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Material No2

Editor: Siobhan Davies Dance in dialogue with Something Other | Reference: P4078 | ISBN: 9780-992797439 | Type: Publication

Second edition of Material concerns itself with in/visibility in contemporary artistic practice, especially dance.

Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility

Editor: Reina Gossett, Eric A. Stanley, Johanna Burton | Reference: P4076 | ISBN: 9-780262-036603 | Type: Publication

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).

The Star of the Show: Trademark, theatricality and ‘the grandmother of performance art’

Artist/Author: Bryony White | Reference: A0881 | Type: Article

Explores how Marina Abramović has subtly incorporated the law to her economic and professional advantage.

ABOUT

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

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

Artist/Author: Reynir Hutber | Digital Reference: EF5331 | Type: Digital File

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

Editor: Jerwood Arts and Bridge Group | Digital Reference: EF5310 | Type: Digital File

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

Editor: Thomas F. DeFrantz and Anita Gonzalez | Reference: P4026 | ISBN: 978-0-8223-5616-5 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Isobel Harbison | Reference: P3973 | ISBN: 9780262039215 | Type: Publication

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.

Critical Theory and Performance

Editor: Janelle G. Reinelt, Joseph R. Roach | Reference: P3952 | ISBN: 978472064588 | Type: Publication

Presents a broad range of critical and theoretical methods, and applies them to contemporary and historical performance genres.  Revised and Enlarged Edition

Moving Gallery Notes

Artist/Author: Ian Morrison | Reference: P3783 | Type: Publication

 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

Editor: Karmenlara Ely, Maria Magdalena Schwaegermann | Reference: P3791 | ISBN: 978-1936767410 | Type: Publication

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

Epistemologies of the South: Justice against Epistemicide

Artist/Author: Boaventura De Sousa Santos | Reference: P3755 | ISBN: 978-161205545-9 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Molly Smith, Juno Mac | Reference: P3723 | ISBN: 978-1786633606 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Isabell Lorey | Reference: P3730 | ISBN: 9781781685969 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Jin Haritaworn | Reference: P3720 | ISBN: 978-0745330617 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: W.E.B. Du Bois | Reference: P3639 | ISBN: 9781784787752 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Deveron Projects | Reference: P3552 | Type: Publication

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

Street Hunt

Artist/Author: Joshua Sofaer | Reference: P3558 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Susanne Burns | Reference: A0800 | Type: Article

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

Alternative London

Artist/Author: Nicholas Saunders | Reference: P3524 | ISBN: 978-0704502871 | Type: Publication

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

Impossible Glossary

Editor: hablarenarte | Reference: P3486 | ISBN: 978-84-697-9220-9 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Robert Hewison | Reference: P3494 | ISBN: 978-0413161109 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Janine Antoni, Anna Halprin, Stephen Petronio | Editor: Adrian Heathfield | Reference: P3472 | ISBN: 9783777429526 | Type: Publication

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.

Moochers, dreamers, wasters, vagabonds and doodlers

Artist/Author: Gillian Whiteley | Reference: P3475 | Type: Publication

The art of sloth and reverie as oppositional (in)activities.

Lexicon of Tanjas Ostojić

Editor: Tanja Ostojić | Reference: P3444 | ISBN: 978-0-9935611-3-9 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Aaron Williamson | Digital Reference: EF5261 | Type: Digital File

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

25 Years: Hosting International Artists’ Residencies in London

Editor: Jonathan Harvey, David Panton | Reference: P3437 | ISBN: 978-0956673923 | Type: Publication

Publication recording the quarter century of Acme Studios – exploring its purpose, the needs behind it and its evolution.

Studios for Artists: Concepts and Concrete

Editor: Arantxa Echarte,‎ Graham Ellard,‎ Jonathan Harvey | Reference: P3436 | ISBN: 978-1910433089 | Type: Publication

 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

Editor: Jonathan Harvey, Julia Lancaster | Reference: P3427 | ISBN: 978-0-9566739-5-4 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Misko Suvakovic | Reference: P3432 | ISBN: 978-86-84773-52-6 | Type: Publication

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.

Prime: Part-time

Editor: Steven Renshaw | Reference: P3428 | ISBN: 978-0-9555047-0-9 | Type: Publication

Publication documenting a project in which three artists took up paid, part-time employment.

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

Training for Exploitation?: Politicising Employability and Reclaiming Education

Editor: Precarious Workers Brigade | Reference: P3465 | ISBN: 978-0-615-59011-0 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Miranda Joseph | Reference: P3325 | ISBN: 978-0816637966 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Precarious Workers Brigade | Digital Reference: EF5241 | ISBN: 978-0-615-59011-0 | Type: Digital File

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

Artist/Author: Que Se Vayan Todos | Reference: P3319 | Type: Publication

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

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

Problem Market

Artist/Author: Janez Janša and Igor Štromajer | Reference: D2260 | Type: DVD

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

Editor: Notes from Nowhere | Reference: P3298 | ISBN: 978-3894015367 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Franco "Bifo" Berardi | Reference: P3259 | ISBN: 978-1584350767 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Martin Herbert | Reference: P3210 | ISBN: 978-3956792007 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Gregory Sholette | Reference: P3217 | ISBN: 978-0745336848 | Type: Publication

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.