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Laindon 2: The Unauthorised Novelisation

Artist/Author: Maz Murray | Reference: P4100 | Type: Publication

Part 2 of a serialised story.

The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader

Editor: Teresa Brayshaw, Anna Fenemore, and Noel Witts | Reference: P4028 | ISBN: 978-1138785342 | Type: Publication

Combines extracts from over 70 international practitioners, companies, collectives and makers from the fields of dance, theatre, music, live and performance art, and activism to form a sourcebook for students, researchers and practitioners.

Earthlings: A fanzine for soil

Editor: Katherine McMahon, Hari Byles | Reference: P3983 | Type: Publication

Brings together writings and words from the project which looked through the lenses of science, ecology, and poetry, to explore the ways we relate to soil. 

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

John Stathatos: Three Heraclitean elements

Editor: Ivan Gaskell | Reference: P3958 | ISBN: 978-0947532116 | Type: Publication

Exhibition catalogue.

Edward Woodman: The Artist’s Eye

Editor: Gilane Tawadros, Judy Adam | Reference: P3752 | ISBN: 978-1908970411 | Type: Publication

Presents Woodman's work from his entire career, including artists' portraits, studios, exhibitions, installations and performances, collaborations with artists, social documentation and more recent and personal works. 

East London Independens

Editor: East End Trades Guild | Reference: P3736 | Type: Publication

A map of small businesses.

Ghosts of My Life: Writings on Depression, Hauntology and Lost Futures

Artist/Author: Mark Fisher | Reference: P3647 | ISBN: 978-1-78099-226-6 | Type: Publication

This collection of writings by the author of Capitalist Realism, argues that we are haunted by futures that failed to happen. Fisher searches for the traces of these lost futures.

LGBTQ+ Night-time Spaces: Past, Present & Future

Editor: Ben Campkin, Laura Marshall, and Rebecca Ross | Reference: P3606 | Type: Publication

Seventh issue in the Urban Pamphleteer series, gathering perspectives, provocations and vignettes on London’s LGBTQ+ night-time spaces

An Occupation of Loss

Artist/Author: Taryn Simon | Reference: P3556 | ISBN: 9783775743198 | Type: Publication

A detailed record of the years the artist spent researching professional mourning, which culminated in a performance co-commissioned by the Park Avenue Armory and Artangel.

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

Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movemen

Artist/Author: Charlotte Cooper | Reference: P3540 | ISBN: 978-1910849002 | Type: Publication

A fat activist with more than 30 years experience, lifts the lid on a previously unexplored social movement and offers a fresh perspective on one of the major problems of our times.

National Dance Agencies

Artist/Author: Sarah Rubidge | Reference: A0804 | Type: Article

On NDAs, established in early 90's.

Let’s All get off the fence and help each other

Artist/Author: Bob Lockyer | Reference: A0793 | Type: Article

NODM Forum article – on New Year's resolutions.

PASSION/Flower

Artist/Author: Ernst Fischer and Nicola Canavan | Digital Reference: EF5275 | Type: Digital File

Inspired by a ritual known as Matam, which takes place in the Shiite ceremony of Ashura, the performance transcends its origins, becoming an action that opens the body to a trance state of rhythm & ritual practice.  

MONOLOGUE DIALOGUE 4 - Mysticism & Insecurity

Reference: P3382 | Type: Publication

Exhibition publication; 3 May – 1 July 2017, The Koppel Project, London.

Part of the Something Human Study Room Guide on Southeast Asian performance (P3334).

My Heart is Broken

Artist/Author: Franko B | Reference: D2287 | Type: DVD

Video: a deeply poetic array of cinematic images

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).

The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest Issue 4

Editor: Mark Herbst, Robby Herbst, Cara Baldwin, Ryan Griffith, Christina Ulke | Reference: P3282 | Type: Publication

Volume 1, Issue 4.

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

 

Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983

Artist/Author: Tim Lawrence | Reference: P3252 | ISBN: 978-0822362029 | Type: Publication

Interviewing DJs, party hosts, producers, musicians, artists, and dancers, Lawrence illustrates how the relatively discrete post-disco, post-punk, and hip hop scenes became marked by their level of plurality, interaction, and convergence. He also explains how the shifting urban landscape of New York supported the cultural renaissance before gentrification.

The Walking Reading Group

Editor: Lydia Ashman, Ania Bas and Simone Mair | Reference: P3199 | ISBN: 978-1-908452-55-9

Publication documenting the work of the WRG in 2013 and 2014.

Performing Machines

Editor: Museum Tinguely | Reference: P3188 | ISBN: 978-3-9524392-9-6 | Type: Publication

Exhibition catalogue; comprises essays and a section containing documents, hitherto unpublished interviews and a gallery discussion. Exhibition: 27 January – 1 May 2017, Museum Tinguely, Basel.

October Meditation

Artist/Author: Skylar Brennan | Reference: P3176 | Type: Publication

Publication on the project conducted in October 2016. The artist made hand-sewn garments, wearing only one until the next one was made, and exploring the relationship between art and ecology.

Letters to Windsor House

Editor: Sh!t Theatre | Reference: P3175 | ISBN: 978-1786820891 | Type: Publication

A loophole in the Postal Services Act says you can open other people's mail under certain circumstances. This is that certain circumstance.

Magic Me’s Artists Residencies in Care Homes Programme report

Artist/Author: Caoimhe McAvinchey | Reference: P3141 | Type: Publication

Phase 1 report on the project which seeks to challenge ageist attitudes that, being old, residents will not wish to enjoy up-to-date work, and provides care home residents with access to top level arts experiences, even if they are physically or mentally frail.

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

Theatre and Migration

Artist/Author: Emma Cox | Reference: P3016 | ISBN: 978-1137004017 | Type: Publication

A vibrant introduction to theatre that engages with stories, conditions and experiences of migration.

01.01.CM

Reference: P2995 | ISBN: 978-87-93108-07-3 | Type: Publication

The book presents over 100 covers of The Communist Manifesto, compiled from the Museum of Ordure’s collection. The launch included a sound performance by the Curator and Acting Director of the Museum of Ordure, R Y Sirb.

Stella

Artist/Author: Neil Bartlett | Reference: P2987 | ISBN: 978-1783198368 | Type: Publication

Inspired by the true story of the strange life and lonely death of Mr. Ernest Boulton – one half of the infamous Victorian cross-dressing duo Fanny and Stella – this play is an intimate meditation on the fine art of keeping one’s nerve as the lights go out.

nerds rock: walkwalkwalk sound archive volume 1

Editor: Gail Burton, Serena Korda and Clare Qualmann | Reference: D2218 | Type: DVD

created during the residence at Camden Arts Centre, 31st August – 6th September 2006.

LABOUR

Digital Reference: EF5216 | Type: Digital File

Documentation from a live exhibition featuring eleven leading female artists from the island of Ireland, offering unprecedented access to a huge body of live performance work by some of the most radical and exciting women artists emerging from the Irish cultural context.

Curated by Chrissie Cadman, Amanda Coogan and Helena Walsh

12:53

In Place of a Show

Artist/Author: Augusto Corrieri | Reference: P2963 | ISBN: 978-1474256728 | Type: Publication

An account of Western theatre buildings in the 21st century: theatres stripped of their primary purpose, lying empty, preserved as museums, or demolished. 

Performance and the Global City

Editor: D.J. Hopkins, Kim Solga | Reference: P2955 | ISBN: 978-1137520258 | Type: Publication

The book explores what it means to create and experience urban performance – as both an aesthetic and a political practice – in the burgeoning world where cities are built by globalization and neoliberal capital.

Performance and the City

Editor: Kim Solga, Shelley Orr, D. J. Hopkins | Reference: P2954 | ISBN: 978-0230300491 | Type: Publication

Now in paperback and with a new preface by Susan Bennett, the book explores an interdisciplinary range of topics, including: theatre and urban policy development; architecture, trauma, and memory; urban performance history; site-specific performance and urban politics; sexuality and nationality in urban performance; and environmental performance theory.

Interview with Rose English about ‘Berlin’

Artist/Author: Lynn McRitchie | Reference: A0657 | Type: Article

Includes performance description. From Centerfold.

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)

Review of ‘Mounting’

Artist/Author: Lynn McRitchie | Reference: A0656 | Type: Article

From New Dance.

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)

Manual Labours: The Complaining Body

Editor: Jenny Richards and Sophie Hope | Reference: P2949 | ISBN: 978-0-9570282-4-1 | Type: Publication

Third publication for the research project exploring physical and emotional relationships to work, focused on the process, findings and analysis of an 18 month long investigation into the physical and emotional affects of complaining, receiving complaints and not being able to complain in the context of work.

Published alongside an exhibition at the Peltz Gallery (6 February – 3 March 2016).

Performance Art Faction Paper

Artist/Author: Amber Hawk Swanson | Reference: P2942 | Type: Publication

Introduction to PAF; includes contributions by Hugh O'Donnell, Kris Grey, Fabiola Paz, Victoria Gray. 

Fair Play

Artist/Author: Jen Harvie | Reference: P2878 | ISBN: 978-1137027276 | Type: Publication

What is the quality of participation in contemporary art and performance? Fair Play: Art, Performance and Neoliberalism explores this question through the work of important contemporary artists and organizations including Marcus Coates, Phil Collins, Jeremy Deller, Michael Landy, Grayson Perry, Rachel Whiteread, Lone Twin, Punchdrunk, Tate Modern and the National Theatre. 

Leigh Bowery - The Life and Times of an Icon

Artist/Author: Sue Tilley | Reference: P2868 | ISBN: 0-340-69310-X | Type: Publication

A biography and tribute to a colourful unique and larger than life character, written by his close friend.

One Morning In May - documentation

Artist/Author: Noëmi Lakmaier | Digital Reference: EF5182 | Type: Digital File

On Monday 28 May 2012, Noëmi Lakmaier undertook a slow and exhausting test of endurance – an attempt to crawl from Toynbee Studios towards ‘The Gherkin’.

Film: Hydar Dewachi. 14:39
 

Black Artists in British Art: A History since the 1950s

Artist/Author: Eddie Chambers | Reference: P2846 | ISBN: 978-1780762722 | Type: Publication

Beginning with discussions of the pioneering generation of artists such as Ronald Moody, Aubrey Williams and Frank Bowling, Chambers candidly discusses the problems and progression of several generations, including contemporary artists such as Steve McQueen, Chris Ofili and Yinka Shonibare. 

A Brief History of The Arts Catalyst

Artist/Author: Arts Catalyst | Reference: A0646 | Type: Article

Published to mark the 20th century of the Arts Catalyst, this article showcases some of the institution's landmark projects. In misc folder 5A.

Version 1

Artist/Author: Kris Canavan | Reference: P2815 | Type: Publication

A photobook of never before published images from the 2011 action 'Version 1'.

SWIM

Artist/Author: Amy Sharrocks | Digital Reference: EF5177 | Type: Digital File

One of a series of works looking at people and their relationship with water in an urban setting.

2014, HD video, 31’ 19”

Performance and Politics in the 1970s

Artist/Author: Various | Digital Reference: EF5167 | Type: Digital File

Documentation of a day of screenings, conversations and presentations which explore, recover and communicate the history of performance art in London and the UK in the 1970s. The day includes a screening of William Raban’s film 72-82 (a history of art and performance at Acme Gallery, London), followed by a panel discussion with William Raban (Professor of Film at London College of Communication), and special guests; a conversation with Hilary Westlake and David Gale (Lumiere & Son); lectures by Naseem Khan, Anne Bean, andMarcia Farquhar; with a keynote by the historian Carolyn Steedman (Emeritus Professor of History, University of Warwick).