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Steirischer Herbst Festival Programme 2016

Reference: P4214 | Type: Publication

Steirischer Herbst is an interdisciplinary festival for contemporary art. Since 1968, it has taken place annually in Graz and Styria, Austria, combining the visual arts, performance, theater, opera, music, and literature to varying degrees. This programme lists events during the 2016 edition of the festival.

Tasteless, Crude, and Politically Progressive

Artist/Author: Paul David Young | Reference: A0856 | Type: Article

On Christoph Schlingensief, solo exhibition at MoMA S1, March-August 2014.

Christoph Schlingensief: Art without Borders

Editor: Tara Forrest, Anna Teresa Scheer | Reference: P4015 | ISBN: 978-1841503196 | Type: Publication

Consisting of twelve chapters written by leading scholars in the field, and a long interview with Schlingensief himself, the book will provide the reader with the first comprehensive study of the intriguing body of work that Schlingensief has developed over the last thirty years.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Conversations with Meredith Monk

Artist/Author: Bonnie Marranca | Reference: P3954 | ISBN: 978-1555541590 | Type: Publication

Offers a richly detailed portrait of the internationally renowned composer, performer, director, and filmmaker.

Critical Theory and Performance

Editor: Janelle G. Reinelt, Joseph R. Roach | Reference: P3952 | ISBN: 978472064588 | Type: Publication

Presents a broad range of critical and theoretical methods, and applies them to contemporary and historical performance genres.  Revised and Enlarged Edition

Brief Synopsis

Artist/Author: The Opera Project | Reference: D2317 | ISBN: 978-1-922007-80-3 | Type: DVD

Pulls together rich elements of music, physical space, visual arts, text and movement; contemplates violence, without relying on sensational anecdote.


Editor: WUK | Reference: P3926 | Type: Publication

WUK publication introducing programme shown between March and June 2019. In German and English.

Sarrasine programme

Reference: P3477 | Type: Publication

Programme for the performance by Gloria. Adapted from the novel and directed by Neil Bartlett.

Tragedia Endogonidia

Artist/Author: Societas Raffaello Sanzio | Reference: D2196 | Type: DVD

Romeo Castellucci’s unique work, made ​​up of 11 episodes. Each of these is headed by a city that gives it its name. 3 DVDs and 1 audio disk with original music; booklet in English and Italian.

DVD1: #01 Cesena; #02 Avignon, #03 Berlin, #04 Bruxelles / Brussels

DVD2: #05 Bergen, #06 Paris, #07 Roma, #08 Strasbourg

DVD3: #09 London, #10 Marseille, #11 Cesena

2002-2004; total duration: 341 minutes

A Cut A Scratch A Score

Editor: Ajay Hothi and Sophia Yadong Hao | Reference: P2807 | ISBN: 978-1906832223 | Type: Publication

A a set of reflections and annotations on the eponomous performance and exhibition project by preeminent British sculptor, Bruce McLean.

The Illuminated Theatre: Studies on the Suffering of Images

Artist/Author: Joe Kelleher | Reference: P2722 | ISBN: 978-0415748278 | Type: Publication

A book about theatricality and spectatorship in the early twenty-first century. In a wide-ranging analysis that draws upon theatrical, visual and philosophical approaches, it asks how spectators and audiences negotiate the complexities and challenges of contemporary experimental performance arts.

Jan Fabre: Performing Arts / Visual Arts

Artist/Author: Jan Fabre | Reference: D2173 | ISBN: 9789054691525 | Type: DVD

A two DVD set exploring both Fabre's stage and visual art output. This item can be found in the locked glass cabinet.

Matthew Barney: River of Fundament

Artist/Author: Okwui Enwezor | Reference: P2566 | ISBN: 978-0847842582 | Type: Publication

On the occasion of a major exhibition, performance, and film premiere, this book considers Matthew Barney's epic seven-year project, an odyssey of death and its mythologies. The book also includes contributions by Jonathan Bepler, Homi K. Bhabha, Hilton Als, as well as facsimiles of the playbills produced for the related live performances.

Abstract Vaudeville – The Work of Rose English

Artist/Author: Guy Brett | Reference: P2496 | ISBN: 978 1 905464 82 1 | Type: Publication

Comprehensive monograph on artist Rose English’s 40-year career to date, including legendary site-specific performances and large-scale spectaculars.

This item is part of the ‘Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art’ Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)

La Flauta Magica

Artist/Author: Mapa Teatro | Reference: D2106 | Type: DVD

Rolf and Heidi Abderhalden of Mapa Teatro direct the Ópera de Colombia in the ‘The Magic Flute’ by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Say Yes or Die: Anne Rochat, Gilles Furtwangler, Sarah Anthony, Matthieu Gafsou

Artist/Author: Anne Rochat, Gilles Furtwangler, Sarah Anthony, Matthieu Gafsou | Reference: P2247 | ISBN: 9782970090403 | Type: Publication

photographic documentation and text

Absolute Wilson

Artist/Author: Katharina Otto-Bernstein, Robert Wilson | Reference: D2089 | Type: DVD

film about the life of Robert Wilson

The Nomi Song

Artist/Author: Klaus Nomi, Andrew Horn | Reference: D2088 | Type: DVD

film about the life of pop-opera star Klaus Nomi

Einstein on the Beach

Artist/Author: Robert Wilson, Philip Glass | Reference: D2034 | Type: DVD

An Opera in four acts for ensemble, chorus and soloists. Music & Lyrics: Philip Glass.Design & Direction: Robert Wilson. Performed by The Philip Glass Ensemble. Spoken text: Lucinda Childs, Gregory Dolbashian, Jasper McGruder, Sheryl Sutton. Recorded January-June 1993 at The Looking Glass Studios, NYC.

Seven Sonnets Of Michelangelo

Artist/Author: Neil Bartlett | Reference: D2003 | Digital Reference: eD2003 | Type: Digital File

Documentation of 1998 performance at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith. Devised and directed by Neil Bartlett. Music by Benjamin Britten. With Toby Spence (tenor).Part of the Neil Bartlett Collection. Donated to the British Library and the Live Art Development Agency Study Room from Neil Bartlett’s personal collection.

Seven Sonnets Of Michelangelo

Artist/Author: Neil Bartlett | Reference: D2004 | Digital Reference: eD2004 | Type: Digital File

Documentation of rehearsal and dress rehearsal.Part of the Neil Bartlett Collection. Donated to the British Library and the Live Art Development Agency Study Room from Neil Bartlett’s personal collection.

LOD Music Theatre – Musique Theatre

Artist/Author: LOD | Reference: D1940 | Type: DVD

LOD is a production house for music and theatre based in Belgium. This DVD includes information on their activitiesand a selection of works by artists who explore the confrontation between music and the scene.

Einstein on the Beach Programme

Artist/Author: Robert Wilson and Philip Glass | Editor: Barbican | Reference: P1872 | Type: Publication

Official programme from Einstein at the Beach performed 4-13th May 2012 at the Barbican, London. Featuring conversation with Philip Glass and Margery Arent Safir, bio of Lucinda Childs and article entitled Christopher Knowles and the Structured Logic of Play written by Lauren DiGiulio. Contains text from the show and full list of biographies.

Nou I_D

Artist/Author: Konic Thtr | Reference: D1835 | Type: DVD

An interactive electronic opera for dance and voice. In Spanish and English.

Viva Verdi

Artist/Author: Via Negativa | Reference: D1805 | Type: DVD

A story about the artist trapped in the gap between a common comprehension of work and creativity.  A performance about a performance that doesn’t exist.


Artist/Author: Mikhail Karikis | Reference: D1798 | Type: DVD

Based on a performance art opera by artist Mikhail Karikis, this film  is a poignant political allegory while being an audiovisual feast constructed around Karikis’s menacing sound, under David Bickerstaff’s direction and arresting cinematography.

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

Book of Longing

Artist/Author: Philip Glass | Reference: P1070 | Type: Publication

Based on poetry and images by Leonard Cohen. Performance libretto. Item on over/small size special publications shelf.

Viva Verdi/Would Would Not

Artist/Author: Via Negativa | Reference: D0645 | Type: DVD

The Judas Cradle and Documentary

Artist/Author: Ron Athey and Juliana Snapper | Reference: D0433 | Type: DVD

Performed at 291 Gallery London. This item is part of the Study Room Guide On shit, piss, blood, sweat and tears by Lois Keidan (P2195)