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The Library of Performing Rights

Artist/Author: Various | Reference: P3041

The Library of Performing Rights is a unique resource containing over 250 items submitted by artists, activists and academics from around the world that examine the intersection between performance and Human Rights.

The catalogue is available here and is continuously updated.

Please note the Library is currently housed in the Study Room but is a touring Library so please contact LADA before your visit to check it is not out on the road.

Performativity and Performance

Editor: Andrew Parker and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick | Reference: P2901 | ISBN: 978-0415910552 | Type: Publication

From the age of Aristotle to the age of AIDS, writers, thinkers, performers and activists have wresteled with what “performance” is all about. At the same moment, “performativity”–a new concept in language theory–has become a ubiquitous term in literary studies. This volume grapples with the nature of these two key terms whose traces can be found everywhere: in the theatre, in the streets, in philosophy, in questions of race and gender, and in the sentences we speak.

Artwash: Big Oil and the Arts

Artist/Author: Mel Evans | Reference: P2872 | ISBN: 978-0745335889 | Type: Publication

Published on the fifth anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, Artwash is an intervention into the unsavoury role of the Big Oil company’s sponsorship of the arts in Britain.

The Illuminated Theatre: Studies on the Suffering of Images

Artist/Author: Joe Kelleher | Reference: P2722 | ISBN: 978-0415748278 | Type: Publication

A book about theatricality and spectatorship in the early twenty-first century. In a wide-ranging analysis that draws upon theatrical, visual and philosophical approaches, it asks how spectators and audiences negotiate the complexities and challenges of contemporary experimental performance arts.

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.

Tania Bruguera

Artist/Author: Lucrezia Cippitelli and Domenico Scudero | Reference: P2483 | ISBN: 9788874900510 | Type: Publication

A collection of essays on the installation and performance work of Cuban artist Tania Bruguera. Contributors: Domenico Scudero, Lucrezia Cippitelli, Irma Arestizabal, Roberto Pinto, Simonetta Lux

This is not Art : Activism and Other ‘Not-Art’

Artist/Author: Alana Jelinek | Reference: P2112 | ISBN: 978-1848858572 | Type: Publication

A retelling the history of art practice and exposing the ways in which neoliberal norms and values have seeped into every aspect of our lives.

Great Lengths: Seven Works of Marathon Theater

Artist/Author: Jonathan Kalb | Reference: P2113 | ISBN: 978-0472117956 | Type: Publication

Kalb weaves his impressive historical knowledge of theatre into detailed descriptions of marathon productions he has seen and studied.

Rabih Mroué: A BAK Critical Reader in Artists’ Practice

Editor: Maria Hlavajova, Jill Winder | Reference: P2098 | ISBN: 978-90-77288-00-9 | Type: Publication

The publication presents an array of challenging interpretations of and reflections on Mroué practice contributed by diverse group of artists, curators, art historians, and theorists.

Never Sorry

Artist/Author: Ai WeiWei | Reference: D2044 | Type: DVD

Never Sorry

Artist/Author: Ai WeiWei | Reference: D2044 | Type: DVD

Documenta X – Short Guide

Editor: Françoise Joly, Cornelia Barth, Jutta Buness, Brian Holmes. | Reference: P2029 | ISBN: 3893229388 | Type: Publication

Programme and documentation of the work presented on the 10th edition of the festival in Kassel, Germany. Includes exhibition booklet.

Shirt and Skin

Artist/Author: Tim Miller | Reference: P1994 | ISBN: 978155583458 | Type: Publication

A compilation of personal stories that the artist had told in his performances over the previous decade.

Hitch

Artist/Author: Kieran Hurley | Reference: P1965 | Type: Publication

This item is referenced in the Making Routes Study Room Guide (P1964).

Mapping the Terrain: New Genre Public Art

Editor: Suzanne Lacey | Reference: P1950 | ISBN: 978-0941920308 | Type: Publication

A critical framework for understanding and interpreting the new public art that has emerged over the last two decades. Featuring twelve essays from editor Suzanne Lacy: and eleven eminent artists, curators, and critics. Chapters titled as follows: An Unfashionable Audience, Public Constructions, Connective Aesthetics: Art After Individualism, To Search for the Good and Make It Matter, From Art-mageddon to Gringostroika: A Manifesto against Censorship, Looking Around: Where We Are, Where We Could Be, Whose Monument Where? Public Art in a Many-Cultured Society, Common Work, by Jeff Kelley, Success and Failure When Art Changes, Word of Honor, Debated Territory. This item is referenced in the Dreams for an Institution Guide (P2313).

Elmgreen & Dragset: Performances 1995-2011

Artist/Author: Various | Editor: Anita Iannacchione | Reference: P1885 | ISBN: 978-3-86335-099-4 | Type: Publication

Showcases 43 performances and live works by Danish-Norwegian artist duo, marking the first time the artists’ practice is considered in depth from a performance perspective.

Legacies of Tactical Media

Artist/Author: Eric Kluitenberg | Editor: Greet Lovink and Sabine Niederer | Reference: P1866 | ISBN: 978-90-816021-8-1 | Type: Publication

Tactical Media employ the ‘tactics of the weak’ to operate on the terrain of strategic power by means of ‘any media necessary’, this notebook traces the legacies of tactical media to begin creating these hybrid cartographies

Mounting

Artist/Author: Rose English, Jacky Lansley, and Sally Potter | Reference: P0256 | Type: Publication

A short book about the discussion between three women of being artists under patrichal capitalism. Letter from Rose English in the front.

This item is part of the 'Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art' Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)

Extravagant Bodies

Artist/Author: various, Ivana Ivkovic, Colin Barnes, Lois Keidan, Alison Lapper, Juliet Robson, Petra Kuppers, Jeremy Alliger, Vojin Peric, Jurj Krpan, Andrej J. Jug, Andreja Bartolac, Bojana Kunst, | Editor: Kontejner | Reference: D1264 | Digital Reference: ED1264 | Type: Digital File

This item is part of the Study Room Guide On Disability and New Artistic Models by Aaron Williamson (P1529)

Tupada Revolt

Reference: P1224 | Type: Publication

Programme of TAMA ’08, the Tupada Action and Media Art Fifth International Action Art Event titled TUPADA REVOLT (April 25, 28,29 2008) with international performance events, creating connections with local and foreign artists in the spirit of meaningful cultural and information exchange, and melding concepts, directions and personalities together to create an independent ground for art expressing concerns

Performing Rights

Artist/Author: Adrien Sina | Reference: A0205 | Type: Article

Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights. Notes of lecture which was delivered alongside screening (D0343). Article in misc. folder 2

Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights: Screening Programme

Artist/Author: Adrien Sina | Reference: D0343 | Type: DVD

See accompanying lecture notes (A0205)Compiled for the Long Table on Performance and Human Rights, April 2005 for PSi 12. Partnership between EEC, Queen Mary Univerity of London and the Live Art Development Agency

Series sur l’errance de 1997 a 2003

Artist/Author: ATSA | Reference: D0242 | Type: DVD

This item is part of the Study Room Guide: A Bi(bli)ography of Insurrectionary Imaginati by John Jordan (P0793)

Now & Then

Artist/Author: Ali Zaidi - motiroti | Reference: A0092 | Type: Article

feature on motiroti

Disclaimer - A Fellowship Project

Artist/Author: Carey Young | Reference: P0518 | Type: Publication

A leaflet from a 2002 exhibition featuring four legal “disclaimers” about the artwork and the gallery itself

Body Blows: Six Performances

Artist/Author: Tim Miller | Editor: Joan Larkin, David Bergman | Reference: P0295 | ISBN: 0-299-17684-3 | Type: Publication

Six of Tim Miller’s best known performances, documented, with scripts, “the sexual, spiritual, and political topography of his identity as a gay man…”

TV Swansong

Editor: Karen Guthrie and Nina Pope | Reference: P0329 | ISBN: 1-873352-58-1 | Type: Publication

8 artists participate in a cross-media project about television

Echo

Artist/Author: Wendy Kirkup | Reference: P0271 | ISBN: 1 899 377 12 3 | Type: Publication

Documentation and writings on Kirkup's collaborative project on the future and past of the medical body, from 2000

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Artist/Author: Lloyd Gibson and Mark Little | Editor: Locus + | Reference: P0268 | ISBN: 1 899 377 107 | Type: Publication

The Scottish island of Gruinard was rendered unlivable by the British government's experients in anthrax use during WW2. The two artists respond by creating a smart sculpture that responds to the climate its in. Also inside are essays and reflections on the work. This item is part of the Study Room Guide in Search of a Documentology by Marco Pustianaz (P1115)

Operations

Artist/Author: Lotty Rosenfeld | Reference: V0061 | Digital Reference: EV0061 | Type: Digital File

Documentation

Artist/Author: Lotty Rosenfeld | Reference: V0064 | Digital Reference: EV0064 | Type: Digital File