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Luc Tuymans; Is It Safe?

Artist/Author: Luc Tuymans | Reference: P4085 | ISBN: 978-0714856032 | Type: Publication

A presentation of over 100 new works by the renowned Belgian painter.

Imaginative Bodies: Dialogues in Performance Practices

Artist/Author: Guy Cools | Editor: Lisa Marie Bowler | Reference: P4059 | ISBN: 978-9492095206 | Type: Publication

Reaffirms the central position of the body in various artistic practices through in-depth conversations with choreographers, composers, visual artists, hip hop artists, dramaturges, a light designer and a puppeteer.

Rage and Time

Artist/Author: Peter Sloterdijk | Reference: P3987 | ISBN: 978-0231145237 | Type: Publication

The preeminent posthumanist shows how the history of Western civilization can be read as a suppression and return of rage.

How Aborigines Invented the Idea of Contemporary Art: Writings on Aboriginal Contemporary Art

Editor: Ian Maclean | Reference: P3921 | ISBN: 978-0909952372 | Type: Publication

The first anthology to chronicle the global critical reception of Aboriginal Art since the early 1980s, when the art world began to understand it as contemporary art. 

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

The Religion of the Future

Artist/Author: Roberto Mangabeira Unger | Reference: P3902 | ISBN: 978-1784787301 | Type: Publication

An argument for both spiritual and political revolution, the book proposes the content of a religion that can survive faith in a transcendent God and in life after death.

Supercommunity: Diabolical Togetherness Beyond Contemporary Art

Editor: Julieta Aranda, Anton Vidokle, Brian Kuan Wood | Reference: P3749 | ISBN: 9781786633590 | Type: Publication

Invited to exhibit at the 56th Venice Biennale, e-flux journal produced a single issue over a four-month span, publishing an article a day both online and on site from Venice.

 

Friendship

Artist/Author: Johnny Golding | Reference: A0836 | ISBN: 9781474418416 | Type: Article

Article from The Edinburgh Companion to Animal Studies.  names the raw, sensuous, delicate, multi-dimensional, secret intelligence shared by sentient beings at the moment of their extended encounter.

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Heroes: Mass Murder and Suicide

Artist/Author: Franco Bifo Berardi | Reference: P3728 | ISBN: 9781781685785 | Type: Publication

What is the relationship between capitalism and mental health? Berardi embarks on an exhilarating journey through philosophy, psychoanalysis and current events, searching for the social roots of the mental malaise of our age.

The Future

Artist/Author: Marc Augé | Reference: P3727 | ISBN: 9781781685662 | Type: Publication

It is to the future that we look for redemption and progress; but it is also where we project our personal and apocalyptic anxieties. By questioning notions of certainty, truth, and totality, Augé finds ways to separate the future from our eternal, terrified present and liberates the mind to allow it to conceptualize our possible futures afresh.

Déjà Vu and the End of History

Artist/Author: Paolo Virno | Reference: P3726 | ISBN: 9781781686126 | Type: Publication

Examines the construct of memory, the passage of time, and the “end of history.” 

Psychopolitics: Neoliberalism and New Technologies of Power

Artist/Author: Byung-Chul Han | Reference: P3731 | ISBN: 9781784785772 | Type: Publication

In the course of discussing all the facets of neoliberal psychopolitics fuelling our contemporary crisis of freedom, Han elaborates an analytical framework that provides an original theory of Big Data and a lucid phenomenology of emotion.

Humankind: Solidarity with Non-Human People

Artist/Author: Timothy Morton | Reference: P3708 | ISBN: 978-1786631329 | Type: Publication

What is it that makes humans, human? As science and technology challenge the boundaries between life and non-life, between organic and inorganic, this ancient question is more timely than ever. 

Dangerous Dances

Artist/Author: Diego Agulló | Reference: P3674 | ISBN: 978-0-956956910 | Type: Publication

This text finds the intimate affinity between dance and philosophy in the concept of problem and invites the reader to perceive dance and philosophy as a form of ballistics: the art of throwing.

Prayer for the Abstract

Artist/Author: Lilach Livne | Reference: P3672 | ISBN: 978-3-947516-03-2 | Type: Publication

Resisting the control of the image, transcending from the 2-dimensional, practicing being-a-body-in-the-world.

Drycleaners of the Soul

Artist/Author: Richard Aslan | Reference: P3673 | ISBN: 978-3-947516-04-9 | Type: Publication

A practical guide for the queer ritualist. 

Beasts of Burden: Animal and Disability Liberation

Artist/Author: Sunaura Taylor | Reference: P3661 | ISBN: 978-1620971284 | Type: Publication

How much of what we understand of ourselves as “human” depends on our physical and mental abilities—how we move (or cannot move) in and interact with the world? And how much of our definition of “human” depends on its difference from “animal”?

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)
 

Antennae 10: A Decade of Art and the Non-Human 07-17

Editor: Giovanni Aloi | Reference: P3660 | ISBN: 978-9198385601 | Type: Publication

Since 2007, Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture has been the international reference point of the non-human turn in the visual arts. This volume gathers the richest interviews and the most thought-provoking essays featured over its forty installments thus far published. 

When Species Meet

Artist/Author: Donna J. Haraway | Reference: P3658 | ISBN: 978-0816650460 | Type: Publication

Contemplates the interactions of humans with many kinds of critters, especially with those called domestic.

Actors and the Art of Performance: Under Exposure

Artist/Author: Susanne Granzer | Reference: P3599 | ISBN: 978-1137596338 | Type: Publication

The author draws on her experience as both a theatre actor and a university professor whose teachings in the art of acting rely heavily on her own experience and also on her philosophical knowledge.

Mythologies

Artist/Author: Roland Barthes | Reference: P3577 | ISBN: 978-0099972204 | Type: Publication

A collection of essays exploring the myths of mass culture, 

69 Things To Do With A Dead Princess

Artist/Author: Stewart Home | Reference: P3522 | ISBN: 978-1841953533 | Type: Publication

This is where the novel has a nervous breakdown. Anna Noon is a twenty-year-old student with a taste for perverse sex involving an enigmatic older man and a ventriloquist's dummy. 

Innocence & Experience catalogue

Editor: Michael Gibbs and Claudia Koelgen | Reference: P3498 | ISBN: 9073886031 | Type: Publication

Exhibition catalogue; installation by Michael Gibbs and Claudia Koelgen. 31 May – 11 July 1992, AIR Amsterdam; 4 September – 11 October 1992, Fotografie Biennale, Rotterdam; 7 January – 13 February 1993, Zone, Newcastle.

In Dutch and English.

After Kathy Acker: A biography

Artist/Author: Chris Kraus | Reference: P3329 | ISBN: 978-0241318058 | Type: Publication

At once forensic and intimate, the biography traces the extreme discipline and literary strategies Acker used to develop her work, and the contradictions she longed to embody. 

The Renaissance of Ideology - Political Philosophy in the age of Information and Global Networks

Artist/Author: Alexander Bard, Jan Soderqvist | Reference: A0745 | Type: Article

Deals very with the struggle to form new, functioning ideologies for the emerging, digital future. Extract from the book The Global Empire.

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

Stigmata

Artist/Author: Helene Cixous | Reference: P3258 | ISBN: 978-0415345453

The essays explore the broad range of poetico-philosophical questions that have long been circulating in the Cixousian universe: the self and the other, autobiographies of writing, love's labors lost and found, sexual difference, feminism and feminine hours, the prehistory of the work of art and reading the visual arts, animal (w)rites and trans-species relations, literary theory, post-colonial theory, death and life.

The Soul at Work

Artist/Author: Franco "Bifo" Berardi | Reference: P3259 | ISBN: 978-1584350767 | Type: Publication

Key member of the Italian Autonomist movement and a close associate of Félix Guattari argues that the Marxist/Hegelian concept of alienation and the communal bonds arising from the collective experience of the workforce are under erosion in today's technological society, 

Empty Stages, Crowded Flats: Performativity as Curatorial Strategy

Editor: Florian Malzacher and Joanna Warsza | Reference: P3272 | ISBN: 978-3-89581-443-3 | Type: Publication

Investigates an array of staged situations, from choreographed exhibitions, immaterial museums, theatres of negotiation, and discursive marathons, to street carnivals and subversive public-art projects, and asks how ‘theatre-like’ strategies and techniques can in fact enable ‘reality making’ situations in art, and how, as a consequence, curating itself becomes staged, dramatised, choreographed, and composed.

Between Us: Audiences, Affect and the In-Between

Artist/Author: Joanne 'Bob' Whalley, Lee Miller | Reference: P3267 | ISBN: 978-1137584045 | Type: Publication

Introducing the idea of performance as a shared transformative experience, this engaging book will help you make sense of the performer/audience interaction in a landscape where boundaries are collapsing. 

n-1 Performance life

Artist/Author: Li-E Chen | Reference: P3209 | ISBN: 9781366057839 | Type: Publication

Documents the artist's two-year (2015-2017) experimental site-specific art project. The project involved Chen's visits to 168 locations set out as squares on a Google map of Greater London, and used the city as a stage and open space for the execution of Chen’s experiments. 

Fiction Reconstructed: Eastern Europe, Post-Socialism & the Retro-Avant-Garde

Artist/Author: Marina Grzinic | Reference: P3122 | ISBN: 978-3852661537 | Type: Publication

A radical theorization of a particular (Eastern European) position / repoliticization, this book offers a very detailed inquiry into specific Post-Socialist art and media strategies.
Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).
 

Testo Junkie : Sex, Drugs and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic

Artist/Author: Paul B. Preciado | Reference: P2956 | ISBN: 978-1558618374 | Type: Publication

Paul B. Preciado shows the ways in which the synthesis of hormones since the 1950s has fundamentally changed how gender and sexual identity formulated, and how the pharmaceutical and pornography industries are in the business of creating desire. This riveting continuation of Foucault's The History of Sexuality also includes Preciado's diaristic account of his own use of testosterone every day for one year, and its mesmerizing impact on his body as well as his imagination.

Situationist International Anthology

Editor: Ken Knabb | Reference: P2870 | ISBN: 978-0939682041 | Type: Publication

Generally recognized as the most comprehensive and accurately translated collection of situationist writings in English, this book presents a rich variety of articles, leaflets, graffiti and internal documents, ranging from early experiments in “psychogeography” to lucid analyses of the Watts riot, the Vietnam War, the Prague Spring, the Chinese Cultural Revolution and other crises and upheavals of the sixties.

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.

Heroes: Mass Murder and Suicide

Artist/Author: Franco “Bifo” Berardi | Reference: P2669 | ISBN: 9781781685785 | Type: Publication

Publication exploring the relationship between capitalism and mental health.

.. maska

Editor: Amelia Kraigher | Reference: P2657 | Type: Publication

Catalogue of the last two decades (1993-2013) of this performing arts journal. Contributions in Slovenian and English.

Visions of Excess: Selected Writings, 1927-1939

Artist/Author: Georges Bataille | Editor: Allan Stoekl | Reference: P2429 | ISBN: 9780816612833 | Type: Publication

Selected writings of French surrealist Georges Bataille.

Transfigured Night

Artist/Author: Alphonso Lingis | Editor: Adrian Heathfield Hugo Glendinning | Reference: D2137 | Type: DVD

Part of Crossovers DVD series. A conversation between Alphonso Lingis and Adrian Heathfield

No Such Thing As Rest: A Walk with Brian Massumi

Artist/Author: Brian Massumi | Editor: Hugo Glendinning Adrian Heathfield | Reference: D2136 | Type: DVD

Part of the crossovers DVD series

Pure Means: writing, photographs and an insurrection of being

Artist/Author: Yve Lomax | Reference: P2280 | ISBN: 9780955379291 | Type: Publication

Experimental text drawing fiction, philosophy and politics together.

Thinking Art – Beyond Traditional Aesthetics

Artist/Author: Various | Editor: Andrew Benjamin, Peter Osborne | Reference: P1972 | ISBN: 0-905263-29-4 | Type: Publication

Essays on philosophical and aesthetic perspectives on painting, photography, music, architecture, performance and cinema.

A Pathognomy of Performance

Artist/Author: Simon Bayly | Reference: P1946 | ISBN: 978-0230271692 | Type: Publication

Stages an encounter between performance and philosophy to investigate notions of the event, ephemerality and democracy that have perpetually marked the engagement of thought and the theatrical.

Participating in the Wrong Way?

Artist/Author: Sophie Hope | Reference: P1892 | ISBN: 978-09570282-1-0 | Type: Publication

Practice Based Research into Cultural Democracy and the Commissioning of Art to Effect Social Change.

Which Ghetto?

Artist/Author: Ine Gevers | Reference: A0480 | Type: Article

On curatorial tactics and artistic knowledge-production in normality-driven societies.

Writing Not Yet Thought: Helen Cixous in conversation with Adrian Heathfield

Artist/Author: Helene Cixous, Adrian Heathfield | Editor: Hugo Glendinning | Reference: D1667 | ISBN: 978-0-9570149-0-9 | Type: DVD

First screened at Performing Idea, October 2010, as part of the Performance Matters programme. Accompanied a transcript.