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World AIDS Day Screening: Reza Abdoh

Digital Reference: EF5382 | Type: Digital File

Documentation of the event which featured a screening of Theatre Visionary, a documentary about Abdoh, as well as a discussion with film’s director Adam Soch and director and academic Alyson Campbell.

Fat Activist Vernacular

Artist/Author: Charlotte Cooper | Digital Reference: EF5365 | Type: Digital File

Explores fat activist language.

How We Die is How We Live Only More So

Editor: Oreet Ashery, George Vasey | Reference: P4093 | ISBN: 978-88-6749-391-3 | Type: Publication

Exhibition publication: Misbehaving Bodies, Wellcome Collection, 29 May 2019 – 26 January 2020.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

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.

Revisiting Genisis

Digital Reference: EF5334 | Type: Digital File

Follows two nurses, both named Jackie, who create biographical slideshows for patients as a tool for reflection on posthumous digital legacies, withdrawal, friendships, cultural and social loss, and memory as identity.

Part of LADA Screens 11. The film was available online 16-29 May 2016 on the LADA Screens Channel. Includes a  compilation of episodes 1 – 7, split into two files.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Imaginative Bodies: Dialogues in Performance Practices

Artist/Author: Guy Cools | Editor: Lisa Marie Bowler | Reference: P4059 | ISBN: 978-9492095206 | Type: Publication

Reaffirms the central position of the body in various artistic practices through in-depth conversations with choreographers, composers, visual artists, hip hop artists, dramaturges, a light designer and a puppeteer.

Reza Abdoh Collection

Artist/Author: Reza Abdoh | Digital Reference: EF5312 | Type: Digital File

Includes:
1 A Medea: Requiem for a Boy, 1986 (2 files)
2 Rusty Sat on a Hill One Dawn …,1987 (2 files)
3 Eva Peron, 1987
4 King Oedipus, 1987
5 Peep Show (videos used in performances), 1988 (2 files)
6 Minamata,1989 (2 files)
7 Pasos en la Obscuridad, 1990
8 The Hip-Hop Waltz of Eurydice, 1990
9 Bogeyman, 1991
10 Train Project (un-edited video project @ L.A.T.C.), 1991
11 The Blind Owl and Making of…, 1991
12 The Law of Remains, 1992
13 Simon Boccanegra, 1992 (2 files)
14 Tight Right White, 1993
15 Quotations from a Ruined City, 1994 (2 files)
16 Memorial Service, LA and NY, 1995 (2 files)
17 Mixed Images and Projects
18 Reza Abdoh, Short Video Works
19 Interview Tapes
20 Show Tapes (videos used in performances)
21 Cast Reference Video

Reza Abdoh, Theatre Visionary

Artist/Author: Adam Soch | Digital Reference: EF5311 | Type: Digital File

An intimate portrait of the world and work of Abdoh and his company.

Cabinet Of Curiosities

Artist/Author: Mat Fraser | Digital Reference: EF5317 | Type: Digital File

A journey through the history of disability – a history lesson with a difference.

Part of The Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Theatre and Cancer

Artist/Author: Brian Lobel | Reference: P4002 | ISBN: 9781352006469 | Type: Publication

Explores representations of cancer in fictional worlds and autobiographical performances while also highlighting work that reimagines and reinvigorates the genre of ‘Cancer Performance’.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Misbehaving Bodies: Jo Spence and Oreet Ashery

Reference: P3985 | Type: Publication

Exhibition catalogue. Wellcome Collection, 30 May 2019 – 26 January 2020.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Full Surrogacy Now

Artist/Author: Sophie Lewis | Reference: P3974 | ISBN: 978-1-78663-729-1 | Type: Publication

In order to become ethically acceptable, surrogacy must change beyond recognition—but we need more surrogacy, not less!

Trans*Plant: My Disease is an Artistic Creation

Artist/Author: Quimera Rosa | Reference: P3936 | Type: Publication

Information on a new transdisciplinary project of plant / human / animal / machine hybridisation started in 2016. 

Love AIDS Riots

Artist/Author: Chris McCormack | Reference: A0848 | Type: Article

The recent surge of interest in 1980s AIDS activists, shows how art can effect real change. Looking back also reveals how narrow current definitions of healthcare are and encourages us to agitate for a more diverse future.

Part of Library of Perfmorming Rights (P3041)

Xenofeminism

Artist/Author: Helen Hester | Reference: P3759 | ISBN: 978-1509520626 | Type: Publication

Develops a three–part definition of xenofeminism grounded in the ideas of technomaterialism, anti–naturalism, and gender abolitionism. 

David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night

Editor: David Breslin, David Kiehl | Reference: P3715 | ISBN: 978-0300221886 | Type: Publication

Comprehensively examines the life and art of David Wojnarowicz (1954-1992), who came to prominence in New York's East Village art world of the 1980s, actively embracing all media and forging an expansive range of work both fiercely political and highly personal. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Residenzen im Realen publication

Artist/Author: Liz Rosenfeld and Rodrigo García Alves | Reference: P3692 | Type: Publication

Project publication. Explores possibilities of queer hospice concepts, and what they could mean for their wider surroundings. Reflections on the future correspond sharply with the spaces of their respective residency, the Diakonie, which aids people in very direct questions concerning their present situation.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

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

Artist/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)

Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science

Editor: Chiara Beccalossi | Reference: P3554 | Type: Publication

Exhibition catalogue. Locations and dates: Project Space Plus, Lincoln, UK (1 – 27 February 2018), Peltz Gallery, London, UK (10 May – 11 June 2018), Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), Spain
(4 – 28 October 2018), LABS Gallery Arte Contemporanea, Bologna, Italy (22 November – 15 December 2018)

Book of Medicine

Artist/Author: Bob Flanagan | Reference: P3562 | ISBN: 9781532359057 | Type: Publication

A genuine, humorous, and powerful reflection on love, life, death, and “fighting sickness with sickness.” Edited and compiled by Sheree Rose and Rhiannon Aarons.

A Vision of Love Revealed in Sleep programme

Reference: P3478 | Type: Publication

Programme of Neil Bartlett's performance homage to the defiant life and work of pre-Raphaelite painter Simeon Solomon.

Welcome to Biscuit Land: A Year in the Life of Touretteshero

Artist/Author: Jessica Thom | Reference: P3441 | ISBN: 978-0285641273 | Type: Publication

Meet Jess, aka Touretteshero. Jess has Tourettes Syndrome, which means that she makes sounds and movements over which she has no control. Jess swears, she's one of about 10% of people with Tourettes who do. She says biscuit a lot, about 16 times per minute (that's 6 million a year!), and then there are the sometimes life-threatening arm and leg tics…

Tender Blood

Artist/Author: Sheree Rose and Amy Kingsmill | Digital Reference: EF5272 | Type: Digital File

A union using violence as a language to express affection.

Madlove

Artist/Author: the vaccum cleaner and Hannah Hull | Digital Reference: EF5276 | Type: Digital File

A project based on the artists' experience of mental health, and their desire to find a positive space to experience mental distress… and enlightenment.

Himenoplastia

Artist/Author: Regina José Galindo | Digital Reference: EF5279 | Type: Digital File

A surgery reinstates the hymen.

Blood: Life Uncut

Artist/Author: Sabrina Mahfouz | Reference: P3416 | Type: Publication

Poetic responses to artworks in the eponymous exhibition at King's College London and Copeland Gallery.

Theatre & Disability

Artist/Author: Petra Kuppers | Reference: P3321 | ISBN: 978-1137605719 | Type: Publication

How do disabled people experience theatre, as both audience members and performers? How has the institution of theatre responded to disability over time? How can we create new spaces for performance and attend to different communities’ forms of expression?

Nipples! I have no Nipples!

Artist/Author: Pam Patterson | Reference: D2270 | Type: DVD

On brest cancer and resistance.

Part of PSI 12.

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

Pocket Theatre M documentation

Artist/Author: Zorica Jevremović | Reference: D2262 | Type: DVD

Artist biography and promotional material for Pocket Theatre M (Džepno pozorište M), founded on the premises of a psychiatric clinic.

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

Walking Stumbling Limping Falling: A Conversation

Artist/Author: ​Alyson Hallett and Phil Smith | Reference: P3225 | ISBN: 978-1-911193-06-7 | Type: Publication

An email conversation between a noted poet.walker and a noted performance.walker about being temporarily prevented from walking 'normally' by illness/surgery. Their reflections cover cultural perceptions and personal values associated with walking, personal anecdotes, philosophical reflection, practices for daily-life and an alphabet of falling.

Art AIDS America

Editor: Jonathan David Katz, Rock Hushka | Reference: P3220 | ISBN: 978-0295994949 | Type: Publication

The first comprehensive overview and reconsideration of 30 years of art made in response to the AIDS epidemic in the United States. This book foregrounds the role of HIV/AIDS in shifting the development of American art away from the cool conceptual foundations of postmodernism and toward a new, more insistently political and autobiographical voice.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Tacoma Art Museum (October 2015 – January 2016)

Ouch: Pain and Performance

Digital Reference: EF5231 | Type: Digital File

A LADA screening programme for the 2016 Venice International Performance Art Week: a collection of documentation and artists’ films looking at pain and performance.

Includes:

Marina Abramovic – On ‘Rhythm O’, 1974, 2013,  3’07” ; Ron Athey – Ron’s Story, 2001, 4’44”; Marcel.Li Antunez Roca – Epizoo, 1994, 8’29; Franko B – Don’t Leave Me This Way, 2009, 5’03”; Wafaa Bilal – On ‘Shoot An Iraqi’, 2007, 2’21”; Rocio Boliver – Times Go By and I Can’t Forget You: Between Menopause and Old Age, 2013, 4’18”; Cassils – The Powers That Be, 2016, 2’24”; Bob Flanagan – Cystic Fibrosis Song, 1990’s 1’32”; Regina Jose Galindo – Lucha, 2002, 3’37”; jamie lewis Hadley – this rose made of leather, 2012, 9’10”; Nicola Hunter & Ernst Fischer  – Passion/Flower, 2012, 4’02”; Oleg Kulik – Dog House 1996, 4’10”; Martin O’Brien – Taste of Flesh, 2015, 2’59”; Kira O’Reilly – Wet Cup, 2000, 2’29”; ORLAN – Successful Operation, 1990, 6’16”; Petr Pavlensky – Radical Artist In Court – Ukraine Today News Item,  2015, 1’57”

Reading Room companion

Editor: Anna Faherty | Reference: P2902 | ISBN: 9780957028555 | Type: Publication

Consisting of a rare and valuable collection of diverse curiosities acquired by and for Henry Wellcome with a great variety of books: a compendium of inspiring and intriguing insights from Wellcome Collection and the Wellcome Library. 

AIDS: Cultural Analysis/Cultural Activism

Editor: Douglas Crimp | Reference: P2909 | ISBN: 978-0262530798 | Type: Publication

A collection on the media and public perception and representations of AIDS. Includes essays, a portfolio of manifestos, articles, letters, and photographs from the publications of the PWA Coalition, an interview with three members of the AIDS discrimination unit of the New York City Commission on Human Rights and presentations for the independent video documentaries on AIDS, Testing the Limits and Bright Eyes.

Anatomy Live: Performance and the Operating Theatre

Editor: Maaike Bleeker | Reference: P2838 | ISBN: 978-9053565162 | Type: Publication

Anatomy Live turns the modern notions of the dissecting table on its head – using anatomical theatre as a means of obtaining a fresh perspective on representations of the body, conceptions of subjectivity, and own knowledge about science and the stage.

From Death to Death and Other Small Tales

Reference: P2185 | ISBN: 978-1-906270-57-5 | Type: Digital File

Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery of Art and D. Daskalopolous Collection.

Modern Witchcraft

Editor: Juan Bolivar | Reference: P2156 | Type: Publication

Exhibition of selected objects from the Cuming Museum collection, including the Lovett Collection of Superstitions. Modern Witchcraft is an exhibition, curated by Juan Bolivar, at the ASC gallery (London) that could also be called ancient and modern.

Compilation

Artist/Author: Deej Fabyc | Reference: V0423 | Type: Video

BALL & Other Funny Stories About Cancer

Artist/Author: Brian Lobel | Reference: P1865 | ISBN: 978-1-84943-168-2 | Type: Publication

Documenting a trilogy of Brian Lobel's monologue performances from 2001-2011 about illness and the changing body over time. See D1845, ‘Cancer Cancer Cancer…' for documentation of Brian Lobel's performances

Cancer Cancer Cancer Cancer Cancer

Artist/Author: Brian Lobel | Reference: D1845 | Type: DVD

Brian Lobel- excerpts and full stage performances of: Ball & Other Funny Stories About Cancer, Carpe Minuta Prima, Hold My Hand and We're Halfway There, Cancer and Cigarettes, Tommyknockers, Guerilla Pub Quiz, Yoga at St.Barts and Fun with Cancer Patients

Brutal Silences: A Live Art Development Agency Study Room Guide on Live Art in Ireland

Artist/Author: Ann Maria Healy, Helena Walsh | Reference: P1661 | Type: Publication

A Study Room Guide featuring selected performances from eleven artists who interrogate and interrupt the silences that exist in Ireland.

How to Live

Artist/Author: Bobby Baker | Digital Reference: DB0006 | Type: Digital File

Strawberry Girl; Deej Fabyc Some Projects 1995 - 2001

Artist/Author: Deej Fabyc | Reference: P0231 | Type: Publication

Short summaries of projects