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salt.

Artist/Author: Selina Thompson | Reference: P3667 | ISBN: 9780571352265 | Type: Publication

In 2016, two artists embarked a cargo ship and retraced a route of the Transatlantic Slave Triangle – Europe, Africa, the Caribbean – all the while contemplating the notion of home. Both real and imagined, it was a journey to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, propelled by questions and grief; a journey backwards in order to go forwards, a diaspora. This show is what they brought back.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Performance in Contemporary Art

Artist/Author: Catherine Wood | Reference: P3651 | ISBN: 978-1-84976-311-0 | Type: Publication

Proposes that performance is not a genre of art separate from object making but rather an attitude that has infiltrated the entire terrain of contemporary art. 

Darkwater: Voices from Within the Veil

Artist/Author: W.E.B. Du Bois | Reference: P3639 | ISBN: 9781784787752 | Type: Publication

Explicitly addresses significant issues, such as the oppression of women and Eurocentric standards of beauty, the historical rise of the idea of whiteness, and the abridgement of democracy along race, class, and gender lines.

Pink Triangles: Radical Perspectives on Gay Liberation

Editor: Pam Mitchell | Reference: P3645 | ISBN: 9781788732345 | Type: Publication

Each essay shares two fundamental premises. First, that the oppression of gays and lesbians is not an isolated case, and therefore their struggle is necessarily part of a larger movement for social liberation. And, second, that the experience of gays and lesbians uphold the basic tenets of a foundational Marxism, and that they are uniquely placed to contribute to a revitalisation of Marxist theory.

Homosexuality: Power and Politics

Editor: The Gay Left Collective | Reference: P3644 | ISBN: 9781788732406 | Type: Publication

After the leading organisations of radical sexual politics imploded or dissolved, the Gay Left Collective formed a research group to make sense of the changing terrain of sexuality and politics. Its goal was to formulate a rigorous Marxist analysis of sexual oppression, while linking the struggle against homophobia with a wider array of struggles, all under the banner of socialism.

Performance: Live Art, 1909 to the Present

Artist/Author: RoseLee Goldberg | Reference: P3652 | ISBN: 978-0810921818 | Type: Publication

A provocative history of live art traces the precedents of contemporary multi-media events to Bauhaus experimentalism and surveys the Futurists' manifesto-like events, the Dadaists' cabarets, and later “happenings” and “spectacles.”

Woman’s Estate

Artist/Author: Juliet Mitchell | Reference: P3636 | ISBN: 9781781687628 | Type: Publication

Combining the energy of the early seventies feminist movement with the perceptive analyses of the trained theorist, this is one of the most influential socialist feminist statements of its time.

Ellen Stewart Presents: Fifty Years of La MaMa Experimental Theatre

Artist/Author: Cindy Rosenthal | Reference: P3611 | ISBN: 978-0472117420 | Type: Publication

Rrelates the history of La MaMa through its performance posters, capturing the irreverence and the aesthetic of La MaMa over five decades. 

JARMAN (all this maddening beauty) and other plays

Artist/Author: Caridad Svich | Reference: P3626 | ISBN: 978-1783206223 | Type: Publication

A collection of three radically poetic works for live performance. Includes JARMAN, Carthage/Cartagena), and The Orphan Sea.

Carolee’s

Editor: Jenny Jaskey and A. E. Benenson | Reference: P3614 | Type: Publication

The second issue of The Magazine of the Artist’s Institute, dedicated to Carolee Schneemann

Curators’ Series 11 programme

Reference: P3633 | Type: Publication

For the 11th edition of DRAF Curators’ Series, guest curator Victor Wang 王宗孚 launches the Institute of Asian Performance Art (IAPA), an international network to deepen the awareness and understanding of the history of early performance art in Japan, Korea, China and Taiwan.

Rhodes Must Fall: The Struggle to Decolonise the Racist Heart of Empire

Artist/Author: Rhodes Must Fall Movement Oxford | Editor: Brian Kwoba, Rose Chantiluke, Athinangamso Nkopo | Reference: P3620 | ISBN: 978-1786993908 | Type: Publication

When students at Oxford University called for a statue of Cecil Rhodes to be removed, following similar calls by students in Cape Town, the significance of these protests was felt across continents. This was not simply about tearing down an outward symbol of British imperialism – a monument glorifying a colonial conqueror – but about confronting the toxic inheritance of the past, and challenging the continued underrepresentation of people of colour at universities.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Dust

Artist/Author: Carolyn Steedman | Reference: P3628 | ISBN: 978-0719060151 | Type: Publication

Drawing on over five years worth of her own published and unpublished writing, the author has produced a sustained argument about the way in which history writing belongs to the currents of thought shaping the modern world.

Performance Now: Live Art for 21st Century

Artist/Author: RoseLee Goldberg | Reference: P3613 | ISBN: 9780500021255 | Type: Publication

This major survey charts the development of live art across six continents since the turn of the twenty- first century, revealing how it has become an increasingly essential vehicle for communicating ideas across the globe in the new millennium.

The Artist practice of Exorcism

Artist/Author: Shabnam Shabazi | Reference: P3612 | Type: Publication

Archive and essay on the artistic exploration of exorcism. Includes a dissertation, CDs, DVDs, and objects.

In the glass cabinet.

LGBTQ+ Night-time Spaces: Past, Present & Future

Editor: Ben Campkin, Laura Marshall, and Rebecca Ross | Reference: P3606 | Type: Publication

Seventh issue in the Urban Pamphleteer series, gathering perspectives, provocations and vignettes on London’s LGBTQ+ night-time spaces

Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace: The Worldwide Compendium of Postpunk and Goth in the 1980s

Artist/Author: Andi Harriman, Marloes Bontje | Reference: P3609 | ISBN: 978-1783203529 | Type: Publication

A book about the music, the individual, and the creativity of a worldwide community rather than theoretical definitions of a subculture, Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace considers a subject not often covered by academic books. 

The Magic Forest

Artist/Author: AA Bronson | Reference: P3603 | Type: Publication

A collection of black and white photographs of the wooded area between the Fire Island communities of Cherry Grove and The Pines.

Performing Bodies in Pain: Medieval and Post-Modern Martyrs, Mystics, and Artists

Artist/Author: Marla Carlson | Reference: P3594 | ISBN: 978-0230103863 | Type: Publication

Analyzes the cultural work of spectacular suffering in late-medieval France and the twenty-first century, reading recent dramatizations of torture and performances of self-mutilating conceptual art against late-medieval saint plays.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Enduring Creation: Art, Pain, and Fortitude

Artist/Author: Nigel Spivey | Reference: P3595 | ISBN: 978-0520230224 | Type: Publication

Nigel Spivey takes on one of the greatest taboos in Western culture in this original work of cultural history: why is so much pain depicted in the art of the West? 

The Silent Cinema Reader

Editor: Lee Grieveson and Peter Krämer | Reference: P3579 | Type: Publication

A comprehensive resource of key writings on early cinema, addressing filmmaking practice, film form, style and content, and the ways in which silent films were exhibited and understood by their audiences, from the beginnings of film in the late nineteenth century to the coming of sound in the late 1920s. 

Queer Spirits

Artist/Author: AA Bronson and Peter Hobbs | Reference: P3573 | ISBN: 978-1928570141 | Type: Publication

From 2008 to 2010, AA Bronson and Peter Hobbs collaborated to convene small groups of men in various locations in a secret group ritual titled “Invocation of the Queer Spirits.” The publication explores all five performances.

Histories of Performance Documentation: Museum, Artistic, and Scholarly Practices

Editor: Gabriella Giannachi, Jonah Westerman | Reference: P3580 | ISBN: 978-1138184145 | Type: Publication

Traces the many ways in which museums have approached performance works from the 1960s onwards, considering the unique challenges of documenting live events.

Conceptual Art

Artist/Author: Tony Godfrey | Reference: P3578 | ISBN: 978-0714833880 | Type: Publication

The first ever clear, extensive, concise and informative account of conceptual art.

World Film Locations: Hong Kong

Editor: Linda Chiu-han Lai, Kimburley Wing-yee Choi | Reference: P3553 | ISBN: 978-1783200214 | Type: Publication

The first of its kind in English, this book is more than a city guide to Hong Kong through the medium of film; it is a unique exploration of the relationship between location and place and genre innovations in Hong Kong cinema.

Rambert’s Alston

Artist/Author: Alastair Macaulay | Reference: A0791 | Type: Article

From the special collaborative issue Rambert at the Big Top.

To All Appearances: Ideology and Performance

Artist/Author: Herbert Blau | Reference: P3507 | ISBN: 978-0415013659 | Type: Publication

 The author's concerns – which include the social meaning of illusion and the cultural manifestation of power – take the reader from Eleanora Duse to Laurie Anderson; from the puppet theatre of Kleist to Kantor's theatre of the dead; and from the Kutiyattam temple dancers in Kerala to Womanhouse in Los Angeles.

The Heritage Industry: Britain in a Climate of Decline

Artist/Author: Robert Hewison | Reference: P3494 | ISBN: 978-0413161109 | Type: Publication

Sets out to protect the present and the future of life in Britain from their most dangerous enemy: a creeping takeover by the past. While the real economy crumbles, a new force is taking over: the Heritage Industry, a movement dedicated to turning the British Isles into one vast open-air museum. 

Emergency INDEX Vol 6

Editor: Yelena Gluzman, Sophia Cleary, Katie Gaydos | Reference: P3474 | ISBN: 978-1-937027-98-8 | Type: Publication

In each annual volume, contributors document works made in the previous year. By including performances regardless of their country of origin, genre, aims, or popularity, INDEX reveals the breathtaking variety of practices used in performance work today.

Ally

Artist/Author: Janine Antoni, Anna Halprin, Stephen Petronio | Editor: Adrian Heathfield | Reference: P3472 | ISBN: 9783777429526 | Type: Publication

Captures a series of remarkable collaborative art works instigated by visual artist Janine Antoni, in alliance with preeminent dance-maker and community activist Anna Halprin and pioneer choreographer Stephen Petronio.

Her Eyes Under the Bridge documentation

Artist/Author: Tara Fatehi Irani | Reference: P3439 | Type: Publication

Documentation from the DIY 14 project, exploring how personal documents and performance can animate each other within a specific context of travelling and migration.

Assuming Boycott: Resistance, Agency and Cultural Production

Editor: Kareem Estefan, Carin Kuoni and Laura Raicovich | Reference: P3407 | ISBN: 978-1944869434 | Type: Publication

The essential reader for today's creative leaders and cultural practitioners, including original contributions by artists, scholars, activists, critics, curators and writers who examine the historical precedent of South Africa; the current cultural boycott of Israel; freedom of speech and self-censorship; and long-distance activism. It is about consequences and causes of cultural boycott.

Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950

Editor: Deborah E. Horowitz | Reference: P3409 | ISBN: 978-3791353166 | Type: Publication

Exhibition catalogue; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian (24 October – 26 May 2014); Musée d'art moderne Grand-Duc Jean (5 July – 12 October 2014); Kunsthaus Graz (15 November 2014 – 15 March 2015).

Destruction of Art: Iconoclasm and Vandalism Since the French Revolution

Artist/Author: Dario Gamboni | Reference: P3452 | ISBN: 978-1861893161 | Type: Publication

nitially galvanized by the sweeping obliteration of architecture and art under the Communist regimes of the Soviet Union and eastern bloc countries, Gamboni investigates other instances of destroyed art and architecture around the globe, uncovering a disquieting and surprisingly widespread phenomenon. 

Baseado em Fatos Reais

Artist/Author: Ângelo Madureira and Ana Catarina Vieira | Reference: D2279 | Type: DVD

The dancers develop movements in response to a photo – creating in real time. 

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

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.

Corset Cut

Artist/Author: Clare Thornton | Reference: D2280 | Type: DVD

A performance for video, shot in one take; features the artist being cut out of a corset by her mother.

4mins/silent/single play or loop/4:3

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

Bethlehem Bandolero

Artist/Author: Larissa Sansour | Reference: D2272 | Type: DVD

A kitsch video featuring the artist as a Mexican gunslinger arriving in Bethlehem for a duel with the Israeli Wall. Wearing a big sombrero and a scarf, the artist walks the streets of Bethlehem and greets the locals before taking off for her final showdown. 

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