Paper leaves and other constructions
a reading companion to Always Already
compiled and edited by Karen Christopher & Tara Fatehi Irani
Always Already is an 8-hour performance installation by Karen Christopher & Tara Fatehi Irani, which uses materials, text, sound and movement to explore the weaving together of plant, human and machine, including human/plant and human/machine hybrids.
Paper leaves and other constructions is a 32-page booklet, introducing the themes and content of the project, and responding to many of the questions that arose in the creative process. Drawing parallels between a path through life and one through the making of a particular work of performance, the booklet answers the question “how did you do that?”
The booklet includes contributions from Karen, Tara, Payman Kassaei (Professor of Mathematics, Kings College), Felipe Ribeiro (performance artist and researcher), Omikemi (poet), Eirini Kartsaki (performance writer and teacher), and an interview with Henry Dagg (sound sculptor and builder of experimental musical instruments).
An interview focused on An Extraordinary Rendition, performance created in response to the work of Goat Island. In misc. folder 7.
An extensive series on Lin Hixson and Goat Island.
Special issue with contributions that consider relationships between affirmation and performance.
Contemporary live art showcase including performances from the UK, USA and Spain.
A collection of Live Art Magazine dating between 1999 and 2002.
Catalogue which documents construction of works and relevant texts from the Atos de Falo festival in Brazil. In Portuguese and English
As the Chicago based performance group Goat Island draw twenty years of beginnings to a close, they open up a myriad of lenses for reflection on, and continuation of, their work through the website project The Last Performance [dot org].
Begins with Samuel Beckett and considers failure in performance as a hopeful strategy.
Issue 5 of liveartwork, a publication showcasing contemporary live art.This item is part of the Study Room Guide On shit, piss, blood, sweat and tears by Lois Keidan (P2195)
In documenting and critiquing the evolution of the Goat Island company’s prcocesses, politics and aesthetics, this book makes an important contribution to the critical debates surrounding contemporary performance practices. This item is part of the Study Room Guide On (W)Reading Performance Writing by Rachel Lois Clapham (P1433)
A limited edition box containing artefacts, documents and critical theory from an international field of performance artists, theatre makers and writers. Shelved in Oversize publications section. This item is part of the Study Room Guide On (W)Reading Performance Writing by Rachel Lois Clapham (P1433)
What is ethics and what has it got to do with theatre? Drawing on both theoretical material and practical examples, Ridout makes a clear and compelling critical intervention, raising fundamental questions about what theatre is for and how audiences interact with it.
Program of new territories 2008 National Review of Live Art 2008. For PDF version of publication REF. P1052
Program of new territories 2008. For PDF version see REF. D1030
A collection of miniature stories, parables, musings and think-pieces on the nature of reading, writing, art, collaboration, performance, life, death, the universe and everything.
This item is part of the Study Room Guide On (W)Reading Performance Writing by Rachel Lois Clapham (P1433)
Excerpts from The Sea & Poison and It’s an Earthquake in My Heart, Goat Island
Leading artists and thinkers assess the relevance of live art now, its impact within the visual arts and the broader cultural sphere.
This item is part of the Study Room Guide On shit, piss, blood, sweat and tears by Lois Keidan (P2195) and the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)
This item is part of the ‘Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art’ Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)