Investigates critical approaches to performance, ultimately aiming to stimulate new discussion between theorists and practitioners.
Traces the many ways in which museums have approached performance works from the 1960s onwards, considering the unique challenges of documenting live events.
Exhibition catalogue. 19 September 1999 – 3 January 2000, Wexner Centre for the Arts, The Ohio State University.
Ten transformative local arts projects come alive in this comics-illustrated training manual for youth leaders and teachers.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).
Annual DVD publication presenting contemporary video works from Australian artists. Includes a publication of essays.
Examines the activist, participatory, coauthored aesthetic experiences being created in contemporary art. In a series of fifteen conversations, artists comment on their experiences working cooperatively, joined at times by colleagues from related fields, including social policy, architecture, art history, urban planning, and new media.
Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).
Shakespeare’s classic tragedy is re-imagined by mixing and repurposing Richard Burton’s 1964 Broadway production, directed by John Gielgud.
Directed by Elizabeth LeCompte. With Scott Shepherd, Ari Fliakos, Koosil-ja, Alessandro Magania, Greg Mehrten, Daniel Pettrow, Casey Spooner and Kate Valk. Songs by Fischerspooner. 2 hours, 30 minutes
This item can be found in the locked glass cabinet.
Book published to accompany the 2004 exhibition of the same name
Artists included: Giovanni Anselmo, Keith Arnatt, John Baldessari, Joseph Beuys, Alighiero Boetti, Marinus Boezem, Stanley Brouwn, Daniel Buren, Pierpaolo Calzolari, Jan Dibbets, Gino de Dominicis, Ger van Elk, Barry Flanagan, Hamish Fulton, Gilbert and George, Michael Heizer, Wolf Knoebel, Gary Kuehn, Richard Long, Walter de Maria, Mario Merz, Dennis Oppenheim, Klaus Rinke, Ulrich Ruckriem, Reiner Ruthenbeck, Richard Serra, Robert Smithson, Keith Sonnier, Franz Erhard, Walther, Lawrence Weiner, Gilberto Zorio
Poses questions over the nature of action, identity and the self in the relationship with media forms.
Catalogue from the 'Outbound: Passages from the 90s' exhibition at Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, March 4 – May 7 2000, exploring contemporary art at the turn of the millennium
Extensive documentation of two video installation pieces by Paul McCarthy, Piccadilly Circus and Bunker Basement, with essays by Ralph Rogoff and Robert Storr
Catalogue comprising of the work of more than 65 artists, featuring a variety of media, from the exhibition 'Lateral Thinking' at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
An intellectual biography of artist and filmmaker Isaac Julien , looking at key moments in his career and discussing the influences that shaped them. Contributors: Cynthia Rose, Paul Gilroy, Kobena Mercer, B. Ruby Rich, bell hooks, Giuliana Bruno, Christine Van Assche, Laura Mulvey, Stuart Hall.
Comprehensive overview of the life and work of Bruce Nauman.
A critical exploration of both the effects and affects that the Internet has had on contemporary artistic practices. Contributors: Ed Halter, Basel Abbas, Ruanne Abou-Rhame, Sophia Al-Maria, Sam Ashby, Jeremy Bailey, Stephanie Bailey, Erika Balsom, Zach Blas, James Bridle, Jennifer Chan, Tyler Coburn, Michael Connor, Model Court, Jesse Darling, Brian Droitcour, Constant Dullaart, Gene McHugh, Omar Kholeif, Lucia Pietroiusti, Jon Rafman, James Richards, Basak Senova, Jamin Shovlim, Brad Troemel.
2012 exhibition catalogue with critical texts.
Collection of essays
Artist’s introduction to new media practice and its implicit body of performance
This manual isn’t for theatre technicians and it doesn’t aim to make you into one. What it aims to do is give you a greater understanding of how to approach, plan and execute technical set ups in order to make your artistic visions a reality.
Can techniques traditionally thought to be outside the scope of literature, such as cutting and pasting, databasing, identity ciphering, and programming, inspire the reinvention of writing? As Goldsmith shows, the Internet and digital environment present writers with new opportunities to rethink creativity, authorship, and their relationship to language.
The Unlimited festival at the Southbank Centre was the largest ever festival in the UK celebrating disabled and Deaf artists, breaking new ground both for the venue and the artists.
Bilingual festival catalogue/pamphlet featuring performances, installations, films, workshops and discussions from the 18th International City of Women festival (on ageing), Slovenia.
E:vent was established by Colm Lally as an artist-run project space in 2003. The programme, which ran from 2003 to 2011, included 120 events (performances, exhibitions, talks and screenings), with contributions from over 400 artists, curators, thinkers, talkers and provocateurs of various kinds. This publication is dedicated to the vibrant and generous community of people involved in producing this rich body of work.
Activists and journalists are using technology to get vital news out and bring about change – index looks at the key players in the fight for digital freedom.
Investigates the implications of technology on identity in embodied performance.
This item is part of the 'Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art' Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)
Exploration of technology's influence on artistic performance practices in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Brings together classic texts that help to define culture as a tool of resistance.
A printed copy of an interactive digital publication exploring a new understanding of ‘Nothing’.
Tactical Media employ the ‘tactics of the weak’ to operate on the terrain of strategic power by means of ‘any media necessary’, this notebook traces the legacies of tactical media to begin creating these hybrid cartographies
Duva, Performance: Suspension, Concert for Laptop, Performance for Restricted Spaces, Deconstructing Leticia Parente, Red Blood. Installations: Black on Black, Grotesque Sublime Mix, Portraits in Motion: the Kiss, Demolition, Study for a Self-Portrait.
‘Talking Heads’ are short presentations by artists to camera about their practice and approaches to making. The ‘Talking Heads’ films are part of the Agency’s ‘Documentation Bank’ Collection, which consists of an extensive range of artists’ ‘Talking Heads’ films, documentation of artists’ works and a selection of Agency projects: http://www.thisisliveart.co.uk/resources/collections/documentation-bank.
Contributions from Gabriella Giannachi, Duncan Rowland, Steve Benford, Jonathan Foster, Matt Adams & Alan Chamberain