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Goat Cut Piece

Artist/Author: Laura Lima | Digital Reference: EF5300 | Type: Digital File

The artist collaborates with a goat to re-enact performance artist Yoko Ono’s famous work from 1964, Cut Piece.

Part of Life Art Library at MIF 2019: Animals of Manchester; Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2019.

SPILL festival of performance programme

Reference: P3986 | Type: Publication

SPILL programme; 25 October – 4 November, 2018, Ipswich

Resilient and resisting documentation

Editor: Jet Moon | Reference: P3984 | Type: Publication

Project zines; Fierce, intimate oral histories, collaborative stories, D.I.Y. research and interviews from people at the intersection of several kinds of marginalisation. 

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

40x40x40x40

Reference: P3997 | Type: Publication

A publication documenting the first 40 years of Artsadmin.

hereafter

Editor: Charlie Ashwell, Es Morgan | Reference: P3975 | Type: Publication

How do artists respond to the question of collective survival in the face of crisis? Can writing articulate, subvert and test the ever-present question of the future in modes that are nonlinear, affective and even choreographic? What are our hopes, fears and desires?

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

The Companion Species Manifesto: Dogs, People, and Significant Otherness

Artist/Author: Donna Harraway | Reference: P3939 | ISBN: 978097175785 | Type: Publication

A book about the implosion of nature and culture in the joint lives of dogs and people, who are bonded in “significant otherness”.

Animal Justice Court: Annual Review 2018

Artist/Author: Jack Tan | Reference: P3942 | Type: Publication

Accompanies the performance and exhibition Four Legs Good, Compass Festival, 17-25 November 2018.

Puppets, Masks, and Performing Objects

Editor: John Bell | Reference: P3955 | ISBN: 978-0262522939 | Type: Publication

This volume, which originally appeared as a special issue of The Drama Review, looks at puppets, masks, and other performing objects from a broad range of perspectives.

The Theater of the Bauhaus

Editor: Walter Gropius, Arthur S. Wensinger | Reference: P3950 | ISBN: 978-0819560209 | Type: Publication

Essays on the concept of total theatre, which emerged from the Bauhaus as a new aesthetic of stage design and presentation.

Critical Theory and Performance

Editor: Janelle G. Reinelt, Joseph R. Roach | Reference: P3952 | ISBN: 978472064588 | Type: Publication

Presents a broad range of critical and theoretical methods, and applies them to contemporary and historical performance genres.  Revised and Enlarged Edition

25 Years of Performance Art in Australia

Editor: Nick Waterlow | Reference: P3929 | ISBN: 9780733409066 | Type: Publication

Exhibition catalogue. Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, June-July 1994; Institute of Modern Art, August 1994, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, November-December 1995, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, February-March 1995, ACCA, April May 1995.

14-18 NOW: Summary of Evaluation

Artist/Author: Josephine Burns | Reference: P3933 | Type: Publication

A report on the five-year programme; the story of an undertaking that brought together art and heritage.

14-18 NOW: Contemporary arts commissions for the First World War Centenary

Editor: Angela Koo | Reference: P3932 | ISBN: 978-1788161466 | Type: Publication

A detailed look at the extensive 14-18 NOW programme, which was set up to bring a creative response to the centenary of the First World War.

How Aborigines Invented the Idea of Contemporary Art: Writings on Aboriginal Contemporary Art

Editor: Ian Maclean | Reference: P3921 | ISBN: 978-0909952372 | Type: Publication

The first anthology to chronicle the global critical reception of Aboriginal Art since the early 1980s, when the art world began to understand it as contemporary art. 

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins

Artist/Author: Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing | Reference: P3918 | ISBN: 978-0691178325 | Type: Publication

Follows one of the strangest commodity chains of our times to explore the unexpected corners of capitalism.

Staging Queer Feminisms: Sexuality and Gender in Australian Performance, 2005-2015

Artist/Author: Sarah French | Reference: P3916 | ISBN: 978-1137465429 | Type: Publication

Examines sexuality, gender and race in Australia’s vibrant independent theatre and performance culture.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

The White Paper

Artist/Author: Satoshi Nakamoto | Editor: Ben Vickers | Reference: P3914 | ISBN: 978-1999675929 | Type: Publication

Returns to Satoshi Nakamoto's canonical text on a peer-to-peer electronic cash system as a Rosetta Stone that reveals the far-reaching implications of decentralisation.

Performing Citizenship: Bodies, Agencies, Limitations

Editor: Paula Hildebrandt, Kerstin Evert, Sibylle Peters, Mirjam Schaub, Kathrin Wildner, Gesa Ziemer | Reference: P3909 | ISBN: 978-3-319-97501-6 | Type: Publication

Discusses how citizenship is performed today, through the optic of the arts, in particular the performing arts, but also from the perspective of a wide range of academic disciplines such as urbanism and media studies, cultural education and postcolonial theory.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Performance Ritual Document

Artist/Author: Anne Marsh | Reference: P3913 | ISBN: 978-1921394973 | Type: Publication

Explores performance art through live manifestations and reiterations in photographs, film and video.

Dark Writing: Geography, Performance, Design

Artist/Author: Paul Carter | Reference: P3904 | ISBN: 978-0824833121 | Type: Publication

We do not see empty figures and outlines; we do not move in straight lines. Everywhere we are surrounded by dapple; the geometry of our embodied lives is curviform, meandering, bi-pedal. Our personal worlds are timed, inter-positional, and contingent. But nowhere in the language of cartography and design do these ordinary experiences appear. 

Sex, Suffrage & the Stage

Artist/Author: Leslie Hill | Reference: P3797 | ISBN: 978-1-137-50921-5 | Type: Publication

Provides a survey of the history of first wave feminism in British theatre, from the London premiere of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House in 1889 through the militant suffrage movement.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution

Artist/Author: Shulamith Firestone | Reference: P3798 | Type: Publication

The first book of the women’s liberation movement to put forth a feminist theory of politics. 

The White Possessive: Property, Power, and Indigenous Sovereignty

Artist/Author: Aileen Moreton-Robinson | Reference: P3793 | ISBN: 978-0816692163 | Type: Publication

Explores the links between race, sovereignty, and possession through themes of property: owning property, being property, and becoming propertyless.

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)

Outer and Inner Space

Artist/Author: John B. Ravenal | Reference: P3790 | Type: Publication

Explores how video art addresses the interplay between external reality and internal states of mind. Exhibition catalogue; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, January – August 2002.

Infinite Record: Archive, Memory, Performance

Editor: Karmenlara Ely, Maria Magdalena Schwaegermann | Reference: P3791 | ISBN: 978-1936767410 | Type: Publication

Documents an international artistic research project initiated by Norwegian Theatre Academy/Østfold University College. 

Time After Time

Editor: Ros Carter | Reference: P3788 | ISBN: 978-1-912-43100-7 | Type: Publication

Exhibition catalogue, 08 September – 03 November 2018, John Hansard Gallery.

Daylight

Artist/Author: Amy Sharrocks, Clare Qualmann, Madeleine Hodge | Reference: P3784 | Type: Publication

Newspaper created and published through the four-day programme exploring the interconnections of art, activism, performance, politics, health and print.

Narratives in Black British Dance: Embodied Practices

Editor: Adesola Akinleye | Reference: P3775 | ISBN: 978-3-319-70313-8 | Type: Publication

Bringing together the voices of dance-artists, scholars, teachers and choreographers, the book looks at a range of performing arts from dancehall to ballet, providing valuable insights into dance theory, performance, pedagogy, identity and culture. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

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).

Performance Art and the Conflict in Northern Ireland: A Troubles Archive Essay

Artist/Author: Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes with Karine Talec | Reference: P3779 | Type: Publication

A Troubles Archive Essay. Includes the programme for Performance Art + Northern Ireland, exhibition at the Golden Thread Gallery (13/8/2015 – 30/9/2015) 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Epistemologies of the South: Justice against Epistemicide

Artist/Author: Boaventura De Sousa Santos | Reference: P3755 | ISBN: 978-161205545-9 | Type: Publication

Shows why cognitive injustice underlies all other dimensions; global social justice is not possible without global cognitive justice. 

Animal: Exploring the Zoological World

Artist/Author: James Hanken | Reference: P3713 | ISBN: 978-0714876818 | Type: Publication

A broad-ranging survey that explores and celebrates humankind's ongoing fascination with animals.This carefully curated selection of images, chosen by an international panel of experts, delves into our shared past to tell the story of animal life.

Unlimited Action: The performance of extremity in the 1970s

Artist/Author: Dominic Johnson | Reference: P3717 | ISBN: 978-1-5261-3551-3 | Type: Publication

It examines the 'performance of extremity' as practices at the limits of the histories of performance and art, in performance art's most fertile and prescient decade, the 1970s. Dominic Johnson recounts and analyses game-changing performance events by six artists: Kerry Trengove, Ulay, Genesis P-Orridge, Anne Bean, the Kipper Kids, and Stephen Cripps.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Portraits: John Berger on Artists

Artist/Author: John Berger | Editor: Tom Overton | Reference: P3735 | ISBN: 978-1784781798 | Type: Publication

One of the world s most celebrated art writers, takes us through centuries of drawing and painting, revealing his lifelong fascination with a diverse cast of artists.

What Is Performance Art?: Australian Perspectives

Editor: Mimi Kelly, Adam Geczy | Reference: P3737 | ISBN: 978-0909952938 | Type: Publication

Looks at the rich history of performance art in Australia through a multitude of perspectives. With this collection's thirty-nine contributions by scholars, curators, and artists covering more than three decades of practice, readers will enjoy both a comprehensive overview of the Australian performance art landscape and a rich trove of personal reflections from some of its pioneers and main proponents.

Déjà Vu and the End of History

Artist/Author: Paolo Virno | Reference: P3726 | ISBN: 9781781686126 | Type: Publication

Examines the construct of memory, the passage of time, and the “end of history.” 

Landscapes: John Berger on Art

Artist/Author: John Berger | Editor: Tom Overton | Reference: P3734 | ISBN: 978-1784785857 | Type: Publication

In this collection of diverse worksessays, short stories, poems, translationswhich spans a lifetimes engagement with art.

Queer Lovers and Hateful Others: Regenerating Violent Times and Places

Artist/Author: Jin Haritaworn | Reference: P3720 | ISBN: 978-0745330617 | Type: Publication

Berlin is once more capital of queer arts and tourism. Queerness is more visible today than it has been for decades, but at what cost? This book argues that queer subjects have become a lovely sight only through being cast in the shadow of the new folk devil, the ‘homophobic migrant’ who is rendered by society as hateful, homophobic and disposable. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

In Aching Agony and Longing I Wait for You by the Spring of Thieves

Editor: Jumana Emil Abboud, Lara Khaldi | Reference: P3732 | ISBN: 978-1911164906 | Type: Publication

Marks the finissage of Abboud's solo exhibition The Horse, the Bird, the Tree and the Stone at Bildmuseet (Sweden, 21 May – 17 September 2017) and the inauguration of her solo show The pomegranate and the sleeping ghoul at Darat al Funun-The Khalid Shoman Foundation (Jordan, 10 October 2017 – 11 January 2018).
 

Body of Art

Editor: Diane Fortenberry, Rebecca Morrill | Reference: P3694 | ISBN: 978-0714869667 | Type: Publication

The first book to explore the various ways the human body has been both an inspiration and a medium for artists over hundreds of thousands of years.

Drycleaners of the Soul

Artist/Author: Richard Aslan | Reference: P3673 | ISBN: 978-3-947516-04-9 | Type: Publication

A practical guide for the queer ritualist. 

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.