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Miklat Miklat

Author: Micah Bazant, Lewis Wallace | Digital Reference: EF5355 | Type: Digital File

A transformative justice zine.

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’

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

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

Four Legs Good

Author: Jack Tan | Digital Reference: EF5299 | Type: Digital File

A revival of medieval animal trials featuring Snoopy the Jack Russell terrier in court for sheep worrying.

Part of Life Art Library at MIF 2019: Animals of Manchester; Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2019.

Full Surrogacy Now

Author: Sophie Lewis | Reference: P3974 | ISBN: 978-1-78663-729-1 | Type: Publication

In order to become ethically acceptable, surrogacy must change beyond recognition—but we need more surrogacy, not less!

Animal Justice Court: Annual Review 2018

Author: Jack Tan | Reference: P3942 | Type: Publication

Accompanies the performance and exhibition Four Legs Good, Compass Festival, 17-25 November 2018.

Not Reckless but Reckful

Author: Dominic Johnson | Reference: A0847 | Type: Article

Interview with Ulay.

Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Workers’ Rights

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?
 

The Big Con

Author: David Maurer | Reference: P3682 | ISBN: 978-0099409991 | Type: Publication

A professor of linguistics who specialised in underworld argot, Maurer won the trust of hundreds of swindlers. They let him in on not simply their language, but their folkwrys and the astonishingly complex and elaborate schemes whereby unsuspecting marks, hooked by their own greed and dishonesty were 'taken off' – i. e. , cheated – of thousands upon thousands of dollars.

If They Come in the Morning… - Voices of Resistance

Editor: Angela Y. Davis | Reference: P3640 | ISBN: 9781784787691 | Type: Publication

An account of Angela Davis’s incarceration and the struggles surrounding it, but also perhaps the most comprehensive and thorough analysis of the prison system of the United State.

Copyright for Archivists and Records Managers

Author: Tim Padfield | Reference: P3659 | ISBN: 978-1856049290 | Type: Publication

This comprehensive manual outlines copyright law in the UK with special reference to materials relevant to archive and records collections such as maps, legal records, records of local authorities, records of churches and faiths, most notably unpublished works. It also offers advice on rights in the electronic environment and the problems associated with rights clearance; and covers related areas such as moral rights and rights in databases.

Gender Trouble

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'.

No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive

Author: Lee Edelman | Reference: P3565 | ISBN: 978-0822333692 | Type: Publication

Argues that the child, understood as innocence in need of protection, represents the possibility of the future against which the queer is positioned as the embodiment of a relentlessly narcissistic, antisocial, and future-negating drive. Boldly insists that the efficacy of queerness lies in its very willingness to embrace this refusal of the social and political order. 

Alternative London

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

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

La verdad

Author: Regina José Galindo | Digital Reference: EF5277 | Type: Digital File

A one hour reading of testimonies from the survivors of the armed conflict in Guatemala.

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

Gypsies and Dogs II - symptoms and traces of the public reception

Editor: Zoran Todorovic | Reference: P3424 | ISBN: 978-86-80146-00-3 | Type: Publication

A collection of polemical writings, assaults, comments and theoretical discussions and analysis that appeared in reaction to the eponymous video, made in Belgrade, in 2007.

In Serbian and English.

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

Riot Days

Author: Maria Alyokhina | Reference: P3450 | ISBN: 978-0241316429 | Type: Publication

From the activist, Pussy Riot member and freedom fighter, a raw, hallucinatory, passionate account of her arrest, trial and imprisonment in a penal colony in the Urals for standing up for what she believed in.

Destruction of Art: Iconoclasm and Vandalism Since the French Revolution

Author: Dario Gamboni | Reference: P3452 | ISBN: 978-1861893161 | Type: Publication

nitially galvanized by the sweeping obliteration of architecture and art under the Communist regimes of the Soviet Union and eastern bloc countries, Gamboni investigates other instances of destroyed art and architecture around the globe, uncovering a disquieting and surprisingly widespread phenomenon. 

Radio Ballet

Author: LIGNA | Reference: D2289 | Type: DVD

Around 500 participants – usual radio listeners, no dancers or actors – were invited to enter the Leipzig train station, equipped with cheap, portable radios and earphones. By means of these devices they could listen to a radio program consisting of a choreography suggesting permitted and forbidden gestures (to beg, to sit or lie down on the floor etc.). 

Creative Prison

Author: squint/opera | Reference: D2285 | Type: DVD

A film showing the imagined interior of a prison, sculptures by prisoners on themes of rehabilitation.

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

Refugee Camp for the First World Citizens

Author: FWC | Reference: D2278 | Type: DVD

A project based on a hypotethical (hypothetical and ethical) situation (political, social, military, security, natural catastrophy …) in which the citizens of highly developed countries (mainly from the West) would be forced to leave their country and look for a temporary home in another country.

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

Clemency

Author: Carol Jacobsen | Reference: D2261 | Type: DVD

11 battered women prisoners serving life for killing in self defense narrate a collective, painful story of injustice.
15 minutes.Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).

Amnesty Magazine issue 174

Editor: Maggie Paterson | Reference: P3314 | Type: Publication

Issue dedicated to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 2008.

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

Immo Klink archive 2006

Author: Immo Klink | Reference: D2264 | Type: DVD

Archive documenting the photographer's work up to 2006.

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

Old Chatham County Jail

Author: Penny Brice | Reference: D2252 | Type: DVD

5 minute video.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).

XEN: Migration Labor and Identity

Editor: Yongsoon Min | Reference: P3313 | Type: Publication

Catalogue  published in conjunction with the exhibition by Yongsoon Min ;13 August to 12 September 2004 at the SSamzie Space Galleries.  In English and Korean.

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

Not for Rent: Conversations with Creative Activists in the U.K.

Editor: Stacy Wakefield and Grrrt | Reference: P3310 | ISBN: 978-0971297296 | Type: Publication

Interviews with squatters, eco-activists, musicians, and anarchists of all kinds in England and Scotland.

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

Seeds

Author: Annabel Soutar | Reference: P3305 | ISBN: 978-0889227019 | Type: Publication

Part courtroom drama and part social satire, the play presents an intelligent portrait of farming and scientific communities in conflict and at the same time penetrates the complex science of genetically modified crops.

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

Cells of Release

Author: Fiona Templeton | Reference: P3307 | ISBN: 978-0937804698 | Type: Publication

Documentation of the poetry installation at the abandoned panopticon Eastern State Penetentiary written on continuous paper over six weeks at the site with photos and descriptive material.

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

How Do You Write a Risk Assessment for Lips of Thomas?

Author: Matthew Cornford | Editor: Ric Allsopp and Michael Hiltbrunner | Reference: A0734

Art students who experiment, think differently and take risks are often praised for their efforts. But what happens when students become interested in developing performance-based work involving risk of injury and physical pain?

Hiking the Horizontal: Field Notes from a Choreographer

Author: Liz Lerman | Reference: P3148 | ISBN: 978-0819574367 | Type: Publication

In this wide-ranging collection of essays and articles, Lerman reflects on her life-long exploration of dance as a vehicle for human insight and understanding of the world around us.

Part of the Know How: The Study Room Guide on Live Art Live Art and working with older individuals and communities. (P3140)

‘Illegal’ Traveller: An Auto-Ethnography of Borders

Author: Shahram Khosravi | Reference: P3126 | ISBN: 978-0230336742 | Type: Publication

Explores the issue of borders and border crossing in the era of globalization and transnationalism, analyzing how the nation-state system regulates movements of people.

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

Extraterritorialities in Occupied Worlds

Author: Ruti Sela and Mayaan Amir | Reference: P2939 | ISBN: 978-0692629437 | Type: Publication

*currently unavailable*

This collection of essays explores contemporary manifestations of extraterritoriality and the diverse ways in which the concept has been put to use in various disciplines. 

Art and the Law: A Guide to the legal framework and its impact on artistic freedom of expression

Editor: Julia Farrington, et al. | Reference: P2776 | ISBN: 978-0-9933345-0-4 | Type: Publication

As part of Index on Censorship’s work on art and offence, Index has published a series of law packs intended to address questions about legal limits related to free expression and the arts. Printed paper. 

Janez Janša: Life II [in Progress]

Author: Janez Janša | Reference: P2624 | ISBN: 978-961-6572-37-8 | Type: Publication

The book is based on an ongoing, long-term, extensive photographic project spanning over a five-year period, which follows a group of women (artists) through their pregnancies into motherhood.

The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World

Author: Elaine Scarry | Reference: P0344 | ISBN: 978-0195049961 | Type: Publication

Part philosophical meditation, part cultural critique, this profoundly original work explores the nature of physical suffering.

This item is part of 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 Erased: Organized Innocence and the Politics of Exclusion

Author: Jasminka Dedic, and Vlasta Jalusic and Jelka Zorn | Reference: P0742 | ISBN: 9789616455169 | Type: Publication

Book about the erasure of tens of thousands of people from the register of permanent residents, which took place after Slovenia gained independence.

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

 

Disclaimer - A Fellowship Project

Author: Carey Young | Reference: P0518 | Type: Publication

A leaflet from a 2002 exhibition featuring four legal “disclaimers” about the artwork and the gallery itself

Liveness: Performance in a Mediaized Culture

Author: Philip Auslander | Reference: P0240 | ISBN: 978-0415773539 | Type: Publication

Looking at specific instances of live performance such as theatre, rock music, sport, and courtroom testimony, Liveness offers penetrating insights into media culture, suggesting that media technology has encroached on live events to the point where many are hardly live at all. 

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

Andre Breton’s surrealist act of firing blindly into the crowd would certainly lead to a conviction

Author: Various | Reference: A0560 | Type: Article

Specialist lawyer Jakob Braeuer in conversation with Tea Tupajic, Joanna Warsza.