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Veganism Sex and Politics: tales of danger and pleasure

Artist/Author: C. Lou Hamilton | Reference: P4161 | ISBN: 978-1-910849-12-5 | Type: Publication

Veganism, Sex and Politics explores the potential dangers and irresistible pleasures of living a vegan life.

FUTURERITUAL Film night

Digital Reference: EF5378 | Type: Digital File

Documentation of the evening which featured a screening of short films and performance documentation by artists working around ritual, performance and queer futurity.

Zine / poetry collection

Artist/Author: Linden Katherine McMahon | Reference: P4097 | Type: Publication

Includes: Pride (poem), Alter treego (poem), Fat Kid Manifesto (poem, extract from Fat Kid Running), Daring the City to Fall into it (poems + a short story), No guilt in Pleasure (zine)

Gothic Queer Culture

Artist/Author: Laura Westengard | Reference: P4053 | ISBN: 978-1-4962-1702-8 | Type: Publication

Using interdisciplinary cultural studies to examine the gothicism in queer art, literature, and thought the author argues that during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries a queer culture has emerged that challenges and responds to traumatic marginalization by creating a distinctly gothic aesthetic.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Splat! The Adventures of the Famous Little Bitch

Artist/Author: The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein, Alethea Raban | Reference: P4019 | Type: Publication

A graphic novel adaptation of the performance Splat! by The Famous.

Kathy Acker: The Last Interview and other conversations

Editor: Amy Scholder, Douglas A. Martin | Reference: P3919 | ISBN: 978-1612197319 | Type: Publication

From Acker's earliest interviews–filled with playful, evasive, and counter-intuitive responses–to the last interview before her death where she reflects on the state of American literature, these interviews capture the writer at her funny and surprising best.

K-Punk: The Collected and Unpublished Writings of Mark Fisher

Artist/Author: Mark Fisher | Editor: Darren Ambrose | Reference: P3761 | ISBN: 978-1912248285 | Type: Publication

Brings together the work of acclaimed blogger, writer, political activist and lecturer, covering the period 2004 – 2016.

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)

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

Crap Taxidermy

Artist/Author: Kat Su | Reference: P3701 | ISBN: 978-1844038039 | Type: Publication

The very best of the worst stuffed animals are brought together in one full-colour volume; with additional features including a DIY ‘Stuff Your Own Mouse’ lesson, and an author’s introduction to the craze for getting stuffed.

Y’HUP

Editor: Natasha Hoare | Reference: P3691 | ISBN: 9781-912685066 | Type: Publication

Presents items from the Ivor Cutler archive to accompany the exhibition Ivor Cutler: Good morning! How are you? Shut up!

Goldsmiths CAA, 1st October – 4 November 2018.

Ghosts of My Life: Writings on Depression, Hauntology and Lost Futures

Artist/Author: Mark Fisher | Reference: P3647 | ISBN: 978-1-78099-226-6 | Type: Publication

This collection of writings by the author of Capitalist Realism, argues that we are haunted by futures that failed to happen. Fisher searches for the traces of these lost futures.

Carolee’s

Editor: Jenny Jaskey and A. E. Benenson | Reference: P3614 | Type: Publication

The second issue of The Magazine of the Artist’s Institute, dedicated to Carolee Schneemann

DollyWould

Artist/Author: Sh!t Theatre | Reference: P3538 | ISBN: 978-1786824653 | Type: Publication

What is it this time? Oh, is it unemployment? Is there a crisis? Did the government do something wrong again? No, it’s a show about Dolly Parton.

Club culture: the body in the bubble

Artist/Author: Josephine Leask | Reference: A0817 | Type: Article

The Dance cub as the 'happening'.

The Concrete Body: Yvonne Rainer, Carolee Schneemann, Vito Acconci

Artist/Author: Elise Archias | Reference: P3174 | ISBN: 978-0300217971 | Type: Publication

Offering an incisive rejoinder to traditional histories of modernism and postmodernism, this book examines the 1960s performance work of three New York artists who adapted modernist approaches to form for the medium of the human body.

Staging Age: The Performance of Age in Theatre, Dance, and Film

Editor: Valerie Barnes Lipscomb and Leni Marshall | Reference: P3147 | ISBN: 978-0230623651 | Type: Publication

This text explores how performers offer conscious-and unconscious-portrayals of the spectrum of age to their audiences. It considers a variety of media, including theatre, film, dance, advertising, and television, and offers critical foundations for research and course design, sound pedagogical approaches, and analyses.

Part of the Know How: The Study Room Guide on Live Art Live Art and working with older individuals and communities. (P3140)

Made For TV Part 1

Artist/Author: Tom Rubnitz | Digital Reference: EF5218 | Type: Digital File

Combining Rubnitz’s manipulation of the familiar “look” of TV shows with an extraordinary range of characters, performer Ann Magnuson impersonates the array of female types seen on TV in a typical broadcast day.

7:25

The Night I Grooved To Disco Tex and the Sex-o-Letts in Barry Blue’s Poncho

Artist/Author: Adrian Howells | Digital Reference: EF5201 | Type: Digital File

Four monologues, interspersed with game-show antics requiring audience participation.

53 minutes. Unknown date.

Every Woman

Artist/Author: Narcissister | Digital Reference: EF5188 | Type: Digital File

Video.

While spinning her naked, masked body on a stage to Chaka Khan’s famous anthem, Narcissister redresses herself from clothing she pulls out of various bodily orifices.

4:28

The Night I Grooved To Disco Tex and the Sex-o-Letts in Barry Blue’s Poncho

Artist/Author: Adrian Howells | Reference: D2201 | Type: DVD

 This DVD is currently missing. The digital file can be viewed in the Study Room. The reference is EF5201.

Four monologues, interspersed with game-show antics requiring audience participation.

53 minutes. Unknown date.

Marc Camille Chaimowicz: Celebration? Realife

Artist/Author: Tom Holert | Reference: P2853 | ISBN: 978-1846380297 | Type: Publication

Tom Holert argues that with Celebration? Realife, Chaimowicz makes a strategic and important meditation on the changing role of the artist, who simultaneously becomes art director, choreographer and participant. The groundbreaking installation Celebration? Realife was originally created for ‘Three Life Situations’ at Gallery House London in 1972.

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

Radical Prototypes: Allan Kaprow and the Invention of Happenings

Artist/Author: Judith F. Rodenbeck | Reference: P2798 | ISBN: 978-0262526128 | Type: Publication

Rodenbeck offers a rigorous art historical reading of Kaprow’s project and related artworks. She finds that these experiential and experimental works offered not a happy communalism but a strong and canny critique of contemporary sociality. Happenings, she argues, were far more ambivalent, negative, and even creepy than they have been portrayed, either in contemporaneous accounts or in more recent efforts to connect them to contemporary art’s participatory strategies.

Action Plans: Selected Performance Pieces

Artist/Author: Action Hero | Reference: P2788 | ISBN: 978-1-78319-500-8 | Type: Publication

Includes the pieces: Hoke’s Bluff, Slap Talk, Watch Me Fall, A Western, Frontman and Extraordinary Rendition.

We Are All Normal (and We Want Our Freedom): A Collection of Contemporary Nordic Artists Writings

Editor: Katya Sander and Simon Sheikh | Reference: P2704 | ISBN: 978-1901033236 | Type: Publication

An anthology of artists writings from the Nordic and Baltic region gathering together writings by the artists themselves.

Performance and the Writing Life: A Conversation with Bonnie Marranca

Artist/Author: Claire MacDonald | Reference: A0585 | Type: Article

This interview explores connections within editor Bonnie Marranca’s work and considers the way in which it has developed in conversation with artists in and around New York.

The Current Situation

Artist/Author: Yara El-Sherbini | Reference: P2585 | ISBN: 978-0-9560253-5-7 | Type: Publication

Exhibition guide of a gigantic interpretation of the family buzz wire game which visitors to the gallery are invited to play with.

Jonathan Meese: Fräulein Atlantis

Artist/Author: Karlheinz Essl, Robert Fleck | Reference: P2446 | ISBN: 978-3791341101 | Type: Publication

Documents Meese’s 2008 exhibition at Essl Museum, Vienna ‘Fraulein Atlantis’. Interviews, photographs, DVD.

We Can Be Heroes: London Clubland 1976-84

Artist/Author: Graham Smith, Chris Sullivan | Reference: P2442 | ISBN: 9781908717658 | Type: Publication

Charts the rise of London’s club scene from Punk in the late 1970s to the New Romantics in the 1980s.

Mama Johnny

Artist/Author: Jonathan Meese | Reference: P2438 | ISBN: 978-3865602121 | Type: Publication

Published to accompany the first comprehensive overview of Jonathan Meese’s work in Germany at the Deichtorhallen, Hamburg in 2006, the exhibition featured 150 paintings, sculptures, photographic works and installations.

Thee Psychick Bible

Artist/Author: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge | Reference: P2437 | ISBN: 9781932595901 | Type: Publication

*currently unavailable*

Texts, documents, illustrations, photographs and commentaries regarding TOPY, the most influential magikal commune of the 80s and 90s. Contributors: Carl Abrahamsson, Jason Louv, Malik, Coyote 37, Jean-Pierre Turmel, Chloe, Hilmar orn Himarsson, The Abominable TV Snowman, Eden 211, Eden, Andi Brechen, sexuality, sex, Coyote Two, Simon Woodgate, Jay Kinney, Brother Words, Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge, Desmond Hill

Breast Energy

Artist/Author: The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein | Digital Reference: EF5093 | Type: Digital File

Short promo video.

New, Used and Improved: Art for the 80s

Artist/Author: Peter Frank and Michael McKenzie | Reference: P2353 | ISBN: 0896596508 | Type: Publication

Exploring aesthetics of the 1980s.

Splat!

Artist/Author: The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein | Reference: D2117 | Type: DVD

Film of performance created for SPILL Festival of Performance, London 2013.

Kiki and Herb: Live at the Knitting Factory

Artist/Author: Justin Bond, Kenny Mellman | Reference: D2101 | ISBN: 68907685148 | Type: DVD

DVD featuring live footage from 1993-2007.

Welcome

Artist/Author: Choi Jeong Hwa | Reference: P2288 | Type: Publication

Collection of images and documentation for Choi Jeong Hwa’s first UK solo show in Wolverhampton Art Gallery, 2007. Shelved in Oversize publications section.

The Reality Shows: Karen Finley

Artist/Author: Karen Finley | Reference: P2252 | ISBN: 9781558616714 | Type: Publication

Karen Finley interprets the last decade of popular culture

Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal

Artist/Author: J. Jack Halberstam | Reference: P2227 | ISBN: 9780807010976 | Type: Publication

theory on Lady Gaga, new feminism, gender and sexual fluidity

From A Forest Near You

Artist/Author: Tetine | Reference: D1974 | Type: DVD

This album by the mixed-media Brazilian duo Tetine is a DIY collection of tropical mutant punk funk/ new wave & experimental electro pop fused with minimal dark sambas and leftfield percussive drum machine-pop, forming a set of personal electronic/post punk pieces with a very distinctive melodic and harmonic sense.

Tetine – Experimental Video Compilation

Artist/Author: Tetine | Reference: D1973 | Type: DVD

Video compilation of selected performances by the mixed-media Brazilian duo Tetine: Samba de Monalisa – Tetine vs Sophie Calle; Tropical Punk; Shiva; Voodoo Dance; Revolver; Dance to Death; Mata Hari; Verite; Macumba; Let the X be X.

I Hope You Enjoy Your Stay

Artist/Author: Tetine | Reference: D1972 | Type: DVD

Video document of the performance by the mixed-media Brazilian duo Tetine, recorded live at the Stenersen Museum, Oslo, September 2012.

Tetine Pack

Artist/Author: Tetine | Reference: P2054 | Type: Publication

Texts and images on the mixed-media Brazilian duo Tetine. Article and documents in folder. Also see REF D1971-4.

The Red Light Bandit

Artist/Author: Tetine | Reference: D1971 | Type: DVD

Video document. The mixed-media Brazilian duo Tetine perform a new score for the 1968 movie The Red Light Bandit rearranging its narrative through spoken and pre-recorded voices, found sounds, electronic music, plain love songs and manifestos.

Entertainment Island 3

Artist/Author: Oblivia | Reference: D1933 | Type: DVD

Video documentation of the performance. Entertainment Island 3 shows the dark side of popular culture through a look at private entertainment through a minimalist aesthetic.