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So Real It Hurts

Artist/Author: Lydia Lunch | Reference: P4050 | ISBN: 978-1-60980-943-0 | Type: Publication

Through personal essays, interviews, and poetic verse, punk musician and cultural icon Lydia Lunch claws and rakes at the reader's conscience in this powerful, uninhibited feminist collection.

Unlimited Action: The performance of extremity in the 1970s

Artist/Author: Dominic Johnson | Reference: P3717 | ISBN: 978-1-5261-3551-3 | Type: Publication

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)

Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Workers’ Rights

Artist/Author: Molly Smith, Juno Mac | Reference: P3723 | ISBN: 978-1786633606 | Type: Publication

Do you have to think that prostitution is good to support sex worker rights? How do sex worker rights fit with feminist and anti-capitalist politics? Is criminalising clients progressive – and can the police deliver justice?
 

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.

From the Favelas to Hackney

Artist/Author: AfroReggae | Reference: D2283 | Type: DVD

Te documentary follows a four-day AfroReggae project in Hackney Free and Parochial School, culminating in a live performance at Amnesty International. Footage from the streets of Rio and London.

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

Nurtured by Knowledge: Learning to Do Participatory Action Research

Editor: Susan E. Smith, Dennis G. Willms, Nancy A. Johnson | Reference: P3304 | ISBN: 978-0945257813 | Type: Publication

Examines the frustrations and limitations of conventional Western academic research on social change and describes the struggle to fashion a new approach based on the principle that people have a universal right to participate in the production of knowledge that directly affects their lives.

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

Job Centre Junior

Artist/Author: Amelia Beavis-Harrison | Reference: P3179 | ISBN: 978-82-690680-0-9 | Type: Publication

Newspaper accompanying the performance installation which focuses on how policy change directly affects low income families through austerity measures that sanction welfare claimants and push people into vulnerable positions. Includes interviews and performance script.

Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move

Artist/Author: Reece Jones | Reference: P3125 | ISBN: 978-1784784713 | Type: Publication

Jones travels the border regions of the world, documenting the billions of dollars spent on border security projects, and their dire consequences for the majority of the people in the world. 

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).
 

The Story of ‘M’

Artist/Author: SuAndi | Reference: P3102 | ISBN: 978-1786821157 | Type: Publication

A moving tribute to the life and death of the artist's white mother mother who raised her mixed-race children in the face of frequent racism 1960s but never let them forget they were of African descent and to be proud of their heritages. Includes selected poems by the same author.

See also D2230.

The Story of M

Artist/Author: SuAndi | Reference: D2230 | Type: DVD

Commissioned by the Institute for Contemporary Arts in 1995, The Story of M is a moving tribute to the life and death of the artist's white mother mother who raised her mixed-race children in the face of frequent racism 1960s but never let them forget they were of African descent and to be proud of their heritages.

No Mundo Maravilhoso do Futebol

Editor: Julian Germain, Murilo Godoy, Patriciazevedo | Reference: P2950 | ISBN: 9075574126 | Type: Publication

This unconventional documentary of Favela children–using pictures taken by the children themselves–organises representation around the theme of football and community.

In English and Portuguese.

No Olho da Rua

Artist/Author: No Olho da Rua | Reference: P2946 | Type: Publication

Since 1995 this independent project has offered ‘street children’ the chance to express themselves through photography, writing and interviews. This publication contains examples of the work created.

Not Just a Mirror: Looking for the Political Theatre of Today

Editor: Florian Malzacher | Reference: P2797 | ISBN: 978-3895813788 | Type: Publication

The publication is comprised of eight essays, two interviews, and 15 case studies of political theatre makers, and investigates the performing arts as a political laboratory of the present. It explores how theatre, dance, and performance reveal their essential agnosticism, provoking the potential to actively change society rather than merely serving as a cover-up for the dysfunctions, fractures, and wounds of society.

Paris Is Burning

Artist/Author: Jennie Livingston | Reference: D2186 | Type: DVD

Jennie Livingston's iconic documentary reveals the community of New York's minority drag queens, gay black and Latino men who cross dress as women and invent the dance style of “voguing,” imitating the fashion poses on the covers of the magazine Vogue. 

Dias & Riedweg, otherness and aesthetic experience in contemporary Brazilian art.

Artist/Author: Beatrice Pimenta Velloso | Reference: P1873 | ISBN: 978-85-61022-61-7 | Type: Publication

Beatrice Pepper Velloso, visual artist and professor at the School of Fine Arts, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Language: Portuguese