An occasional publication that aims to collate and investigate ideas around place, or more specifically: “indeterminate geographies”. In the second issue, the topic is ‘suburb’.
An important addition to the current body of scholarly material on contemporary performance and theatre; it provides both a detailed focus on a number of important performance works as well as developing a framework for the interpretation of contemporary performance.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).
A revision of Lone Twin’s On Everest.
Takes the road less travelled to discover Britain's most astonishing and unexpected theatres.
The first of its kind in English, this book is more than a city guide to Hong Kong through the medium of film; it is a unique exploration of the relationship between location and place and genre innovations in Hong Kong cinema.
Speculates on the possibility and implications of selling back the remains of the British Empire in London today. Based on a public installation in London in the fall of 2016, the book catalogues and develops the installation’s critical program of discussions, performances, dinners, installations, and screenings hosted at 91-93 Baker Street.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).
A visual crossword puzzle, a treasure hunt where the riches are road names, a story emerging from the page: and the chance to win up to £10,000!
Develops and encourages you to inhabit — through narratives or spatialized experiences — Deep Maps of places you want to understand in a robust, inclusive, and expansive ways, which is not possible with traditional mapping.
Catalogue of an exhibition of artwork commissioned for particularly notable and challenging sites throughout Britain & Northern Ireland.
The essays in Women, the Arts and Globalization demonstrate that women in the arts are rarely positioned at the centre of the art market, and the movement of women globally (as travelers or migrants, empowered artists/scholars or exiled practitioners), rarely corresponds with the dominant models of global exchange. Rather, contemporary women’s art practices provide a fascinating instance of women’s eccentric experiences of the myriad effects of globalization.
A polemical thinking-through of the whole concept of theatre as a ‘space’, and a politically motivated exploration of how, and where, that theatrical space meets the real world that surrounds and suffuses it.
Starting with the questions: Does it Work? and How Can We Know? this article explores the effect and affect, or affect, of activist art.
Generally taking place in front of closed curtains during set changes between acts, the entr’acte delivers a fleeting new purpose and event to the otherwise sometimes inert space between stage and pit. This collection employs the entr’acte as a model for conceptualizing emerging formations of publics and of public space.
Documentation from the fourth edition of the performance art festival, held in Herdla, Norway. The artists gathered for a week having the opportunity to work within the environment of the site, before presenting their work on 30th August 2014.
In Norwegian and English.
In the summer of 2006, the two artists travelled across the Pennine Way creating a choreographic pathway – a shared journey and celebration of walking as dance and dancer as traveller.
This publication sets out to make Mendieta's figure more public in order to secure her rightful place in the chronicle of contemporary art.
This book explores the relationship between place and forms of thought and creative activity, relating Outlandia, an off-grid artists’ fieldstation, and the artists there, to the tradition of generative thinking and making structures that have included Goethe’s Gartenhaus in Weimar, Henry Thoreau's cabin at Walden Pond and Dylan Thomas’s writing shack in Laugharne.
This publication contains a selection of bottles from the first year of Amy Sharrocks’ Museum of Water project, with a foreword by the artist.
This book explores the hedgerow from many different angles, through many different art-forms and with many different collaborators. Includes writing by Lucy Cash, Maddy Costa, Mary Paterson, Rajni Shah, Sue Palmer. Illustrations by Mel Sheppard. Pocket-size book in large folder.
An international survey that brings together 40 of the most influential approaches to art in public.
Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).
Special issue on theatre and the public space. Bilingual edition in French and English.
Documents from the performances “A Greaât Stitheram” in the Greyfriars, Lincoln, and “Change in Energy = the Work” at Arnolfini.
A wide-ranging collection of inventive maps. This item is part of the Study Room Guide to Remoteness (P2600).
A selection of of non-fictional works delving into the philosophical exploration of ordinary spaces. This item is part of the Study Room Guide to Remoteness (P2600).
Publication documenting a series of ambitious large-scale public artworks by the environmental arts organisation NVA. This item is part of the Study Room Guide to Remoteness (P2600).
This book is an account of Allenheads Contemporary Arts (ACA)’s development through a programme of residencies, projects, exhibitions and events that accompany relations with community and environment. This item is part of the Study Room Guide to Remoteness (P2600).
In this book, Doreen Massey makes an impassioned argument for revitalising our imagination of space. This item is part of the Study Room Guide to Remoteness (P2600).
An indepth analysis of the work of three significant African diaspora artists – David Hammons, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons and Pamela Z – with essays examining site specific installations and peformances concieved by these artists for Dak'Art 2004, the Biennale of Contemporary African Art
Richard Ashrowan considers the geopoetics of the Anglo/Scots borderline, travelling to several points on the border and beginning a meditation into the meanings that might be revealed within its landscape
A collection of critical essays and artist reflections considering some of the richest and most important developments to take place in contemporary Irish theatre and performance.
Nothing In My Pockets is a sound diary, concieved for the Atelier de Creation Radiophonique de France Culture, kept between July and October 2003. An intimate journey into the artist's personal universe. 2 CD's are presented with previously unpublished visual and text documentation.
‘Performing Site-Specific Theatre turns a critical eye to the form of site-specific theatre, investigating the nature of the relationship between ‘site’ and ‘performance’. Contributors: Joanne Thompkins, Anna Birch, Michael McKinnie, Susan Bennett, Julie Sanders, Jane Collins, John Webster, Mike Pearson, Kathleen Irwin, Susan Haedicke, Lesley Ferris, Louise Owen, Keren Zaiontz, Bruce Barton, Richard Windeyer, Helen Iball, Sophie Nield
This booklet tells the story of just one building in the vast metropolis of London – 60 Farringdon Road. Neither particularly distinguished nor particularly old, the building’s past – and that of the immediate neighbourhood of Clerkenwell – illustrates the ebb and flow of city life and commerce, the arriving technologies, fortunes and fashions.
Documentary film telling the story of the 2009 journey Heave. This item is referenced in the Making Routes Study Room Guide (P1964).
A collection of newly commissioned texts that explore the moving image in relation to performance.
From 31st March-28th April 2007 the top floor of Clarke Tower opened its doors to the public in the form of a unique short stay hotel.
Being Seen Being Heard, Symposium at Sacred: Keeping the Faith, festival at Chelsea Theatre, London, 24-28 November 2011.
This item is part of the Study Room Guide to Remoteness (P2600).
This performance is centred around a series of re-enacted performances based on the works of the late American artist Stuart Sherman (1945 – 2001), a seminal though underexposed figure in the history of performance art.
Examines the relationship between an ethics of performance, a politics of place and a poetics of the urban environment.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).
Part of “Sacred”, a season of contemporary performance at the Chelsea Theatre, London, 21 October – 22 November 2009. In collaboration with brut, Vienna. No. 9 of 26. For the complete series see REF. D1396-D1421.
Video documentation of NRLA (National Review of Live Art) 2008.