Gómez-Peña Unplugged is an anthology of recent and rewritten classic writings from Guillermo Gómez-Peña, a figure who stands alone as unique and ground-breaking in the history of performance art and as the artistic director of transdisciplinary performance troupe La Pocha Nostra.
La Pocha Nostra: A Handbook for the Rebel Artist in a Post-Democratic Society marks a transformation from its sister book, Exercises for Rebel Artists, into a pedagogical matrix suited for use as a performance handbook and conceptual tool for artists, activists, theorists, pedagogues, and trans-disciplinary border crossers of all stripes.
A performance-based short film, in which the artist inquire through bodily actions the creation and function of visible and invisible signs in response to the geologic.
Includes the film, trailer, stills, and film description.
Brochure for the Live Art programme at the Liverpool Biennial 2002 (18-21 September).
Pleading in the Blood: The Art and Performances of Ron Athey presents the first critical overview of this major artist’s work. It demonstrates how Athey foresaw and precipitated the central place afforded they body and identity politics in art and critical theory in the 1990s and beyond.
In 2014, artist Gustaf Broms composed a list of nine questions that he started to circulate to fellow performance artists. The responses collected are as diverse and wide-ranging as the artists and their own approaches.
Post-event hard cover catalogue documenting the exhibition and live performances presented at the III Venice International Performance Art Week. 10-17 December 2016.
The most provocative voices of the Digital Age grapple with the direction of digital technology and its concomitant issues, including virtual identities and their relationship to the physical self, the collision of commercial and community interests on the Net, the Net threat to intellectual property, and the merger of art, popular culture, and commerce in interactive media.
In this invitation to reflect on the power of performance, Diana Taylor explores many of the ‘performance’ uses and iterations: artistic, economic, sexual, political, and technological performance; the performance of everyday life; and the gendered, sexed, and racialized performance of bodies. Images and texts interact to show how performance is at once a creative act, a means to comprehend power, a method of transmitting memory and identity, and a way of understanding the world.
Sheren explores performance art and politics on the US Frontera since 1984. Beginning with a political history of the border, with an emphasis on the Chicano movement and its art production, Ila Sheren explores the forces behind the shift in thinking about the border in the late twentieth century.
This anthology traces how and why this identification of art with sexual expression or repression arose and how the terms have shifted in tandem with artistic and theoretical debates.
This publication charts very different tactics and strategies, written by practitioners from all over the world, mapping the broad field of engaged art and artistic activism in our times. Essays by Stephen Duncombe & Steve Lambert, Alanna Lockward, Florian Malzacher, Chantal Mouffe, Gerald Raunig and Jonas Staal.
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.
Gathers the voices of unique artists from the worlds of theatre, music and performance to discuss process and the making of interdisciplinary work. Contributors: Tim Etchells, Rinde Eckert, Richard Foreman, Peter Gabriel, David Greig, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Phelim McDermott, Peter Sellars
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.
Themed collections of performance documentation and works for camera projects addressing issues of borders/border crossings
Articles, documentation, blogs, and archive materials from the Pinto mi Raya Archivo Activo between 1991-2001.
Examining the interactions between museums, festivals, tourism, and historic preservation projects, and communities.
A collection of ‘found’ writings about and around Live Art that were originally published, shared, sent, spread and read between January 2010 and December 2011
an anthology of source materials for performance
Festival Programme for the 20th edition. Two performance programmes in folder.
Audio CD accompanying the publication Temple of Confessions (see REF. P2002), a confessional mail-in post-card, and a temporary tattoo.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).
Papers from Artistic and cultural identity in Latin America, a conference convened by Arts International in collaboration with Memorial da América Latina, Sept. 23-25, 1991. In both English and Spanish.
A critical framework for understanding and interpreting the new public art that has emerged over the last two decades. Featuring twelve essays from editor Suzanne Lacy: and eleven eminent artists, curators, and critics. Chapters titled as follows: An Unfashionable Audience, Public Constructions, Connective Aesthetics: Art After Individualism, To Search for the Good and Make It Matter, From Art-mageddon to Gringostroika: A Manifesto against Censorship, Looking Around: Where We Are, Where We Could Be, Whose Monument Where? Public Art in a Many-Cultured Society, Common Work, by Jeff Kelley, Success and Failure When Art Changes, Word of Honor, Debated Territory. This item is referenced in the Dreams for an Institution Guide (P2313).
Charts the journey of the 2002 Liverpool Biennial.
DVD including excerpts from four performances: 14 UnNatural Acts; Mapa Corpo, Temple of Confessions, El Naftazteca: Cyber Aztec TV for 2000 A.D. Includes document with descriptions.
Videos from 2004 and 1996.
Documents and critically examines one of the most fecund periods in the history of live art.
Bringing together contributors from dance, theatre, visual studies, and art history, the publication addresses the conundrum of how Live Art is positioned within history.
A performance artist converses theorists, curators, activists and fellow artists.
Sacred at Chelsea Theatre: Bodily Functions – The Body in Performance, selected highlights of documentation of the body in performance from the Live Art Development Agency Study Room and Documentation Bank. This item is part of the Study Room Guide On shit, piss, blood, sweat and tears by Lois Keidan (P2195)
Brings together texts from a variety of sources representative of the most engaging, provocative and thoughtful writing about Live Art.
Festival documentation. 2nd-21st March 2010
Part essay, part chronicle, and part performance text about the new “global” culture, its main risks and contradictions, artistic and pop cultural products, major philosophical trends, and political dilemmas.
Artist pages in Performance Research.
Publication in French
Lecture given by Guillermo Gomez Pena from Live Culture Symposium: Performance and the contemporary at TATE Modern, 29-30 March 2003.This documentation has since been presented with the permission of the artist as part of the Performance Matters, Performing Idea, Performance Lecture Archive; an interactive video archive housed at the Whitechapel Gallery between 2-9 October 2010. The archive looked at examples of the performance lecture as a form of artistic and critical expression and its potential to address a broad range of cultural issues and philosophical ideas.
Brings together Carr’s writings to offer a detailed and insightful history of performance from the late 70s to today.
This item is part of the Study Room Guide On Disability and New Artistic Models by Aaron Williamson (P1529)
An original and inventive resource for anyone interested in contemporary performance practices and their relationships with audiences.
A collection of writing about and around Live Art. See also, The Live Art Almanac vol. 2, catalogue ref. P1696. This item is part of the Study Room Guide On (W)Reading Performance Writing by Rachel Lois Clapham (P1433)
Explores the future challenges of performance and theatre through a diverse and fascinating series of interviews, testimonies and perspectives from leading international theatre practitioners and academics.
This item is part of the Study Room Guide On (W)Reading Performance Writing by Rachel Lois Clapham (P1433) and the Study Room Guide in Search of a Documentology by Marco Pustianaz (P1115)
Double DVD of highlights and edited highlights from the conference. This item is part of the Study Room Guide: The More You Ignore Me The Closer I Get by Robert Pacitti (P1100)