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World AIDS Day Screening: Reza Abdoh

Digital Reference: EF5382 | Type: Digital File

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

Artist/Author: Charlotte Cooper | Digital Reference: EF5365 | Type: Digital File

Explores fat activist language.

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

Artist/Author: Andrew Coltrin | Reference: P4095 | Type: Publication

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 | Type: Digital File

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

Artist/Author: Reza Abdoh | Digital Reference: EF5312 | Type: Digital File

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

Editor: Claudia Lastra, Fran Gallardo, Elliot Haworth | Reference: P4048 | ISBN: 978-0992777692 | Type: Publication

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

 

Reza Abdoh, Theatre Visionary

Artist/Author: Adam Soch | Digital Reference: EF5311 | Type: Digital File

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

Theatre and Cancer

Artist/Author: Brian Lobel | Reference: P4002 | ISBN: 9781352006469 | Type: Publication

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).

Trans*Plant: My Disease is an Artistic Creation

Artist/Author: Quimera Rosa | Reference: P3936 | Type: Publication

Information on a new transdisciplinary project of plant / human / animal / machine hybridisation started in 2016. 

Movements of Care

Artist/Author: Katherine Hall | Reference: P3795 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Chris McCormack | Reference: A0848 | Type: Article

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)

Not Reckless but Reckful

Artist/Author: Dominic Johnson | Reference: A0847 | Type: Article

Interview with Ulay.

After the Party: A Manifesto for Queer of Color Life

Artist/Author: Joshua Chambers-Letson | Reference: P3772 | ISBN: 978-1-4798-3277-4 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Mel Y. Chen | Reference: P3760 | ISBN: 978-0822352723 | Type: Publication

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

Xenofeminism

Artist/Author: Helen Hester | Reference: P3759 | ISBN: 978-1509520626 | Type: Publication

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

Read My Lips publication

Editor: Auto Italia | Reference: A0841 | Type: Article

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

Artist/Author: Franco Bifo Berardi | Reference: P3728 | ISBN: 9781781685785 | Type: Publication

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

Editor: David Breslin, David Kiehl | Reference: P3715 | ISBN: 978-0300221886 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Liz Rosenfeld and Rodrigo García Alves | Reference: P3692 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Nik Kosmas | Reference: P3675 | ISBN: 978-3-947516-07-0 | Type: Publication

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

Weight of the Earth: The Tape Journals of David Wojnarowicz

Editor: Lisa Darms and David O'Neill | Reference: P3662 | ISBN: 9781635900170 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Lynne Segal | Reference: P3635 | ISBN: 9781781687567 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Charlotte Cooper | Reference: P3540 | ISBN: 978-1910849002 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Nicholas Saunders | Reference: P3524 | ISBN: 978-0704502871 | Type: Publication

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

A Vision of Love Revealed in Sleep programme

Reference: P3478 | Type: Publication

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

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

Artist/Author: Jessica Thom | Reference: P3441 | ISBN: 978-0285641273 | Type: Publication

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…

Tender Blood

Artist/Author: Sheree Rose and Amy Kingsmill | Digital Reference: EF5272 | Type: Digital File

A union using violence as a language to express affection.

Blood: Life Uncut

Artist/Author: Sabrina Mahfouz | Reference: P3416 | Type: Publication

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

A Vision of Love Revelaed in Sleep

Artist/Author: Neil Bartlett | Digital Reference: EF5240 | Type: Digital File

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!

Artist/Author: Pam Patterson | Reference: D2270 | Type: DVD

On brest cancer and resistance.

Part of PSI 12.

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

AIDS Demo Graphics

Artist/Author: Douglas Crimp, Adam Rolston | Reference: P3277 | ISBN: 978-0941920162 | Type: Publication

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

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

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

Editor: Jonathan David Katz, Rock Hushka | Reference: P3220 | ISBN: 978-0295994949 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Michael Mangan | Reference: P3146 | ISBN: 978-1783200139 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Caoimhe McAvinchey | Reference: A0710 | Type: Article

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 | Type: Digital File

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

Artist/Author: Veronica Cordova de la Rosa | Reference: P3076 | Type: Publication

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

Lifeguard

Artist/Author: Adrian Howells | Digital Reference: EF5193 | Type: Digital File

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

Artist/Author: Mel Evans | Reference: P2872 | ISBN: 978-0745335889 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: David Roman | Reference: P2877 | ISBN: 978-0253211682 | Type: Publication

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

Editor: Tessa Boffin and Sunil Gupta | Reference: P2876 | ISBN: 978-1854890146 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Adrian Howells | Reference: D2207 | Type: DVD

 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

Editor: Erica Carter, Simon Watney | Reference: P1990 | ISBN: 9781852421472 | Type: Publication

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.

Brutal Silences: A Live Art Development Agency Study Room Guide on Live Art in Ireland

Artist/Author: Ann Maria Healy, Helena Walsh | Reference: P1661 | Type: Publication

A Study Room Guide featuring selected performances from eleven artists who interrogate and interrupt the silences that exist in Ireland.