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Gothic Queer Culture

Artist/Author: Laura Westengard | Reference: P4053 | ISBN: 978-1-4962-1702-8 | Type: Publication

Using interdisciplinary cultural studies to examine the gothicism in queer art, literature, and thought the author argues that during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries a queer culture has emerged that challenges and responds to traumatic marginalization by creating a distinctly gothic aesthetic.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Proliferations - Part I

Artist/Author: Liz Rosenfeld | Digital Reference: EF5345 | Type: Digital File

Pines towards a future vision that surpasses generally accepted structural limitations of the human condition. Part of LADA Screens.

Art for Animals: Visual Culture and Animal Advocacy, 1870-1914

Artist/Author: J. Keri Cronin | Reference: P4044 | ISBN: 978-0271080109 | Type: Publication

Explores the early history of animal rights through the images and the people who harnessed their power. 

Writers and Their Pets

Artist/Author: Kathleen Krull | Reference: P4022 | ISBN: 978-1947458529 | Type: Publication

Discover how animals influenced 20 of the world's most beloved authors, from Charles Dickens to J.K. Rowling.

The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics

Artist/Author: Louis Chude-Sokei | Reference: P4016 | ISBN: 978-0819575777 | Type: Publication

Explores the histories of race and technology in a world made by slavery, colonialism, and industrialization. Beginning in the late nineteenth century and moving through to the twenty-first, the book argues for the dependent nature of those histories. 

Things I Don’t Want to Know

Artist/Author: Deborah Levy | Reference: P3979 | ISBN: 978-0241983089 | Type: Publication

The first in Levy's essential three-part 'Living Autobiography' on writing and womanhood.

The Conference of the Birds

Artist/Author: Attar | Reference: P3941 | ISBN: 9780393355543 | Type: Publication

Composed in the twelfth century in north-eastern Iran, this great mystical poem is among the most significant of all works of Persian literature. 

Translated by Sholeh Wolpé

Text-Sound Texts

Artist/Author: Richard Kostelanetz | Reference: P3944 | ISBN: 978-0688036164 | Type: Publication

Anthology of scores, scripts, instructions, diagrams and documentation of art works that are meant to be heard. 

Kathy Acker: The Last Interview and other conversations

Editor: Amy Scholder, Douglas A. Martin | Reference: P3919 | ISBN: 978-1612197319 | Type: Publication

From Acker's earliest interviews–filled with playful, evasive, and counter-intuitive responses–to the last interview before her death where she reflects on the state of American literature, these interviews capture the writer at her funny and surprising best.

No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive

Artist/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. 

Naked Boys Reading Anthology

Editor: R. Justin Hunt, Matthew Ryalls, Ivan Moya Denia | Reference: P3519 | Type: Publication

The first annual anthology of commissioned new work by queer authors.

Noise, Water, Meat: A History of Sound in the Arts

Artist/Author: Douglas Kahn | Reference: P3493 | ISBN: 978-0262611725 | Type: Publication

This interdisciplinary history and theory of sound in the arts reads the twentieth century by listening to it–to the emphatic and exceptional sounds of modernism and those on the cusp of postmodernism, recorded sound, noise, silence, the fluid sounds of immersion and dripping, and the meat voices of viruses, screams, and bestial cries.

Points East conference papers

Editor: Christopher Carrell, Jekaterina Young, Domnic d'Angelo, Diana Mutimer | Reference: P3471 | Type: Publication

Papers from the conference, held in Glasgow in December 1990. The conference addressed the implications for the arts of the political and economic changes in Eastern Europe.

After Kathy Acker: A biography

Artist/Author: Chris Kraus | Reference: P3329 | ISBN: 978-0241318058 | Type: Publication

At once forensic and intimate, the biography traces the extreme discipline and literary strategies Acker used to develop her work, and the contradictions she longed to embody. 

Open Books

Artist/Author: Branco-Hase Collaboration | Reference: D2251 | Type: DVD

The two performers open a book and read it with motion and sound impressions of it.  The two characters transit from being two library ghosts to being the contents of books.

Recorded at AREA 10 in 2005.

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

Library Juice Concentrate

Editor: Rory Litwin | Reference: P3296 | ISBN: 978-0977861736 | Type: Publication

A compilation of the best of Library Juice, an e-zine that dealt with foundational questions of librarianship during a period of rapid change. 

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

A Place Free of Judgement

Artist/Author: Blast Theory and Tony White | Reference: P3173 | ISBN: 978-0-9956965-0-1 | Type: Publication

During 2016 Blast Theory and Tony White worked with a group of young people in libraries in Telford and Wrekin to re-imagine libraries, story telling and their place in the world. On 29 October 2016, over the course of 9 hours from 3pm to midnight, the young people took control of their local libraries, and performed live to a worldwide audience. This book is a result of that process.

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.

Dada in Paris

Artist/Author: Michel Sanouillet | Reference: P2799 | ISBN: 978-0262518215 | Type: Publication

Published in France in 1965, the book reintroduced the Dada movement to a public that had largely ignored or forgotten it. More than forty years later, it remains both the unavoidable starting point and the essential reference for anyone interested in Dada or the early-twentieth century avant-garde. Translated by Sharmila Ganguly.

Guy De Cointet

Editor: Marie de Brugerolle | Reference: P2471 | ISBN: 9783037640692 | Type: Publication

Exploring the life and works of Guy de Cointet who explored language through performance and visual art. 

Double Game

Artist/Author: Sophie Calle | Reference: P2469 | ISBN: 978-1900828284 | Type: Publication

Sophie Calle's project Double Game interweaves the artist's life with that of Maria, a character in Paul Auster's novel 'Leviathan', blurring the lines between reality and fiction. Second edition

Visions of Excess: Selected Writings, 1927-1939

Artist/Author: Georges Bataille | Editor: Allan Stoekl | Reference: P2429 | ISBN: 9780816612833 | Type: Publication

Selected writings of French surrealist Georges Bataille.

What’s The Story? : Essays about art, theater and storytelling

Artist/Author: Anne Bogart | Reference: P2404 | ISBN: 9780415750004 | Type: Publication

Anne Bogart's collection of essay explore the storytelling impulse and asks how she, as a “product of postmodernism”, can reconnect to the prima act of making meaning and telling stories. 

Summerhall Festival Programme 2013

Reference: P2184 | Type: Digital File

From ritualistic horror and challenging meta-theatre, to discussions about dissection and death, this programme of events directs audiences towards moments of collision and discovery.

Unsound Method I (after Conrad)

Artist/Author: Tim Etchells | Reference: P2149 | Type: Publication

Tim Etchells’ project Unsound Method (after Conrad), responds to Joseph Conrad’s novel Heart of Darkness and comprises several discrete works including: two versions of the novel, a musical score for violin and trumpet, and a video featuring a live performance of the score. In the first publication – Unsound Method I – the pages are redacted in white and only words associated with light – day, bright, sun, morning and so on – remain visible, carving out a poem which was always present in the material of the original novel.

Uncreative Writing

Artist/Author: Kenneth Goldsmith | Reference: P2134 | ISBN: 978-0-231-14991-4 | Type: Publication

Can techniques traditionally thought to be outside the scope of literature, such as cutting and pasting, databasing, identity ciphering, and programming, inspire the reinvention of writing? As Goldsmith shows, the Internet and digital environment present writers with new opportunities to rethink creativity, authorship, and their relationship to language.

Unsound Method II (after Conrad)

Artist/Author: Tim Etchells | Reference: P2150 | Type: Publication

Tim Etchells’ project Unsound Method (after Conrad), responds to Joseph Conrad’s novel Heart of Darkness and comprises several discrete works including: two versions of the novel, a musical score for violin and trumpet, and a video featuring a live performance of the score. In the second publication – Unsound Method II – the pages of Heart of Darkness are again redacted, this time in black, and leaving only words associated with darkness – night, gloom, shadow, black and so on – as visible traces on the page.

Animal Shelter: Art Sex Literature

Artist/Author: Various | Reference: P1891 | ISBN: 978-1-584-35100-9 | Type: Publication

“a loose collection of texts, sequenced like a mixtape” and dedicated to visions of real freedom in the present. Includes: Moyra Davey on writer’s block, Walter Benjamin, and Jane Bowles Bruce Hainley channels Paloma Picasso to jot some notes on Margie Schnibbe and the “explicit.” Bifo on Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes’s Wide Shut, and the relation between irony and cynicism Paul Virilio on seascape, inertia, and the Zynthia cyclone Chris Kraus and Sylvère Lotringer on George Porcari’s ambient photography Shlomo Sand and Sylvère Lotringer on contemporary Israel, myth, and the invention of Zionism. Alistair McCartney on early 90s bohemia in Hyde Park, Perth, Australia. Dodie Bellamy on queer subculture and the “Goldilocks syndrome.” Veronica Gonzalez’s short story on friendship, loss, and Los Angeles Rachel Kushner’s short story that takes up pubescence, motorcycles, and Flaubert’s lewd correspondence from the Nile. Eileen Myles on Winston Leyland’s legendary 70s tabloid, Gay Sunshine.

Writing Not Yet Thought: Helen Cixous in conversation with Adrian Heathfield

Artist/Author: Helene Cixous, Adrian Heathfield | Editor: Hugo Glendinning | Reference: D1667 | ISBN: 978-0-9570149-0-9 | Type: DVD

First screened at Performing Idea, October 2010, as part of the Performance Matters programme. Accompanied a transcript.

Projected Rituals, an investigation of the Works of Roberta Graham: An Interview with Andre Stitt

Artist/Author: Roberta Graham, Andre Stitt | Reference: A0444 | Type: Article

CIRCA (Contemporary Visual Culture in Ireland), See also, Brutal Silences Study Room Guide, catalogue ref. no. P1661.

Patrick Ireland and the One Way Line of Emigration

Artist/Author: Patrick Ireland, Joan Fowler | Reference: A0453 | Type: Article

CIRCA (Contemporary Visual Culture in Ireland), Patrick Ireland, Joan Fowler: irish exhibition of living art, literature, installation. See also, Brutal Silences Study Room Guide, catalogue ref. no. P1661.

Awfully Wonderful: Science Fiction in Contemporary Art

Artist/Author: Performance Space | Editor: Bec Dean, Lizzie Muller | Reference: P1691 | ISBN: 978-0-9808700-4-6 | Type: Publication

15 April – 14 May 2011, Performance Space, Sydney.

Performing Idea: Performative Writing

Artist/Author: Helene Cixous, Adrian Heathfield, Hugo Glendinning | Reference: D2104 | Type: DVD

Performance Matters: Performing Idea – Performative Writing8th October 3.00-7.30pm (not 7th as stated on disk)Toynbee StudiosWith: Hélène Cixous (on video), Matthew Goulish, Adrian Heathfield and Peggy PhelanNew forms of writing on and around contemporary art and performance have emerged in recent years, alongside the emergence of the artist as cultural critic and curator. These forms of writing often problematize the notion of critical distance, deploying creative, dialogic and autobiographical strategies to engage with the multiple affects of the artwork. To what extent may critical thinking and writing be an art form? Speakers will examine the histories, limits and possibilities of the forms of ‘performative writing’, the dynamics of the performing idea.This session on Performative Writing will also comprise a preview of Trashing Performance, the second themed year of Performance Matters, with contributions from Oreet Ashery, Mel Brimfield, Gavin Butt, Dominic Johnson and Bird La Bird.

Travelling Into Your Bookshelf

Artist/Author: Movana Chen | Reference: P1509 | Type: Publication

Touring Art Project – London and Milan 2 – 12 April 2010. 2 publications (small and large editions). Movana Chen’s work involves the simple act of knitting thousands of shreds of otherwise disposable magazine paper together into various structures, clothing and containers as a defiant act of resistance to consumer culture.Further documentation of connected project Body Containers can be found at P1512

The Intelligent Persons Guide to Changing A Light Bulb

Artist/Author: Stewart Home | Reference: P0803 | ISBN: 0-9540063-21 | Type: Publication

Repetitions

Artist/Author: Stewart Home | Reference: P0748 | ISBN: 951441787 | Type: Publication

Pamphlet. Features various texts including text on the ‘necrocards’ project.

The Intelligent Person’s Guide to Changing a Light Bulb

Artist/Author: Stewart Home | Reference: P0751 | ISBN: 954006321 | Type: Publication

The Easy Way to Falsify your Credit Rating

Artist/Author: Stewart Home | Reference: P0753 | ISBN: 954006380 | Type: Publication

Black British Culture and Sociey - A Text Reader

Editor: Kwesi Owusu | Reference: P0366 | ISBN: 978-0415178464 | Type: Publication

Records the history of the post-war African and Caribbean diaspora, tracing the transformations of Black culture in British society.
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 Post-Colonial Studies Reader

Editor: Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths and Helen Tiffin | Reference: P0367 | ISBN: 978-0415345651 | Type: Publication

The essential introduction to the most important texts in post-colonial theory and criticism.

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).