A presentation of over 100 new works by the renowned Belgian painter.
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.
The preeminent posthumanist shows how the history of Western civilization can be read as a suppression and return of rage.
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)
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
Examines the construct of memory, the passage of time, and the “end of history.”
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.
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.
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.
Resisting the control of the image, transcending from the 2-dimensional, practicing being-a-body-in-the-world.
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)
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.
Contemplates the interactions of humans with many kinds of critters, especially with those called domestic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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).
The collection explores repetition in relation to intimacy, laughter, technology, familiarity, and fear proposing a new vocabulary for understanding what is at stake in works that repeat.
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.
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 a set of reflections and annotations on the eponomous performance and exhibition project by preeminent British sculptor, Bruce McLean.
Selected writings of French surrealist Georges Bataille.
The first extensive survey of walking in contemporary art. This item is part of the Study Room Guide to Remoteness (P2600).
Engages critical dance studies, philosophy, performance studies, cultural and post-colonial studies to propose new and creative dialogues between these disciplines.
Essays on philosophical and aesthetic perspectives on painting, photography, music, architecture, performance and cinema.
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.
Practice Based Research into Cultural Democracy and the Commissioning of Art to Effect Social Change.
First screened at Performing Idea, October 2010, as part of the Performance Matters programme. Accompanied a transcript.