Final Transmission is a book of intergenerational dialogue between artists, scholars and activists about what it means to transfer the skills, ideas and mysteries of performance through pandemic and crises.
The book is the final edition of NS, Brian Getnick and Tanya Rubbak’s 6 volume archive of performance art and community in Los Angeles.
Draws on the theory and practice of the black radical tradition to support, inspire and extend contemporary social and political thought and aesthetic critique.
Exhibition catalogue. Hayward Gallery, 12 June – 8 September 2019
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).
The publication builds on an exhibition and conference at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna that explored the contradictory standpoints of queer art practices, conceptions of the body, and ideas of ‘queer abstraction,’ a term coined by Judith Jack Halberstam that raises questions to do with (visual) representations in the context of gender, sexuality, and desire. It is particularly concerned with where form and politics crossover, citing the various combinations, juxtapositions, and the play between artistic strategies.
Puts the field of Information Studies into critical conversation with studies of gender, sexuality, race and technology, with writings from a broad range of renowned scholars.
Detailed critical analysis of the work of Jack Smith from the early 1960s until his AIDS-related death in 1989.
Engaging a series of critical models, this article examines the place of the ‘exotic’ in thinking about sexual and racial difference, as a means of thinking difficult or volatile modes of cultural practice. As such, it stages a confrontation between ‘exotic ritual’ and ‘apocalyptic tone’, to challenge conventions about scholarly practice and find new ways of examining uncomfortable spaces and modes of working.
In March 2016 the Hear Me Roar! Festival invited LADA to curate a small selection of items for a Pop-up Study Room during the Festival. Hear Me Roar! is a festival of feminist arts in Lancaster. In 2016 the theme was Ages, Stages and Phases celebrating feminist art across the generations.