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Performance: Live Art, 1909 to the Present

Author: RoseLee Goldberg | Reference: P3652 | ISBN: 978-0810921818 | Type: Publication

A provocative history of live art traces the precedents of contemporary multi-media events to Bauhaus experimentalism and surveys the Futurists' manifesto-like events, the Dadaists' cabarets, and later “happenings” and “spectacles.”

Rambert’s Alston

Author: Alastair Macaulay | Reference: A0791 | Type: Article

From the special collaborative issue Rambert at the Big Top.

Performing for the Camera

Editor: Simon Baker and Fiontan Moran | Reference: P2976 | ISBN: 978-1849764001 | Type: Publication

The book examines three distinct strands of photographic practice – the documentation of performance works, how performers and photographers have worked collaboratively, and the work of photographers who have a strong performative element to their practice – as well as the construction of self-identity and playful, innovative approaches to portraiture.

On the occasion of the eponymous exhibition, February-June 2016, Tate Modern.

Radical Prototypes: Allan Kaprow and the Invention of Happenings

Author: Judith F. Rodenbeck | Reference: P2798 | ISBN: 978-0262526128 | Type: Publication

Rodenbeck offers a rigorous art historical reading of Kaprow's project and related artworks. She finds that these experiential and experimental works offered not a happy communalism but a strong and canny critique of contemporary sociality. Happenings, she argues, were far more ambivalent, negative, and even creepy than they have been portrayed, either in contemporaneous accounts or in more recent efforts to connect them to contemporary art's participatory strategies.

Starting at Zero: Black Mountain College 1933-57

Author: Various | Reference: P0714 | ISBN: 0-907738-78-8 | Type: Publication

This item is referenced in the Dreams for an Institution Guide (P2313).

Virtual Theatres

Author: Gabriella Giannachi | Reference: P0600 | ISBN: 0-415-28379-5 | Type: Publication

Happenings and Other Acts

Editor: Mariellen R Sandford | Reference: P0343 | ISBN: 0 415 09936 6 | Type: Publication

Collection of seminal essays, interviews and performance texts by and about Happenings and Fluxus artists. Includes the 1965 Happenings issue of TDR (The Drama Review) edited by Michael Kirby. This item is part of the Study Room Guide: A Bi(bli)ography of Insurrectionary Imaginati by John Jordan (P0793) and the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)

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