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Vanishing Points

Editor: Salome Wagaine | Reference: P4199 | ISBN: 978-1-9164243-8-8 | Type: Publication

Vanishing Points is a new anthology of cultural criticism, focusing on the making, watching and conditions of Live Art and performance in the UK today. Vanishing Points is edited by Salome Wagaine, with deputy editors Ava Wong Davies and Ben Kulvichit, and designed by Chani Wisdom.

Diffractive Co-conspiracy in Queer, Crip Live Art Production

Artist/Author: Beck Tadman | Reference: A0903 | ISBN: 1352-8165 | Type: Article

On diffractive Co-conspiracy in Queer, Crip Live Art Production.

Performance Research pg 92-100, On Diffraction, Volume 25, No 5, July/August 2020.

Devising Theatre & Performance: Curious Methods

Artist/Author: Leslie Hill, Helen Paris | Reference: P4190 | ISBN: 978-1789384710 | Type: Publication

This book is packed with thoughtful exercises distilled from twenty-five years of interdisciplinary artist workshops and teaching devising and performance making at universities in the United States and the United Kingdom. Created and curated by Leslie Hill and Helen Paris, artists who work internationally at the interface of academia and professional practice, this collection provides exercises for devising, composing, and editing original works.

Responding to Site: The Performance Work of Marilyn Arsem

Editor: Jennie Klein, Natalie Loveless | Reference: P4173 | ISBN: 9781789380972 | Type: Publication

An edited volume that explores the work of the innovative, experimental and internationally acclaimed performance artist Marilyn Arsem, with 200 images.

La Pocha Nostra: A Handbook for the Rebel Artist in a Post-Democratic Society

Artist/Author: Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Saúl García-López, Paloma Martinez-Cruz | Reference: P4169 | ISBN: 9780367338213 | Type: Publication

La Pocha Nostra: A Handbook for the Rebel Artist in a Post-Democratic Society marks a transformation from its sister book, Exercises for Rebel Artists, into a pedagogical matrix suited for use as a performance handbook and conceptual tool for artists, activists, theorists, pedagogues, and trans-disciplinary border crossers of all stripes.

 

Mishandled Archive

Artist/Author: Tara Fatehi Irani | Reference: P4162 | ISBN: 978-1-9164243-9-5 | Type: Publication

Mishandled Archive offers a way of imagining, creating and disseminating an archive.

Substanz No 9: Performance Open-Air St.Gallen

Artist/Author: Maricruz Peñaloza | Reference: A0896 | Type: ArticlePublication

Issue No 9 of Substanz featuring work from Performance Oper-Air St.Gallen 2018.

Text in German and English.

Kindly Donated for the Swiss Live Art Study Room Guide.

Substanz No 6

Artist/Author: Adela Picón, Maricruz Peñaloza | Reference: A0893 | Type: ArticlePublication

Issue No 6 of Substanz featuring text by Adela Picón and Maricruz Peñaloza.

This performance arts issue is published on the occasion of Acción|MAD17-XIV Encuentro de Arte de Acción Madrid, November 2017.

Text in Spanish and English.

Kindly Donated for the Swiss Live Art Study Room Guide.

Performance Reihe Neu-Oerlikon 2010-2019: a decade of performance art in public space

Artist/Author: Maricruz Peñaloza | Editor: Maricruz Peñaloza | Reference: P4147 | ISBN: 978-3-906325-53-8 | Type: Publication

A documentation of the events and survey of the work of more than 150 performance artists and contributors from France, Ghana, Germany, Great Britain, Mexico, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States presented over the years in the festival performance series Neu-Oerlikon (Zurich).

In German and English

Kindly donated for the Swiss Live Art Study Room Guide.

The essence of performance art

Artist/Author: Gisela Hochuli | Reference: D2322 | Type: DVD

A discussion in 17 thematic segments. 53 minutes.

Fat Activist Vernacular

Artist/Author: Charlotte Cooper | Digital Reference: EF5365 | Type: Digital File

Explores fat activist language.

post/performance/documentation

Artist/Author: Hellen Burrough | Reference: P4091 | Type: Publication

Artists from the Tempting Failure 2018 festival, photographed on an instant camera in the moments after their performance.

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’.

Kira O’Reilly: Untitled (Bodies)

Editor: Harriet Curtis and Martin Hargreaves | Reference: P3415 | ISBN: 978-1-78320-832-6 | Type: Publication

The first major survey of the artist’s interdisciplinary practices. Bringing together newly commissioned and other writings by major thinkers in and beyond visual and performance studies, and extensive documentation of the artist’s work from two decades of practice, it navigates through and between performance, biotechnical practices, image-making, and writing.

Awkwoods: Daniel Oliver’s Dyspraxic Adventures in Participatory Performance

Artist/Author: Daniel Oliver | Editor: Daniel Oliver | Reference: P4051 | ISBN: 978-1-9164243-5-7 | Type: Publication

Daniel Oliver is dyspraxic and he creates awkward participatory performance worlds.This book documents some of those worlds, as well as bringing together critical and creative responses  to them.

Jennifer Doyle in conversation with Ron Athey

Digital Reference: EF5330 | Type: Digital File

A specially filmed conversation between Ron Athey and writer Jennifer Doyle. Filmed in LA for LADA Screens by Brittany Neimeth.

Part of LADA Screens 6.

Confession de Ron Athey

Artist/Author: Gabreilla Greeb | Digital Reference: EF5329 | Type: Digital File

Super 8 film was made at the Festival de l’Etrange, Vidéotheque de Paris. Produced by Homemade FIlms.

Part of LADA Screens 6.

The Crossing of Innumerable Paths

Artist/Author: Guy Brett | Reference: P4049 | ISBN: 978-1-909932-531 | Type: Publication

The fourteen essays bringing together a unique gathering of artists, many of whome make works which arise out of responses to the situation or the environment in which they find themselves.

Marina Abramović for LADA Opening

Artist/Author: Marina Abramović | Digital Reference: EF5318 | Type: Digital File

Short video recorded for the LADA reopening.

Black Performance Theory

Editor: Thomas F. DeFrantz and Anita Gonzalez | Reference: P4026 | ISBN: 978-0-8223-5616-5 | Type: Publication

Considering how blackness is imagined in and through performance, the contributors address topics including flight as a persistent theme in African American aesthetics, the circulation of minstrel tropes in Liverpool and in Afro-Mexican settlements in Oaxaca, and the reach of hip-hop politics as people around the world embrace the music and dance.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)
 

25 Years of Performance Art in Australia

Editor: Nick Waterlow | Reference: P3929 | ISBN: 9780733409066 | Type: Publication

Exhibition catalogue. Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, June-July 1994; Institute of Modern Art, August 1994, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, November-December 1995, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, February-March 1995, ACCA, April May 1995.

Emergency Index: An Annual Document of Performance Practice, Vol. 7

Editor: Yelena Gluzman and Sophia Cleary | Reference: P3924 | ISBN: 978-1-946433-21-3 | Type: Publication

The pages of Emergency INDEX are open to all who work with performance. In each annual volume, contributors document works made in the previous year. Vol. 7 presents 260 works from 51 countries performed during 2017, documented in the words of their creators.

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only ever almost there

Editor: Alice Swatton, Madeleine Hodge | Reference: P3786 | Type: Publication

Exhibition booklet; Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum, 30 November 2018 – 24 February 2019

Alastair MacLennan

Reference: P3780 | Type: Publication

Booklet; includes archive images and biography.

Unlimited Action: The performance of extremity in the 1970s

Artist/Author: Dominic Johnson | Reference: P3717 | ISBN: 978-1-5261-3551-3 | Type: Publication

It examines the 'performance of extremity' as practices at the limits of the histories of performance and art, in performance art's most fertile and prescient decade, the 1970s. Dominic Johnson recounts and analyses game-changing performance events by six artists: Kerry Trengove, Ulay, Genesis P-Orridge, Anne Bean, the Kipper Kids, and Stephen Cripps.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Body of Art

Editor: Diane Fortenberry, Rebecca Morrill | Reference: P3694 | ISBN: 978-0714869667 | Type: Publication

The first book to explore the various ways the human body has been both an inspiration and a medium for artists over hundreds of thousands of years.

Still Life Issue 3

Editor: Hamish MacPherson | Reference: P3688 | Type: Publication

Third issue of the online and printed zine about relationships and configurations in which one person is still while others are not.

Performance Histories from East Asia 1960s–90s: An IAPA Reader

Editor: Victor Wang | Reference: P3678 | Type: Publication

Brings together a variety of essays, photographs and archival materials and on the history of early performance art in East Asia. The publication will include texts by  An invaluable new research tool, the publication is available free at events and online.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

M21 documentation

Editor: DASH and LADA | Digital Reference: EF5287 | Type: Digital File

Documentation from the Live Art event by disabled artists in the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games, May 2012

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

M21 documentation

Editor: DASH and LADA | Reference: D2305 | Type: DVD

Documentation from the Live Art event by disabled artists in the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games, May 2012

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Performance: Live Art, 1909 to the Present

Artist/Author: RoseLee Goldberg | Reference: P3652 | ISBN: 978-0810921818 | Type: Publication

A provocative history of live art traces the precedents of contemporary multi-media events to Bauhaus experimentalism and surveys the Futurists' manifesto-like events, the Dadaists' cabarets, and later “happenings” and “spectacles.”

How We Talk About The Work Is The Work Performing critical writing

Artist/Author: Theron Schmidt | Reference: A0835 | Type: Article

This article gives examples of a number of initiatives by individual writers, artist collectives, and festivals that test forms of critical writing that are as experimental as the practices to which they relate.

Performance Now: Live Art for 21st Century

Artist/Author: RoseLee Goldberg | Reference: P3613 | ISBN: 9780500021255 | Type: Publication

This major survey charts the development of live art across six continents since the turn of the twenty- first century, revealing how it has become an increasingly essential vehicle for communicating ideas across the globe in the new millennium.

The Artist practice of Exorcism

Artist/Author: Shabnam Shabazi | Reference: P3612 | Type: Publication

Archive and essay on the artistic exploration of exorcism. Includes a dissertation, CDs, DVDs, and objects.

In the glass cabinet.

Performing Bodies in Pain: Medieval and Post-Modern Martyrs, Mystics, and Artists

Artist/Author: Marla Carlson | Reference: P3594 | ISBN: 978-0230103863 | Type: Publication

Analyzes the cultural work of spectacular suffering in late-medieval France and the twenty-first century, reading recent dramatizations of torture and performances of self-mutilating conceptual art against late-medieval saint plays.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

(States of) Wake

Editor: Diana Damian Martin | Reference: P3571 | ISBN: 9781999607302 | Type: Publication

(States of Wake) was a live critical writing project that took the form of dedications as moments of critical attention, unfolding as part of WAKE Festival in Folkestone. This book is a document of that process and an exploration of the gesture of dedicating performance.

My Name is Black

Artist/Author: Sajan Mani | Digital Reference: EF5284 | Type: Digital File

Performance at Studio 21, Kolkata. Part of Kolkata International Performance Arts Festival 2014

Book of Medicine

Artist/Author: Bob Flanagan | Reference: P3562 | ISBN: 9781532359057 | Type: Publication

A genuine, humorous, and powerful reflection on love, life, death, and “fighting sickness with sickness.” Edited and compiled by Sheree Rose and Rhiannon Aarons.

British Art: Defining the 90s

Editor: Nicola Kearton | Reference: P3545 | ISBN: 978-1854902290 | Type: Publication

Highlights the various aspects of particular interest and activity which make the British scene distinctive and exciting. 

Survival of the Sickest -  the art of Martin O’Brien

Editor: Martin O'Brien and David MacDiarmid | Reference: P3518 | ISBN: 978-0-9935611-2-2 | Type: Publication

The first book bringing together writing and documentation on Martin O’Brien and marking ten years of his work.

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

Because of Love: Franko B’s Story

Artist/Author: Franko B | Reference: P3482 | ISBN: 978-0-9935611-5-3 | Type: Publication

Because of Love tells the story of the artist’s childhood in Italy in an orphanage and at the hands of his abusive family, his journey to London as a young man, his return to Italy many years later as an accomplished artist, and, in between, the story of his life and loves and his becoming an artist.