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Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility

Reference: P4076 | ISBN: 9-780262-036603

Delves into themes as wide-ranging yet interconnected as beauty, performativity, activism, and police brutality. Collectively, they attest to how trans people are frequently offered “doors”—entrances to visibility and recognition—that are actually “traps,” accommodating trans bodies and communities only insofar as they cooperate with dominant norms.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

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Author: Ann-Christin Kongsness, Solveig Styve Holte | Reference: P4055 | ISBN: 978-82-93506-01-0

Publication made as part of a choreographic work investigating the relationship between theoretical, aesthetic and performing aspects of an artistic work. Includes two essays: ÆØÅ and Pointing back.

Not And I

Author: Reynir Hutber | Digital Reference: EF5331

A short video derived from the photographs, rehearsal footage and other documentation of And I – a single channel eight-hour video of Marcia Farquhar speaking without edits of sustained pauses.

Part of LADA Screens 7.The film was availble online between 24 Feb and 9 March on the LADA Screens Channel.

Socio-Economic Diversity and Inclusion in the Arts: A Toolkit for Employers

Digital Reference: EF5310

A toolkit with a mission to look to the future: to support long-term change across the arts sector by sharing knowledge, providing expert support, and encouraging take-up of an intersectional approach to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Part of The Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Black Performance Theory

Reference: P4026 | ISBN: 978-0-8223-5616-5

Considering how blackness is imagined in and through performance, the contributors address topics including flight as a persistent theme in African American aesthetics, the circulation of minstrel tropes in Liverpool and in Afro-Mexican settlements in Oaxaca, and the reach of hip-hop politics as people around the world embrace the music and dance.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)
 

Performing Image

Author: Isobel Harbison | Reference: P3973 | ISBN: 9780262039215

Examines how artists have combined performance and moving image in their work since the 1960s, and how this work anticipates our changing relations to images since the advent of smart phones and the spread of online prosumerism.

Moving Gallery Notes

Author: Ian Morrison | Reference: P3783

 Charts a year at John Hansard Gallery in Southampton and the experience of communities forming in and around changing gallery spaces.

Infinite Record: Archive, Memory, Performance

Reference: P3791 | ISBN: 978-1936767410

Documents an international artistic research project initiated by Norwegian Theatre Academy/Østfold University College. 

Epistemologies of the South: Justice against Epistemicide

Author: Boaventura De Sousa Santos | Reference: P3755 | ISBN: 978-161205545-9

Shows why cognitive injustice underlies all other dimensions; global social justice is not possible without global cognitive justice. 

Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Workers’ Rights

Author: Molly Smith, Juno Mac | Reference: P3723 | ISBN: 978-1786633606

Do you have to think that prostitution is good to support sex worker rights? How do sex worker rights fit with feminist and anti-capitalist politics? Is criminalising clients progressive – and can the police deliver justice?
 

State of Insecurity: Government of the Precarious

Author: Isabell Lorey | Reference: P3730 | ISBN: 9781781685969

Explores the possibilities for organization and resistance under the contemporary status quo, and anticipates the emergence of a new and disobedient self-government of the precarious.

Queer Lovers and Hateful Others: Regenerating Violent Times and Places

Author: Jin Haritaworn | Reference: P3720 | ISBN: 978-0745330617

Berlin is once more capital of queer arts and tourism. Queerness is more visible today than it has been for decades, but at what cost? This book argues that queer subjects have become a lovely sight only through being cast in the shadow of the new folk devil, the ‘homophobic migrant’ who is rendered by society as hateful, homophobic and disposable. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Darkwater: Voices from Within the Veil

Author: W.E.B. Du Bois | Reference: P3639 | ISBN: 9781784787752

Explicitly addresses significant issues, such as the oppression of women and Eurocentric standards of beauty, the historical rise of the idea of whiteness, and the abridgement of democracy along race, class, and gender lines.

The Town is the Venue

Author: Deveron Projects | Reference: P3552

Describes the framework in which Deveron Projects works and contributes to the social wellbeing of Huntly. 

Street Hunt

Author: Joshua Sofaer | Reference: P3558

A visual crossword puzzle, a treasure hunt where the riches are road names, a story emerging from the page: and the chance to win up to £10,000!

South Asian Dancers Dancing

Author: Susanne Burns | Reference: A0800

Explores the development of South Asian dance and the changing priorities it has been given by funding agencies.

Alternative London

Author: Nicholas Saunders | Reference: P3524 | ISBN: 978-0704502871

5th edition of the 1970s guide to alternative living.

Impossible Glossary

Reference: P3486 | ISBN: 978-84-697-9220-9

What do we understand by collaborative artistic practices in Spain? After three years of research, this publication bears witness to the diversity of points of view and opinions by Spanish artists and key agents working in this field. 

The aim in bringing these voices together in a single publication is that they will add to the already existing discussion in English and will influence future theoretical discourses more broadly.

The Heritage Industry: Britain in a Climate of Decline

Author: Robert Hewison | Reference: P3494 | ISBN: 978-0413161109

Sets out to protect the present and the future of life in Britain from their most dangerous enemy: a creeping takeover by the past. While the real economy crumbles, a new force is taking over: the Heritage Industry, a movement dedicated to turning the British Isles into one vast open-air museum. 

Ally

Author: Janine Antoni, Anna Halprin, Stephen Petronio | Reference: P3472 | ISBN: 9783777429526

Captures a series of remarkable collaborative art works instigated by visual artist Janine Antoni, in alliance with preeminent dance-maker and community activist Anna Halprin and pioneer choreographer Stephen Petronio.

Lexicon of Tanjas Ostojić

Reference: P3444 | ISBN: 978-0-9935611-3-9

Based upon the Lexicon of Tanjas Ostojić (2011-17), an interdisciplinary participatory research art project that included academic and artistic research, five creative workshops, a number of public events, one group performance, and two exhibitions involving more then 30 women.

Average Jo/e Modelling Agency

Author: Aaron Williamson | Digital Reference: EF5261

Short video made for the DIY 13 project, a briefly-lived modelling agency set upon depicting the fantasy-fiction average lifestyle that is celebrated in corporate imagery

Studios for Artists: Concepts and Concrete

Reference: P3436 | ISBN: 978-1910433089

 Presents the preoccupations, activities and achievements emerging from the ongoing dialogue between two of the UK's leading art institutions, affordable studio provider Acme Studios and art college Central Saint Martins.

The Fire Station Project: Acme Studios’ Work/Live Residency Programme 1997-2013

Reference: P3427 | ISBN: 978-0-9566739-5-4

Bios and images from 50 artists, case studies, essays and complete list of Residency artists to date.

Critical effect & intensity of affect : analyses of art productions of Zoran Todorović

Author: Misko Suvakovic | Reference: P3432 | ISBN: 978-86-84773-52-6

Exhibition catalogue: Intensity of Affect: performances, actions, installations – retrospective of Zoran Todorovic. Accompanies the project, Warmth, at the the 53rd Biennale di Venezia, held in Venice, at the Serbian Pavilion, June 7-Nov. 22, 2009.

In Serbian and English.

Training for Exploitation?: Politicising Employability and Reclaiming Education

Reference: P3465 | ISBN: 978-0-615-59011-0

Provides a pedagogical framework that assists students and others in deconstructing dominant narratives around work, employability and careers, and explores alternative ways of engaging with work and the economy.

Against The Romance Of Community

Author: Miranda Joseph | Reference: P3325 | ISBN: 978-0816637966

Explores sites where the ideal of community relentlessly recurs, from debates over art and culture in the popular media, to the discourses and practices of nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations, to contemporary narratives of economic transformation or “globalization.” 

Training for Exploitation?: Politicising Employability and Reclaiming Education

Author: Precarious Workers Brigade | Digital Reference: EF5241 | ISBN: 978-0-615-59011-0

Provides a pedagogical framework that assists students and others in deconstructing dominant narratives around work, employability and careers, and explores alternative ways of engaging with work and the economy.

Argentina’s Popular Uprising - newspaper

Author: Que Se Vayan Todos | Reference: P3319

An eyewitness account of the financial meltdown and ongoing grassroots rebellion.

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

Problem Market

Author: Janez Janša and Igor Štromajer | Reference: D2260

A virtual platform on which shares of companies dealing with problems are floated.

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

Wir sind überall: weltweit. unwiderstehlich. antikapitalistisch

Reference: P3298 | ISBN: 978-3894015367

A book of stories, stories written by activists from the front lines of resistance against capitalism and economic globalization. In German; for the English version see P0424.

This item is part of the Study Room Guide: A Bi(bli)ography of Insurrectionary Imaginati by John Jordan (P0793) and the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)

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

The Soul at Work

Author: Franco "Bifo" Berardi | Reference: P3259 | ISBN: 978-1584350767

Key member of the Italian Autonomist movement and a close associate of Félix Guattari argues that the Marxist/Hegelian concept of alienation and the communal bonds arising from the collective experience of the workforce are under erosion in today's technological society, 

Tell Them I Said No

Author: Martin Herbert | Reference: P3210 | ISBN: 978-3956792007

This collection of essays considers various artists who have withdrawn from the art world or adopted an antagonistic position toward its mechanisms.

Delirium and Resistance: Activist Art and the Crisis of Capitalism

Author: Gregory Sholette | Reference: P3217 | ISBN: 978-0745336848

In this follow-up to his influential 2010 book, Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture, Sholette engages in critical dialogue with artists' collectives, counter-institutions, and activist groups to offer an insightful, firsthand account of the relationship between politics and art in neoliberal society.