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Christoph Schlingensief: Art without Borders

Reference: P4015 | ISBN: 978-1841503196

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

Author: Bonnie Marranca | Reference: P3954 | ISBN: 978-1555541590

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


Reference: P3926

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

Brief Synopsis

Author: The Opera Project | Reference: D2317 | ISBN: 978-1-922007-80-3

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

Sarrasine programme

Reference: P3477

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

Tragedia Endogonidia

Author: Societas Raffaello Sanzio | Reference: D2196

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

Reference: P2807 | ISBN: 978-1906832223

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

Author: Joe Kelleher | Reference: P2722 | ISBN: 978-0415748278

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

Author: Jan Fabre | Reference: D2173 | ISBN: 9789054691525

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

Author: Okwui Enwezor | Reference: P2566 | ISBN: 978-0847842582

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

Author: Guy Brett | Reference: P2496 | ISBN: 978 1 905464 82 1

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

Author: Mapa Teatro | Reference: D2106

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

Absolute Wilson

Author: Katharina Otto-Bernstein, Robert Wilson | Reference: D2089

film about the life of Robert Wilson

The Nomi Song

Author: Klaus Nomi, Andrew Horn | Reference: D2088

film about the life of pop-opera star Klaus Nomi

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

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

photographic documentation and text

Einstein on the Beach

Author: Robert Wilson, Philip Glass | Reference: D2034

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

Author: Neil Bartlett | Reference: D2004 | Digital Reference: eD2004

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.

Seven Sonnets Of Michelangelo

Author: Neil Bartlett | Reference: D2003 | Digital Reference: eD2003

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.

LOD Music Theatre – Musique Theatre

Author: LOD | Reference: D1940

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

Author: Robert Wilson and Philip Glass | Reference: P1872

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.


Author: Mikhail Karikis | Reference: D1798

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 Belonging

Author: Philip Glass | Reference: P1070

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

Viva Verdi/Would Would Not

Author: Via Negativa | Reference: D0645

The Judas Cradle and Documentary

Author: Ron Athey and Juliana Snapper | Reference: D0433

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)