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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.

Job Centre Junior

Artist/Author: Amelia Beavis-Harrison | Reference: P3179 | ISBN: 978-82-690680-0-9 | Type: Publication

Newspaper accompanying the performance installation which focuses on how policy change directly affects low income families through austerity measures that sanction welfare claimants and push people into vulnerable positions. Includes interviews and performance script.

Joined Forces: Audience Participation in Theatre

Editor: Anna R. Burzyńska | Reference: P3165 | ISBN: 978-3-89581-427-3 | Type: Publication

Four interviews and ten essays, case studies, manifestos and anti-manifestos by theatre makers, curators, critics, and scholars, presenting various examples of audience participation in theatre and linking them to problems of participation in democracy and to socially engaged art.

Turn, Turtle! Reenacting The Institute

Editor: Elke Van Campenhout and Lilia Mestre | Reference: P3164 | ISBN: 978-3-89581-410-5 | Type: Publication

Sx essays, three interviews, and six case studies of performance makers, institution directors, and thinkers, proposing diverse strategies of implication and engagement, opening up possible futures and alternative exchanges between parties that are often too often still seen as adversaries.

9.5 Theses on Art and Class : And Other Writings

Artist/Author: Ben Davis | Reference: P3153 | ISBN: 978-1608462681 | Type: Publication

Seeks to show how a clear understanding of class makes sense of what is at stake in a broad number of contemporary art’s most persistent debates, from definitions of political art, to the troubled status of “outsider” and street art, to the question of how we maintain faith in art itself in a dysfunctional world.

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and class and cultural privilege. (P3152)

A Good Night Out: Popular Theatre; Audience, Class and Form

Artist/Author: John McGrath | Reference: P3155 | ISBN: 978-1854593702 | Type: Publication

The classic manifesto on popular theatre by the founder of the 7:84 Theatre Companies. Looking at the ways different classes take their entertainment, he puts the case for what theatre could be doing for the populace instead of walling itself up in subsidised fortresses for the well-to-do.

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and class and cultural privilege. (P3152)

Nothing to Lose but Our Fear: Activism and Resistance in Dangerous Times

Artist/Author: Fiona Jeffries | Reference: P3124 | ISBN: 978-1783604142 | Type: Publication

Delivers a counter blow to the rampant culture of fear fuelled by the likes of CNN, Fox and the Daily Mail. Exploring contemporary and historical manifestations of this controlling force, the conversations in this collection go beyond just scrutinizing what constitutes rational versus irrational fear, or identifying ways in which human fears are manipulated by political players. They reveal how fear antagonizes and changes our subjectivity and, crucially, how the political use of fear has been resisted in different times and places, by different people across the globe.

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).

Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move

Artist/Author: Reece Jones | Reference: P3125 | ISBN: 978-1784784713 | Type: Publication

Jones travels the border regions of the world, documenting the billions of dollars spent on border security projects, and their dire consequences for the majority of the people in the world.

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).

The Art of Being Many - A position paper

Artist/Author: Geheimagentur | Reference: A0706 | Type: Publication

Paper setting out new forms of audience participation in political and ethical terms.

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Kids (P3091).

In misc folder 6.

Beyond Immersive Theatre: Aesthetics, Politics and Productive Participation

Artist/Author: Adam Alston | Reference: P3101 | ISBN: 978-1137480439 | Type: Publication

Does immersive theatre model a particular kind of politics, or a particular kind of audience? What’s involved in the production and consumption of immersive theatre aesthetics? Is a productive audience always an empowered audience? And do the terms of an audience’s empowerment stand up to political scrutiny?

The Structure of War

Artist/Author: Veronica Cordova de la Rosa | Reference: P3075 | Type: Publication

Transcript from a performance; Live Art and Performance Art sessions, School of Arts, Oxford Brookes University

Rise with your class not from it

Editor: Emmanuelle Waeckerlé | Reference: P3069 | ISBN: 9780957682870 | Type: Publication

A lasting trace of and a vehicle for the Working Press, a collective publishing imprint which had the subtitle books by and about Working Class Artists, 1986-1996. The publication highlights some important works by working-class artists while providing a valuable resource for anybody interested in working with archive material.

Sudden as a Massacre

Artist/Author: Kate Gilmore | Digital Reference: EF5213 | Type: Digital File

A site-specific installation, video, and performance-based project for TBA:11. In a private performance for the camera, a quintet of women tear apart an enormous cube comprising more than5,050 pounds of wet clay. As the block disappears, the space becomes covered in the evidence of action.

Clips; 1:48

Manual Labours: The Complaining Body

Editor: Jenny Richards and Sophie Hope | Reference: P2949 | ISBN: 978-0-9570282-4-1 | Type: Publication

Third publication for the research project exploring physical and emotional relationships to work, focused on the process, findings and analysis of an 18 month long investigation into the physical and emotional affects of complaining, receiving complaints and not being able to complain in the context of work.

Published alongside an exhibition at the Peltz Gallery (6 February – 3 March 2016).

Fair Play

Artist/Author: Jen Harvie | Reference: P2878 | ISBN: 978-1137027276 | Type: Publication

What is the quality of participation in contemporary art and performance? Fair Play: Art, Performance and Neoliberalism explores this question through the work of important contemporary artists and organizations including Marcus Coates, Phil Collins, Jeremy Deller, Michael Landy, Grayson Perry, Rachel Whiteread, Lone Twin, Punchdrunk, Tate Modern and the National Theatre. 

D.I.Y Too

Editor: Robert Jude Daniels | Reference: P2874 | ISBN: 978-1907852367 | Type: Publication

A new book about “do it yourself” performance, with contributions made by over 30 arts practitioners and collectives. It's a sequel of sorts – or rather; a continuation – to a recent text that platformed a growing community of voices in theatre, art, dance and performance making.

Schizoproduction: Artistic Research and Performance in the Context of Immanent Capitalism

Artist/Author: Tero Nauha | Reference: P2833 | ISBN: 978-9526670690 | Type: Publication

Written part of a doctoral dissertation, presenting the artistic works (performances, live-art projects and works on video ) and setting them in a larger context. The research presents the transformation that has taken place starting from the industrialism and modernism.

Artist at Work, Proximity of Art and Capitalism

Artist/Author: Bojana Kunst | Reference: P2832 | ISBN: 978-1785350009 | Type: Publication

This book examines the recent changes in the labour of an artist and addresses them from the perspective of performance.

Revolutionary Time and the Avant Garde

Artist/Author: John Roberts | Reference: P2810 | ISBN: 978-1781689134 | Type: Publication

The first book of its kind to look at the legacy of the avant-garde in relation to the deepening crisis of capitalist non-reproduction.

From Intervention to Infrastructure

Artist/Author: ArtLeaks | Reference: A0625 | Type: Article

A conversation between the founders of Artleaks platform as an example of an organization of artistic workers struggling against exploitation, together with the limitations which such coming together into an association necessarily implies, from the difficulty of union organizing of the so-called creative workers to the lack of political force that would press for the transformation of social relations.

Staging Capital

Artist/Author: Andrew Haydon | Reference: A0624 | Type: Article

Art and Labour : On consumption, laziness and less work

Artist/Author: Bojana Kunst | Reference: A0583 | Type: Article

Article analysing how art approaches and resists the capitalist appropriation of power and creation. 

Performing Labour Relations in the Age of Austerity

Artist/Author: Aldo Milohnić | Reference: A0582 | Type: Article

The author analyses several contemporary performances as examples of artistic critique of current ideological canons and power structures governing labour relations in the globalised capitalist production.

Practice comes before Labour : An attempt to read performance through Marx’s notion of practice

Artist/Author: Josefine Wikström | Reference: A0581 | Type: Article

Article exploring the relationship between the critical categories 'performance' and 'labour' through the broader term 'practice' developed in Marx's more mature writings.

The Ethics of Art: Ecological Turns in the Performing Arts

Editor: Guy Cools and Pascal Gielen | Reference: P2466 | ISBN: 978-9078088875 | Type: Publication

Attempts to describe how artistic imagination can produce new situations, based on the potentials of the singular 'body' within its environment.

Domestic Sanitation

Artist/Author: Helen Chadwick | Digital Reference: EF5088 | Type: Digital File

Excerpt of video documents a live performance held in the summer of 1976. Super 8 film & video, colour, sound.

Say the word and MOVE

Artist/Author: Terry O'Connor, Wendy Houston and Joe Kelleher | Reference: A0577 | Type: Article

Terry O’Connor, Wendy Houston and Joe Kelleher give an insight into the working process of the collaborative project “Say the word and MOVE”, in which they explore relations between speaking and moving, language and movement.

Sister

Artist/Author: Rosana and Amy Cade | Digital Reference: EF5085

Work in progress footage of performance in 2013

Remember Saro-Wiwa, The Living Memorial

Artist/Author: Ken Saro-Wiwa | Reference: P2189 | Type: Publication

Remember Saro-Wiwa is a coalition of organisations and individuals initiated and co-ordinated by PLATFORM. Pack includes press reviews, articles and promotional material, and a DVD ‘Refining Memory’ by Andrew Conio and Judy Price

Institutions by Artists, Volume One

Editor: Jeff Khonsary, Kristina Lee Podesva | Reference: P2176 | ISBN: 978-1-927354-02-5 | Type: Publication

This collection of essays surveys the performance and promise of contemporary global artist-run centres and initiatives within the historical contexts that saw their emergence.

Value, Measure, Sustainability

Artist/Author: Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt, Common Practice | Reference: A0537 | Type: Article

A guide about the future of the small-scale visual arts sector, outlining economic and social understandings of value, measuring the value of arts organizations and sustainability.

Performance Matters – Potentials of Performance – uneventful

Artist/Author: Annalaura Alifuoco with Fabiola Paz | Reference: D2030 | Type: DVD

British Library Sound Archive recording and documentation of Potentials of Performance events (26-27 October 2012). This third themed year of the Performance Matters project features a vibrant series of commissions exploring and exploding the dialogue as a potential format for thinking through and testing possible futures. Set in an ideal world where the labour of performance can take time and place, can be witness and witnessed, can live and let live, uneventful is a series of compositional vignettes that exist as enduring acts of love and labour ‘in the making.’

Performance Matters – Potentials of Performance – Minimum-being

Artist/Author: Lisa Alexander with The People Speak | Reference: D2022 | Type: DVD

British Library Sound Archive recording and documentation of Potentials of Performance events (26-27 October 2012).

Remembering, Repeating and Working Through in Anniversary – an act of memory by Monica Ross and Co-R

Artist/Author: Monica Ross, Alexandra M. Kokoli | Reference: A0528 | Type: Article

In Miscellaneous Articles 4 folder. Review of the work by Monica Ross involving a series of public recitations of the Declaration of Human Rights from memory together with other co-recitors.

Asparagus – A Horticultural Ballet

Artist/Author: Pil and Galia Kollectiv | Reference: D1955 | Type: DVD

Recording of live performance narrating the rise of capital in the medium of asparagus. Ta rigid choreography inspired by Oskar Schlemmer’s Triadic Ballet and based on Karl Marx’s Capital dictated the movements of six performers in asparagus costumes. Bringing together the organic and the geometric, the ballet investigated the transition from the Fordist assembly line to immaterial labour through a reanimation of modernist abstraction. Produced in collaboration with Montreal based band Les Georges Leningrad and commissioned by The Showroom Gallery, London.

W.A.M.A. – The Work as Movement Archive

Artist/Author: Serena Korda | Reference: D1967 | Type: DVD

Audio CD accompanying the homonymous catalogue (see REF. P2006 ) documenting the development of a performance project featuring an invented folk dance, a choral performance and a procession with costumes, puppet icons and music. I

W.A.M.A. – The Work as Movement Archive

Artist/Author: Serena Korda | Reference: P2006 | ISBN: 9780957370500 | Type: Publication

A catalogue documenting the development of a performance project featuring an invented folk dance, a choral performance and a procession with costumes, puppet icons and music. Includes a CD (see REF. D1967) and an essay by Sally O’Reilly.

Open Institutions and the Reform of the Cultural System

Artist/Author: Tomislav Medak | Reference: A0502 | Type: Article

On the historical role of cultural institutions in Croatia.

Carpe Minuta Prima

Artist/Author: Brian Lobel | Reference: D1893 | Type: DVD

Five DVDs from five different members of the public participating in Brian Lobel’s Carpe Minuta Prima performance.