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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.

PLAYING UP: A Live Art Game for Kids and Adults (second edition)

Author: Sibylle Peters | Reference: P3999 | ISBN: 978-0-9935611-0-8 | Type: Publication

Second edition of the artwork exploring the potential of Live Art to bridge generations.

Performance Ritual Document

Author: Anne Marsh | Reference: P3913 | ISBN: 978-1921394973 | Type: Publication

Explores performance art through live manifestations and reiterations in photographs, film and video.

Not Reckless but Reckful

Author: Dominic Johnson | Reference: A0847 | Type: Article

Interview with Ulay.

Performing Endurance: Art and Politics since 1960

Author: Lara Shalson | Reference: P3716 | ISBN: 978-1108426459 | Type: Publication

Examining a range of performances from the 1960s to the present, as well as protest actions from the lunch counter sit-ins of the US civil rights movement to protest camps in the twenty-first century, this book provides a formal account of endurance and illuminates its ethical and political significance.

Performance in Contemporary Art

Author: Catherine Wood | Reference: P3651 | ISBN: 978-1-84976-311-0 | Type: Publication

Proposes that performance is not a genre of art separate from object making but rather an attitude that has infiltrated the entire terrain of contemporary art. 

The Raft: Art is (Not) Lonely

Editor: Jan Fabre, Joanna De Vos | Reference: P3617 | ISBN: 978-9401448611 | Type: Publication

Exhibition catalogue; 22/10/2017 – 15/04/2018. The exhibition was a follow-up of The SEA – salut d’honneur Jan Hoet (2015).

Performance Now: Live Art for 21st Century

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.

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

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)

Histories of Performance Documentation: Museum, Artistic, and Scholarly Practices

Editor: Gabriella Giannachi, Jonah Westerman | Reference: P3580 | ISBN: 978-1138184145 | Type: Publication

Traces the many ways in which museums have approached performance works from the 1960s onwards, considering the unique challenges of documenting live events.

The Triumph of Anti-Art: Conceptual and Performance Art in the Formation of Post-Modernism

Author: Thomas McEvilley | Reference: P3525 | ISBN: 978-0929701929 | Type: Publication

Guides the reader through a thicket of seemingly arcane meanings of nonrepresentational art forms, and brings clarity to the intentions and agendas of these artists, as well as to their real world contexts.

The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning

Author: Maggie Nelson | Reference: P3523 | ISBN: 978-0393343144 | Type: Publication

Questions whether or not focusing on representations of cruelty makes us cruel. In a journey through high and low culture, the visual to the verbal, and the apolitical to the political, Nelson offers a model of how one might balance strong ethical convictions with an equally strong appreciation for work that tests the limits of taste, taboo and permissibility.

To All Appearances: Ideology and Performance

Author: Herbert Blau | Reference: P3507 | ISBN: 978-0415013659 | Type: Publication

 The author's concerns – which include the social meaning of illusion and the cultural manifestation of power – take the reader from Eleanora Duse to Laurie Anderson; from the puppet theatre of Kleist to Kantor's theatre of the dead; and from the Kutiyattam temple dancers in Kerala to Womanhouse in Los Angeles.

Venice International Performance Art Week 2016 - Fragile Body - Material Body

Editor: VestAndPage | Reference: P3485 | Type: Publication

Post-event hard cover catalogue documenting the exhibition and live performances presented at the III Venice International Performance Art Week. 10-17 December 2016. 

Alexander Del Re Alexandra Katsiani Alexandros Plomaritis Alicia Radage Ana Mendieta Andrea Marcaccio Andrea Morucchio Anna Kosarewska Antonio Manuel Arrigo Lora Totino Ato Malinda Bianca Bonaldi body Bruce Nauman Bruno Camargo Casey Jenkins Cassils Charlotte Moorman Christina Georgio Coco Fusco Cristiana Zeta Rolla Cristiano Vignotto Dimitris Alithinos Douglas Quin duration endurance Erica Storer de Araujo Europe Evangelia Basdekis Franko B Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich Gabiele Longega Gim Gwang Cheol Giorgia De Santi Giovanna Fattoretto Giovanni Barbera Giovanni Fontana Giulia Mattera Guillermo Gómez-Peña gyrl grip Helen Cole hermann nitsch Irwin Italy Ivana Ranisavljević James McAllister jamie lewis hadley Janusz Bałdyga Jasmin Schaitl Jeannette Ehlers Jeff Huckleberry Jin Bells Johann Merrich John Baldessari John Cage Julius Kaiser Katerina Thomadaki Keike Twisselmann Klaus vom Bruch KörperSchafftKlang Kyrahm Leda Papaconstantìnou Linda Montano Lisa Bufano live art Luca Nava Marcel Sparmann Marcel·lí Antúnez Roca Maria Karavela Maria Klonaris María Sosa Marilyn Arsem Marina Abramovic Martin O'Brien Mauro Sambo Mike Parr Mladen Miljanović Mona Hatoum Nam June Paik Nathalie Mba Bikoro Nicola Fornoni Noé Martínez OHO Group ORLAN Otto Mühl pain Panos Charalambous Paul McCarthy Paula Heredia Preach R Sun Ria Hartley Ronald Bal Rudi Salpietra Samanta Cinquini Sara Kostić Sašo Vollmaier Sophie Calle Stefania Soskic Stelarc Suka Off Susanne Weins Thanassis Chondros Tran Luong Valeria Munoz Yoko Ono

PLAYING UP: A Live Art Game for Kids and Adults

Author: Sibylle Peters | Reference: P3274 | ISBN: 978-0-9935611-0-8 | Type: Publication

Exploring the potential of Live Art to bridge generations andrawing on key Live Art themes and seminal works, PLAYING UP takes the form of a game played by adults and kids together.

The Forest and the Field

Author: Chris Goode | Reference: P3257 | ISBN: 9781849434751 | Type: Publication

A polemical thinking-through of the whole concept of theatre as a ‘space’, and a politically motivated exploration of how, and where, that theatrical space meets the real world that surrounds and suffuses it.

PLAYING UP: A Live Art Game for Kids and Adults (German)

Author: Sibylle Peters | Reference: P3275 | ISBN: 978-3-000566196 | Type: Publication

Exploring the potential of Live Art to bridge generations andrawing on key Live Art themes and seminal works, PLAYING UP takes the form of a game played by adults and kids together. In German.

WALKING WOMEN: A Study Room Guide on women using walking in their practice

Author: Amy Sharrocks and Clare Qualmann | Reference: P3223 | Type: Publication

Recording a series of events held in London and Edinburgh in July and August 2016 celebrating the work of women using walking in their practice.

How Do You Write a Risk Assessment for Lips of Thomas?

Author: Matthew Cornford | Editor: Ric Allsopp and Michael Hiltbrunner | Reference: A0734

Art students who experiment, think differently and take risks are often praised for their efforts. But what happens when students become interested in developing performance-based work involving risk of injury and physical pain?

Ulay: Life-sized

Editor: Matthias Ulrich | Reference: P3194 | ISBN: 978-3-95905-111-8 | Type: Publication

Catalogue of the first-ever major overview of the works of the artist; includes photographs, performance art pieces, and works that Ulay has kept private for years and which are now being made public for the first time. Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 13, October 2016 to 8, January 2017. In German and English.

Performative monuments: The rematerialisation of public art

Author: Mechtild Widrich | Reference: P3138 | ISBN: 978-0719095917 | Type: Publication

How did performance artists of the '60s and '70s, famous for their opposition both to lasting art and the political establishment, become the foremost monument builders of the '80s, '90s and today? This book argues that the centrality of performance to monuments and indeed public art in general rests not on its ephemerality or anti-authoritarian rhetoric, but on its power to build interpersonal bonds both personal and social.

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).

art is (speaking portraits)

Editor: George Quasha | Reference: P3085 | ISBN: 978-1555541620 | Type: Publication

The volume is drawn from the ongoing video work art is/poetry is/music is (Speaking Portraits), which features over 1000 artists–painters, poets, musicians, dancers, actors, video-/filmmakers–in eleven countries saying what art is. art is offers an intimate view of seventy of those engaged in art as performance.

Theatre and Museums

Author: Susan Bennett | Reference: P3003 | ISBN: 978-0230580206 | Type: Publication

Bennett looks at the collaborative processes that intertwine these two cultural practices. She argues that discourses of performance studies can open up new avenues of inquiry about the production and reception of the museum experience and its place in contemporary culture. 

So Much Wasted: Hunger, Performance, and the Morbidity of Resistance

Author: Patrick Anderson | Reference: P2981 | ISBN: 978-0822348283 | Type: Publication

Anderson analyzes self-starvation as a significant mode of staging political arguments across the institutional domains of the clinic, the gallery, and the prison. 

Performance

Author: Diana Taylor | Reference: P2913 | ISBN: 978-0822359975 | Type: Publication

In this invitation to reflect on the power of performance, Diana Taylor explores many of the 'performance' uses and iterations: artistic, economic, sexual, political, and technological performance; the performance of everyday life; and the gendered, sexed, and racialized performance of bodies. Images and texts interact to show how performance is at once a creative act, a means to comprehend power, a method of transmitting memory and identity, and a way of understanding the world.

Cleaning the House

Author: MARINA ABRAMOVIC | Reference: P2711 | ISBN: 978-84-690-3535-1 | Type: Publication

Documentation of the work shown within the framework of the workshops “Cleaning the House Project ” from Marina Abramovic at the NMAC Foundation in summer 2004. All the performances took place on Saturday the 19th of June in the forest which plays host to the NMAC Foundation's sculpture trail. Text in Spanish and English.

Ephemerality Capture and Kin

Author: Keith Gallasch | Reference: A0622 | Type: Article

Review of the exhibition Performance Now, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Art Museum, 6 Dec 2014-1 March 2015, Brisbane.

Endurance

Author: Various | Reference: P2680 | Type: Publication

Endurance was a three-day programme of screenings, performances and exhibition exploring the physical and mental limits of human experience (24 April – 26 June 2008 at VIVID, Birmingham). This forder includes flyers, programme and booklet with programme notes and texts by Tracey Warr, Kay Winwood, Deborah Kermode.

Tempting Failure Study Boxes Study Room Guide

Author: Aaron Wright and Lois Keidan | Reference: P2612 | 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.

No Innocent Bystanders Performance Art and Audience

Author: Frazer Ward | Reference: P2544 | ISBN: 978-1611683356 | Type: Publication

*currently unavailable*

This publication explores the ethical challenges with which performance art confronts its viewers speak to the reimagining of the audience.

After the Revolution: Women Who Transformed Contemporary Art – Revised and Expanded Edition

Author: Eleanor Heartney et al. | Reference: P2497 | ISBN: 978-3-7913-4755-4 | Type: Publication

This book examines the rise of women artists in the late 20th century, viewed through the work of 12 key figures.

Ulay: The First Act

Author: Thomas McEvilley | Reference: P2476 | Type: Publication

Extended interview with Ulay by Thomas McEvilley

The Ethics of Art: Ecological Turns in the Performing Arts

Editor: Guy Cools and Pascal Gielen | Reference: P2466 | ISBN: 978-9078088875 | Type: Publication

Attempts to describe how artistic imagination can produce new situations, based on the potentials of the singular 'body' within its environment.