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David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night

Editor: David Breslin, David Kiehl | Reference: P3715 | ISBN: 978-0300221886 | Type: Publication

Comprehensively examines the life and art of David Wojnarowicz (1954-1992), who came to prominence in New York’s East Village art world of the 1980s, actively embracing all media and forging an expansive range of work both fiercely political and highly personal.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

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.

John Waters: Indecent Exposure

Editor: Kristen Hileman | Reference: P3714 | ISBN: 978-0520300477 | Type: Publication

Published in association with the Baltimore Museum of Art. Exhibition catalogue. Exhibition dates / The Baltimore Museum of Art: October 7, 2018-January 6, 2019 Wexner Center for the Arts: February 2-April 28, 2019

The Exform

Artist/Author: Nicolas Bourriaud | Reference: P3729 | ISBN: 9781784783808 | Type: Publication

Tackles the excluded, the disposable and the nature of waste by looking to the future of art—the exform.

Queer Lovers and Hateful Others: Regenerating Violent Times and Places

Artist/Author: Jin Haritaworn | Reference: P3720 | ISBN: 978-0745330617 | Type: Publication

Berlin is once more capital of queer arts and tourism. Queerness is more visible today than it has been for decades, but at what cost? This book argues that queer subjects have become a lovely sight only through being cast in the shadow of the new folk devil, the ‘homophobic migrant’ who is rendered by society as hateful, homophobic and disposable.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Unheard Voices: Sounds of MID

Editor: Music In Detention | Reference: D2307 | Type: DVD

A collection of music and words created in MiD workshops.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives

Artist/Author: Judith Halberstam | Reference: P3719 | ISBN: 978-0814735855 | Type: Publication

Examines the significance of the transgender body and presents a series of case studies focused on the meanings of masculinity in its dominant and alternative forms – especially female and trans-masculinities as they exist within subcultures, and are appropriated within mainstream culture.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

A.Bandit: A Secret Has Two Faces

Editor: Jane Hyun | Reference: P3686 | ISBN: 978-3791355641 | Type: Publication

The latest collaboration between Glenn Kaino and Derek DelGaudio, who work together as the conceptual performance art duo A.Bandit to make magical art. 

Bi-Curious George and Other Side Kicks

Artist/Author: Lucy Hutson | Reference: D2300 | Type: DVD

Peformance video: The Yard Theatre, London, January 2018 (1hr)

For a digital copy see EF5286.

3 cartoons

Artist/Author: Lucy Hutson | Reference: D2302 | Type: DVD

For a digital copy see EF5286.

The Day of the Duck

Artist/Author: Helen Stratford & Lawrence Bradby | Reference: P3683 | ISBN: 9780993337338 | Type: Publication

Explores Englishness, pseudo public space and what it is to be considered an unwelcome migratory visitor in contemporary Britain through the eyes of a particularly pesky Muscovy duck.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Performance Histories from East Asia 1960s–90s: An IAPA Reader

Editor: Victor Wang | Reference: P3678 | Type: Publication

Brings together a variety of essays, photographs and archival materials and on the history of early performance art in East Asia. The publication will include texts by  An invaluable new research tool, the publication is available free at events and online.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Blood Counts

Digital Reference: EF5288 | Type: Digital File

A programme of events exploring blood in performance for BLOOD: Life Uncut, a season of work for the new Science Gallery, London. Includes:

Janez Janša: Ron’s Story (5 minutes, 2001)

Ernst Fischer and Nicola Hunter: Passion/Flower (2012, 4 minutes)

Regina Jose Galindo: Who Can Erase the Traces (2003, 2 minutes),  La
Sangre del Cerdo (2016, 8 minutes)

Franko B: I Miss You! (2003, 2 minutes)

Marisa Carnesky: Dr Carnesky’s Incredible Bleeding Woman (2016, 3 minutes)

jamie lewis hadley: this rose made of leather (2012, 10 minutes)

Kira O’Reilly: Wet Cup (2000, 3 minutes)

Martin O’Brien: If It Were The Apocalypse I’d Eat You To Stay Alive (2015, 8 minutes)

La Ribot: Another Bloody Mary (2000, 10 minutes)

Rocío Boliver: Times Go By and I Can’t Forget You: Between Menopause and Old Age (2013, 4 minutes)

Britney Spears Custody Battle Vs. Zeus in Swan Rape Shocker

Artist/Author: Lucy Hutson | Reference: D2301 | Type: DVD

Performance video: The Marlborough Pub and Theatre, Brighton, 2015 (42mins)

For a digital copy see EF5286.

Everything Seemed Possible: Art in the 1970s

Artist/Author: Richard Cork | Reference: P3665 | ISBN: 978-0300095081 | Type: Publication

A selection of articles from the seventies, eighties, nineties, and the year 2000. The result is a fascinating chronicle and invaluable record of a turbulent period that gives an overview and survey of British art and its reception over the past thirty years which is wholly unprecedented in its scope.

If They Come in the Morning… - Voices of Resistance

Editor: Angela Y. Davis | Reference: P3640 | ISBN: 9781784787691 | Type: Publication

An account of Angela Davis’s incarceration and the struggles surrounding it, but also perhaps the most comprehensive and thorough analysis of the prison system of the United State.

Darkwater: Voices from Within the Veil

Artist/Author: W.E.B. Du Bois | Reference: P3639 | ISBN: 9781784787752 | Type: Publication

Explicitly addresses significant issues, such as the oppression of women and Eurocentric standards of beauty, the historical rise of the idea of whiteness, and the abridgement of democracy along race, class, and gender lines.

TO YOU TO YOU TO YOU: Love Letters to a (Post)Europe

Editor: Lisa Alexander | Reference: P3669 | ISBN: 978-1-9164243-2-6 | Type: Publication

An intimate collection of letters, poetry and postscripts by artists and writers that seeks to connect, exchange and witness through the action, idea or form of a love letter. The book builds on a programme that took place at Bios, Athens (2015).

Afterglow: A Dog Memoir

Artist/Author: Eileen Myles | Reference: P3663 | ISBN: 978-1611855142 | Type: Publication

In 1990, Myles chose Rosie from a litter on the street, and their connection instantly made an indelible impact on the writer's way of being. Over the course of sixteen years together, Myles was devoted to the pit bull and their linked quality of life.

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.

Homosexuality: Power and Politics

Editor: The Gay Left Collective | Reference: P3644 | ISBN: 9781788732406 | Type: Publication

After the leading organisations of radical sexual politics imploded or dissolved, the Gay Left Collective formed a research group to make sense of the changing terrain of sexuality and politics. Its goal was to formulate a rigorous Marxist analysis of sexual oppression, while linking the struggle against homophobia with a wider array of struggles, all under the banner of socialism.

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.

Come Together: The Years of Gay Liberation 1970-73

Editor: Aubrey Walter | Reference: P3643 | ISBN: 9781788732376 | Type: Publication

Tells the incredible story of the emerging radicalism of the Gay Liberation Front, providing a vivid history of the movement, as well as the new ideas and practices it gave rise to across the United Kingdom.

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)

Woman’s Estate

Artist/Author: Juliet Mitchell | Reference: P3636 | ISBN: 9781781687628 | Type: Publication

Combining the energy of the early seventies feminist movement with the perceptive analyses of the trained theorist, this is one of the most influential socialist feminist statements of its time.

Living a Feminist Life

Artist/Author: Sara Ahmed | Reference: P3654 | ISBN: 978-0822363194 | Type: Publication

Shows how feminist theory is generated from everyday life and the ordinary experiences of being a feminist at home and at work.

Straight Sex: Rethinking the Politics of Pleasure

Artist/Author: Lynne Segal | Reference: P3635 | ISBN: 9781781687567 | Type: Publication

Examines an array of issues, including sex as a subversive activity, the “liberated orgasm,” sex advice literature, gender uncertainties, queer politics, anti-pornography campaigns and the rise of the moral right.

Lucy Hutson video collection

Artist/Author: Lucy Hutson | Digital Reference: EF5286 | Type: Digital File

Includes:
– video of Bi-Curious George and Other Side Kicks, The Yard Theatre, London, January 2018 (1hr)
– video of Britney Spears Custody Battle Vs. Zeus in Swan Rape Shocker, The Marlborough Pub and Theatre, Brighton, 2015 (42mins)
– cartoons

With For About 3: Making a Meal of It

Artist/Author: Heart of Glass | Reference: A0832 | Type: Article

Publication on the annual conference about socially engaged art organised by Heart of Glass in St Helens. Participants were invited to collectively source local ingredients and create, serve and eat a meal.

Baa Baa Baric: Have You Any Pull?

Editor: Mark Storor | Reference: P3632 | Type: Publication

A supplement in St Helen’s Star, sharing and documenting the project which has been taking place in the town since for 12 years.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

 

Resist!: How to Be an Activist in the Age of Defiance

Artist/Author: Michael Segalov | Reference: P3625 | ISBN: 978-1786272171 | Type: Publication

How-to guide for people looking to make a stand. Included are solid pieces of advice, practical tips and inspirational stories from those who have already successfully stood up and made a difference.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

 

Rhodes Must Fall: The Struggle to Decolonise the Racist Heart of Empire

Artist/Author: Rhodes Must Fall Movement Oxford | Editor: Brian Kwoba, Rose Chantiluke, Athinangamso Nkopo | Reference: P3620 | ISBN: 978-1786993908 | Type: Publication

When students at Oxford University called for a statue of Cecil Rhodes to be removed, following similar calls by students in Cape Town, the significance of these protests was felt across continents. This was not simply about tearing down an outward symbol of British imperialism – a monument glorifying a colonial conqueror – but about confronting the toxic inheritance of the past, and challenging the continued underrepresentation of people of colour at universities.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Performance Now: Live Art for 21st Century

Artist/Author: RoseLee Goldberg | Reference: P3613 | ISBN: 9780500021255 | Type: Publication

This major survey charts the development of live art across six continents since the turn of the twenty- first century, revealing how it has become an increasingly essential vehicle for communicating ideas across the globe in the new millennium.

Ways of Getting Classy

Artist/Author: Kelly Green | Reference: P3587 | Type: Publication

A toolkit of methodologies; part of Let’s Get Classy: the Study Room Guide on Live Art, class and cultural privilege.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

LGBTQ+ Night-time Spaces: Past, Present & Future

Editor: Ben Campkin, Laura Marshall, and Rebecca Ross | Reference: P3606 | Type: Publication

Seventh issue in the Urban Pamphleteer series, gathering perspectives, provocations and vignettes on London’s LGBTQ+ night-time spaces

Practice and Power

Reference: P3585 | Type: Publication

Programme for the event exploring questions of negotiation, exchange and representation in contemporary collaborative arts practice. (20-23 June 2018, Dublin.)