A collection of ‘found’ writings about and around Live Art that were originally published, shared, sent, spread and read between January 2015 and December 2017. Selected through recommendations and an open call for submissions, Volume 5 reflects the dynamic, international contexts that Live Art and radical performance practices occupy.
Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).
Combines extracts from over 70 international practitioners, companies, collectives and makers from the fields of dance, theatre, music, live and performance art, and activism to form a sourcebook for students, researchers and practitioners.
Illuminates the relationship between philosophy and experimental choreographic practice today in the works of leading European choreographers.
Discusses performativity of the name in the context of an artistic endeavour.
Lepecki surveys a decade of experimental choreography to uncover the dual meaning of ‘performance’ in the twenty-first century: not just an aesthetic category, but a mode of political power. He demonstrates the enduring ability of performance to critique and subvert this power, examining this relationship through five ‘singularities’ in contemporary dance: thingness, animality, persistence, darkness, and solidity.
This book examines the work of key contemporary choreographers who have transformed the dance scene since the early 1990s in Europe and the US.
Review of the exhibition Performance Now, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Art Museum, 6 Dec 2014-1 March 2015, Brisbane.
A collection of key writings on choreography across the French, U.S and international dance scenes since the turn of the century.
A look at the radical, experimental dance presented during the early 1960s at Judson Memorial Church in downtown Manhattan.
Shit, piss, blood, sweat and tears is a new Study Room Guide compiled by Lois Keidan on the theme of bodily functions in performance. The Guide consists of notes from Lois Keidan's presentation for Blackmarket No 11 2008, with added images and recommendations for further research and study
Festival Programme for the 20th edition. Two performance programmes in folder.
Documents of Contemporary Art series.
Exhausting Dance and the Politics of Performance
Situates both companies and approaches within the wider context of Flemish theatre and society.
Bel narrates his own development from ten years as a dancer in the 1980s, to a sabbatical in the early ’90s spent reading poststructuralist theory, to his present-day status as a leading proponent of European conceptual dance
This item is part of the Study Room Guide On shit, piss, blood, sweat and tears by Lois Keidan (P2195)
“Invited at the same time by the Hebbel Theatre in Berlin, the Tanz-Quartier in Vienna and the Centre National de la Danse in Paris to perform The Last Performance (D0624) I decided, instead of presenting the piece, to make a lecture about its issues. I had the feeling that this difficult piece had not been really understood. Maybe the piece was bad. But I believe that the issues of this piece were relevant, which is why I would like to change my medium and to use the tool of the lecture to try to articulate better the stakes of The Last Performance. I will re-contextualise the piece in its theoretical level through the texts of Roland Barthes and Peggy Phelan and in my artistic situation at that time.”Jérôme Bel www.jeromebel.fr This documentation has since been presented with the permission of the artist as part of the Performance Matters, Performing Idea, Performance Lecture Archive; an interactive video archive housed at the Whitechapel Gallery between 2-9 October 2010. The archive looked at examples of the performance lecture as a form of artistic and critical expression and its potential to address a broad range of cultural issues and philosophical ideas. This item is part of the Study Room Guide On shit, piss, blood, sweat and tears by Lois Keidan (P2195)
FILED IN PUBLICATIONS AS P1150
Programme of the homonymous Franco-British season of performing arts.
This ‘exhibition in a book’ features the work of over 100 artists who examine the place and function of performance in the contemporary world.
Leading artists and thinkers assess the relevance of live art now, its impact within the visual arts and the broader cultural sphere.
This item is part of the Study Room Guide On shit, piss, blood, sweat and tears by Lois Keidan (P2195) and the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)
This item is part of the ‘Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art’ Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)