Surveys the changes in acting and performance during the crucial transition from the ecstatic theatre of the 1960s to the ironic postmodernism of the 1980s.
Examines the frustrations and limitations of conventional Western academic research on social change and describes the struggle to fashion a new approach based on the principle that people have a universal right to participate in the production of knowledge that directly affects their lives.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).
The first book to provide a collection of key writings about the process of documenting performance, focused not on questions of liveness or the artistic qualities of documents, but rather on the professional approaches to recovering, preserving and disseminating knowledge of live performance.
The book is based on an ongoing, long-term, extensive photographic project spanning over a five-year period, which follows a group of women (artists) through their pregnancies into motherhood.
The second book from London’s Royal College of Art (RCA) Photography Department. Atworks are featured alongside visual and text-based conversations and essays from experts in the field.
Collection of texts. The project one side is set to explore art practices which perform the subject and others and on another side to examine ways in which performance offers new models for interpreting contemporary art.