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).
Pines towards a future vision that surpasses generally accepted structural limitations of the human condition. Part of LADA Screens.
Explores the early history of animal rights through the images and the people who harnessed their power.
Discover how animals influenced 20 of the world's most beloved authors, from Charles Dickens to J.K. Rowling.
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.
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
Anthology of scores, scripts, instructions, diagrams and documentation of art works that are meant to be heard.
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.
A collection of 14 essays by international scholars and practitioners from across the disciplines of Philosophy, Literature and Theatre and Performance Studies, addressing the nature of the relationship between philosophy and performance.
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.
The first annual anthology of commissioned new work by queer authors.
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.
The contributors to this book, writing from a variety of subject disciplines and interests, explore a range of the uses of autobiography from the nineteenth-century to the present day, and from Africa, USA, the Middle East, France, New Zealand, as well as Britain.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
The first in-depth study of July’s work provides fascinating insights into the lifestyle of the contemporary white Californian middle class.
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.
Exploring the life and works of Guy de Cointet who explored language through performance and visual art.
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
Selected writings of French surrealist Georges Bataille.
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.
Written in the second person and in part generated from spam emails, this is a kick up in the backside for the male dominated London art world
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
First screened at Performing Idea, October 2010, as part of the Performance Matters programme. Includes a transcript.
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.
CIRCA (Contemporary Visual Culture in Ireland), See also, Brutal Silences Study Room Guide, catalogue ref. no. P1661.
15 April – 14 May 2011, Performance Space, Sydney.
Documentation from Performance Matters, Performing Idea, Performance Lecture Archive; an interactive video archive housed at the Whitechapel Gallery between 2-9 October 2010.
Performance Matters: Performing Idea – Performative Writing 8th October 3.00-7.30pm (not 7th as stated on disk) Toynbee Studios.
Journal of Writing in creative Practice Volume 2 Number 1
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