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The Minor Gesture

Artist/Author: Erin Manning | Reference: P4127 | ISBN: 978-0822361213 | Type: Publication

Manning extends her previous inquiries into the politics of movement to the concept of the minor gesture.

Anne Bean: Self Etc.

Editor: Rob La Frenais | Reference: P3650 | ISBN: 978-1-78320-946-0 | Type: Publication

The first substantial survey of its kind, the publication brings together documentation of performances, drawings, videos, installations, and sculptures, as well as writings, interviews and visual essays by the artist. A series of commissioned critical essays show her to be a prolific maker of acts, objects, and multiple ‘selves’.

Inside (Improvised performance)

Artist/Author: Tim Etchells | Digital Reference: EF5328 | Type: Digital File

A one-off 30 performance produced in relation to Teching Hsieh's Outdoor film. Part of LADA Screens 4.

Arts of the Working Class: the Americas Issue

Editor: Elizabeth Otto, The Winter Office | Reference: P4038 | Type: Publication

The 7th issue of the newspaper is the first one to focus on a region; it commits to reconsidering Americas colonial stories and their marks on its present global condition. In multiple languages.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Touched Bodies: The Performative Turn in Latin American Art

Artist/Author: Mara Polgovsky Ezcurra | Reference: P4031 | ISBN: 9-781978-802025 | Type: Publication

What is the role of pleasure and pain in the politics of art?  Polgovsky Ezcurra approaches this question as she examines the flourishing of live and intermedial performance in Latin America during times of authoritarianism and its significance during transitions to democracy. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

CHOREOGRAPHY / KOREOGRAFI 2

Editor: Solveig Styve Holte, Ann-Christin Kongsness and Venke Marie Sortland | Reference: P4035 | ISBN: 2535-5634 | Type: Publication

Second edition of the anthology consisting of texts written by artists active within the field of dance and choreography in the Nordic countries.

In Nordic languages and English.

The theater and its double

Artist/Author: Antonin Artaud | Reference: P3966 | ISBN: 9780802141392 | Type: Publication

A collection of manifestos originally published in 1938, in which the artist and philosopher attacks conventional assumptions about the drama.

Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect

Artist/Author: Mel Y. Chen | Reference: P3760 | ISBN: 978-0822352723 | Type: Publication

Draws on recent debates about sexuality, race, and affect to examine how matter that is considered insensate, immobile, or deathly animates cultural lives.

Déjà Vu and the End of History

Artist/Author: Paolo Virno | Reference: P3726 | ISBN: 9781781686126 | Type: Publication

Examines the construct of memory, the passage of time, and the “end of history.” 

In Aching Agony and Longing I Wait for You by the Spring of Thieves

Editor: Jumana Emil Abboud, Lara Khaldi | Reference: P3732 | ISBN: 978-1911164906 | Type: Publication

Marks the finissage of Abboud's solo exhibition The Horse, the Bird, the Tree and the Stone at Bildmuseet (Sweden, 21 May – 17 September 2017) and the inauguration of her solo show The pomegranate and the sleeping ghoul at Darat al Funun-The Khalid Shoman Foundation (Jordan, 10 October 2017 – 11 January 2018).
 

suicide notes: the short works of christopher brett bailey

Artist/Author: christopher brett bailey | Reference: P3679 | ISBN: 978-1786825278 | Type: Publication

a linguistic kaleidoscope of caustic cartoons, crackpot prophecies and demented erotica. a dense, poetic blend of the hallucinogenic and the hardboiled… dirty jokes, venomous poetry and tall tales that corkscrew deep into nightmares. a short story etc. collection for the depraved, the depressed and the death obsessed.

Affect, Animals, and Autists

Artist/Author: Marla Carlson | Reference: P3664 | ISBN: 978-0472053827 | Type: Publication

Maps connections across performances that question the borders of the human whose neurodiverse experiences have been shaped by the diagnostic label of autism, and animal-human performance relationships that dispute and blur anthropocentric edges.

Weight of the Earth: The Tape Journals of David Wojnarowicz

Editor: Lisa Darms and David O'Neill | Reference: P3662 | ISBN: 9781635900170 | Type: Publication

At the height of the AIDS epidemic, Wojnarowicz began keeping audio journals, returning to a practice he'd begun in his youth. The publication presents transcripts of these tapes, documenting the artist's turbulent attempts to understand his anxieties and passions, and tracking his thoughts as they develop in real time.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

When Species Meet

Artist/Author: Donna J. Haraway | Reference: P3658 | ISBN: 978-0816650460 | Type: Publication

Contemplates the interactions of humans with many kinds of critters, especially with those called domestic.

Gender Trouble

Artist/Author: Judith Butler | Reference: P3568 | ISBN: 978-0415389556 | Type: Publication

Arguing that traditional feminism is wrong to look to a natural, 'essential' notion of the female, or indeed of sex or gender, Butler starts by questioning the category 'woman' and continues in this vein with examinations of 'the masculine' and 'the feminine'.

The Little Book of Answers Vol.1

Artist/Author: Laura Malacart | Reference: P3539 | Type: Publication

Compiles the correct answers of six UK naturalisation exams.

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

To All Appearances: Ideology and Performance

Artist/Author: Herbert Blau | Reference: P3507 | ISBN: 978-0415013659 | Type: Publication

 The author's concerns – which include the social meaning of illusion and the cultural manifestation of power – take the reader from Eleanora Duse to Laurie Anderson; from the puppet theatre of Kleist to Kantor's theatre of the dead; and from the Kutiyattam temple dancers in Kerala to Womanhouse in Los Angeles.

Repetition in Performance: Returns and Invisible Forces

Artist/Author: Eirini Kartsaki | Reference: P3429 | ISBN: 978-1137430533 | Type: Publication

While considering repetition in relation to the difficult pleasures we derive from the theatre, this book explores ways of accounting for such experiences of theatre in memory and writing.

Theatre at the Crossroads of Culture

Artist/Author: Patrice Pavis | Reference: P3300 | ISBN: 978-0415060387 | Type: Publication

Despite the problematic politics of cultural exchange in the theatre, interculturalism is not a one-sided process. Using the metaphor of the hourglass to discuss the transfer between source and target culture, Pavis asks what happens when the hourglass is turned upside down, when the `foreign' culture speaks for itself.

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

 

Stigmata

Artist/Author: Helene Cixous | Reference: P3258 | ISBN: 978-0415345453

The essays explore the broad range of poetico-philosophical questions that have long been circulating in the Cixousian universe: the self and the other, autobiographies of writing, love's labors lost and found, sexual difference, feminism and feminine hours, the prehistory of the work of art and reading the visual arts, animal (w)rites and trans-species relations, literary theory, post-colonial theory, death and life.

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, 

The Forest and the Field

Artist/Author: Chris Goode | Reference: P3257 | ISBN: 9781849434751 | Type: Publication

A polemical thinking-through of the whole concept of theatre as a ‘space’, and a politically motivated exploration of how, and where, that theatrical space meets the real world that surrounds and suffuses it.

200% & Bloody Thirsty

Artist/Author: Forced Entertainment | Reference: D2247 | Type: DVD

Three drunks in bad wigs and jumble-sale clothes endlessly enact the events surrounding the supposed or imagined death of one of their friends as if, by replaying the events, their truth or otherwise might be revealed.

High quality multi-camera performance documentation recorded at Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham, June 1989, 70 mins. approx.

Dansbaren –The Mob without Flash

Artist/Author: Ingrid Cogne and Marika Hedemyr | Reference: P3157 | Type: Publication

An object consisting of two parts: a publication of articles and transcripts which reflect upon the 15 years of discourse that brought dance and choreographic practice and theory together in Dansbaren; and a tablecloth of topics—a tool for continuing dialogues which invites the reader to lay it on the table, welcome others to the table, and put dance and choreography discussions, literally, on the table. 

The Concrete Body: Yvonne Rainer, Carolee Schneemann, Vito Acconci

Artist/Author: Elise Archias | Reference: P3174 | ISBN: 978-0300217971 | Type: Publication

Offering an incisive rejoinder to traditional histories of modernism and postmodernism, this book examines the 1960s performance work of three New York artists who adapted modernist approaches to form for the medium of the human body. 

Latifa Echakhch

Editor: Florence Derieux | Reference: P3114 | ISBN: 978-3037642009 | Type: Publication

The artist investigates cultural transfer and displaced identity through installation, sculpture, video and performance, culturally stereotyping artefacts such as flagpoles, Moroccan tea glasses and India ink in her art. Exhibition catalogue.

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

Emily Jacir: Europa

Editor: Emily Jacir and Omar Kholeif | Reference: P3123 | ISBN: 978-3791354842 | Type: Publication

This book focuses on this award-winning artist's relationship to Europe and the Mediterranean and explores how one relates to a particular place. Published to accompany exhibitions at the Whitechapel Gallery (Sept 2015 – Jan 2016) and IMMA (Oct-Dec 2016).Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).

Performance in Place of War

Artist/Author: James Thompson, Jenny Hughes and Michael Balfour | Reference: P3134 | ISBN: 978-1906497149 | Type: Publication

The book looks at theatre and performances that often occur quite literally as bombs are falling, as well as during times of ceasefire and in the aftermath of hostilities. Includes interviews with artists, short play extracts, and photographs.

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

Laurie Anderson: Do dogs aspire to nirvana?

Artist/Author: Gail Priest | Editor: Keith Gallasch, Virginia Baxter | Reference: A0696 | Type: Article

Feature on Duets on Ice, Landfall and Dirtday!.

Performing Idea Symposium documentation

Digital Reference: EF5229 | Type: Digital File

Video documentation of contributions to the Performing Idea Symposium, investigating the shifting relations between performance practice and discourse, event and writing; Toynbee Studios, 5-9/10/2010.

Includes nine files, containing videos of contributions on In Silence, Performative Writing, Reciprocal Aesthetics and Living Archives.

Theatre and Scotland

Artist/Author: Dr Trish Reid | Reference: P3007 | ISBN: 978-0230292611 | Type: Publication

A concise overview of the shifting roles of theatre and theatricality in Scottish culture, asking important questions about the relationship between Scottish theatre, history and identity, and celebrating the recent emergence of a generation of internationally successful Scottish playwrights.

Theatre and Migration

Artist/Author: Emma Cox | Reference: P3016 | ISBN: 978-1137004017 | Type: Publication

A vibrant introduction to theatre that engages with stories, conditions and experiences of migration.

Patricia Azevedo and Clare Charnley collection

Artist/Author: Patricia Azevedo and Clare Charnley | Digital Reference: EF5220 | Type: Digital File

Includes:

Dual performance to Skype camera

Blood, 2013 (1:47); Block, 2013 (1:48); Lançar- to throw 2013 (0:39); Alinhar – to Align, 2013 (0:58); Cloud try 3, 2013 (0:51); Red line, 2015 (0:50); A short story, 2015 (1:04); Annunciation 1 & 2, 2015 (2:08)

Dual performance to the camera

Skull-line, cranial suture, 2014 (0:46); Measuring the room, 2014 (1:27); Tables, 2015 (2:05); To do with you, 2016 (2:20); Push, 2011 (1:25); Dictionario (excerpt), 2011; And –And, 2016 (3:44)

Interview with Kevin Atherton 2005 REWIND| Artists’ Video in the 70s & 80s.

Artist/Author: Jackie Hatfield | Reference: A0653 | Type: Article

Found in miscellaneous article folder #5B
This item is part of the 'Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art' Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)