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Unicorn: The Memoir of a Muslim Drag Queen

Artist/Author: Amrou Al-Kadhi | Reference: P4058 | ISBN: 978-0008306069 | Type: Publication

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).

Shoot an Iraqi: Art, Life and Resistance Under the Gun

Artist/Author: Wafaa Bilal, Kari Lydersen | Reference: P3266 | ISBN: 978-0872864917 | Type: Publication

The project received overwhelming worldwide attention and spawned provocative online debates; ultimately, Bilal was named Chicago Tribune's Artist of the Year. Structured in two parallel narratives, the story of Bilal's life journey and his Domestic Tension experience, Shoot an Iraqi is for anyone who seeks insight into the current conflict in Iraq and for those fascinated by interactive art technologies and the ever-expanding world of online gaming. 

A Field Guide for Female Interrogators

Artist/Author: Coco Fusco | Reference: P3120 | ISBN: 978-1583227800 | Type: Publication

Combining an art project with critical commentary, Fusco addresses the role of women in the war on terror and explores how female sexuality is being used as a weapon against Islamic terrorists. Using details drawn from actual accounts of detainee treatment in US military prisons, Fusco conceives a field guide of instructional drawings that prompts questions regarding the moral dilemma of torture in general and the use of female sexuality specifically.

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).
 

Assemblage: An Art Series on Identity, Memory, and Displacement

Editor: Nisha Sajnani | Reference: A0709 | Type: Article

Assemblage reflects interdisciplinary aesthetic practices that call attention to displacement as a disruption in the continuity of place, relationships, identity, movement, memory, and time resulting in a collage of preserved artefacts and mediated possibilities.

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Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).

Performing Idea Symposium documentation

Digital Reference: EF5229 | Type: Digital File

Video documentation of contributions to the Performing Idea Symposium, investigating the shifting relations between performance practice and discourse, event and writing; Toynbee Studios, 5-9/10/2010.

Includes nine files, containing videos of contributions on In Silence, Performative Writing, Reciprocal Aesthetics and Living Archives.

Temporary Conversations: Aaron Hughes

Artist/Author: Aaron Hughes | Reference: P2481 | Type: Publication

An extended interview with artist and Iraq war veteran Aaron Hughes

CAUTION

Artist/Author: Sinead O'Donnell | Reference: P1963 | ISBN: 978-0-9565621-5-9 | Type: Publication

Six international performance artists collaborate on a project exploring invisible disability through ‘living art' practice. CAUTION includes one DVD of video works and one CD of talking text.

Knitting Iron

Artist/Author: Poshya Kakil | Reference: D1846 | Type: DVD

Selected Works of Poysha Kakil, featuring the documentary film Knitting Iron.

Cable Tie

Artist/Author: Richard Dedomenici | Digital Reference: DB0059 | Type: Digital File

Performing Idea: Reciprocal Aesthetics

Artist/Author: Maaike Bleeker, Wafaa Bilal | Reference: D2104 | Type: DVD

Performance Matters, Performing Idea – Reciprocal Aesthetics7th October3:00-7:30pmToynbee StudiosWith: Ron Athey, Wafaa Bilal, Maaike Bleeker, Shannon Jackson and Julie Tolentino The participation of the spectator in making the meaning of the work of art has been a staple of art and performance practices long before the recent charged debates on ‘relational aesthetics.’ Yet art, however solitary, is arguably always a kind of collaboration and involves itself in some form of exchange. What can be at stake in this exchange? Speakers will examine the notion and limits of the idea that contemporary art and performance is a reciprocal affair. They will ask what gets transacted in contemporary art? What is given and what is taken, what is shared and what cannot be shared?

Mohamed is Absent, I’m Performing

Artist/Author: Mohamed Abdulla | Reference: D1181 | Type: DVD

Documentation of the work of Mohamed Abdulla. mov, pdf and ppt files.

Kurdistan - In the Shadow of History

Artist/Author: Susan Meiselas | Reference: P1036 | ISBN: 978-0-226-51928-9 | Type: Publication

Experimental Music and Sound

Artist/Author: Adalet R Garmiany | Reference: D0712 | Type: DVD

Silence

Artist/Author: Adalet R Garmiany | Reference: D0714 | Type: DVD

Colour Game

Artist/Author: Adalet R Garmiany | Reference: D0661 | Type: DVD

George and Martha

Artist/Author: Karen Finley | Reference: P0787 | ISBN: 978-1844670642 | Type: Publication

The Commander-in-Chief and the first lady of domesticity are having an affair…

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