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Louche #1: Beginnings and Becomings

Reference: P4075

Asking urgent questions about drag today, Louche takes a critical and constructive approach to queer performance culture: its past, present and future. Featuring contributions from over thirty artists, writers and illustrators.

One Year Performance 1981–1982 (Outdoor Piece)

Author: Tehching Hsieh | Digital Reference: EF5327

In his third one-year performance piece, from 26 September 1981 through 26 September 1982, Hsieh spent one year outside, not entering buildings or shelter of any sort, including cars, trains, airplanes, boats, or tents. 

This video was part of LADA Screens, and was available online between 12 and 26 October 2015.

Dancing in and out of Language

Author: Rachel Fensham | Reference: A0872

A consideration of 'new dance' in response to writings of Luce Irigaray.

Read My Lips publication

Reference: A0841

Publication accompanying a survey exhibition of image-making, community activism and public works produced by the seminal AIDS activist art collective Gran Fury between 1987 and 1995.

In misc. folder 7. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Workers’ Rights

Author: Molly Smith, Juno Mac | Reference: P3723 | ISBN: 978-1786633606

Do you have to think that prostitution is good to support sex worker rights? How do sex worker rights fit with feminist and anti-capitalist politics? Is criminalising clients progressive – and can the police deliver justice?
 

Kembra Pfahler: Beautalism

Author: Kathy Grayson, Kembra Pfahler | Reference: P3733 | ISBN: 978-0981577135

Cataloguing Pfahler's recent projects for the 2008 Whitney Biennial, the volume also features her most notorious body-art performances and pieces. Numerous full-bleed photographs capture the making of the Biennial artworks, the preparation for her live show, the performance itself and the aftermath.

Weight of the Earth: The Tape Journals of David Wojnarowicz

Reference: P3662 | ISBN: 9781635900170

At the height of the AIDS epidemic, Wojnarowicz began keeping audio journals, returning to a practice he'd begun in his youth. The publication presents transcripts of these tapes, documenting the artist's turbulent attempts to understand his anxieties and passions, and tracking his thoughts as they develop in real time.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Ellen Stewart Presents: Fifty Years of La MaMa Experimental Theatre

Author: Cindy Rosenthal | Reference: P3611 | ISBN: 978-0472117420

Rrelates the history of La MaMa through its performance posters, capturing the irreverence and the aesthetic of La MaMa over five decades. 

Grey Gardens

Author: Albert Maysles and David Maysles | Reference: D2298

Explores the daily lives of two aging, eccentric relatives of Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Edie Bouvier Beale and her mother, Edith, are the sole inhabitants of a Long Island estate.

Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movemen

Author: Charlotte Cooper | Reference: P3540 | ISBN: 978-1910849002

A fat activist with more than 30 years experience, lifts the lid on a previously unexplored social movement and offers a fresh perspective on one of the major problems of our times.

Music that Dances, Dances that Sing

Author: Nicholas Zurbrugg | Reference: A0808

Interview with Meredith Monk.

Critical Vehicles: Writings, Projects, Interviews

Author: Krzysztof Wodiczko | Reference: P3495 | ISBN: 978-0262731225

A collection of Wodiczko's writings on his projects.

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

Tehching Hsieh: Doing Time

Reference: P3462 | ISBN: 978-986-05-2217-4

Exhibition catalogue. Biennale Arte 2017, 57th International Art Exhibition – Viva Arte Viva. 13 May – 26 November 2017.

Real Black: Adventures In Racial Sincerity

Author: John L. Jackson Jr. | Reference: P3286 | ISBN: 978-0226390024

Drawing on more than ten years of ethnographic research in and around New York City, the book offers a kaleidoscope of subjects and stories that address how race is negotiated in today's world-including tales of book-vending numerologists, urban conspiracy theorists, corrupt police officers, mixed-race neo-Nazis, and gospel choirs forbidden to catch the Holy Ghost.

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

Walk Through Walls: A Memoir

Author: Marina Abramovic | Reference: P3202 | ISBN: 978-0241235645

This memoir spans Abramovic's five decade career, and tells a life story that is almost as exhilarating and extraordinary as her groundbreaking performance art. 

Hamlet

Author: The Wooster Group | Reference: D2237

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.

 

Heart Beat Ear Drum: A Film About Z’EV

Author: Ellen Zweig | Reference: D2229

A portrait of the artist and musician Z'EV, known for his punk era scrap metal music – how his music changed and grew and how his personal journey led him to the margins of art and the depths of heart.

Engaging Performance: Theatre as call and response

Author: Jan Cohen-Cruz | Reference: P2988 | ISBN: 978-0415472142

Engaging Performance: Theatre as Call and Response presents a combined analysis and workbook to examine “socially engaged performance.” It offers a range of key practical approaches, exercises, and principles for using performance to engage in a variety of social and artistic projects.

Performance and the Global City

Reference: P2955 | ISBN: 978-1137520258

The book explores what it means to create and experience urban performance – as both an aesthetic and a political practice – in the burgeoning world where cities are built by globalization and neoliberal capital.

Performance and the City

Reference: P2954 | ISBN: 978-0230300491

Now in paperback and with a new preface by Susan Bennett, the book explores an interdisciplinary range of topics, including: theatre and urban policy development; architecture, trauma, and memory; urban performance history; site-specific performance and urban politics; sexuality and nationality in urban performance; and environmental performance theory.

Memories That Smell Like Gasoline

Author: David Wojnarowicz | Reference: P2899 | ISBN: 978-0963109507

This volume collects four tales interspersed with ink drawings by the artist which illustrate his memoirs on gay love, memory and desire in contemporary America.

Acts of Intervention: Performance, Gay Culture, and AIDS

Author: David Roman | Reference: P2877 | ISBN: 978-0253211682

This volume examines the ways gay men have used theatre and performance to intervene in the AIDS crisis. It discusses dramatic texts and public performances–from cabarets and candlelight vigils to full-scale Broadway productions that have shaped, and been shaped by, the history of AIDS in national, regional, and local contexts.

Infinity Net: The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama

Author: Yayoi Kusama | Reference: P2863 | ISBN: 978-1849762137

This engaging autobiography tells the story of Kusama's life and extraordinary career in her own words, revealing her as a fascinating figure and maverick artist who channels her obsessive neuroses into an art that transcends cultural barriers.

Yayoi Kusama

Author: Laura Hoptman, Udo Kultermann and Yayoi Kusama | Reference: P2888 | ISBN: 978-0714839202

The first ever monograph on the astounding 40-year career of this established, deeply daring and tirelessly experimental artist, who represented Japan at the Venice Biennale in 1993. It was published to coincide with an exhibition in 2000 at the Serpentine Gallery. 

Yayoi Kusama: Inventing the Singular

Author: Midori Yamamura | Reference: P2892 | ISBN: 978-0262029476

Yamamura eschews the usual critical fascination with Kusama's biography to consider the artist in her social and cultural milieu. By examining Kusama's art alongside that of her peers, Yamamura offers a new perspective on her career. 

Spirale

Author: David Wojnarowicz | Reference: P2869 | ISBN: 978-2918034025

This volume collects four tales interspersed with ink drawings by the artist which illustrate his memoirs on gay love, memory and desire in contemporary America. In French. Translated from English by Laurence Viallet.

Black Artists in British Art: A History since the 1950s

Author: Eddie Chambers | Reference: P2846 | ISBN: 978-1780762722

Beginning with discussions of the pioneering generation of artists such as Ronald Moody, Aubrey Williams and Frank Bowling, Chambers candidly discusses the problems and progression of several generations, including contemporary artists such as Steve McQueen, Chris Ofili and Yinka Shonibare. 

One Year Performance 1981–1982

Author: Tehching Hsieh | Digital Reference: EF5176

In his third one-year performance piece, from 26 September 1981 through 26 September 1982, Hsieh spent one year outside, not entering buildings or shelter of any sort, including cars, trains, airplanes, boats, or tents.

SD Video 31’ 15 video, colour, sound

Sensible Politics: The Visual Culture of Nongovernmental Activism

Reference: P2800 | ISBN: 978-1935408246

A diverse group of contributors, from art historians, anthropologists, and political theorists to artists, filmmakers, and architects, considers the interaction of politics and the visual in such topics as the political consequences of a photograph taken by an Israeli soldier in a Palestinian house in Ramallah; AIDS activism; images of social suffering in Iran; the “forensic architecture” of claims to truth; and the “Make Poverty History” campaign. Transcending disciplines, they trace a broader image complex whereby politics is brought to visibility through the mediation of specific cultural forms that mix the legal and the visual, the hermeneutic and the technical, the political and the aesthetic.

The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination

Author: Sarah Schulman | Reference: P2665 | ISBN: 9780520264779

This publicationis a polemic, provocative account of disappearance, forgetfulness and untimely death.

Vito Acconci: Diary of a Body 1969-1973

Author: Vito Acconci | Reference: P2461 | ISBN: 978-8881584772

A comprehensive mid-career retrospective of Acconci's work

Vito Acconci: Writings, Works, Projects

Author: Gloria Moure | Reference: P2450 | ISBN: 8434308940

This monograph includes both extensive visual documentation from throughout Vito Acconci's career and a wide selection of his writings.

Riot

Author: Isaac Julien | Reference: P2445 | ISBN: 978-0870708879

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.

Rebecca Horn

Author: Rebecca Horn et al | Reference: P2447 | ISBN: 0892071117

Catalogue from the Rebecca Horn retrospective that opened at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, June 1993. Contributions include interviews and essays by Rebecca Horn, Germano Celant, Nancy Spector, Giuliana Bruno, Katherina Schmidt, Stuart Morgan, Nicholas Serota, Thomas Krens.

Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties

Author: Teresa A. Carbone, Kellie Jones et al | Reference: P2444 | ISBN: 9781580933902

How 1960s African American artists and many of their sympathetic peers addressed the struggle for racial justice in powerful works of art is examined across a pivotal decade.

In The Shadow of the American Dream: the Diaries of David Wojnarowicz

Reference: P2433 | ISBN: 9780802136718

Diaries of the artist David Wojnarowicz, capturing the emotional, sexual and political chaos of modern urban life.