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The Minor Gesture

Author: Erin Manning | Reference: P4127 | ISBN: 978-0822361213
Manning extends her previous inquiries into the politics of movement to the concept of the minor gesture.

Plantain

Author: VestAndPage | Digital Reference: EF5366

A performance-based feature film produced and filmed on location during the month-long performance walk from Northern Germany through Poland to the Russian region of Kaliningrad, in May/June 2015.

Includes feature film, trailer, poster, stills from the movie, and film description.

An Apartment on Uranus

Author: Paul B. Preciado | Reference: P4104 | ISBN: 978-1-913097-07-3

Recounts Preciado’s transformation from Beatriz into Paul B., and examines other processes of political, cultural and sexual transition.

Anne Bean: Self Etc.

Reference: P3650 | ISBN: 978-1-78320-946-0

The first substantial survey of its kind, the publication brings together documentation of performances, drawings, videos, installations, and sculptures, as well as writings, interviews and visual essays by the artist. A series of commissioned critical essays show her to be a prolific maker of acts, objects, and multiple ‘selves’.

PINKO #1

Reference: P4077 | ISBN: 2689-3142

First print issue of the journal published by a collective for thinking gay communism together.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility

Reference: P4076 | ISBN: 9-780262-036603

Delves into themes as wide-ranging yet interconnected as beauty, performativity, activism, and police brutality. Collectively, they attest to how trans people are frequently offered “doors”—entrances to visibility and recognition—that are actually “traps,” accommodating trans bodies and communities only insofar as they cooperate with dominant norms.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Love on Me

Author: Jon John | Digital Reference: EF5347

Draws strength from conversations with the performance artist Ron Athey and readings from Illness as Metaphor, by Susan Sontag.

Please note that Queen Mary University of London holds the entire archive of the late artist.

The 2 of Us

Author: Jon John | Digital Reference: EF5346

A romantic exploration performance about love and human relationships.

Please note that Queen Mary University of London holds the entire archive of the late artist.

Unicorn: The Memoir of a Muslim Drag Queen

Author: Amrou Al-Kadhi | Reference: P4058 | ISBN: 978-0008306069

From a god-fearing Muslim boy enraptured with their mother, to a vocal, queer drag queen estranged from their family, this is a heart-breaking and hilarious memoir about the author’s fight to be true to themself.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

LADA Screens 13 -  Adrian Howells - documentation

Author: LADA | Digital Reference: EF5336

Documentation from the public screening of Adrian Howells' works featuring presentations from Adrian's collaborators and colleagues. The event launched LADA screens 13 and the publication It’s All Allowed: The Performances of Adrian Howells. Selected works of Adrian Howells were available online  18 July – 1 August 2016 on the LADA Screens Channel. 

Mannequin Makeover

Author: Miss High Leg Kick | Digital Reference: EF5313

From a new project inspired in equal parts by Japanese Kabuki Theatre, the vocaloid Hatsune Miku and the 1987 film Mannequin.

PRAXIS Vol 2: The Town as Art Centre

Reference: P4047 | ISBN: 978-1-9164243-6-4

An invitation to encounter work and thinking that is in motion. Taking two years of projects and initiatives by Heart of Glass, a national agency for collaborative and social practice based in St Helens, as its starting point, the publication explores the interface between theory and practice.

Where Women Dare to Thread?

Author: Val Williams | Reference: A0868

On female photographers who photograph men.

Liquid damage on publication.

Sisteract

Author: Letty Mooring | Reference: A0866

Twins Jane and Louise Wilson on their artistic practice.

Liquid damage on publication.

The Butch Monologues

Author: Laura Bridgeman | Reference: P4032 | ISBN: 9780956871114

A collection of secret stories exploring sexuality, vulnerability and desire, taken from interviews with butches, masculine women and gender rebels living worldwide.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Performing Identities: Performative Practices in Post-Handover Hong Kong Art & Activism

Author: wen yau | Reference: P4041

Doctoral thesis printed in limited edition of 20 copies; focuses on performative practices and the performativity of artists and their activist counterparts in the Umbrella Movement (2014).

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Black Performance Theory

Reference: P4026 | ISBN: 978-0-8223-5616-5

Considering how blackness is imagined in and through performance, the contributors address topics including flight as a persistent theme in African American aesthetics, the circulation of minstrel tropes in Liverpool and in Afro-Mexican settlements in Oaxaca, and the reach of hip-hop politics as people around the world embrace the music and dance.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)
 

Homme de Plume

Author: Sarah Wishart | Reference: A0851 | ISBN: 23988398

Interview with Mary Paterson and Deborah Pearson about their DIY project.

Splat! The Adventures of the Famous Little Bitch

Author: The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein, Alethea Raban | Reference: P4019

A graphic novel adaptation of the performance Splat! by The Famous.

Selected Performances

Author: Sinéad O'Donnell | Reference: D2319 | ISBN: 9780992826642

Features 32 selected videos in various different formats made from 1999 – 2017.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

A Body in the O: Performances and Stories

Author: Tim Miller | Reference: P3982 | ISBN: 978-0299322601

An important addition to Miller’s existing body of work, picking up from his show Lay of the Land and moving into his more recent piece, Rooted.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Queer Beograd Border Fuckers Cabaret: The Scripts, 2004–2011

Reference: P3994 | ISBN: 978-8690930340

This front line queer theatre tells first hand stories of how it is to be LGBT/Queer in Serbia and reveals the underlying issues of war, closed borders, neofascism and a country in the process of change.

In English and Serbian.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Figuring Age: Women, Bodies, Generations

Reference: P3971 | ISBN: 978-0253212368

Engages the virtually invisible subject of older women in western culture. 

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Performing Citizenship: Bodies, Agencies, Limitations

Reference: P3909 | ISBN: 978-3-319-97501-6

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)

William Yang: Stories of Love and Death

Reference: P3910 | ISBN: 978-1742234601

Features images from Yang’s personal archive and explores his self-portraiture across photography, performance and documentary.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Performing Queer Latinidad

Author: Ramón H. Rivera-Servera | Reference: P3796 | ISBN: 978-0-472-05139-7

Highlights the critical role that performance played in the development of Latina/o queer public culture in the United States during the 1990s and early 2000s.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Latinx: The New Force in American Politics and Culture

Author: Ed Morales | Reference: P3748 | ISBN: 9781784783198

Explains how Latinx political identities are tied to a long Latin American history of mestizaje—“mixedness” or “hybridity”—and that this border thinking is both a key to understanding bilingual, bicultural Latin cultures and politics and a challenge to America’s infamously black–white racial regime.

Unheard Voices: Sounds of MID

Reference: D2307

A collection of music and words created in MiD workshops.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives

Author: Judith Halberstam | Reference: P3719 | ISBN: 978-0814735855

Examines the significance of the transgender body and presents a series of case studies focused on the meanings of masculinity in its dominant and alternative forms – especially female and trans-masculinities as they exist within subcultures, and are appropriated within mainstream culture.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

John Waters: Indecent Exposure

Reference: P3714 | ISBN: 978-0520300477

Published in association with the Baltimore Museum of Art. Exhibition catalogue. Exhibition dates / The Baltimore Museum of Art: October 7, 2018-January 6, 2019 Wexner Center for the Arts: February 2-April 28, 2019

Performing Animals: History, Agency, Theater

Reference: P3704 | ISBN: 978-0271078342

In exploring the human-animal relationship from the early modern period to the nineteenth century, this publication questions what it means for an animal to “perform,” examines how conceptions of this relationship have evolved over time, and explores whether and how human understanding of performance is changed by an animal's presence. 

3 cartoons

Author: Lucy Hutson | Reference: D2302

For a digital copy see EF5286.

Piece of Paper Press collection

Reference: P3695

Four books published as part of STRONG LANGUAGE, published by Tim Etchells:
M John Harrison: Real Dreams
Courttia Newland: That Small Death
Joolz Denby: Dandelion
Selina Thompson: 12 Race Card Answers

The Outsiders’ Handbook

Author: Scottee, Emma Frankland, Selina Thompson, Travis Alabanza | Reference: P3689

A free survival guide for queer and trans* young people; by Scottee, Travis Alabanza, Selina Thompson and Emma Frankland.

Download the publication PDF here.

Body of Art

Reference: P3694 | ISBN: 978-0714869667

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.

salt.

Author: Selina Thompson | Reference: P3667 | ISBN: 9780571352265

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).

Pink Triangles: Radical Perspectives on Gay Liberation

Reference: P3645 | ISBN: 9781788732345

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.

Man Enough to be a Woman: The Autobiography of Jayne County

Author: Jayne County | Reference: P3666 | ISBN: 978-1852423384

Wild, hilarious and shameless account of Jayne's life from her cissy-boy childhood in Georgia to her 90s renaissance, as a new wave of superstars claim her as their inspiration.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)