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World AIDS Day Screening: Reza Abdoh

Digital Reference: EF5382

Documentation of the event which featured a screening of Theatre Visionary, a documentary about Abdoh, as well as a discussion with film’s director Adam Soch and director and academic Alyson Campbell.

Fat Activist Vernacular

Author: Charlotte Cooper | Digital Reference: EF5365

Explores fat activist language.

a is for aspergers: a personal glossary of a spectrumy life

Author: Andrew Coltrin | Reference: P4095

A glossary of terms that come up during the desperate search for meaning that comes with an Asperger’s Syndrome diagnosis. I went through it. I know other people go through it. There are plenty of books, either more clinical, or more autobiographical out there. This one cuts straight through shackles of narrative to provide discrete chunks of information in an easy to navigate, dictionary format.

Revisiting Genisis

Digital Reference: EF5334

Follows two nurses, both named Jackie, who create biographical slideshows for patients as a tool for reflection on posthumous digital legacies, withdrawal, friendships, cultural and social loss, and memory as identity.

Part of LADA Screens 11. The film was available online 16-29 May 2016 on the LADA Screens Channel. Includes a  compilation of episodes 1 – 7, split into two files.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Reza Abdoh Collection

Author: Reza Abdoh | Digital Reference: EF5312

Includes:
1 A Medea: Requiem for a Boy, 1986 (2 files)
2 Rusty Sat on a Hill One Dawn …,1987 (2 files)
3 Eva Peron, 1987
4 King Oedipus, 1987
5 Peep Show (videos used in performances), 1988 (2 files)
6 Minamata,1989 (2 files)
7 Pasos en la Obscuridad, 1990
8 The Hip-Hop Waltz of Eurydice, 1990
9 Bogeyman, 1991
10 Train Project (un-edited video project @ L.A.T.C.), 1991
11 The Blind Owl and Making of…, 1991
12 The Law of Remains, 1992
13 Simon Boccanegra, 1992 (2 files)
14 Tight Right White, 1993
15 Quotations from a Ruined City, 1994 (2 files)
16 Memorial Service, LA and NY, 1995 (2 files)
17 Mixed Images and Projects
18 Reza Abdoh, Short Video Works
19 Interview Tapes
20 Show Tapes (videos used in performances)
21 Cast Reference Video

Talking Dirty: Tongue First!: Recipes from the Mouth of the Thames

Reference: P4048 | ISBN: 978-0992777692

A recipe book produced following a series of public events involving local South Essex foods, their source, preparation and consumption.

 

Reza Abdoh, Theatre Visionary

Author: Adam Soch | Digital Reference: EF5311

An intimate portrait of the world and work of Abdoh and his company.

Theatre and Cancer

Author: Brian Lobel | Reference: P4002 | ISBN: 9781352006469

Explores representations of cancer in fictional worlds and autobiographical performances while also highlighting work that reimagines and reinvigorates the genre of ‘Cancer Performance’.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Movements of Care

Author: Katherine Hall | Reference: P3795

Explores care as a way of moving and moving as a way of caring. Made alongside the research and making of a solo dance performance, You sit there.

Love AIDS Riots

Author: Chris McCormack | Reference: A0848

The recent surge of interest in 1980s AIDS activists, shows how art can effect real change. Looking back also reveals how narrow current definitions of healthcare are and encourages us to agitate for a more diverse future.

Part of Library of Perfmorming Rights (P3041)

After the Party: A Manifesto for Queer of Color Life

Author: Joshua Chambers-Letson | Reference: P3772 | ISBN: 978-1-4798-3277-4

Tells the stories of minoritarian artists who mobilize performance to produce freedom and sustain life in the face of subordination, exploitation, and annihilation. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect

Author: Mel Y. Chen | Reference: P3760 | ISBN: 978-0822352723

Draws on recent debates about sexuality, race, and affect to examine how matter that is considered insensate, immobile, or deathly animates cultural lives.

Xenofeminism

Author: Helen Hester | Reference: P3759 | ISBN: 978-1509520626

Develops a three–part definition of xenofeminism grounded in the ideas of technomaterialism, anti–naturalism, and gender abolitionism. 

Read My Lips publication

Reference: A0841

Publication accompanying a survey exhibition of image-making, community activism and public works produced by the seminal AIDS activist art collective Gran Fury between 1987 and 1995.

In misc. folder 7. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Heroes: Mass Murder and Suicide

Author: Franco Bifo Berardi | Reference: P3728 | ISBN: 9781781685785

What is the relationship between capitalism and mental health? Berardi embarks on an exhilarating journey through philosophy, psychoanalysis and current events, searching for the social roots of the mental malaise of our age.

David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night

Reference: P3715 | ISBN: 978-0300221886

Comprehensively examines the life and art of David Wojnarowicz (1954-1992), who came to prominence in New York's East Village art world of the 1980s, actively embracing all media and forging an expansive range of work both fiercely political and highly personal. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Residenzen im Realen publication

Author: Liz Rosenfeld and Rodrigo García Alves | Reference: P3692

Project publication. Explores possibilities of queer hospice concepts, and what they could mean for their wider surroundings. Reflections on the future correspond sharply with the spaces of their respective residency, the Diakonie, which aids people in very direct questions concerning their present situation.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Essays on Physical Practice

Author: Nik Kosmas | Reference: P3675 | ISBN: 978-3-947516-07-0

Useful and entertaining advice for developing a holistic body-mind practice.

Weight of the Earth: The Tape Journals of David Wojnarowicz

Reference: P3662 | ISBN: 9781635900170

At the height of the AIDS epidemic, Wojnarowicz began keeping audio journals, returning to a practice he'd begun in his youth. The publication presents transcripts of these tapes, documenting the artist's turbulent attempts to understand his anxieties and passions, and tracking his thoughts as they develop in real time.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Straight Sex: Rethinking the Politics of Pleasure

Author: Lynne Segal | Reference: P3635 | ISBN: 9781781687567

Examines an array of issues, including sex as a subversive activity, the “liberated orgasm,” sex advice literature, gender uncertainties, queer politics, anti-pornography campaigns and the rise of the moral right.
 

Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movemen

Author: Charlotte Cooper | Reference: P3540 | ISBN: 978-1910849002

A fat activist with more than 30 years experience, lifts the lid on a previously unexplored social movement and offers a fresh perspective on one of the major problems of our times.

Alternative London

Author: Nicholas Saunders | Reference: P3524 | ISBN: 978-0704502871

5th edition of the 1970s guide to alternative living.

Welcome to Biscuit Land: A Year in the Life of Touretteshero

Author: Jessica Thom | Reference: P3441 | ISBN: 978-0285641273

Meet Jess, aka Touretteshero. Jess has Tourettes Syndrome, which means that she makes sounds and movements over which she has no control. Jess swears, she's one of about 10% of people with Tourettes who do. She says biscuit a lot, about 16 times per minute (that's 6 million a year!), and then there are the sometimes life-threatening arm and leg tics…

A Vision of Love Revealed in Sleep programme

Reference: P3478

Programme of Neil Bartlett's performance homage to the defiant life and work of pre-Raphaelite painter Simeon Solomon.

Blood: Life Uncut

Author: Sabrina Mahfouz | Reference: P3416

Poetic responses to artworks in the eponymous exhibition at King's College London and Copeland Gallery.

A Vision of Love Revelaed in Sleep

Author: Neil Bartlett | Digital Reference: EF5240

To celebrate the inclusion of Simeon Solomon’s work in the Queer British Art 1861-1967 exhibition, Bartlett revived the piece for one night only, performing it amidst the masterpieces of the nineteenth century gallery of Tate Britain. July 2017.

Includes video of the performance and the postshow discussion with Dominic Johnson.

Nipples! I have no Nipples!

Author: Pam Patterson | Reference: D2270

On brest cancer and resistance.

Part of PSI 12.

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

AIDS Demo Graphics

Author: Douglas Crimp, Adam Rolston | Reference: P3277 | ISBN: 978-0941920162

Depicts a history of demonstrations, sit-ins and similar steps taken by ACT UP and other groups.

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

Walking Stumbling Limping Falling: A Conversation

Author: ​Alyson Hallett and Phil Smith | Reference: P3225 | ISBN: 978-1-911193-06-7

An email conversation between a noted poet.walker and a noted performance.walker about being temporarily prevented from walking 'normally' by illness/surgery. Their reflections cover cultural perceptions and personal values associated with walking, personal anecdotes, philosophical reflection, practices for daily-life and an alphabet of falling.

Art AIDS America

Reference: P3220 | ISBN: 978-0295994949

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)

Staging Ageing: Theatre, Performance, and the Narrative of Decline

Author: Michael Mangan | Reference: P3146 | ISBN: 978-1783200139

Drawing primarily on the Western dramatic canon, on contemporary British theatre, on popular culture, and on paratheatrical practices, the book investigates theatrical engagement with aging from the Greek chorus to Reminiscence Theatre.

Part of the Know How: The Study Room Guide on Live Art Live Art and working with older individuals and communities. (P3140)

Coming of Age: Arts Practice With Older People In Private And Domestic Spaces

Author: Caoimhe McAvinchey | Reference: A0710

What are the implications of arts practice in people's home or private rooms in residential care? What new understandings do they reveal about innovations in form, artistic labour practices and cultural organisations' capacity? This article examines these questions through two projects.

Part of the Know How: The Study Room Guide on Live Art Live Art and working with older individuals and communities. (P3140)

In misc folder 7.

Ouch: Pain and Performance

Digital Reference: EF5231

A LADA screening programme for the 2016 Venice International Performance Art Week: a collection of documentation and artists’ films looking at pain and performance.

Includes:

Marina Abramovic – On ‘Rhythm O’, 1974, 2013,  3’07” ; Ron Athey – Ron’s Story, 2001, 4’44”; Marcel.Li Antunez Roca – Epizoo, 1994, 8’29; Franko B – Don’t Leave Me This Way, 2009, 5’03”; Wafaa Bilal – On ‘Shoot An Iraqi’, 2007, 2’21”; Rocio Boliver – Times Go By and I Can’t Forget You: Between Menopause and Old Age, 2013, 4’18”; Cassils – The Powers That Be, 2016, 2’24”; Bob Flanagan – Cystic Fibrosis Song, 1990’s 1’32”; Regina Jose Galindo – Lucha, 2002, 3’37”; jamie lewis Hadley – this rose made of leather, 2012, 9’10”; Nicola Hunter & Ernst Fischer  – Passion/Flower, 2012, 4’02”; Oleg Kulik – Dog House 1996, 4’10”; Martin O’Brien – Taste of Flesh, 2015, 2’59”; Kira O’Reilly – Wet Cup, 2000, 2’29”; ORLAN – Successful Operation, 1990, 6’16”; Petr Pavlensky – Radical Artist In Court – Ukraine Today News Item,  2015, 1’57”

On Becoming My Grandmother

Author: Veronica Cordova de la Rosa | Reference: P3076

Publication documenting de la Rosa's participation in the 'A world of your own workshop', led by Geraldine Pilgrim.

Lifeguard

Author: Adrian Howells | Digital Reference: EF5193

Immersive theatrical experience exploring the complex and ambiguous relationship with water. In collaboration with Mike Brookes, Minty Donald, Rob Drummond, Ira Mandela Siobhan, Jane Mason, Nick Millar and Nichola Scrutton.

18 October 2012 at Govanhill Baths. 52 minutes.

Artwash: Big Oil and the Arts

Author: Mel Evans | Reference: P2872 | ISBN: 978-0745335889

Published on the fifth anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, Artwash is an intervention into the unsavoury role of the Big Oil company’s sponsorship of the arts in Britain.

Acts of Intervention: Performance, Gay Culture, and AIDS

Author: David Roman | Reference: P2877 | ISBN: 978-0253211682

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.

Ecstatic Antibodies: Resisting the AIDS Mythology

Reference: P2876 | ISBN: 978-1854890146

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.

Lifeguard

Author: Adrian Howells | Reference: D2207

 This DVD is currently missing. The digital file can be viewed in the Study Room. The reference is EF5193.

Immersive theatrical experience exploring the complex and ambiguous relationship with water. In collaboration with Mike Brookes, Minty Donald, Rob Drummond, Ira Mandela Siobhan, Jane Mason, Nick Millar and Nichola Scrutton.

18 October 2012 at Govanhill Baths. 52 minutes.

Taking Liberties – AIDS and Cultural Politics

Reference: P1990 | ISBN: 9781852421472

This collection of essays by British and American contributors examines the way in which institutions – the media, the law, the medical profession and government – deal with AIDS.