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The Minor Gesture

Author: Erin Manning | Reference: P4127 | ISBN: 978-0822361213
Manning extends her previous inquiries into the politics of movement to the concept of the minor gesture.

Anne Bean: Self Etc.

Reference: P3650 | ISBN: 978-1-78320-946-0

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)

Author: Tim Etchells | Digital Reference: EF5328

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

Reference: P4038

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

Author: Mara Polgovsky Ezcurra | Reference: P4031 | ISBN: 9-781978-802025

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

Reference: P4035 | ISBN: 2535-5634

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

Author: Antonin Artaud | Reference: P3966 | ISBN: 9780802141392

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

Author: Mel Y. Chen | Reference: P3760 | ISBN: 978-0822352723

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

Author: Paolo Virno | Reference: P3726 | ISBN: 9781781686126

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

Reference: P3732 | ISBN: 978-1911164906

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

Author: christopher brett bailey | Reference: P3679 | ISBN: 978-1786825278

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

Author: Marla Carlson | Reference: P3664 | ISBN: 978-0472053827

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

Reference: P3662 | ISBN: 9781635900170

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)

Gender Trouble

Author: Judith Butler | Reference: P3568 | ISBN: 978-0415389556

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

Author: Laura Malacart | Reference: P3539

Compiles the correct answers of six UK naturalisation exams.

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

To All Appearances: Ideology and Performance

Author: Herbert Blau | Reference: P3507 | ISBN: 978-0415013659

 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

Author: Eirini Kartsaki | Reference: P3429 | ISBN: 978-1137430533

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

Author: Patrice Pavis | Reference: P3300 | ISBN: 978-0415060387

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

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

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, 

The Forest and the Field

Author: Chris Goode | Reference: P3257 | ISBN: 9781849434751

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

Author: Forced Entertainment | Reference: D2247

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

Author: Ingrid Cogne and Marika Hedemyr | Reference: P3157

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

Author: Elise Archias | Reference: P3174 | ISBN: 978-0300217971

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

Reference: P3114 | ISBN: 978-3037642009

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

Reference: P3123 | ISBN: 978-3791354842

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

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

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).
 

Performing Idea Symposium documentation

Digital Reference: EF5229

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

Author: Dr Trish Reid | Reference: P3007 | ISBN: 978-0230292611

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.

Patricia Azevedo and Clare Charnley collection

Author: Patricia Azevedo and Clare Charnley | Digital Reference: EF5220

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)

One for Sorrow, Two for Mirth: The Performance Work of Rose Finn-Kelcey

Author: Lisa Tickner | Reference: A0658

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)