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The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins

Author: Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing | Reference: P3918 | ISBN: 978-0691178325

Follows one of the strangest commodity chains of our times to explore the unexpected corners of capitalism.

Heroes: Mass Murder and Suicide

Author: Franco Bifo Berardi | Reference: P3728 | ISBN: 9781781685785

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.

Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog

Author: Pamela S Turne | Reference: P3705 | ISBN: 978-0547237558

This true story of a dog that faithfully waited for his owner at a Tokyo train station.

Performance Histories from East Asia 1960s–90s: An IAPA Reader

Reference: P3678

Brings together a variety of essays, photographs and archival materials and on the history of early performance art in East Asia. The publication will include texts by  An invaluable new research tool, the publication is available free at events and online.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Kazuo Ohno and Butoh Dance

Author: Lizzie Slater | Reference: A0788

Traces the origins and development of the Japanese form of dance theatre.

Islandhopping, eclecticism, cheekiness

Reference: A0763

My three terrifying, terrific and transformative years in Japan.

Part of the Something Human Study Room Guide on Southeast Asian performance (P3334).

 

NIPAF ‘06

Reference: P3386

Publication accompanying the 13th Nippon International Performance Art Festival.

Part of the Something Human Study Room Guide on Southeast Asian performance (P3334).

NIPAF ‘98

Reference: P3392

Festival publication.

Part of the Something Human Study Room Guide on Southeast Asian performance (P3334).

NIPAF ‘97

Reference: P3405

Festival publication.

Part of the Something Human Study Room Guide on Southeast Asian performance (P3334).

NIPAF ‘04

Reference: P3387

Publication accompanying the 11th Nippon International Performance Art Festival.

Part of the Something Human Study Room Guide on Southeast Asian performance (P3334).

The 3th China-Japan Performance Art Exchange Project

Reference: P3337

Publication for the 2007 3th China-Japan Performance Art Exchange Project in Beijing, Cheng Du and Xi'an, with photo documentation and artist profiles

Part of the Something Human Study Room Guide on Southeast Asian performance (P3334).
 

art-link “performance art!”

Reference: P3336

Publication for 'performance art!' Exhibition at Chinretsukan Gallery, The University Art Museum at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, including documentation, artist statements and comments from the audience.

Part of the Something Human Study Room Guide on Southeast Asian performance (P3334).

Hakase Kenkyuhappyoten, Musashino Art University exhibition catalogue

Reference: P3368

Exhibition catalogue with images from performances by Lynn Lu.

Part of the Something Human Study Room Guide on Southeast Asian performance (P3334).

Kazuo Ohno’s World: From Without and Within

Reference: P3299 | ISBN: 978-0819566942

Brings together two distinct but related works: the first, Food for the Soul, is an interview with the artist about his father and his father's dances. The second, Workshop Words, is a collection of talks given by Ohno to his students. 

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

Early video works

Author: Soni Kum | Reference: D2241

Includes: Foreign Sky, Beast of Me, Still Hear the Wound

Catalogued with a spanned DVD.

Popular Culture and Gender Issues in Miwa Yanagi’s Art Practice

Author: Krestina Skirl | Reference: A0712

 A critical approach towards images of identity and femininity currently circulating in Japanese popular culture.

Part of the Know How: The Study Room Guide on Live Art Live Art and working with older individuals and communities. (P3140)

DOLLS vs ROBOTS

Author: Marica Innocente | Reference: P3047

Innocente's dissertation from Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano.

In Italian.

Into Performance: Japanese Women Artists

Author: Midori Yoshimoto | Reference: P2917 | ISBN: 978-0813535210

This book brings to light the historical significance of five women artists – Yoko Ono, Yayoi Kusama, Takako Saito, Mieko Shiomi, and Shigeko Kubota, who were among the first Japanese women to leave their country – and its male-dominated, conservative art world – to explore the artistic possibilities in New York.

Yayoi Kusama: Inventing the Singular

Author: Midori Yamamura | Reference: P2892 | ISBN: 978-0262029476

Yamamura eschews the usual critical fascination with Kusama's biography to consider the artist in her social and cultural milieu. By examining Kusama's art alongside that of her peers, Yamamura offers a new perspective on her career. 

Infinity Net: The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama

Author: Yayoi Kusama | Reference: P2863 | ISBN: 978-1849762137

This engaging autobiography tells the story of Kusama's life and extraordinary career in her own words, revealing her as a fascinating figure and maverick artist who channels her obsessive neuroses into an art that transcends cultural barriers.

Yayoi Kusama

Author: Laura Hoptman, Udo Kultermann and Yayoi Kusama | Reference: P2888 | ISBN: 978-0714839202

The first ever monograph on the astounding 40-year career of this established, deeply daring and tirelessly experimental artist, who represented Japan at the Venice Biennale in 1993. It was published to coincide with an exhibition in 2000 at the Serpentine Gallery. 

Exposure

Author: Shiro Masuyama & Sinéad O'Donnell | Digital Reference: EF5190

Shiro Masuyama and Sinéad O'Donnell drive from Tokyo to Fukushima tracking the level of radiation. The hot spots are in and around regular places; highways, playgrounds and some as far out as a UFO museum.

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Performance Art from Asia

Reference: P2403 | ISBN: 9789535610144

Documentation from the 'MY EARTH STAGLINEC' International meeting of artists in memory of 'Antonio G. Lauer', showcasing performance art work from around Asia.  Croatia, 2013. Curated by Sinead O'Donnell. Contributors: Sinead O' Donnell, Suzana Marjanic, Akiko Sato, Chumpon Apisuk, Chuyia Chia, Lee Wen, Makoto Maruyama, Miyako Narita, Vasan Sitthiket, Vichukorn Tangpaiboon, Tzu-chi-Yeh, Watan Wuma. 

NIPAF ‘03

Reference: P2066

Catalogue of The 10th Nippon International Performance Art Festival. Japanese and English. Includes festival leaflet.

Tatsumi Orimoto

Author: Tatsumi Orimoto | Reference: P2061

A collection of materials – posters, notes, drawings, programmes – mainly on two performances by the Japanese Artist – “Carrying a Baby Pig on my Back”; “Gaikotsu (Skull) Parade”. Miscellaneous printed material in large box.

CAUTION

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

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.

Voices of the Stones: Born of an Act of Expression

Author: Kinjo Mitsuru | Reference: D1858

DVD documenting an art project commemorating those who died in the Battle of Okinawa. Community participants wrote numbers from 1 to 236,095 on stones over the course of 4 very hot days in June. Also contains an accompanying book with colour photographs of the project. Languages: English and Japanese

Moneo

Author: Shoko | Reference: D1375

Approx. 60 mins.

Seiji Shimoda - Performance Art 2008

Author: Seiji Shimoda | Reference: P1431

Booklet accompanying DVD, see D1279.