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Shortlist LIVE! Issue 1

Editor: Heidi Backström | Reference: P4064 | ISBN: 9871916424371 | Type: Publication

Publication on a new entity of events as part of ANTI Festival, where the artists shortlisted for the International Prize of Live Art present their work.

In English and Finnish.

Stolen Voices album

Artist/Author: Stolen Voices | Reference: P4056 | Type: Publication

An album which forms part fot he ongoing inquiry by Johanna Linsley and Rebecca Louise Collins inspired by eavesdropping.

In glass cabinet.

Not And I

Artist/Author: Reynir Hutber | Digital Reference: EF5331 | Type: Digital File

A short video derived from the photographs, rehearsal footage and other documentation of And I – a single channel eight-hour video of Marcia Farquhar speaking without edits of sustained pauses.

Part of LADA Screens 7.The film was availble online between 24 Feb and 9 March on the LADA Screens Channel.

Knifeboxing

Artist/Author: Johanna Went | Digital Reference: EF5332 | Type: Digital File

Seminal but rarely seen performance, recorded at Club Lingerie in Los Angeles, California, 1984.The folder also includes a short promotional video.

Part of LADA Screens 8. The film was availble online between 29 March – 11 April 2016 on the LADA Screens Channel.

Bow Gamelan Ensemble: Great Noises That Fill The Air

Artist/Author: Morgan Quaintance | Reference: A0840 | Type: Article

Retrospective review: Cooper Gallery, Dundee, 27 October to 15 December 2018.

In misc. folder 7.

The momentum continues

Artist/Author: Sherril Dodds | Reference: A0820 | Type: Article

On Rosemary Butcher's choreographic concerns through 20 uncompromising years.

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).

Community Theatre: Global Perspectives

Artist/Author: Eugene Van Erven | Reference: P3285 | ISBN: 978-0415190312 | Type: Publication

Published at the same time as a video of the same name, this is a unique record of these theatre groups in action. Based on the author’s own travels and experiences working with community theatre groups in six very different countries, this is the first study of their work and the methodological traditions which have developed around the world.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR).

Walking Stumbling Limping Falling: A Conversation

Artist/Author: ​Alyson Hallett and Phil Smith | Reference: P3225 | ISBN: 978-1-911193-06-7 | Type: Publication

An email conversation between a noted poet.walker and a noted performance.walker about being temporarily prevented from walking 'normally' by illness/surgery. Their reflections cover cultural perceptions and personal values associated with walking, personal anecdotes, philosophical reflection, practices for daily-life and an alphabet of falling.

Going

Artist/Author: The Theatre of Mistakes | Reference: P3229 | ISBN: 978-1903006030 | Type: Publication

Performance text; performers have to learn all the parts while trying to be each other rather than presuming to enact characters.

Oogly Boogly

Artist/Author: Guy Dartnell, Tom Morris, Emma Gladstone | Reference: D2235 | Type: DVD

What happens when a 12-18 month old is let loose in a soft, safe space with someone who follows and reflects their every sound, move and mood? The interaction between babies, performers and the audience of parents and carers is what makes this an utterly unpredictable event.

Includes a 10 minute edit and a video of the 45 minute performance a the 2005 Melbourne Festival.

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Kids (P3091).

Forced Entertainment images

Reference: D2234 | Type: DVD

Images from In 12 am: Awake & Looking Down and Quizoola!

The Cockettes

Artist/Author: David Weissman and Bill Weber | Reference: D2231 | Type: DVD

Documentary about the gender-bending San Francisco performance group who became a pop culture phenomenon in the early 1970s. Includes deleted scenes, interview with directors and a booklet with Damon Wise film notes.

100 minutes

The Pennine Way: The Legs That Made Us

Editor: Tamara Ashley and Simone Kenyon | Reference: P2973 | ISBN: 9780954907310 | Type: Publication

In the summer of 2006, the two artists travelled across the Pennine Way creating a choreographic pathway – a shared journey and celebration of walking as dance and dancer as traveller.

Devising in Process

Editor: Alex Mermikides and Jackie Smart | Reference: P2958 | ISBN: 978-0230573673 | Type: Publication

The book examines the creative processes of eight theatre companies making devising-based performances: The People Show, Station House Opera, Shunt, The Red Room, Faulty Optic Theatre of Animation, theatre O, Gecko and Third Angel.

Quizoola!

Artist/Author: Forced Entertainment | Reference: P2860 | Type: DVD

Part game, part improvisation, this unique 24-hour live experience pits alternating pairs of performers against one another as they test their opponents with an avalanche of questions.

Recording on a hard drive. 

Recorded 12-13 April 2013 at the Barbican; part of SPILL.

In a safe box.

Art Against the Clock

Artist/Author: Teik-Kim Pok | Reference: A0620 | Type: Article

Review of the performance One Thing Follows Another by Gail Priest and Jane McKernan, at Performance Space in Sydney, Australia, August 2014.

Uncle David

Artist/Author: Avant-Garde Alliance | Reference: D1857 | Type: DVD

British black comedy film directed by David Hoyle, Gary Reich and Mike Nichols. Starring: David Hoyle and Ashley Ryder. This item is part of the Study Room Guide On shit, piss, blood, sweat and tears by Lois Keidan (P2195)

TAPS: Improvisations with Paul Burwell

Artist/Author: Paul Burwell | Editor: Anne Bean, Robin Klassnik, Richard Wilson | Reference: P1531 | Type: Article

Box archive of Anne Bean’s Legacy Project TAPS: Improvisations with Paul Burwell co-curated by Robin Klassnik and Richard Wilson.

Talking Heads Screening Programme

Artist/Author: various | Reference: D1458 | Type: DVD

Curated by the Live Art Development Agency for Liveworks, at Performance Space Sydney 10 – 14 November 2010.

‘Talking Heads’ are short presentations by artists to camera about their practice and approaches to making. The ‘Talking Heads’ films are part of the Agency’s ‘Documentation Bank’ Collection, which consists of an extensive range of artists’ ‘Talking Heads’ films, documentation of artists’ works and a selection of Agency projects: http://www.thisisliveart.co.uk/resources/collections/documentation-bank.

Are we here yet?

Editor: Jeroen Peeters | Reference: P1548 | Type: Publication

An artist’s book in which American choreographer reflects on her own practice in dialogue with several (former) Damaged Goods collaborators.

Imbolc

Artist/Author: Michelle Horacek | Reference: D0979 | Type: DVD

Durational performance, 1-21 February 2008.

Emergency Index 2011

Editor: Matvei Yankelevich and Yelena Gluzman | Reference: P2873 | ISBN: 978-1937027070 | Type: Publication

Includes 249 performances in the words of their creators and a comprehensive index of the terms used to describe them.