leading up to and after the group’s arrest and the themes they fight for – feminism, LGBTQ rights, freedom of speech and the environment. Contributors: Pussy Riot, Alice Bag, Anne Sherwood Pundyk, Antony Hegarty, Arvida Bystrom, Baby Dee, Battlekat, Bianca Casady, Billy Childish, Bo Ningen, Bobby Conn, Bruce LaBruce, Carolee Schneemann, Caroline Coon, Charlotte Andrews Richardson, Cornershop, CSS Elias Koskimies, Ellen Angus, Emil Schult, Fox, Franko B, Gaggle, Gera, H Plewis, Hannah Lew, Helen McCookery Book, Homoground, Inga Muscio, Jeffery Lewis, Jenny Holzer, Jon Gnarr, Judy Chicago, Kara Walker, Kembra Pfahler, Kerry McCarthy, Kids on TV, Kim Gordon, The Knife, Koivo, Laurie Penny, Lee Ranaldo, Lizzi Bougatsos, Lucky Dragon, Lucy O'Brien, Marissa Paternoster, Mary Beth Edelson, Meadham Kirchhoff, Molly Crabapple, Nastasia Alberti, No Bra, Nomi Ruiz, Olivier De Sagazan, Peaches, Peggy Seeger, Renee Lindel, Robyn, Roz Kaveney, Rozhgar Mahmood Mustafa, Sarah Lucas, Seth Bogart, Spartacus Chetwynd, Stephen Ira, Sunaura Taylor, Tamsyn Challenger, Tocotronic, Vaginal Davis, Victoria Lomasko, Vivian Goldman, Yoko Ono
Exploring the potential of archiving, cataloguing and preservation in establishing new sites of feminist storytelling and political activism.
Puts the field of Information Studies into critical conversation with studies of gender, sexuality, race and technology, with writings from a broad range of renowned scholars.
Drawing on archival materials and in-depth interviews, Mayer's book opens up historical, political and cultural vistas to give a full account of feminist filmmaker Sally Potter's career.
A survey of director Sally Potter's work documenting and exploring her cinematic development.
In this collection of humorous illustrations and text, Finley shows us how to make the most of our dysfunctional qualities.
A look at the radical, experimental dance presented during the early 1960s at Judson Memorial Church in downtown Manhattan.
Documentation of The Subjectivity and Feminisms Research Group's Performance Dinners, in which artists and academics are invited to 'perform' their response to the evening's theme, addressing the relationship between subjectivity and the artwork, particularly in regard to feminist theories. Contributors: Mo Throp, Maria Walsh, Verina Gfader, Georgina Starr, Kate Smith, Leda Papaconstantinou, Monika Oechsler, Katherine Meynell, Despina Meimaroglou, Rebecca Fortnum, Sutapa Biswas, Laura Malacart, Catherine Maffioletti, Claire MacDonald, Dominika Kieruzel, Susan Kelly, Rebecca Hallifax, Lucy Gunning, Fran Cottell, Brian Dawn Chalkley, Jo Bruton, Katie Baker, Gill Addison, Claudia Kappenberg, Celestin Edwards, Maria Walsh, Sarah Tremlett, Ana Laura Lopez de la Torres, Sissu Tarka, Sarah Smith, Lucy Reynolds, Anita Ponton, Susannah Pal, Jo Mitchell, Catherine Maffioletti, Claire Walsh, Marcia Farquhar, Sharon Bennett, Oreet Ashery, Yolande Burgin, Rose Cronin, Elisha Foust, Oriana Fox, Dominika Kieruzel, Elena Loizidou, Kristen Lovelock, Caroline Smith
The Gold Diggers is a key film of early 1980s feminist cinema. Two heroines begin to unravel the truth about the search for gold and the secrets of personal transformation and freedom
Nothing In My Pockets is a sound diary, concieved for the Atelier de Creation Radiophonique de France Culture, kept between July and October 2003. An intimate journey into the artist's personal universe. 2 CD's are presented with previously unpublished visual and text documentation.
A collection of texts by several seminal women performance artists. Holly Hughes – 'World Without End'; Beatrice Roth – 'The Father'; Laurie Anderson – from 'United States'; Karen Finley – 'The Constant State of Desire'; Rachel Rosenthal – 'My Brazil'; Laurie Carlos, Jessica Hagedorn, Robbie McCauley – 'Teenytown'; Leeny Sack – 'The Survivor and the Translator'; Lenora Champagne – 'Getting Over Tom'; Fiona Templeton – 'Strange to Relate'.
A small selection of study boxes curated by Live Art Development Agency for the Live Collision Festival in Dublin, April 2014. Boxes were based around live art history, disability, activism, bodily functions, race, queer performance.
Adrian Piper's Mythic Being performances critically engaged wtih popular representations of race, gender, sexuality and class; confronting viewers and forcing them to reconsider assumptions about the social construction of identity. An in-depth analysis of Piper's work.
Adrian Piper, Eleanor Antin, Anna Deavere Smith and Nikki S Lee have all crossed racial, ethnic, gender and class boundaries in works they have concieved and performed. Cherise Smith analyses their engagements with issues of identity through close readings of perfromances by each artist.
This publication is based upon the touring exhibition project re.act.feminism #2 – a performing archive, an expanding, temporary and living performance archive that travelled through six European countries from 2011 to 2013. With essays by curators and scholars Kathrin Becker, Mathias Danbolt, Eleonora Fabião, Bettina Knaup, Laima Kreivytė, Laurence Rassel, Angelika Richter, Oxana Sarkisyan, Rebecca Schneider, Mare Tralla, Linda Valdés, Reet Varblane.
This item is part of the 'Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art' Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)