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The Aesthetics of Disengagement: Contemporary Art and Depression

Artist/Author: Christine Ross | Reference: P3653 | ISBN: 978-0816645398 | Type: Publication

Shows how contemporary art is a powerful yet largely unacknowledged player in the articulation of depression in Western culture, both adopting and challenging scientific definitions of the condition. Ross explores the ways in which contemporary art performs the detached aesthetics of depression, exposing the viewer's loss of connection and ultimately redefining the function of the image. 

Thought in the Act

Artist/Author: Erin Manning,‎ Brian Massumi | Reference: P3534 | ISBN: 978-0816679676 | Type: Publication

Combining philosophy and aesthetics, this is a unique exploration of creative practice as a form of thinking.

Eye Candy

Artist/Author: Louise Manifold | Reference: D2268 | Type: DVD

Live action.

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

Barbers of East London

Artist/Author: Paula Harrowing and jamie lewis hadley | Reference: P3189 | Type: Publication

A new publication celebrating the various communities of barbershops across East London. Comissioned by CUT Festival: The Art of Barbering.

Made For TV Part 1

Artist/Author: Tom Rubnitz | Digital Reference: EF5218 | Type: Digital File

Combining Rubnitz’s manipulation of the familiar “look” of TV shows with an extraordinary range of characters, performer Ann Magnuson impersonates the array of female types seen on TV in a typical broadcast day.

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Cecilia Vicuña

Artist/Author: Cecilia Vicuña | Reference: P2639 | ISBN: 978-902046-51-8 | Type: Publication

Catalogue of exhibition focused on Vicuña’s early paintings and the objects and book-works that she produced in London in the 1970s. With an introductory essay by Dawn Ades.

Ready to Shoot

Editor: Ulrike Groos, Barbara Hess et al | Reference: P2454 | ISBN: 3936859159 | Type: Publication

Book published to accompany the 2004 exhibition of the same name

Artists included: Giovanni Anselmo, Keith Arnatt, John Baldessari, Joseph Beuys, Alighiero Boetti, Marinus Boezem, Stanley Brouwn, Daniel Buren, Pierpaolo Calzolari, Jan Dibbets, Gino de Dominicis, Ger van Elk, Barry Flanagan, Hamish Fulton, Gilbert and George, Michael Heizer, Wolf Knoebel, Gary Kuehn, Richard Long, Walter de Maria, Mario Merz, Dennis Oppenheim, Klaus Rinke, Ulrich Ruckriem, Reiner Ruthenbeck, Richard Serra, Robert Smithson, Keith Sonnier, Franz Erhard, Walther, Lawrence Weiner, Gilberto Zorio

Desire – ICA Documents

Editor: Lisa Appignanesi | Reference: P2017 | ISBN: 905263006 | Type: Publication

With texts by Victor Burgin, Rosalind coward, John Forrester, Rosemary Gordon, Mary Kelly, Julia Kristeva, Toril Moi, Laura Mulvey, Kathy Myers, Riccardo Steiner.

The World Performance Art Video Archive

Reference: P1729 | ISBN: 978-89-93173-43-7 | Type: Publication

Festival archive. NOTE: Text is in Korean and English (publication acquired from Korea Performance Art Festival)

Cut Outs

Artist/Author: Hattie Prust | Digital Reference: EF5004 | Type: Digital File

From Fresh Air Platform 2010

Snow

Artist/Author: Christopher Hall, Alexander Kelly, Akira Rabelais | Reference: D1500 | Type: DVD

a video work by Third Angel’s Alexander Kelly and Christopher Hall with music by Akira Rabelais

Theatre and Everyday Life: An Ethics of Performance

Artist/Author: Alan Read | Reference: P0284 | ISBN: 978-0415069410 | Type: Publication

Examines the relationship between an ethics of performance, a politics of place and a poetics of the urban environment.

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

Fresh Tips 4

Artist/Author: Manuel Vason | Digital Reference: EF5014 | Type: Digital File

Fresh Tips 1 – 8

Entangled - Technology and the Transformation of Performance

Artist/Author: Chris Salter | Reference: P1438 | ISBN: 9780262195881 | Type: Publication

Explores technology’s influence on artistic performance practices in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Mother’s 200-2005: Traces of the Future

Artist/Author: Ishiuchi Miyako | Reference: P1383 | ISBN: 9784473032577 | Type: Publication

Accompanying the Japanese Pavilion’s contribution for the Venice Biennale, Ishiuchi’s personal and touching photographic essay ‘Mother’s’ explores the concepts of memory and loss through a series of close-up portraits of her mother immediately prior to her death interspersed with photographs of some of her mother’s personal possessions. In Japanese and English. The exhibition mother’s 2000-2005: traces of the future was presented at the 51st International Art Exhibition, the Venice Biennale, from June 12 through November 6, 2005.

The Connected Body?

Editor: Ric Allsopp & Scott de Lahunta | Reference: P1311 | ISBN: 90-71681-03-3 | Type: Publication

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).

Jin-Hua Shi portfolio

Artist/Author: Jin-Hua Shi | Reference: D1021 | Type: DVD

-NO VIDEO-Word and Power Point files. Chinese with some text in English.