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Memories That Smell Like Gasoline

Artist/Author: David Wojnarowicz | Reference: P2434 | ISBN: 9780963109507 | Type: Publication

David Wojnarowicz explores memory, the longing for love and sexuality in the specter of AIDS. Cartoons, paintings and writings.

Male Trouble: Masculinity and the Performance of Crisis

Artist/Author: Fintan Walsh | Reference: P2409 | ISBN: 9780230579699 | Type: Publication

Male Trouble explores how Wetern masculinity has increasingly appeared as a troubled gender category in recent times, using a variety of performative case studies. Includes a chapter on work by Ron Athey and Franko B.

Out From Under: Texts by Women Performance Artists

Editor: Lenora Champagne | Reference: P2400 | ISBN: 0559360097 | Type: Publication

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 Certain Level Of Denial

Artist/Author: Karen Finley | Reference: D2147 | ISBN: 09627014-0-8 | Type: DVD

A collection of spoken word performances from the artist’s show of the same title.


Artist/Author: Rosana and Amy Cade | Digital Reference: EF5085

Work in progress footage of performance in 2013

Ronnie Lee

Artist/Author: Ron Athey | Reference: D2140 | Type: DVD

An autobiographical film about the young Ronnie Lee, victim of exacerbated religiousness

Hustler White

Artist/Author: Bruce LaBruce, Rick Castro | Reference: D2105 | ISBN: 5060018651620 | Type: DVD

Bruce LaBruce cult classic film.

Kiki and Herb: Live at the Knitting Factory

Artist/Author: Justin Bond, Kenny Mellman | Reference: D2101 | ISBN: 68907685148 | Type: DVD

DVD featuring live footage from 1993-2007.

David Wojnarowicz: Tongues of Flame

Editor: Barry Blinderman | Reference: P2219 | Type: Publication

Collection of texts and essays about the life and work of David Wojnarowicz

! Women Art Revolution

Artist/Author: Lynn Hershman Leeson | Reference: D2093 | ISBN: 795975113939 | Type: DVD

A history of feminist art from the 1960s.

The Nomi Song

Artist/Author: Klaus Nomi, Andrew Horn | Reference: D2088 | Type: DVD

film about the life of pop-opera star Klaus Nomi

Female Masculinity

Artist/Author: Judith Halberstam | Reference: P2196 | ISBN: 9780822322436 | Type: Publication

Masculinity without men. Judith Halberstam takes aim at the protected status of male masculinity and shows that female masculinity has offered a distinct alternative to it for well over two hundred years.

History of the Ridiculous, 1960-1987

Artist/Author: Sean F. Edgecomb | Reference: A0547 | Type: Article

Located in Miscellaneous Articles folder 5A.

The Ridiculous Performance of Taylor Mac

Artist/Author: Sean F. Edgecomb | Reference: A0546 | Type: Article

Located in Miscellaneous Articles Folder 5A.

The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye

Artist/Author: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge | Editor: dir. by Marie Losier | Reference: D2062 | Type: DVD

This film chronicles the life and work of pioneering musician and performance artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, starting with Throbbing Gristle in the 1970s to the still very active cult favourite Psychic TV, and how h/er chance encounter with a dominatrix/performance artist in New York called Lady Jaye brought about a singular and enduring artistic collaboration and a brazen partnership that defied all the perceptions of love.

ITSOFOMO (In the Shadow of Forward Motion)

Artist/Author: David Wojnarowicz, Ben Neill | Reference: D2057 | Type: DVD

A multimedia performance that Wojnarowicz made in collaboration with composer and musician Ben Neill in 1989.

Art & Queer Culture

Artist/Author: Catherine Lord, Richard Meyer | Reference: P2144 | ISBN: 978-0-7148-4935-5 | Type: Publication

The first book to focus on the criticism and theory regarding queer visual art. Art & Queer Culture includes not only pictures made and displayed under the rubric of fine art but also those intended for private, underground or otherwise restricted audiences. Scrapbooks, amateur artworks, cartoons, bar murals, anonymous photographs and video installations.

Carrying Her Liver in a Shopping Cart (and Other Bohemian Notions)

Artist/Author: Bruce Benderson, Dominic Johnson | Reference: A0542 | Type: Article

This journal can be found in ‘Miscellaneous’.

Midnight at the Palace: My Life as a Fabulous Cockette

Artist/Author: Pam Tent | Reference: P2132 | ISBN: 978-1-55583-874-4 | Type: Publication

In this richly detailed memoir, Pam Tent offers a fascinating glimpse into the tumultuous life of a liberation movement – both artistic and sexual – whose influence is still apparent in the worlds of theatre, music, fashion, gay politics, gay spirituality, and urban club life.

David Wojnarowicz: Brush Fires in the Social Landscape

Artist/Author: David Wojnarowicz | Reference: P2131 | ISBN: 978-0-89381-567-5 | Type: Publication

David Wojnarowicz's photography, painting, performance, and writing aggressively challenge authority and hypocrisy. Brush Fires in the Social Landscape brings us the voice of an artist who spoke to and for a generation wrestling with issues of sexuality, identity, and the fragility of life.

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

Mother Camp: Female Impersonators in America

Artist/Author: Esther Newton | Reference: P2093 | Type: Publication

An ethnographic account of female impersonators, exploring the symbolic geography of drag and camp, and social organization of drag clubs.

SPILL Study Boxes Study Room Guide

Artist/Author: Aaron Wright and Lois Keidan | Reference: P2012 | Type: Publication

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.

Mi o   i Demokracja – Rozwa ania o Kwestii Homoseksualnej w Polsce

Artist/Author: Pawe Leszkowicz, Tomek Kitli ski | Reference: P2003 | ISBN: 8387887560 | Type: Publication

Illustrated publication, in Polish with some English text in the Summary section.

Love is Love – Art as LGBTQ Activism: From Britain to Belarus

Editor: Pawel Leszkowicz | Reference: P1998 | ISBN: 9788393268009 | Type: Publication

Catalogue of exhibition part of Transeuropa Festival 2011 presenting artistic/social projects engaged in queer rights surveying the problematics of equality and diversity across Europe. In Polish and English.

Seven Miles a Second

Artist/Author: David Wojnarowicz, James Romberger | Reference: P2007 | ISBN: 9781563892479 | Type: Publication

This comic book is the autobiography of David Wojnarowicz, a controversial, world renowned artist and writer who died of AIDS-related causes in 1992. The story chronicles Wojnarowicz’s childhood of prostitution in New York City, his homelessness and drug addiction, his illness and its consequences.

Art Pride – Gay Art from Poland

Artist/Author: Pawet Leszkowicz | Reference: P1981 | ISBN: 9788392696858 | Type: Publication

Illustrated publication on aesthetics and politics of gay art in Poland.

Shirt and Skin

Artist/Author: Tim Miller | Reference: P1994 | ISBN: 978155583458 | Type: Publication

A compilation of personal stories that the artist had told in his performances over the previous decade.

Speaking Your Mind: Ethyl Eichelberger and Lily Savage

Artist/Author: Neil Bartlett | Reference: A0513 | Type: Article

In 1987 Neil Bartlett used the London International Festival of Theatre’s decision to bring Ethyl Eichelberger to the ICA as a motive to visit her in New York and then Lily Savage in London. Asking the same questions, they discuss their different approaches to drag.


This item can be found in the Miscellaneous Article Folder number 4
This item is referenced in the SPILL study boxes Study Room Guide, catalogue no. P2012


Artist/Author: Robert Pacitti | Reference: D1904 | Type: DVD

Derek Jarman

Artist/Author: Rowland Wymer | Reference: P1967 | ISBN: 9780719056918 | Type: Publication

Fire in the Belly: The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz

Artist/Author: Cynthia Carr | Reference: P1968 | ISBN: 9781596915336 | Type: Publication

Experience and Innocence

Artist/Author: John Waters | Editor: Drew Daniel | Reference: A0509 | Type: Article

Drew Daniels interviews John Waters.

Life Models : What kind of role does art actually play in society ?

Artist/Author: Alexander Alberro | Reference: A0510 | Type: Article

Article asking whether art circulates beyond the sphere of the art world.

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)

The FeMUSEum: Unpainted Ladies

Artist/Author: Various | Reference: P1879 | Type: Publication

Carmelita Tropicana  / part of Trashing Performance commissioned by Performance Matters.

Revelations: The Films of David Hoyle and Nathan Evans

Artist/Author: David Hoyle, Nathan Evans | Reference: D1847 | Type: DVD

This item is part of the Study Room Guide On shit, piss, blood, sweat and tears by Lois Keidan (P2195)

Cancer Cancer Cancer Cancer Cancer

Artist/Author: Brian Lobel | Reference: D1845 | Type: DVD

Brian Lobel- excerpts and full stage performances of: Ball & Other Funny Stories About Cancer, Carpe Minuta Prima, Hold My Hand and We're Halfway There, Cancer and Cigarettes, Tommyknockers, Guerilla Pub Quiz, Yoga at St.Barts and Fun with Cancer Patients

See Through Us

Artist/Author: Diana Blok | Reference: D1843 | Type: DVD

Trashing Performance, Common Panel

Artist/Author: Common Culture, Ingo Cando, Simon Casson, Lois Keidan (chair) | Reference: D2104 | Type: DVD

Part of the Trashing Performance programme – the second year of Performance Matters – 25-29th October 2011.

Camp: Queer Aesthetics and the Performing Subject, A Reader

Editor: Fabio Cleto | Reference: P1751 | ISBN: 0-472-06722-2 | Type: Publication

Addresses the multi-layered issue of camp, whose inexhaustible breadth of reference and theoretical relevance to the issues taken up by academic research in recent years have made it one of the most salient and challenging issues on the contemporary critical stage.

Rights and Wrongs

Artist/Author: Robert Storr | Reference: A0436 | Type: Article

Why the Smithsonian Institute has failed the basic tenets of a nation