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Postmodern wreckage in Kate McIntosh’s Worktable and Peter McMaster’s Gold Pie

Artist/Author: Zelda Hannay | Reference: A0886 | Type: Article

Looks at two pieces which  use the ‘scene’ of wreckage to pursue coherence.

The acceptance of loss

Artist/Author: Gregg Whelan | Reference: A0853 | Type: Article

A critical paper: towards an understanding of ethno-graphy. 

In misc folder 7.

Puppets, Masks, and Performing Objects

Editor: John Bell | Reference: P3955 | ISBN: 978-0262522939 | Type: Publication

This volume, which originally appeared as a special issue of The Drama Review, looks at puppets, masks, and other performing objects from a broad range of perspectives.

Body and self: Performance art in Australia 1969-92

Artist/Author: Anne Marshe | Reference: P3931 | ISBN: 978-0195535068 | Type: Publication

Charts the historical course of performance in Australia from the happenings of the 1960s, through body art in the 1970s, towards a more political body in the 1980s. 

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Transfigured Stages: Major Practitioners and Theatre Aesthetics in Australia

Artist/Author: Margaret Hamilton | Reference: P3923 | ISBN: 978-9042033566 | Type: Publication

Captures the excitement of a key period in the emergence of postdramatic theatre in Australia in the 1980s and 1990s.

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.

You ought not to be obsessed with the idea you have to intervene on every subject at every moment

Artist/Author: Pia Brezavšček, Saška Rakef Perko | Reference: A0830 | Type: Article

Interview with Jacques Rancière.

Evolutionary Dreams

Artist/Author: Marcia B. Siegel | Reference: A0787 | Type: Article

On Meredith Monk.

Women, the arts and globalization

Editor: Marsha Meskimmon,‎ Dorothy C. Rowe | Reference: P3532 | ISBN: 978-0719096716 | Type: Publication

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.

The Triumph of Anti-Art: Conceptual and Performance Art in the Formation of Post-Modernism

Artist/Author: Thomas McEvilley | Reference: P3525 | ISBN: 978-0929701929 | Type: Publication

Guides the reader through a thicket of seemingly arcane meanings of nonrepresentational art forms, and brings clarity to the intentions and agendas of these artists, as well as to their real world contexts.

Frakcija: Goat Island special edition

Editor: Goran Sergej Pristas | Reference: P3289 | Type: Publication

Special edition of performing arts magazine Frakcija, covering the Goat Island project When Will September Roses Bloom? Last Night was Only a Comedy.

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

Enmeshed bodies, impossible touch: the object-oriented world of Pina Bausch’s Café Müller

Artist/Author: João Florêncio | Editor: Richard Allen and Shaun May | Reference: A0726 | Type: Article

The addresses the nonhuman bodies of Café Müller and claim that Bausch’s piece resonates with the work of contemporary philosopher Graham Harman, in that it tries to go beyond human exceptionalism to present a world where all bodies, regardless of their perceived nature, are simultaneously tightly enmeshed together and inaccessible to one another. 

9.5 Theses on Art and Class : And Other Writings

Artist/Author: Ben Davis | Reference: P3153 | ISBN: 978-1608462681 | Type: Publication

Seeks to show how a clear understanding of class makes sense of what is at stake in a broad number of contemporary art's most persistent debates, from definitions of political art, to the troubled status of “outsider” and street art, to the question of how we maintain faith in art itself in a dysfunctional world.

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and class and cultural privilege. (P3152)

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.

Revolutionary Time and the Avant Garde

Artist/Author: John Roberts | Reference: P2810 | ISBN: 978-1781689134 | Type: Publication

The first book of its kind to look at the legacy of the avant-garde in relation to the deepening crisis of capitalist non-reproduction.

Greenwich Village 1963: Avant-Garde Performance and the Effervescent Body

Artist/Author: Sally Banes | Reference: P2672 | ISBN: 978-0-8223-1391-5 | Type: Publication

This book draws a vibrant portrait of the artists and performers who gave the 1963 Village its exhilarating force, the avant-garde whose interweaving of public and private life, work and play, art and ordinary experience, began a wholesale reworking of the social and cultural fabric of America.

What’s The Story? : Essays about art, theater and storytelling

Artist/Author: Anne Bogart | Reference: P2404 | ISBN: 9780415750004 | Type: Publication

Anne Bogart's collection of essay explore the storytelling impulse and asks how she, as a “product of postmodernism”, can reconnect to the prima act of making meaning and telling stories. 

Thinking Art – Beyond Traditional Aesthetics

Artist/Author: Various | Editor: Andrew Benjamin, Peter Osborne | Reference: P1972 | ISBN: 0-905263-29-4 | Type: Publication

Essays on philosophical and aesthetic perspectives on painting, photography, music, architecture, performance and cinema.

The Subversive Imagination: Artists, Society, and Responsibility

Artist/Author: Various | Editor: Carol Becker | Reference: P1904 | ISBN: 0-415-90592-3 | Type: Publication

Professional writers, artists and cultural critics from around the world offer their views on the issue of the artist’s responsibility to society. Contributors: Page duBois, Ewa Kuryluk, Kathy Acker, Elizam Escobar, Martha Rosler, Eva Hauser,Coco Fusco, Carol Becker, Felipe Ehrenberg, Njabulo S. Ndebele, Michael Eric Dyson, Salman Rushdie / Ahmad Sadri, Henry A. Giroux, Guillermo Gomez-Pena and B. Ruby Rich

P.C.C.: my lunch with anna

Artist/Author: Alain Buffard, Anna Halprin | Reference: D1740 | Type: DVD

Part (13) of Paysages Choregraphiques Contemporains dans le Monde: My Lunch with Anna

P.C.C.: les ballets de-ci ce-la

Artist/Author: Alain Platel, Les Ballets C. de la B. | Reference: D1735 | Type: DVD

Part (8) of Paysages Choregraphiques Contemporains dans le Monde

The Routledge Reader in Gender and Performance

Editor: Lizbeth Goodman | Reference: P0004 | ISBN: 978-0415165839 | Type: Publication

Reviews ways in which sexuality has been explored and expressed in new forms of performance art and dance, women's contributions to theatre history, and how theatre has represented women over the centuries.

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

Body Art / Performing The Subject

Artist/Author: Amelia Jones | Reference: P0013 | Type: Publication

This item is part of the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)

Theatre and Everyday Life: An Ethics of Performance

Artist/Author: Alan Read | Reference: P0284 | ISBN: 978-0415069410 | Type: Publication

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).

How Altermodern Are You?

Editor: Cedar Lewisohn | Reference: P1212 | Type: Publication

Special one off edition produced to accompany the exhibition Altermodern: Tate Triennial 2009

*currently unavailable*

Pomo Afro Homos

Artist/Author: Pomo Afro Homos | Reference: A0214 | Type: Article

The Post-Colonial Studies Reader

Editor: Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths and Helen Tiffin | Reference: P0367 | ISBN: 978-0415345651 | Type: Publication

The essential introduction to the most important texts in post-colonial theory and criticism.

This item is part of the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)

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