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Bastards

Author: Hayley Newman, Fraser Muggeridge | Reference: P4129 | ISBN: 978-1-912717-07-1 | Type: Publication

Artists book accompanying the exhibition Tongue-tied at Matt’s Gallery, 2-24 November 2019.

Support

Author: Cindy Crabb | Digital Reference: EF5356 | Type: Digital File

A document showing ways to prevent sexual violence and support survivors of sexual abuse.

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

Author: Greta Thunberg | Reference: P4057 | ISBN: 978-0141991740 | Type: Publication

The book brings Greta in her own words, collecting her speeches that have made history.

Touched Bodies: The Performative Turn in Latin American Art

Author: Mara Polgovsky Ezcurra | Reference: P4031 | ISBN: 9-781978-802025 | Type: Publication

What is the role of pleasure and pain in the politics of art?  Polgovsky Ezcurra approaches this question as she examines the flourishing of live and intermedial performance in Latin America during times of authoritarianism and its significance during transitions to democracy. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Of Other Spaces - Where Does Gesture Become Event?

Editor: Sophia Yadong Hao | Reference: P4008 | ISBN: 9783956793783 | Type: Publication

Resonating with the ethos of open dialogue and the experimentation of women artists’ collectives in the 1970s and 1980s, the publication constructs a dynamic, open, and collaborative arena that foregrounds practices of resistance, collectivity, and self-organization. Exhibition catalogue: Cooper Gallery, 28 October 2016 – 16 December 2016.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

STILL LIFE Issue 2

Editor: Hamish MacPherson | Reference: P3998 | Type: Publication

Zine featuring Caroline Thomas, Francesca Laura Cavallo, Eleni Papazoglou, Lisa Kinsolving, António Branco, Riccardo, Leonie Brandner, Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau, Wolff-Michael Roth.

 

STILL LIFE Issue 4: Ways to Disappear

Editor: Hamish MacPherson | Reference: P3972 | Type: Publication

Issue 4 featuring: Emma-cecilia Ajanki, Channing Tatum, Figs In Wigs, Igor & Moreno, Rowland Hill, Rukeya, Samir Kennedy, Theo Clinkard, Leah Marojevic, Trajal Harell, Ultimate Dancer, Robbie Thomson, Augusto Corrieri, Rowland Hill, Marica Innocente, Maartje Nevejan

The Pornography of Performance

Author: The Sydney Front | Reference: D2311 | ISBN: 978-1-922007-33-9 | Type: DVD

A frenzied meditation on theatrical obsession, a festive overture of histrionic suffering and flapping genitalia. In the glass cabinet. 

Movements of Care

Author: Katherine Hall | Reference: P3795 | Type: Publication

Explores care as a way of moving and moving as a way of caring. Made alongside the research and making of a solo dance performance, You sit there.

Supercommunity: Diabolical Togetherness Beyond Contemporary Art

Editor: Julieta Aranda, Anton Vidokle, Brian Kuan Wood | Reference: P3749 | ISBN: 9781786633590 | Type: Publication

Invited to exhibit at the 56th Venice Biennale, e-flux journal produced a single issue over a four-month span, publishing an article a day both online and on site from Venice.

 

Epistemologies of the South: Justice against Epistemicide

Author: Boaventura De Sousa Santos | Reference: P3755 | ISBN: 978-161205545-9 | Type: Publication

Shows why cognitive injustice underlies all other dimensions; global social justice is not possible without global cognitive justice. 

Alien Zone: Cultural Theory and Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema

Editor: Annette Kuhn | Reference: P3743 | ISBN: 978-0860919933 | Type: Publication

The essays in this book – some newly written, others gathered from scattered sources – look at the ways in which contemporary science fiction films draw on, rework, and transform established themes and conventions of the genre.

Psychopolitics: Neoliberalism and New Technologies of Power

Author: Byung-Chul Han | Reference: P3731 | ISBN: 9781784785772 | Type: Publication

In the course of discussing all the facets of neoliberal psychopolitics fuelling our contemporary crisis of freedom, Han elaborates an analytical framework that provides an original theory of Big Data and a lucid phenomenology of emotion.

Animal: Exploring the Zoological World

Author: James Hanken | Reference: P3713 | ISBN: 978-0714876818 | Type: Publication

A broad-ranging survey that explores and celebrates humankind's ongoing fascination with animals.This carefully curated selection of images, chosen by an international panel of experts, delves into our shared past to tell the story of animal life.

Body of Art

Editor: Diane Fortenberry, Rebecca Morrill | Reference: P3694 | ISBN: 978-0714869667 | Type: Publication

The first book to explore the various ways the human body has been both an inspiration and a medium for artists over hundreds of thousands of years.

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.

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.

Straight Sex: Rethinking the Politics of Pleasure

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.
 

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

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).

 

Gender Trouble

Author: Judith Butler | Reference: P3568 | ISBN: 978-0415389556 | Type: Publication

Arguing that traditional feminism is wrong to look to a natural, 'essential' notion of the female, or indeed of sex or gender, Butler starts by questioning the category 'woman' and continues in this vein with examinations of 'the masculine' and 'the feminine'.

Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movemen

Author: Charlotte Cooper | Reference: P3540 | ISBN: 978-1910849002 | Type: Publication

A fat activist with more than 30 years experience, lifts the lid on a previously unexplored social movement and offers a fresh perspective on one of the major problems of our times.

Against Dance Criticism

Author: Nigel Farndale | Reference: A0802 | Type: Article

On the role and necessity of dance writers.

Sickled Feet, Scrunched Shoulders and Sexual Stereotypes

Author: Anthony Peppiatt, Nigel Charnock | Reference: A0781 | Type: Article

Conversation between two members of the Ludus Dance Company.

Theatre Criticism: Changing Landscapes

Editor: Duska Radosavljevic | Reference: P3533 | ISBN: 978-1472577092 | Type: Publication

Features 16 commissioned contributions from scholars, arts journalists and bloggers, as well as a small selection of innovative critical practice, sharing perspectives on relevant historical, theoretical and political contexts influencing the development of the discipline, as well as specific aspects of the contemporary practices and genres of theatre criticism.

The Avant-garde: Race, Religion, War

Author: Mike Sell | Reference: P3500 | ISBN: 978-1906497996 | Type: Publication

How have avant-gardes been shaped by racism and contributed to racist power and imperialism? How have the claims made by avant-garde political and artistic groups to liberate humanity been indebted to religious intolerance? And how has the vanguard commitment to radical cultural action contributed to war, terror, and destruction? 

To All Appearances: Ideology and Performance

Author: Herbert Blau | Reference: P3507 | ISBN: 978-0415013659 | Type: Publication

 The author's concerns – which include the social meaning of illusion and the cultural manifestation of power – take the reader from Eleanora Duse to Laurie Anderson; from the puppet theatre of Kleist to Kantor's theatre of the dead; and from the Kutiyattam temple dancers in Kerala to Womanhouse in Los Angeles.

If You Lived Here: The City in Art, Theory and Social Activism

Author: Martha Rosler | Editor: Brian Wallis | Reference: P3497 | ISBN: 978-0941920186 | Type: Publication

Documents the crisis in American urban housing policies and portrays how artists have fought against government neglect, shortsighted housing policies and unfettered real estate speculation.

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

Juegos de Poder

Author: Regina José Galindo | Digital Reference: EF5280 | Type: Digital File

A hypnotist puts the artists into a hypnotic dream.

I am LGB Textbook

Author: Loo Zihan | Reference: P3414 | Type: Publication

Textbook from the performance / social experiment. The audience (a.k.a participants) underwent several stages of assessments to decide who remained in the experiment, and who was liberated from it. By the end, only one participant was crowned “LGB”. Presented during the Singapore International Festival of Arts 2016.

Assuming Boycott: Resistance, Agency and Cultural Production

Editor: Kareem Estefan, Carin Kuoni and Laura Raicovich | Reference: P3407 | ISBN: 978-1944869434 | Type: Publication

The essential reader for today's creative leaders and cultural practitioners, including original contributions by artists, scholars, activists, critics, curators and writers who examine the historical precedent of South Africa; the current cultural boycott of Israel; freedom of speech and self-censorship; and long-distance activism. It is about consequences and causes of cultural boycott.

Fat Activist Vernacular

Author: Charlotte Cooper | Reference: P3467 | ISBN: 978-0993532009 | Type: Publication

Zine on how fact activists see the world.

Wir sind überall: weltweit. unwiderstehlich. antikapitalistisch

Editor: Notes from Nowhere | Reference: P3298 | ISBN: 978-3894015367 | Type: Publication

A book of stories, stories written by activists from the front lines of resistance against capitalism and economic globalization. In German; for the English version see P0424.

This item is part of the Study Room Guide: A Bi(bli)ography of Insurrectionary Imaginati by John Jordan (P0793) and the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)

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

Obfuscation: A User’s Guide for Privacy and Protest

Author: Finn Brunton, Helen Nissenbaum | Reference: P3265 | ISBN: 978-0262029735 | Type: Publication

Authors offer ways to fight today's pervasive digital surveillance — the collection of our data by governments, corporations, advertisers, and hackers. To the toolkit of privacy protecting techniques and projects, they propose adding obfuscation: the deliberate use of ambiguous, confusing, or misleading information to interfere with surveillance and data collection projects.

On the Dialectics of Charisma in Marina Abramović’s The Artist is Present

Author: Adele Senior & Simon Kelly | Editor: Eleanor Massie and Philip Watkinson | Reference: A0730 | Type: Article

The article examines the appearance of the term ‘charismatic space’ in relation to Marina Abramović’s retrospective at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 2010. 

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

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. 

Swimming in Sewage: Political performances in the Mediterranean

Author: Tania El Khoury | Editor: Richard Gough and Sam Trubridge | Reference: A0729 | Type: Article

This article narrates and analyses three instances of swimming in the Beirut sea as political performances.

Dansbaren –The Mob without Flash

Author: Ingrid Cogne and Marika Hedemyr | Reference: P3157 | Type: Publication

An object consisting of two parts: a publication of articles and transcripts which reflect upon the 15 years of discourse that brought dance and choreographic practice and theory together in Dansbaren; and a tablecloth of topics—a tool for continuing dialogues which invites the reader to lay it on the table, welcome others to the table, and put dance and choreography discussions, literally, on the table. 

Cut with the Kitchen Knife: Weimar Photomontages of Hannah Hoch

Author: Maud Lavin | Reference: P3149 | ISBN: 978-0300061642 | Type: Publication

Investigates the multilayered social construction of femininity in the mass culture of Weimar Germany, focusing on the photomontages of the avant-garde artist Hannah Hoch. 

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

Latifa Echakhch

Editor: Florence Derieux | Reference: P3114 | ISBN: 978-3037642009 | Type: Publication

The artist investigates cultural transfer and displaced identity through installation, sculpture, video and performance, culturally stereotyping artefacts such as flagpoles, Moroccan tea glasses and India ink in her art. Exhibition catalogue.

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

A Field Guide for Female Interrogators

Author: Coco Fusco | Reference: P3120 | ISBN: 978-1583227800 | Type: Publication

Combining an art project with critical commentary, Fusco addresses the role of women in the war on terror and explores how female sexuality is being used as a weapon against Islamic terrorists. Using details drawn from actual accounts of detainee treatment in US military prisons, Fusco conceives a field guide of instructional drawings that prompts questions regarding the moral dilemma of torture in general and the use of female sexuality specifically.

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

Haircuts by Children, and Other Evidence for a New Social Contract

Author: Darren O'Donnell | Reference: P3097 | ISBN: 978-1552453377 | Type: Publication

A practical proposal for the inclusion of children in as many realms as possible, not only as an expression of their rights, but as a way to intervene in the world and to disrupt the stark economic inequalities perpetuated by the status quo.

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Kids (P3091).

This book is not currently available. 

Leaky Bodies and Boundaries: Feminism, Postmodernism and (Bio)Ethics

Author: Margrit Shildrick | Reference: P3036 | ISBN: 978-0415146173 | Type: Publication

A feminist investigation into the marginalization of women within western discourse that denies female moral agency and embodiment.

Part of Live Art and Motherhood: A Study Room Guide on Live Art and the Maternal (P3025).

Theatre and Violence

Author: Lucy Nevitt | Reference: P3006 | ISBN: 978-1137302274 | Type: Publication

Critically engaging with examples of stage combat, rape, terrorism, wrestling and historical re-enactments, Nevitt argues that studying violence through theatre can be part of a desire to create a more peaceful world. 
 

Extraterritorialities in Occupied Worlds

Author: Ruti Sela and Mayaan Amir | Reference: P2939 | ISBN: 978-0692629437 | Type: Publication

*currently unavailable*

This collection of essays explores contemporary manifestations of extraterritoriality and the diverse ways in which the concept has been put to use in various disciplines.