15 writers explore the experimental, interdisciplinary and radically transgressive field of contemporary live art in South Africa.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).
A collection of texts and images on the bodies of artists and writers who battled with the frustration of their own physicality and whose work reckoned with these limitations and continued beyond them.
In 1990, Myles chose Rosie from a litter on the street, and their connection instantly made an indelible impact on the writer's way of being. Over the course of sixteen years together, Myles was devoted to the pit bull and their linked quality of life.
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)
Examines the surge of queer performance produced across Ireland since the first stirrings of the Celtic Tiger in the mid-1990s, up to the passing of the Marriage Equality referendum in the Republic in 2015.
Includes: Foreign Sky, Beast of Me and Still Hear the Wound.
Catalogued with a spanned DVD.
In 2011, Brian Lobel played a brutal game of friendship maintenance: over 5 days in cafés in both London and Kuopio, Finland, Brian gave strangers one minute to decide which of his 1300 Facebook friends to keep or delete. Indluces the performance script, reflective essays, interviews and angry emails.
Gardens Speak is an interactive sound installation containing the oral histories of ten ordinary people who were buried in Syrian gardens. Each narrative has been carefully constructed with the friends and family members of the deceased to retell their stories as they themselves would have recounted it.
This book contains the narrative text of those ten oral histories in both English and spoken Arabic, as well as an an introduction by the artist, and illustrations of the audience experience in Gardens Speak.
A look at how those outside the racial and sexual mainstream negotiate majority culture—not by aligning themselves with or against exclusionary works but rather by transforming these works for their own cultural purposes. Muñoz calls this process “disidentification,” and through a study of its workings, he develops a new perspective on minority performance, survival, and activism.
Commemorative Edition of Vaccum Days to mark the state funded funeral of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher, available to download on the day of the funeral only, 17/04/2013.
British Library Sound Archive recording and documentation of Potentials of Performance events (26-27 October 2012). This third themed year of the Performance Matters project features a vibrant series of commissions exploring and exploding the dialogue as a potential format for thinking through and testing possible futures. Jungmin Song’s dialogue explores the spectacles of the death of power and repressed mourning through performative tales of the Two Koreas.
Folder containing notes on the performances: The Victim of Political Assassination, Quest for Gaia and Gbanjo… mo gbe de Performance.