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Postmodern wreckage in Kate McIntosh’s Worktable and Peter McMaster’s Gold Pie

Artist/Author: Zelda Hannay | Reference: A0886 | Type: Article

Looks at two pieces which  use the ‘scene’ of wreckage to pursue coherence.

Christoph Schlingensief: Art without Borders

Editor: Tara Forrest, Anna Teresa Scheer | Reference: P4015 | ISBN: 978-1841503196 | Type: Publication

Consisting of twelve chapters written by leading scholars in the field, and a long interview with Schlingensief himself, the book will provide the reader with the first comprehensive study of the intriguing body of work that Schlingensief has developed over the last thirty years.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Heroes: Mass Murder and Suicide

Artist/Author: Franco Bifo Berardi | Reference: P3728 | ISBN: 9781781685785 | Type: Publication

What is the relationship between capitalism and mental health? Berardi embarks on an exhilarating journey through philosophy, psychoanalysis and current events, searching for the social roots of the mental malaise of our age.

Awkwardness

Artist/Author: Adam Kotsko | Reference: P3251 | ISBN: 978-1-84694-391-1 | Type: Publication

Argues that the awkwardness of our age is a key to understanding human experience.

The Revolution of the Romantics: Fluxus Made in USA

Artist/Author: Matthias Bleyl, et al. | Reference: P2707 | ISBN: 9783869840581 | Type: Publication

This publication examines the connection between Fluxus artists such as George Maciunas, Geoffrey Hendricks, Al Hansen and Ben Patterson, and Romantics such as Caspar David Friedrich and Ludwig Tiek.

The English Channel

Artist/Author: Liz Aggiss | Digital Reference: EF5161 | Type: Digital File

An exerpt from an integrated dance/film work, written, costumed, performed by and directed by Professor Aggiss, which fuses the screen mediated body and fictional and factual archive film as textually embedded into an original 60-minute live solo performance. This work continues to investigate the shifting nature of public presentation, structure and delivery systems within contemporary dance.

RE/Search: Pranks!

Editor: V. Vale | Reference: P2525 | ISBN: 0-940642-10-7 | Type: Publication

Artists pranksters such as Timothy Leary, Abbie Hoffman, Monte Cazazza, Jello Biafra, Earth First!, Joe Coleman, Karen Finley, John Waters and Henry Rollins challenge the sovereign authority of words, images and behavioral convention.

This is Performance Art: Performed Sculpture and Dance (Part1)

Artist/Author: Mel Brimfield | Reference: P1518 | Type: Publication

This Is Performance Art: Performed Sculpture and Dance8th April 2010 – 06 June 2010Camden Arts Centre, co-commissioned by the Yorkshire Sculpture ParkAlso see D1485 and P1517Mel Brimfield’s residency, This is Performance Art, will be a historical reappraisal of performance art of the 20th Century. Through a series of discussions, documentary research, re-enactments and live performance she will undertake an examination of what can be said to constitute the ontology of ‘live art’ within current discourse. This research will form the basis for a documentary film, the first in a series, charting the new narrative through the fragmented and often unreliable documentary record of this elusive art form. The final film will be screened in the Artists’ Studio at Camden Arts Centre at the culmination of the residency along side a series of live performances and re-enactments. Mel Brimfield’s complex practice takes a skewed and tangled romp through the already vexed historiography of performance art, simultaneously revealing and inventing a rich history of collaboration between artists, dancers, theatre makers, political activists and comedians. Meticulously drawn and painted posters and programmes for fictional interdisciplinary cabarets, together with costumes and props, are produced alongside documentary-style films and live works that playfully associate performance art with most significant cultural developments of the last 100 years.