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State of Insecurity: Government of the Precarious

Artist/Author: Isabell Lorey | Reference: P3730 | ISBN: 9781781685969 | Type: Publication

Explores the possibilities for organization and resistance under the contemporary status quo, and anticipates the emergence of a new and disobedient self-government of the precarious.

Pink Triangles: Radical Perspectives on Gay Liberation

Editor: Pam Mitchell | Reference: P3645 | ISBN: 9781788732345 | Type: Publication

Each essay shares two fundamental premises. First, that the oppression of gays and lesbians is not an isolated case, and therefore their struggle is necessarily part of a larger movement for social liberation. And, second, that the experience of gays and lesbians uphold the basic tenets of a foundational Marxism, and that they are uniquely placed to contribute to a revitalisation of Marxist theory.

The Anti-Social Family

Artist/Author: Michèle Barrett and Mary McIntosh | Reference: P3637 | ISBN: 9781781687598 | Type: Publication

Dissects the network of household, kinship and sexual relations that constitute the family form in advanced capitalist societies to show how they reinforce conditions of inequality. 

Long Suffering: American Endurance Art as Prophetic Witness

Artist/Author: Karen Gonzalez Rice | Reference: P3230 | ISBN: 978-047205324 | Type: Publication

Links avant-garde performance practices with religious histories in the United States, setting contemporary performances of endurance art within a broader context of prophetic, religious discourse in the United States

Slap & Tickle programme

Editor: Liz Aggiss | Reference: P2970 | Type: Publication

*currently unavailable*

A dark and ribald physical commentary on cultural mores, forays and sexual taboos. Aggiss places herself centre stage in this solo performance in a vociferously moving and disorientating display of contradictions and interpretations, on girls, ladies, women, mummys, mothers, bitches and dogs, pensioners and senior citizens.

The Pursuit of the Personal in British Video Art

Artist/Author: Catherine Elwes | Reference: A0664 | ISBN: 1462-0426 | Type: Article

Found in miscellaneous article folder #6
This item is part of the ‘Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art’ Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)

Video Loupe

Editor: Catherine Elwes | Reference: P2897 | ISBN: 978-0953654109 | Type: Publication

A collection of essays by and about the videomaker and critic Catherine Elwes.

Immersive Life Practices

Editor: Daniel Tucker | Reference: P2710 | ISBN: 978-0982879849 | Type: Publication

Immersive Life Practices talks to Chicago-based artists and authors about life as an art practice and art as a life practice. The contributors explore a range of concerns, from how to be holistic, ethical, or practical; to how to balance life and work; to formal questions of how to represent a never-ending project.

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.