Pleading in the Blood: The Art and Performances of Ron Athey presents the first critical overview of this major artist’s work. It demonstrates how Athey foresaw and precipitated the central place afforded they body and identity politics in art and critical theory in the 1990s and beyond.
An interview focused on An Extraordinary Rendition, performance created in response to the work of Goat Island. In misc. folder 7.
A short animation about the regionally extinct lion.
Part of Life Art Library at MIF 2019: Animals of Manchester; Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2019.
An intimate collection of letters, poetry and postscripts by artists and writers that seeks to connect, exchange and witness through the action, idea or form of a love letter. The book builds on a programme that took place at Bios, Athens (2015).
Explores the agency and materiality of the archival document through a collection of critical writings and original artworks,
Includes: It’s an Earthquake in My Heart: Reading Companion; The Sea & Poison: Reading Companion; North True South Free; The Lastmaker
Collects theoretical dramas written by some of the leading scholars and artists of the contemporary stage. These dialogues, prose poems, and microfictions describe imaginary performance events that explore what might be possible and impossible in the theatre.
An extensive series on Lin Hixson and Goat Island.
Boxset contains 40 DVDS documenting public events with contextualising texts. Shelved in Oversize section.
Performance Research Journal edition concerning failure. This item is part of the Study Room Guide: On Falling by Amy Sharrocks (P2249).
Catalogue which documents construction of works and relevant texts from the Atos de Falo festival in Brazil. In Portuguese and English
Goat Island A Last, A Quartet, a collection of Goat Island films (made with Lucy Cash) and reading companion including essays by David Williams ('Inter-views and the flower mind: An Exploded View of Goat Island's Films'), and Theron Schmidt ('After This, Birdsong'). It's Aching Like Birds, Dark, Daynightly They Re-School You the Bears-Polka, A Last, a Quartet, performance group, collaborative performance.
Bringing together contributors from dance, theatre, visual studies, and art history, the publication addresses the conundrum of how Live Art is positioned within history.
David Williams, Geographies of Requiredness: Notes on the Dramaturg in Collaborative Devising
Audio CD of Symposium and performances for Performing Idea.Track List:
Articles by: Patricia Benecke, Tim Etchells, Matthew Goulish, Adrian Heathfield, Judith Helmer, Hans-Thies Lehmann, Florian Malzacher, Annemarie Matzke, Andrew Quick, Anke Schleper, Gerald Siegmund, Astrid Sommer. This item is part of the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)
Performance Matters: Performing Idea – Performative Writing
8th October 3.00-7.30pm
Performance Matters: Performing Idea – Performative Writing8th October 3.00-7.30pm (not 7th as stated on disk))Toynbee StudiosWith: Hélène Cixous (on video), Matthew Goulish, Adrian Heathfield and Peggy PhelanNew forms of writing on and around contemporary art and performance have emerged in recent years, alongside the emergence of the artist as cultural critic and curator. These forms of writing often problematize the notion of critical distance, deploying creative, dialogic and autobiographical strategies to engage with the multiple affects of the artwork. To what extent may critical thinking and writing be an art form? Speakers will examine the histories, limits and possibilities of the forms of ‘performative writing’, the dynamics of the performing idea.This session on Performative Writing will also comprise a preview of Trashing Performance, the second themed year of Performance Matters, with contributions from Oreet Ashery, Mel Brimfield, Gavin Butt, Dominic Johnson and Bird La Bird.
Performance Matters: Performing Idea – Performative Writing 8th October 3.00-7.30pm (not 7th as stated on disk) Toynbee Studios.
DVD – AUDIO ONLYThis documentation has since been presented with the permission of the artist as part of the Performance Matters, Performing Idea, Performance Lecture Archive; an interactive video archive housed at the Whitechapel Gallery between 2-9 October 2010. The archive looked at examples of the performance lecture as a form of artistic and critical expression and its potential to address a broad range of cultural issues and philosophical ideas.
As the Chicago based performance group Goat Island draw twenty years of beginnings to a close, they open up a myriad of lenses for reflection on, and continuation of, their work through the website project The Last Performance [dot org].
Begins with Samuel Beckett and considers failure in performance as a hopeful strategy.
Explores contemporary approaches which have sought to renew criticism’s energies in the wake of a ‘theatrical turn’ in recent visual arts practice, and the emergence of a ‘performative’ arts writing over the past decade or so.
This item is part of the Study Room Guide: On Falling by Amy Sharrocks (P2249) and the Study Room Guide On (W)Reading Performance Writing by Rachel Lois Clapham (P1433)
Excerpts from The Sea & Poison and It’s an Earthquake in My Heart, Goat Island
Leading artists and thinkers assess the relevance of live art now, its impact within the visual arts and the broader cultural sphere.
This item is part of the Study Room Guide On shit, piss, blood, sweat and tears by Lois Keidan (P2195) and the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)
This item is part of the ‘Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art’ Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)