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Countersexual Manifesto

Author: Paul B. Preciado | Reference: P4090 | ISBN: 978-0231175623

Seeking to overthrow all constraints on what can be done with and to the body, Preciado offers a provocative challenge to even the most radical claims about gender, sexuality, and desire.

Unlimited Action: The performance of extremity in the 1970s

Author: Dominic Johnson | Reference: P3717 | ISBN: 978-1-5261-3551-3

It examines the 'performance of extremity' as practices at the limits of the histories of performance and art, in performance art's most fertile and prescient decade, the 1970s. Dominic Johnson recounts and analyses game-changing performance events by six artists: Kerry Trengove, Ulay, Genesis P-Orridge, Anne Bean, the Kipper Kids, and Stephen Cripps.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

En un Fist Fast

Author: La Congelada de Uva | Digital Reference: EF5281

Abjection builds awareness of post-porn power, which breaks away from the outdated distinction between eroticism and pornography.

After Kathy Acker: A biography

Author: Chris Kraus | Reference: P3329 | ISBN: 978-0241318058

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. 

Dark Habits

Reference: P3238 | ISBN: 9780993591235

Challenging and re-positioning the traditional exhibition catalogue as an artwork and commission in its own right, the pub;ication takes its inspiration from the classic Pedro Almodóvar film on the occasion of the group exhibition, La Movida at HOME, Manchester (14 April – 17 July 2017).

Art Sex Music

Author: Cosey Fanni Tutti | Reference: P3200 | ISBN: 978-0571328512

Autobiography of an artist who, as a founding member of the avant-garde group Throbbing Gristle and electronic pioneers Chris & Cosey, has consistently challenged the boundaries of music over the past four decades.

Performativity and Performance

Reference: P2901 | ISBN: 978-0415910552

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.

Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics

Author: José Esteban Muñoz | Reference: P2885 | ISBN: 978-0-8166-3015-8

A look at how those outside the racial and sexual mainstream negotiate majority culture—not by aligning themselves with or against exclusionary works but rather by transforming these works for their own cultural purposes. Muñoz calls this process “disidentification,” and through a study of its workings, he develops a new perspective on minority performance, survival, and activism.

Minor Histories: Statements, Conversations, Proposals (Writing Art)

Author: Mike Kelley | Reference: P2823 | ISBN: 978-0262611985

The collection concentrates on Kelley's own work, ranging from texts in “voices” that grew out of scripts for performance pieces to expository critical and autobiographical writings. 

Posporno Latino

Author: Felipe Osornio / Lechedevirgen Trimegisto | Digital Reference: EF5166

Digital documentation. Mexican performance artist Felipe Osornio aka Lechedevirgen Trimegisto screening programme of artists working in the contemporary Latin-American scene in relation to Postporno, gender and sexuality, presented on Wednesday 8 April 2015, in the LADA Study Room. 

Annie Sprinkle Post Porn Modernist: My Twenty Five Years as a Media Whore

Author: Annie Sprinkle | Reference: P2726 | ISBN: 1573440396

This publication / scrapbook is largely comprised of old photographs and illustrations from the artist life and carrer as a pleasure activist. 

Pictures of Lily

Author: Various | Reference: P2550

Small pamphlet collecting artworks and writings on the male body and desire.

Kolnisch Wasser

Author: Tanya Ury | Reference: D0384

Video/performance; 30 min; German/English.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).

Mohawk Beaver

Reference: P0299

Danish fanzine, “a zine dedicated to the clits of tomorrow”, in English.

Imagining Women (Cultural representations & gender)

Reference: P0005

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Includes contributions by editors as well as Dinah Birch, Alicia Ostriker, Wendy Webster, Michelle Cliff, Alice Walker. This item is part of the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)