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F U T U R E R I T U A L Film night

Digital Reference: EF5378 | Type: Digital File

Documentation of the evening which featured a screening of short films and performance documentation by artists working around ritual, performance and queer futurity.

Love on Me

Artist/Author: Jon John | Digital Reference: EF5347 | Type: Digital File

Draws strength from conversations with the performance artist Ron Athey and readings from Illness as Metaphor, by Susan Sontag.

Please note that Queen Mary University of London holds the entire archive of the late artist.

The 2 of Us

Artist/Author: Jon John | Digital Reference: EF5346 | Type: Digital File

A romantic exploration performance about love and human relationships.

Please note that Queen Mary University of London holds the entire archive of the late artist.

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge: Limited Edition Photo Biography

Editor: Mark Paytress, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge | Reference: P4005 | ISBN: 9780-992657819 | Type: Publication

Genesis has selected h/er unseen and personal photographs to illustrate h/er journey of life as continuous creativity. 

Limited edition; 352 / 1323. In glass cabinet.

In Aching Agony and Longing I Wait for You by the Spring of Thieves

Editor: Jumana Emil Abboud, Lara Khaldi | Reference: P3732 | ISBN: 978-1911164906 | Type: Publication

Marks the finissage of Abboud's solo exhibition The Horse, the Bird, the Tree and the Stone at Bildmuseet (Sweden, 21 May – 17 September 2017) and the inauguration of her solo show The pomegranate and the sleeping ghoul at Darat al Funun-The Khalid Shoman Foundation (Jordan, 10 October 2017 – 11 January 2018).
 

Performing Magic on the Western Stage: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present

Editor: Francesca Coppa, Lawrence Hass, and James Peck | Reference: P3700 | ISBN: 978-1-349-37464-9 | Type: Publication

Performing Magic on the Western Stage examines magic as a performing art and as a meaningful social practice, linking magic to cultural arenas such as religion, finance, gender, and nationality and profiling magicians from Robert-Houdin to Pen & Teller.

A.Bandit: A Secret Has Two Faces

Editor: Jane Hyun | Reference: P3686 | ISBN: 978-3791355641 | Type: Publication

The latest collaboration between Glenn Kaino and Derek DelGaudio, who work together as the conceptual performance art duo A.Bandit to make magical art. 

Cards as Weapons

Artist/Author: Ricky Jay | Digital Reference: EF5289 | ISBN: 978-0446387569 | Type: Digital File

A nationally known sleight-of-hand expert, movie actor and magician extraor dinaire, presents a stylish parody of self-defense books that demonstrates how ordinary playing cards can be used as a means of protection.

Queer Spirits

Artist/Author: AA Bronson and Peter Hobbs | Reference: P3573 | ISBN: 978-1928570141 | Type: Publication

From 2008 to 2010, AA Bronson and Peter Hobbs collaborated to convene small groups of men in various locations in a secret group ritual titled “Invocation of the Queer Spirits.” The publication explores all five performances.

An autobiography of hands: how to train in sleight of hand magic

Artist/Author: Augusto Corrieri | Reference: P3418 | Type: Publication

First-person account of an intensive process of training in sleight of hand magic, undertaken by Corrieri in his teenage years. Accompanied by a short online video, as well as illustrations from a classic book on coin magic, the text explores the configuration of the magician’s studio, the relation to the mirror, and the forms of exchange with other sleight of hand magicians.

The KLF: Chaos, Magic and the Band who Burned a Million Pounds

Artist/Author: John Higgs | Reference: P3451 | ISBN: 978-1780226552 | Type: Publication

They were the bestselling singles band in the world. They had awards, credibility, commercial success and creative freedom. Then they deleted their records, erased themselves from musical history and burnt their last million pounds in a boathouse on the Isle of Jura. And they couldn't say why. Wildly unauthorised and unlike any other music biography, THE KLF is a trawl through chaos on the trail of a beautiful, accidental mythology.

Cherotic Magic Revised

Artist/Author: Frank Moore | Reference: P2790 | ISBN: 978-1515240181 | Type: Publication

Cherotic Magic is a major attempt to introduce a powerful system of magic into our modern western everyday life, thereby explosively expanding such concepts as sex and human relationships. The clear, down-to-earth text is amplified by the non-linear trance illustrations by LaBash.

El lenguaje de los pájaros

Artist/Author: Felipe Osornio / Lechedevirgen Trimegisto | Digital Reference: EF5151 | Type: Digital File

Part of “Negación y Utopía” (“Nagation and Utopia”), the first National Festival of Performance of Mexico, 6-29 November 2013, a platform showcasing work on Mexican identity and multicultural hybrids. This documentation includes recordings of the performance, exerpts, and interviews with the artist. Spanish language.

SPILL Study Boxes Study Room Guide

Artist/Author: Aaron Wright and Lois Keidan | Reference: P2012 | Type: Publication

Study Boxes contain hand picked selections of DVDs, books and other materials from the LADA Study Room around specific themes. Installed in Festival hubs and other locations, and curated in dialogue with partners, each Study Box can hold between four to ten items and can be used by audiences for a quick browse or a day-long study. After the events the Boxes are returned to the Study Room and listed in this Guide so that users can explore these themes and materials during their visit to the LADA Study Room.

Blinded Descention

Artist/Author: Rasp Thorne | Digital Reference: EF5030 | Type: Digital File

Spill National Platform 2009

Sacred Symposium: A Make Believe World

Artist/Author: Aoife Monks, Sophie Nield, | Reference: D1524 | Type: DVD

Value is an expression of belief: if we believe that such and such a company, or bank, possesses the assets it purports to possess, then, in effect, those assets exist. The moment we stop believing, the value of the company or bank collapses, and the assets in question cease to exist.A credit crunch is what happens when people suddenly stop believing in the financial system – or when we start to wonder why we believe what we are seeing on stage. Symposium Notes

Performing Dark Arts - A Cultural History of Conjuring

Artist/Author: Michael Mangan | Reference: P1066 | ISBN: 978-1-84150-149-9 | Type: Publication