Exhibition publication: Misbehaving Bodies, Wellcome Collection, 29 May 2019 – 26 January 2020.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).
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.
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).
A collection of texts and images on the bodies of artists and writers who battled with the frustration of their own physicality and whose work reckoned with these limitations and continued beyond them.
Catalogue of the exhibition of Wilke's last work. January 8 – February 19, 1994, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York
A LADA screening programme for the 2016 Venice International Performance Art Week: a collection of documentation and artists’ films looking at pain and performance.
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”
LADA screening programme for In Pursuit of Pain, a Wellcome Collection Friday Late Spectacular.
Bob Flanagan: Cystic Fibrosis Song (1977)
Cassils: Inextinguishable Fire (2015)
Wafaa Bilal: Shoot an Iraqi (2007)
Oleg Kulik: Dog House
Orlan: Succesful Operation (1990)
Marina Abramovic: On Rhythm 0 (2013)
Ron Athey: Ron’s Story (2001)
Rocio Boliver: Times Go By and I Can’t Forget You
Guillermo Gómez-Peña talks viral infection, nomadic performance, immobility, psychomagic performance, and convalescence.
Catalogue for the festival exploring the physical, mental and social challenges of life and death and how we survive them (or not), in venues across Brighton & Hove, Manchester and Salford, 2-25 march 2015. Includes performances synopsis, commissioned essays, debates, literarure, films programme and information.
Catalogue for the festival exploring the physical, mental and social challenges of life and death and how we survive them.
David Wojnarowicz explores memory, the longing for love and sexuality in the specter of AIDS. Cartoons, paintings and writings.
Documentary about the final years of Flanagan's life; his performance, sexuality and mortality.
A collection of materials – posters, notes, drawings, programmes – mainly on two performances by the Japanese Artist – “Carrying a Baby Pig on my Back”; “Gaikotsu (Skull) Parade”. Miscellaneous printed material in large box.
Documenting a trilogy of Brian Lobel's monologue performances from 2001-2011 about illness and the changing body over time. See D1845, ‘Cancer Cancer Cancer…' for documentation of Brian Lobel's performances
Brian Lobel- excerpts and full stage performances of: Ball & Other Funny Stories About Cancer, Carpe Minuta Prima, Hold My Hand and We're Halfway There, Cancer and Cigarettes, Tommyknockers, Guerilla Pub Quiz, Yoga at St.Barts and Fun with Cancer Patients
“’Taking Liberties’ deals with subconscious fears. She uses video, photography, objects and installation to convey how people are affected by life experiences. This body of work is a direct response to the artist’s personal experience of illness and references the martyred, executed, tortured body.This installation evokes the fear of the unknown, while simultaneously concealing the pain and fear of the sufferer.”
Reflects the ways in which the practices of artists who work with Live Art have engaged with, represented, and problematised issues of disability in innovative and radical ways, and the ways in which Live Art has been, and continues to be, a potent platform for artists to explore notions of physicality, identity and representation.
Extravagant Bodies: Extravagant Minds festival concerned with notions of illness, mental health, normality in Zagreb, Croatia.
This book is exactly 25,000 words long which corresponds to the 25,000 metres or strokes the artist swam during the month her Mother was dying.
Catalogue of a solo exhibition of He Chengyao’s work at Shangahi Zendai Mueum of Modern Art in September 2007. Includes documentation and critical writings around key performance and photography projects created since 2001 and new photographic and video work examining issues of poverty and mental health in China.
This item is part of the Study Room Guide On Disability and New Artistic Models by Aaron Williamson (P1529)
Amsterdam readings on the Arts and Arts Education. Drawing on contemporary practice and scholarship in the fields of dance, performance and installation art, theatre/archaeology, ethnography, holistic bodywork and the history of medicine, the collection provides insights into the body as a problematic site of performance and suggests a ‘new authenticity’ which equates both its phenomenological and representational aspects. This item is part of the Study Room Guide: On Falling by Amy Sharrocks (P2249).
Brochure, Publication accompanying the homonymous exhibition presented at the Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art, 2-16 September 2007. Text by Wang Nanming, Chinese and English
Originally printed in Text and Performance Quarterly, Vol. 28, Nos 1-2, Jan-April 2008 pp.160-177. Find article in misc. folder 1.
Photographic documentation from VITAL 07 – International Chinese Live Art Festival. Developed in association with the Live Art Development Agency and the Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester
Edited collection on performance practice and analysis that engages with medical and biomedical sciences.
Shelved in Miscellaneous Journals folder.