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An Apartment on Uranus

Artist/Author: Paul B. Preciado | Reference: P4104 | ISBN: 978-1-913097-07-3 | Type: Publication

Recounts Preciado’s transformation from Beatriz into Paul B., and examines other processes of political, cultural and sexual transition.

COG

Artist/Author: Colette Copeland | Digital Reference: EF5322 | Type: Digital File

ideo inspired by a Victorian female couple who were collaborative authors and lovers. Contemporaries of Robert Browning and Oscar Wilde, the two were known and published under the same name Michael Field.
2017, 9.46 minutes, 

 

Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others

Artist/Author: Sara Ahmed | Reference: P4012 | ISBN: 978-0822339144 | Type: Publication

A queer phenomenology, Ahmed contends, reveals how social relations are arranged spatially, how queerness disrupts and reorders these relations by not following the accepted paths, and how a politics of disorientation puts other objects within reach, those that might, at first glance, seem awry.

Brief Synopsis

Artist/Author: The Opera Project | Reference: D2317 | ISBN: 978-1-922007-80-3 | Type: DVD

Pulls together rich elements of music, physical space, visual arts, text and movement; contemplates violence, without relying on sensational anecdote.

Straight Sex: Rethinking the Politics of Pleasure

Artist/Author: Lynne Segal | Reference: P3635 | ISBN: 9781781687567 | Type: Publication

Examines an array of issues, including sex as a subversive activity, the “liberated orgasm,” sex advice literature, gender uncertainties, queer politics, anti-pornography campaigns and the rise of the moral right.
 

When Species Meet

Artist/Author: Donna J. Haraway | Reference: P3658 | ISBN: 978-0816650460 | Type: Publication

Contemplates the interactions of humans with many kinds of critters, especially with those called domestic.

Citadel

Artist/Author: Griffyn Gilligan | Digital Reference: EF5243 | Type: Digital File

A different world. A queer yell and lullaby. And we're all there.

Creating Ourselves: Works from the ISelf Collection

Editor: Emily Butler and Candy Stobbs | Reference: P3323 | ISBN: 978-0854882571 | Type: Publication

From Surrealist selfies to feminist self-portraiture, the ISelf Collection explores identity and the human condition through the central themes of birth, death, sexuality, love, pain and joy. Taking the display of the collection at Whitechapel Gallery as its springboard, this book looks generally at the question of the self in modern and contemporary art, and the ways in which artists are thinking about being and identity as an individual, in relation to others, to society and the wider world.

The Angelic Conversation

Artist/Author: Derek Jarman | Reference: D2292 | Type: DVD

With his painter's eye, Jarman conjured, in a beautiful palette of light, colour and texture, an evocative and radical visualisation of Shakespeare's love poems. Includes interviews, an illustrated booklet, and stills gallery.

Stigmata

Artist/Author: Helene Cixous | Reference: P3258 | ISBN: 978-0415345453

The essays explore the broad range of poetico-philosophical questions that have long been circulating in the Cixousian universe: the self and the other, autobiographies of writing, love's labors lost and found, sexual difference, feminism and feminine hours, the prehistory of the work of art and reading the visual arts, animal (w)rites and trans-species relations, literary theory, post-colonial theory, death and life.

Relationship

Artist/Author: Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst | Reference: P3219 | ISBN: 978-3791382487 | Type: Publication

Documenting a six-year relationship with photos, video stills, letters and ephemera, this book is a stunning, intimat, and wholly original visual narrative by two rising artists who put queer consciousness on the front burner.

Yayoi Kusama: Inventing the Singular

Artist/Author: Midori Yamamura | Reference: P2892 | ISBN: 978-0262029476 | Type: Publication

Yamamura eschews the usual critical fascination with Kusama's biography to consider the artist in her social and cultural milieu. By examining Kusama's art alongside that of her peers, Yamamura offers a new perspective on her career. 

Yayoi Kusama

Artist/Author: Laura Hoptman, Udo Kultermann and Yayoi Kusama | Reference: P2888 | ISBN: 978-0714839202 | Type: Publication

The first ever monograph on the astounding 40-year career of this established, deeply daring and tirelessly experimental artist, who represented Japan at the Venice Biennale in 1993. It was published to coincide with an exhibition in 2000 at the Serpentine Gallery. 

The Only Way Home Is Through the Show: Performance Work of Lois Weaver

Editor: Lois Weaver and Jen Harvie | Reference: P2847 | ISBN: 978-1-78320-534-9 | Type: Publication

The book explores Weaver's collaborative work with Split Britches and Spiderwoman as well as her solo projects, performance interventions, and work as a facilitator, teacher, and as Tammy WhyNot.

Memories That Smell Like Gasoline

Artist/Author: David Wojnarowicz | Reference: P2434 | ISBN: 9780963109507 | Type: Publication

David Wojnarowicz explores memory, the longing for love and sexuality in the specter of AIDS. Cartoons, paintings and writings.

Eroticism and Death in Theatre and Performance

Editor: Karoline Gritzner | Reference: P2426 | ISBN: 9781902806921 | Type: Publication

Exploring a range of topics, including Greek tragedy, Shakespearean theater, contemporary British plays, opera, and the theatricality of Parisian culture, this compilation provides new perspectives on the relationship between Eros and Death in a series of dramatic texts, theatrical practices, and cultural performances

Passionate Amateurs: Theatre, Communism, and Love

Artist/Author: Nicholas Ridout | Reference: P2407 | ISBN: 9780472119073 | Type: Publication

Passionate Amateurs argues that theatre in modern capitalism can help us think afresh about notions of work, time, and freedom. Its title concept is a theoretical and historical figure, someone whose work in theatre is undertaken within capitalism, but motivated by a love that desires something different.

She Got Love

Artist/Author: Ana Mendieta | Reference: P2394 | ISBN: 978-88-572-1910-3 | Type: Publication

Ana Mendieta. She Got Love gathers over 130 works by this Cuban-American artist, created between 1972 and 1985 and chosen from among the most significant in the prolific production of her brief life.

The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye

Artist/Author: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge | Editor: dir. by Marie Losier | Reference: D2062 | Type: DVD

This film chronicles the life and work of pioneering musician and performance artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, starting with Throbbing Gristle in the 1970s to the still very active cult favourite Psychic TV, and how h/er chance encounter with a dominatrix/performance artist in New York called Lady Jaye brought about a singular and enduring artistic collaboration and a brazen partnership that defied all the perceptions of love.

Performance Matters – Potentials of Performance – uneventful

Artist/Author: Annalaura Alifuoco with Fabiola Paz | Reference: D2030 | Type: DVD

British Library Sound Archive recording and documentation of Potentials of Performance events (26-27 October 2012). This third themed year of the Performance Matters project features a vibrant series of commissions exploring and exploding the dialogue as a potential format for thinking through and testing possible futures. Set in an ideal world where the labour of performance can take time and place, can be witness and witnessed, can live and let live, uneventful is a series of compositional vignettes that exist as enduring acts of love and labour ‘in the making.’

Shirt and Skin

Artist/Author: Tim Miller | Reference: P1994 | ISBN: 978155583458 | Type: Publication

A compilation of personal stories that the artist had told in his performances over the previous decade.

Communist Bigamist: Two Loves Stories

Artist/Author: Vaginal Davis and Susanne Sachsse | Reference: D1866 | Type: DVD

2 DVD documentation and soundtrack excerpts, plus postcards documenting the performance Communist Bigamist: Two Loves Stories.

Experience and Innocence

Artist/Author: John Waters | Editor: Drew Daniel | Reference: A0509 | Type: Article

Drew Daniels interviews John Waters.

Performance Art : From Futurism to the Present (Third Edition)

Artist/Author: RoseLee Goldberg | Reference: P1915 | ISBN: 978-0-500-204047 | Type: Publication

Contents: Foreword 1 Futurism 2 Russian Futurism and Constructivism 3 Dada 4 Surrealism 5 Bauhaus 6 Living Art c. 1933 to the 1970s 7 The Art of Ideas and the Media Generation 1968 to 2000 8 The First Decade of the New Century 2001 to 2010 Select Bibliography Index Sources of Illustrations

The Lost Runway Kyoto

Artist/Author: Aine Phllips | Reference: D1862 | Type: DVD

Collaboration between Áine Phillips and film-maker Rachel Davies. Large scale collaborative project commemorating lost women and girls. A week long workshop process generates a collection of sculptural costumes and culminates in a runway/catwalk performance dedicated to each lost girl represented. Supported by Culture Ireland, Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, Japan Foundation, Live Art Development Agency and British Council. Part of Louder Than Bombs – Art, Acton and Activism Project.

Solo Voices: Monologues 1987-2004

Artist/Author: Neil Bartlett | Reference: P1739 | ISBN: 1-84002-465-8 | Type: Publication

text+work

Artist/Author: Charlie Murphy | Editor: Violet McClean, Laura Fennell | Reference: P1676 | ISBN: 978-0-901196-41-5 | Type: Publication

Charlie Murphy, text+work, includes essays by Mark Segal ‘In the best possible taste’, Alistair Gentry ‘The Archive of Imaginary Interiors’, Luce Irigay ‘Towards the Sharing of an Invisible Touch’, and Leonore Tiefer ‘On Kissing’. www.textandwork.org.uk

Chasing Next Door’s Cat

Artist/Author: Victoria Pratt | Digital Reference: EF5034 | Type: Digital File

Spill National Platform 2009

Documentation Bank: Paul Granjon

Artist/Author: Paul Granjon | Digital Reference: DB0129 | Type: Digital File

Part of the ‘Documentation Bank’ Collection, an extensive range of artists’ ‘Talking Heads’, documentation of key works, and a selection of Agency projects: http://www.thisisliveart.co.uk/resources/collections/documentation-bank.

Where We Live & What We Live For

Artist/Author: Kings of England (Simon Bowes) | Digital Reference: EF5023 | Type: Digital File

Spill National Platform 2009

The Heart and the Chip

Artist/Author: Paul Granjon | Digital Reference: DB0130 | Type: Digital File

Paul Granjon, The Heart and the Chip, Reflections and experiments of the co-evolution of human and machine

Leftovers

Artist/Author: Mem Morrison | Digital Reference: DB0093 | Type: Digital File

Documentation Bank: Pete Edwards

Artist/Author: Pete Edwards | Digital Reference: DB0101 | Type: Digital File

Part of the ‘Documentation Bank’ Collection, an extensive range of artists’ ‘Talking Heads’, documentation of key works, and a selection of Agency projects: http://www.thisisliveart.co.uk/resources/collections/documentation-bank.

Documentation Bank: Mem Morrison

Artist/Author: Mem Morrison | Digital Reference: DB0094 | Type: Digital File

This film is part of the Agency’s ‘Documentation Bank’ Collection, which consists of an extensive range of artists’ ‘Talking Heads’ films, documentation of artists’ works and a selection of Agency projects: http://www.thisisliveart.co.uk/resources/collections/documentation-bank.

Documentation Bank: George Chakravarthi

Artist/Author: George Chakravarthi | Digital Reference: DB0081 | Type: Digital File

Part of the 'Documentation Bank' Collection, an extensive range of artists' 'Talking Heads', documentation of key works, and a selection of Agency projects: http://www.thisisliveart.co.uk/resources/collections/documentation-bank. This item is part of the Study Room Guide On shit, piss, blood, sweat and tears by Lois Keidan (P2195)

Talking Heads: Mem Morrison

Artist/Author: Mem Morrison | Digital Reference: DB0095 | Type: Digital File

‘Talking Heads’ are short presentations by artists to camera about their practice and approaches to making. The ‘Talking Heads’ films are part of the Agency’s ‘Documentation Bank’ Collection, which consists of an extensive range of artists’ ‘Talking Heads’ films, documentation of artists’ works and a selection of Agency projects: http://www.thisisliveart.co.uk/resources/collections/documentation-bank.

Documentation Bank: Aine Phillips

Artist/Author: Aine Phillips | Digital Reference: DB0018 | Type: Digital File

Part of the ‘Documentation Bank’ Collection, an extensive range of artists’ ‘Talking Heads’, documentation of key works, and a selection of Agency projects: http://www.thisisliveart.co.uk/resources/collections/documentation-bank.

Talking Heads: Aine Phillips

Artist/Author: Aine Phillips | Digital Reference: DB0017 | Type: Digital File

‘Talking Heads’ are short presentations by artists to camera about their practice and approaches to making. The ‘Talking Heads’ films are part of the Agency’s ‘Documentation Bank’ Collection, which consists of an extensive range of artists’ ‘Talking Heads’ films, documentation of artists’ works and a selection of Agency projects: http://www.thisisliveart.co.uk/resources/collections/documentation-bank.

How 2 Become 1 (Fresh AiR Platform Performance)

Artist/Author: Lauren Barri Holstein | Digital Reference: EF5053 | Type: Digital File

Fresh AiR Platform is an opportunity for emerging artists to introduce their work to audiences. Lauren Holstein’s How 2 Become 1 is mentored by Stacy Makishi, Queen Mary University of London. NOTE: documentation is in 3 parts, all held in folder EF5053. Files are named: EF5053_holstein_how_2_become_1_1-3.mov

meta Family

Artist/Author: Julia Bardsley | Digital Reference: EF5046 | Type: Digital File

Documentation from Queen Mary AiR Project, Julia Bardsley, Meta Family, performed at The Great Hall, People’s Palace, Mile End.