David Wojnarowicz explores memory, the longing for love and sexuality in the specter of AIDS. Cartoons, paintings and writings.
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.
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.
Collection of texts and essays about the life and work of David Wojnarowicz
A history of feminist art from the 1960s.
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.
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.
A multimedia performance that Wojnarowicz made in collaboration with composer and musician Ben Neill in 1989.
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.
This journal can be found in ‘Miscellaneous’.
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'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).
This item is part of the ‘Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art’ Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)
An ethnographic account of female impersonators, exploring the symbolic geography of drag and camp, and social organization of drag clubs.
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.
Illustrated publication, in Polish with some English text in the Summary section.
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.
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.
A compilation of personal stories that the artist had told in his performances over the previous decade.
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
Maps the history of performance and live art up until 2011.
Article asking whether art circulates beyond the sphere of the art world.
Detailed critical analysis of the work of Jack Smith from the early 1960s until his AIDS-related death in 1989.
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)
Carmelita Tropicana / part of Trashing Performance commissioned by Performance Matters.
This item is part of the Study Room Guide On shit, piss, blood, sweat and tears by Lois Keidan (P2195)
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
Part of the Trashing Performance programme – the second year of Performance Matters – 25-29th October 2011.
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.
Why the Smithsonian Institute has failed the basic tenets of a nation