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F U T U R E R I T U A L Film night

Digital Reference: EF5378 | Type: Digital File

Documentation of the evening which featured a screening of short films and performance documentation by artists working around ritual, performance and queer futurity.

This Rose Made of Leather

Artist/Author: jamie lewis hadley | Digital Reference: EF5362 | Type: Digital File

Nine minute video of the performance.

Kira O’Reilly: Untitled (Bodies)

Editor: Harriet Curtis and Martin Hargreaves | Reference: P3415 | ISBN: 978-1-78320-832-6 | Type: Publication

The first major survey of the artist’s interdisciplinary practices. Bringing together newly commissioned and other writings by major thinkers in and beyond visual and performance studies, and extensive documentation of the artist’s work from two decades of practice, it navigates through and between performance, biotechnical practices, image-making, and writing.

Love on Me

Artist/Author: Jon John | Digital Reference: EF5347 | Type: Digital File

Draws strength from conversations with the performance artist Ron Athey and readings from Illness as Metaphor, by Susan Sontag.

Please note that Queen Mary University of London holds the entire archive of the late artist.

The 2 of Us

Artist/Author: Jon John | Digital Reference: EF5346 | Type: Digital File

A romantic exploration performance about love and human relationships.

Please note that Queen Mary University of London holds the entire archive of the late artist.

Because of Love, a film about Franko B

Artist/Author: Nathaniel Walters | Digital Reference: EF5340 | Type: Digital File

A rough cut of the first ever documentary about the life and work of Franko B. Part of LADA Screens 16.

Jennifer Doyle in conversation with Ron Athey

Digital Reference: EF5330 | Type: Digital File

A specially filmed conversation between Ron Athey and writer Jennifer Doyle. Filmed in LA for LADA Screens by Brittany Neimeth.

Part of LADA Screens 6.

Confession de Ron Athey

Artist/Author: Gabreilla Greeb | Digital Reference: EF5329 | Type: Digital File

Super 8 film was made at the Festival de l’Etrange, Vidéotheque de Paris. Produced by Homemade FIlms.

Part of LADA Screens 6.

Split Asunder: Obstetric Violence and Pain in Máiréad Delaney’s At What Point It Breaks (20170)

Artist/Author: Kate Antosik-Parsons | Digital Reference: EF5315 | Type: Digital File

Examines the embodiment of pain in Máiréad Delaney’s performance.

Part of The Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Touched Bodies: The Performative Turn in Latin American Art

Artist/Author: Mara Polgovsky Ezcurra | Reference: P4031 | ISBN: 9-781978-802025 | Type: Publication

What is the role of pleasure and pain in the politics of art?  Polgovsky Ezcurra approaches this question as she examines the flourishing of live and intermedial performance in Latin America during times of authoritarianism and its significance during transitions to democracy. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Unlimited Action: The performance of extremity in the 1970s

Artist/Author: Dominic Johnson | Reference: P3717 | ISBN: 978-1-5261-3551-3 | Type: Publication

It examines the 'performance of extremity' as practices at the limits of the histories of performance and art, in performance art's most fertile and prescient decade, the 1970s. Dominic Johnson recounts and analyses game-changing performance events by six artists: Kerry Trengove, Ulay, Genesis P-Orridge, Anne Bean, the Kipper Kids, and Stephen Cripps.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Performing Endurance: Art and Politics since 1960

Artist/Author: Lara Shalson | Reference: P3716 | ISBN: 978-1108426459 | Type: Publication

Examining a range of performances from the 1960s to the present, as well as protest actions from the lunch counter sit-ins of the US civil rights movement to protest camps in the twenty-first century, this book provides a formal account of endurance and illuminates its ethical and political significance.

David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night

Editor: David Breslin, David Kiehl | Reference: P3715 | ISBN: 978-0300221886 | Type: Publication

Comprehensively examines the life and art of David Wojnarowicz (1954-1992), who came to prominence in New York's East Village art world of the 1980s, actively embracing all media and forging an expansive range of work both fiercely political and highly personal. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Still Life Issue 3

Editor: Hamish MacPherson | Reference: P3688 | Type: Publication

Third issue of the online and printed zine about relationships and configurations in which one person is still while others are not.

Body of Art

Editor: Diane Fortenberry, Rebecca Morrill | Reference: P3694 | ISBN: 978-0714869667 | Type: Publication

The first book to explore the various ways the human body has been both an inspiration and a medium for artists over hundreds of thousands of years.

Performing Bodies in Pain: Medieval and Post-Modern Martyrs, Mystics, and Artists

Artist/Author: Marla Carlson | Reference: P3594 | ISBN: 978-0230103863 | Type: Publication

Analyzes the cultural work of spectacular suffering in late-medieval France and the twenty-first century, reading recent dramatizations of torture and performances of self-mutilating conceptual art against late-medieval saint plays.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Psychoanalyst Meets Marina Abramovic: Artist meets Jeannette Fischer

Artist/Author: Jeannette Fischer | Reference: P3596 | ISBN: 978-3858817945 | Type: Publication

A unique insight into the relationship between Abramovic's biography and artistic work.

Enduring Creation: Art, Pain, and Fortitude

Artist/Author: Nigel Spivey | Reference: P3595 | ISBN: 978-0520230224 | Type: Publication

Nigel Spivey takes on one of the greatest taboos in Western culture in this original work of cultural history: why is so much pain depicted in the art of the West? 

Franko B

Editor: Adam Young | Reference: P3572 | ISBN: 9781906470159 | Type: Publication

A new collection of images and texts depicting the artist's recent activities and project with Live Art Bistro, East Street Arts and Leeds Beckett University.

Book of Medicine

Artist/Author: Bob Flanagan | Reference: P3562 | ISBN: 9781532359057 | Type: Publication

A genuine, humorous, and powerful reflection on love, life, death, and “fighting sickness with sickness.” Edited and compiled by Sheree Rose and Rhiannon Aarons.

Disability Culture and Community Performance: Find a Strange and Twisted Shape

Artist/Author: Petra Kuppers | Reference: P3527 | ISBN: 978-1137319920 | Type: Publication

Performances in hospices and on beaches; cross-cultural myth making in Wales, New Zealand and the US; communal poetry among mental health system survivors: this book presents a senior practitioner/critic's exploration of arts-based research processes sustained over more than a decade -a subtle engagement with disability culture.

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

Survival of the Sickest -  the art of Martin O’Brien

Editor: Martin O'Brien and David MacDiarmid | Reference: P3518 | ISBN: 978-0-9935611-2-2 | Type: Publication

The first book bringing together writing and documentation on Martin O’Brien and marking ten years of his work.

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

Venice International Performance Art Week 2016 - Fragile Body - Material Body

Editor: VestAndPage | Reference: P3485 | Type: Publication

Post-event hard cover catalogue documenting the exhibition and live performances presented at the III Venice International Performance Art Week. 10-17 December 2016. 

Alexander Del Re Alexandra Katsiani Alexandros Plomaritis Alicia Radage Ana Mendieta Andrea Marcaccio Andrea Morucchio Anna Kosarewska Antonio Manuel Arrigo Lora Totino Ato Malinda Bianca Bonaldi body Bruce Nauman Bruno Camargo Casey Jenkins Cassils Charlotte Moorman Christina Georgio Coco Fusco Cristiana Zeta Rolla Cristiano Vignotto Dimitris Alithinos Douglas Quin duration endurance Erica Storer de Araujo Europe Evangelia Basdekis Franko B Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich Gabiele Longega Gim Gwang Cheol Giorgia De Santi Giovanna Fattoretto Giovanni Barbera Giovanni Fontana Giulia Mattera Guillermo Gómez-Peña gyrl grip Helen Cole hermann nitsch Irwin Italy Ivana Ranisavljević James McAllister jamie lewis hadley Janusz Bałdyga Jasmin Schaitl Jeannette Ehlers Jeff Huckleberry Jin Bells Johann Merrich John Baldessari John Cage Julius Kaiser Katerina Thomadaki Keike Twisselmann Klaus vom Bruch KörperSchafftKlang Kyrahm Leda Papaconstantìnou Linda Montano Lisa Bufano live art Luca Nava Marcel Sparmann Marcel·lí Antúnez Roca Maria Karavela Maria Klonaris María Sosa Marilyn Arsem Marina Abramovic Martin O'Brien Mauro Sambo Mike Parr Mladen Miljanović Mona Hatoum Nam June Paik Nathalie Mba Bikoro Nicola Fornoni Noé Martínez OHO Group ORLAN Otto Mühl pain Panos Charalambous Paul McCarthy Paula Heredia Preach R Sun Ria Hartley Ronald Bal Rudi Salpietra Samanta Cinquini Sara Kostić Sašo Vollmaier Sophie Calle Stefania Soskic Stelarc Suka Off Susanne Weins Thanassis Chondros Tran Luong Valeria Munoz Yoko Ono

Because of Love: Franko B’s Story

Artist/Author: Franko B | Reference: P3482 | ISBN: 978-0-9935611-5-3 | Type: Publication

Because of Love tells the story of the artist’s childhood in Italy in an orphanage and at the hands of his abusive family, his journey to London as a young man, his return to Italy many years later as an accomplished artist, and, in between, the story of his life and loves and his becoming an artist.

Marina Abramović: Cleaning the House

Editor: Johan Pijnappel | Reference: P3509 | ISBN: 978-1854903990 | Type: Publication

A monograph produced and designed in close collaboration with the artist; forms a personal scrapbook of her life and influences, ranging from Buddhism, the aboriginals of Australia and religious iconography, to Western artists such as Joseph Beuys.

Hermana

Artist/Author: Regina José Galindo | Digital Reference: EF5278 | Type: Digital File

The artist's body is spit on and punished by an indigenous Guatemalan woman.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041)

Madlove

Artist/Author: the vaccum cleaner and Hannah Hull | Digital Reference: EF5276 | Type: Digital File

A project based on the artists' experience of mental health, and their desire to find a positive space to experience mental distress… and enlightenment.

Perra

Artist/Author: Regina José Galindo | Digital Reference: EF5274 | Type: Digital File

Guatemalan artist carvs the letters P-E-R-R-A (bitch) into her thigh, the same word carved onto the many victims of her country’s feminicide crisis.

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

PASSION/Flower

Artist/Author: Ernst Fischer and Nicola Canavan | Digital Reference: EF5275 | Type: Digital File

Inspired by a ritual known as Matam, which takes place in the Shiite ceremony of Ashura, the performance transcends its origins, becoming an action that opens the body to a trance state of rhythm & ritual practice.  

Himenoplastia

Artist/Author: Regina José Galindo | Digital Reference: EF5279 | Type: Digital File

A surgery reinstates the hymen.

Le cas Pavlenski: La politique comme art

Artist/Author: Piotr Pavlenski | Reference: P3430 | ISBN: 979-1095454069 | Type: Publication

Includes interviews, dialogues and critical writing on art and politics. In French.

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

Death is Certain video version

Artist/Author: Eva Meyer-Keller | Digital Reference: EF5245 | Type: Digital File

 Thirty-six mini scenarios of torture and execution which transform the small immaculate bodies of fruit into figures that seem to increasingly identify themselves with human beings.

Death is Certain performance version

Artist/Author: Eva Meyer-Keller | Digital Reference: EF5244 | Type: Digital File

 Thirty-six mini scenarios of torture and execution which transform the small immaculate bodies of fruit into figures that seem to increasingly identify themselves with human beings.

Creating Ourselves: Works from the ISelf Collection

Editor: Emily Butler and Candy Stobbs | Reference: P3323 | ISBN: 978-0854882571 | Type: Publication

From Surrealist selfies to feminist self-portraiture, the ISelf Collection explores identity and the human condition through the central themes of birth, death, sexuality, love, pain and joy. Taking the display of the collection at Whitechapel Gallery as its springboard, this book looks generally at the question of the self in modern and contemporary art, and the ways in which artists are thinking about being and identity as an individual, in relation to others, to society and the wider world.

Walking Stumbling Limping Falling: A Conversation

Artist/Author: ​Alyson Hallett and Phil Smith | Reference: P3225 | ISBN: 978-1-911193-06-7 | Type: Publication

An email conversation between a noted poet.walker and a noted performance.walker about being temporarily prevented from walking 'normally' by illness/surgery. Their reflections cover cultural perceptions and personal values associated with walking, personal anecdotes, philosophical reflection, practices for daily-life and an alphabet of falling.

Walk Through Walls: A Memoir

Artist/Author: Marina Abramovic | Reference: P3202 | ISBN: 978-0241235645 | Type: Publication

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. 

Sanctuary Ring programme

Reference: P3191 | Type: Publication

In this durational site specific performance at St Clement’s Church, the artists create their sanctuary of sickness. This is a place for freaks, monsters and weirdos. It’s a place of pain, sacrifice and submission in order to survive and you are invited to join them. Co-presented by SPILL Festival of Performance and DaDaFest International: Skin Deep.

Performance Lab: Ron Athey at Stanford University

Artist/Author: Lisa Newman | Reference: A0687 | Type: Article

Review of Athey's Messianic Remains at the Performance studies International symposium.

Theatre and Violence

Artist/Author: Lucy Nevitt | Reference: P3006 | ISBN: 978-1137302274 | Type: Publication

Critically engaging with examples of stage combat, rape, terrorism, wrestling and historical re-enactments, Nevitt argues that studying violence through theatre can be part of a desire to create a more peaceful world. 
 

La Congelada de Uva: Performances

Artist/Author: Rocio Boliver | Digital Reference: EF5109 | Type: Digital File

Compilation of exerpts of performaces by the controversial performance artist from Mexico. 

Vienna Actionism

Editor: Eva Badura-Triska et al | Reference: P2359 | ISBN: 9783865608819 | Type: Publication

Collection of texts on Actionism in Vienna, including biographies and images.

Still Life

Artist/Author: Franko B | Reference: P0395 | ISBN: 1 901033 22 8 | Type: Publication

This item is part of the Study Room Guide On shit, piss, blood, sweat and tears by Lois Keidan (P2195)

Body Art - The South Bank Show

Artist/Author: Ron Athey, Franko B, Orlan, and Fakir Musafar | Reference: V0225 | Digital Reference: EV0225 | Type: Digital File

Тelevision documentary. This item is part of the Study Room Guide On shit, piss, blood, sweat and tears by Lois Keidan (P2195)

Sick: The life and death of Bob Flanagan, supermasochist - uncut version

Artist/Author: Kirby Dick and Bob Flanagan | Reference: D2045 | Type: DVD

Documentary about the final years of Flanagan's life; his performance, sexuality and mortality.

Franko B

Artist/Author: Franko B | Reference: P2013 | ISBN: 1901033554 | Type: Publication

Franko B' performance Work monograph with essays by Lois Keidan and Stuart Morgan, photos by Nicholas Sinclair. This item is part of the Study Room Guide On shit, piss, blood, sweat and tears by Lois Keidan (P2195)