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Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983

Artist/Author: Tim Lawrence | Reference: P3252 | ISBN: 978-0822362029 | Type: Publication

Interviewing DJs, party hosts, producers, musicians, artists, and dancers, Lawrence illustrates how the relatively discrete post-disco, post-punk, and hip hop scenes became marked by their level of plurality, interaction, and convergence. He also explains how the shifting urban landscape of New York supported the cultural renaissance before gentrification.

Dark Habits

Editor: Bren O’Callaghan and Sarah Perks | Reference: P3238 | ISBN: 9780993591235 | Type: Publication

Challenging and re-positioning the traditional exhibition catalogue as an artwork and commission in its own right, the pub;ication takes its inspiration from the classic Pedro Almodóvar film on the occasion of the group exhibition, La Movida at HOME, Manchester (14 April – 17 July 2017).

Art AIDS America

Editor: Jonathan David Katz, Rock Hushka | Reference: P3220 | ISBN: 978-0295994949 | Type: Publication

The first comprehensive overview and reconsideration of 30 years of art made in response to the AIDS epidemic in the United States. This book foregrounds the role of HIV/AIDS in shifting the development of American art away from the cool conceptual foundations of postmodernism and toward a new, more insistently political and autobiographical voice.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Tacoma Art Museum (October 2015 – January 2016)

The Cockettes

Artist/Author: David Weissman and Bill Weber | Reference: D2231 | Type: DVD

Documentary about the gender-bending San Francisco performance group who became a pop culture phenomenon in the early 1970s. Includes deleted scenes, interview with directors and a booklet with Damon Wise film notes.

100 minutes

The Night I Grooved To Disco Tex and the Sex-o-Letts in Barry Blue’s Poncho

Artist/Author: Adrian Howells | Digital Reference: EF5201 | Type: Digital File

Four monologues, interspersed with game-show antics requiring audience participation. 

53 minutes. Unknown date.

14 Stations of the Life and History of Adrian Howells

Artist/Author: Adrian Howells | Digital Reference: EF5196 | Type: Digital File

One-to-one promenade performance that spread across unused spaces in The Arches, a multi-use performance space in Glasgow. Howells led participants in a journey through fourteen sites and 'confessed' to them an autobiography.

Arches Live, 2007.

68 minutes.

Adrienne’s Dirty Laundry Experience / Adrienne’s Room Service

Artist/Author: Adrian Howells | Digital Reference: EF5202 | Type: Digital File

Adrienne’s Dirty Laundry Service – Arches New Work Commission (2003), 22:16

Adrienne’s Room Service at The Great Eastern Hotel (2005), 8:50

Accidental Tourist

Artist/Author: Adrian Howells | Digital Reference: EF5194 | Type: Digital File

A TV documentary following Howells' visit to Israel, where he performed at the Women's International Festival. With Hebrew and Russian subtitles. 

42 minutes. 

Adrienne at home - poofter

Artist/Author: Adrian Howells | Digital Reference: EF5200 | Type: Digital File

Last of 4 short videos. 2006.

3:03

Adrienne at home - Fatally Attracted (to colourful and glittery things)

Artist/Author: Adrian Howells | Digital Reference: EF5199 | Type: Digital File

Third of 4 short videos. 2006.

3:20

Adrienne at home - Sensitive Boy

Artist/Author: Adrian Howells | Digital Reference: EF5198 | Type: Digital File

Second of 4 short videos. 2006.

1:10

Adrienne at home - Introduction

Artist/Author: Adrian Howells | Digital Reference: EF5197 | Type: Digital File

First of 4 short videos. 2006.

2:18

An Audience With Adrienne

Artist/Author: Adrian Howells | Digital Reference: EF5192 | Type: Digital File

Drawing on the popular entertainment form 'An Audience with …', Howells creates a performance in which an audience of around 25 is invited to share memories and experiences with his alter ego.

Blurred recording. 2006.

2 hours 36 minutes.

Fever: Art of David Wojnarowicz

Editor: Amy Scholder | Reference: P2903 | ISBN: 978-0847821440 | Type: Publication

Published in conjunction with a major retrospective of the artist's work at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, January – April 1999. Includes excerpts from Wojnarowicz's writings and essays by Dan Cameron, Mysoon Rizk, C. Carr and John Carlin. 

AIDS: Cultural Analysis/Cultural Activism

Editor: Douglas Crimp | Reference: P2909 | ISBN: 978-0262530798 | Type: Publication

A collection on the media and public perception and representations of AIDS. Includes essays, a portfolio of manifestos, articles, letters, and photographs from the publications of the PWA Coalition, an interview with three members of the AIDS discrimination unit of the New York City Commission on Human Rights and presentations for the independent video documentaries on AIDS, Testing the Limits and Bright Eyes.

Memories That Smell Like Gasoline

Artist/Author: David Wojnarowicz | Reference: P2899 | ISBN: 978-0963109507 | Type: Publication

This volume collects four tales interspersed with ink drawings by the artist which illustrate his memoirs on gay love, memory and desire in contemporary America.

Ecstatic Antibodies: Resisting the AIDS Mythology

Editor: Tessa Boffin and Sunil Gupta | Reference: P2876 | ISBN: 978-1854890146 | Type: Publication

This book and the exhibition launched with it represent a powerful exploration in both image and text of the impact of the AIDS crisis. Different voices reveal the profound inadequacies in our attitudes to disease.

Ocaña, 1973-1983: Acciones, Actuaciones, Activismo

Editor: Pedro G. Romero | Reference: P2879 | ISBN: 9788498503579 | Type: Publication

Devoted to the largely forgotten Spanish artist; published for the eponymous exhibition. In Spanish, Catalan, Basque and English.

Acts of Intervention: Performance, Gay Culture, and AIDS

Artist/Author: David Roman | Reference: P2877 | ISBN: 978-0253211682 | Type: Publication

This volume examines the ways gay men have used theatre and performance to intervene in the AIDS crisis. It discusses dramatic texts and public performances–from cabarets and candlelight vigils to full-scale Broadway productions that have shaped, and been shaped by, the history of AIDS in national, regional, and local contexts.

Spirale

Artist/Author: David Wojnarowicz | Reference: P2869 | ISBN: 978-2918034025 | Type: Publication

This volume collects four tales interspersed with ink drawings by the artist which illustrate his memoirs on gay love, memory and desire in contemporary America. In French. Translated from English by Laurence Viallet.

Leigh Bowery - The Life and Times of an Icon

Artist/Author: Sue Tilley | Reference: P2868 | ISBN: 0-340-69310-X | Type: Publication

A biography and tribute to a colourful unique and larger than life character, written by his close friend.

Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration

Artist/Author: David Wojnarowicz | Reference: P2884 | ISBN: 978-0679732273 | Type: Publication

A collection of creative essays — a scathing, sexy, sublimely humorous and honest personal testimony to the Fear of Diversity in America. 

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

An Audience With Adrienne

Artist/Author: Adrian Howells | Reference: D2208 | Type: DVD

 This DVD is currently missing. The digital file can be viewed in the Study Room. The reference is EF5192.

Drawing on the popular entertainment form 'An Audience with …', Howells creates a performance in which an audience of around 25 is invited to share memories and experiences with his alter ego.

Blurred recording. 2006.

2 hours 36 minutes.

Adrienne at home

Artist/Author: Adrian Howells | Reference: D2202 | Type: DVD

This DVD is currently missing. The digital files can be viewed in the Study Room. Their references are EF5197, EF5198, EF5199, EF5200.

4 short videos. 2006. Includes:

Introduction 2:18

Sensitive Boy 1:10

Fatally Attracted (to colourful and glittery things) 3:20

poofter 3:03

Dressed as a Gril

Artist/Author: Jonny Woo, John Sizzle, Holestar, Scottee, Amber, Pia and Ma Butcher | Reference: D2209 | Type: DVD

London's alternative East End drag phenomenon gets its moment in this account of six years in the lives of its most celebrated performers: Jonny Woo, John Sizzle, Holestar, Scottee, Amber, Pia and Ma Butcher.

Extras: interviews with cast and crew, deleted scenes, character profiles, music videos, performances. Directed by Colin Rothbart.

94 minutes.

2015.

The Night I Grooved To Disco Tex and the Sex-o-Letts in Barry Blue’s Poncho

Artist/Author: Adrian Howells | Reference: D2201 | Type: DVD

 This DVD is currently missing. The digital file can be viewed in the Study Room. The reference is EF5201.

Four monologues, interspersed with game-show antics requiring audience participation. 

53 minutes. Unknown date.

14 Stations of the Life and History of Adrian Howells

Artist/Author: Adrian Howells | Reference: D2203 | Type: DVD

 This DVD is currently missing. The digital file can be viewed in the Study Room. The reference is EF5196.

One-to-one promenade performance that spread across unused spaces in The Arches, a multi-use performance space in Glasgow. Howells led participants in a journey through fourteen sites and 'confessed' to them an autobiography.

Arches Live, 2007.

68 minutes.

Adrienne’s Dirty Laundry Experience / Adrienne’s Room Service

Artist/Author: Adrian Howells | Reference: D2204 | Type: DVD

This DVD is currently missing. The digital file can be viewed in the Study Room. The reference is EF5202.

Adrienne's Dirty Laundry Service – Arches New Work Commission (2003), 22:16 

Adrienne's Room Service at The Great Eastern Hotel (2005), 8:50

Accidental Tourist

Artist/Author: Adrian Howells | Reference: D2206 | Type: DVD

 This DVD is currently missing. The digital file can be viewed in the Study Room. The reference is EF5194.

A TV documentary following Howells' visit to Israel, where he performed at the Women's International Festival. With Hebrew and Russian subtitles. 

42 minutes. 

Love Art Lab

Artist/Author: Annie Sprinkle, Elizabeth Stephens & Guttersaint | Reference: D2191 | Type: DVD

 Spoken Word CD exploring, generating, and celebrating the themes of love and diversity. 

Demolish the Theatre!

Artist/Author: Simon Casson | Reference: A0615 | Type: Article

Written by Simon Casson, producer of Duckie, this is a polemic letter responding to the consultation towards the McMaster Review for James Purnell and the Department of Culture Media and Sport, condemnning the state of art-funding. 

Paris Is Burning

Artist/Author: Jennie Livingston | Reference: D2186 | Type: DVD

Jennie Livingston's iconic documentary reveals the community of New York's minority drag queens, gay black and Latino men who cross dress as women and invent the dance style of “voguing,” imitating the fashion poses on the covers of the magazine Vogue. 

Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene

Artist/Author: Gerard H. Gaskin | Reference: P2666 | ISBN: 978-0822355823 | Type: Publication

This publication is comprised of photos taken at balls events in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., is a collaboration between Gaskin, and the house members who let him enter the intimate world of ball culture. In addition to an introduction by Deborah Willis, Legendary includes an essay by Frank Roberts, “The Hidden Histories of House Ball Culture.”

Gender Trouble With David Hoyle

Artist/Author: David Hoyle | Digital Reference: EF5125 | Type: Digital File

Video recordings of the performance presented as part an extensive programme curated by Lois Keidan and Aaron Wright (Live Art Development Agency) entitled “Just Like A Woman”, composed of lectures, performances, readings, installations, screenings, workshops and debates on performance of identity, is fully dedicated to the impact of performance on feminist histories and the contribution of artists to discourses around contemporary gender politics.  From the 19th edition of the City of Women (Mesto žensk) festival – 2-13 October 2013, Ljubljana, Slovenia – entitled “Let's create a place for ourselves” on public space and politics.

Enduringly queer

Artist/Author: Fiona McGregor | Reference: A0595 | Type: Article

Review of performances from the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras at Performance Space, Carriageworks, Sydney, 13-15 Feb.

I Am Divine

Artist/Author: Jeffrey Schwarz | Reference: D2178 | Type: DVD

This documentary focuses on the American actor, singer and drag performer Divine.

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.

DV8 Physical Theater: Dead Dreams of Monochrome Men / Enter Achilles and Strange Fish

Artist/Author: DV8 Physical Theater | Reference: D2170 | Type: DVD

Features the dance productions, STRANGE FISH, ENTER ACHILLES and DEAD DREAMS OF MONOCHROME MEN. 

Portrait of Jason

Artist/Author: Shirley Clarke | Reference: D2152 | Type: DVD

A 1967 documentary film directed, produced and edited by Shirley Clarke and starring Jason Holliday, a gay, African-American hustler and aspiring cabaret performer. Black and White film. This item can be found in the locked glass cabinet.

Pictures of Lily

Artist/Author: Various | Reference: P2550 | Type: Publication

Small pamphlet collecting artworks and writings on the male body and desire.

In The Shadow of the American Dream: the Diaries of David Wojnarowicz

Editor: Amy Scholder | Reference: P2433 | ISBN: 9780802136718 | Type: Publication

Diaries of the artist David Wojnarowicz, capturing the emotional, sexual and political chaos of modern urban life.