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David Hoyle: Parallel Universe

Artist/Author: Holly Revell | Reference: P3455 | ISBN: 978-1-9997838-0-8 | Type: Publication

A limited edition book of photography and artworks emerging from the intimate eight-year collaboration between the avant-garde queer performance legend and the acclaimed London performance photographer.

A Vision of Love Revelaed in Sleep

Artist/Author: Neil Bartlett | Digital Reference: EF5240 | Type: Digital File

To celebrate the inclusion of Simeon Solomon’s work in the Queer British Art 1861-1967 exhibition, Bartlett revived the piece for one night only, performing it amidst the masterpieces of the nineteenth century gallery of Tate Britain. July 2017.

Includes video of the performance and the postshow discussion with Dominic Johnson.

Zackary Drucker images

Artist/Author: Zackary Drucker | Reference: D2290 | Type: DVD

25 images + artists statement

A:Gender

Artist/Author: TransAction Theatre Company | Reference: D2274 | Type: DVD

An innovative multi-media performance piece that takes a long, hard and sometimes uncomfortable look at our notions of gender.

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

Street Terrorists: Lesbian and Gay Art as Activism

Artist/Author: Tatjana Greif | Reference: A0748 | Type: Article

From the Artivism edition.  In Slovenian and English.

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

The Forest and the Field

Artist/Author: Chris Goode | Reference: P3257 | ISBN: 9781849434751 | Type: Publication

A polemical thinking-through of the whole concept of theatre as a ‘space’, and a politically motivated exploration of how, and where, that theatrical space meets the real world that surrounds and suffuses it.

Night Flowers: From Avante-Drag to Extreme Haute-Couture

Artist/Author: Damien Frost | Reference: P3216 | ISBN: 978-1858946481 | Type: Publication

A book of portraits, made as Frost wandered the streets of London in search of its most colourful inhabitants.

Trans Time: Time for trans visibility in contemporary art

Artist/Author: Marie-Claude G. Olivier and Audrey Laurin | Editor: Amelia Jones | Reference: A0732 | Type: Article

On three artists taking part in the Trans Time exhibition at Confluences Gallery in Paris: JJ Levine, Kama La Mackerel, and Ianna Book.

Sanctuary Ring programme

Reference: P3191 | Type: Publication

In this durational site specific performance at St Clement’s Church, the artists create their sanctuary of sickness. This is a place for freaks, monsters and weirdos. It’s a place of pain, sacrifice and submission in order to survive and you are invited to join them. Co-presented by SPILL Festival of Performance and DaDaFest International: Skin Deep.

Barbers of East London

Artist/Author: Paula Harrowing and jamie lewis hadley | Reference: P3189 | Type: Publication

A new publication celebrating the various communities of barbershops across East London. Comissioned by CUT Festival: The Art of Barbering.

Critical Landscapes: Art, Space, Politics

Editor: Emily Eliza Scott and Kirsten Swenson | Reference: P3132 | ISBN: 978-0520285491 | Type: Publication

One of the first comprehensive treatments of land use in contemporary art, the collection surveys the stakes and concerns of recent land-based practices, outlining the art historical contexts, methodological strategies, and geopolitical phenomena.

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

Cassils

Artist/Author: David J. Getsy and Julia Steinmetz | Reference: P3071 | ISBN: 978-9079423088 | Type: Publication

Artist book on the performance artist and body builder who uses their own body in a sculptural fashion, thereby interrogating feminism, body art, and gay male aesthetics.

Performing Motherhood: Artistic, Activist, and Everyday Enactments

Editor: Amber E. Kinser, Kryn Freehling-Burton, Terri Hawkes | Reference: P3033 | ISBN: 978-1927335925 | Type: Publication

Highlighting mothers’ lived experiences, this collection examines mothers’ creativity and agency as they perform in everyday life: in mothering, in activism, and in the arts.

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

Testo Junkie : Sex, Drugs and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic

Artist/Author: Paul B. Preciado | Reference: P2956 | ISBN: 978-1558618374 | Type: Publication

Paul B. Preciado shows the ways in which the synthesis of hormones since the 1950s has fundamentally changed how gender and sexual identity formulated, and how the pharmaceutical and pornography industries are in the business of creating desire. This riveting continuation of Foucault’s The History of Sexuality also includes Preciado’s diaristic account of his own use of testosterone every day for one year, and its mesmerizing impact on his body as well as his imagination.

Performance and the City

Editor: Kim Solga, Shelley Orr, D. J. Hopkins | Reference: P2954 | ISBN: 978-0230300491 | Type: Publication

Now in paperback and with a new preface by Susan Bennett, the book explores an interdisciplinary range of topics, including: theatre and urban policy development; architecture, trauma, and memory; urban performance history; site-specific performance and urban politics; sexuality and nationality in urban performance; and environmental performance theory.

Live Culture / Leigh Bowery at the Anthony d’Offay Gallery

Artist/Author: Leigh Bowery (film made by Cerith Wyn Evans) | Digital Reference: EF5209 | Type: Digital File

Documentation from Bowery’s 1988 performance.

27:18

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.

An Audience With Adrienne

Artist/Author: Adrian Howells | Digital Reference: EF5192 | Type: Digital File

Drawing on the popular entertainment form 'An Audience with …', Howells creates a performance in which an audience of around 25 is invited to share memories and experiences with his alter ego.

Blurred recording. 2006.

2 hours 36 minutes.

Adrienne’s Dirty Laundry Experience / Adrienne’s Room Service

Artist/Author: Adrian Howells | Digital Reference: EF5202 | Type: Digital File

Adrienne’s Dirty Laundry Service – Arches New Work Commission (2003), 22:16

Adrienne’s Room Service at The Great Eastern Hotel (2005), 8:50

Memories That Smell Like Gasoline

Artist/Author: David Wojnarowicz | Reference: P2899 | ISBN: 978-0963109507 | Type: Publication

This volume collects four tales interspersed with ink drawings by the artist which illustrate his memoirs on gay love, memory and desire in contemporary America.

Leigh Bowery - The Life and Times of an Icon

Artist/Author: Sue Tilley | Reference: P2868 | ISBN: 0-340-69310-X | Type: Publication

A biography and tribute to a colourful unique and larger than life character, written by his close friend.

Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration

Artist/Author: David Wojnarowicz | Reference: P2884 | ISBN: 978-0679732273 | Type: Publication

A collection of creative essays — a scathing, sexy, sublimely humorous and honest personal testimony to the Fear of Diversity in America. 

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

Spirale

Artist/Author: David Wojnarowicz | Reference: P2869 | ISBN: 978-2918034025 | Type: Publication

This volume collects four tales interspersed with ink drawings by the artist which illustrate his memoirs on gay love, memory and desire in contemporary America. In French. Translated from English by Laurence Viallet.

Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics

Artist/Author: José Esteban Muñoz | Reference: P2885 | ISBN: 978-0-8166-3015-8 | Type: Publication

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.

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.

Dressed as a Gril

Artist/Author: Jonny Woo, John Sizzle, Holestar, Scottee, Amber, Pia and Ma Butcher | Reference: D2209 | Type: DVD

London's alternative East End drag phenomenon gets its moment in this account of six years in the lives of its most celebrated performers: Jonny Woo, John Sizzle, Holestar, Scottee, Amber, Pia and Ma Butcher.

Extras: interviews with cast and crew, deleted scenes, character profiles, music videos, performances. Directed by Colin Rothbart.

94 minutes.

2015.

An Audience With Adrienne

Artist/Author: Adrian Howells | Reference: D2208 | Type: DVD

 This DVD is currently missing. The digital file can be viewed in the Study Room. The reference is EF5192.

Drawing on the popular entertainment form 'An Audience with …', Howells creates a performance in which an audience of around 25 is invited to share memories and experiences with his alter ego.

Blurred recording. 2006.

2 hours 36 minutes.

The Deadwood Stage - DIY documentation

Artist/Author: GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN | Digital Reference: EF5185 | Type: Digital File

Documentation from GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN’s DIY 10 project, which explored exertion, endurance, cliché and the epic using the musical Calamity Jane.

The project took place at Cambridge Junction. Part of LADA’s DIY.

4:38.

Adrienne’s Dirty Laundry Experience / Adrienne’s Room Service

Artist/Author: Adrian Howells | Reference: D2204 | Type: DVD

This DVD is currently missing. The digital file can be viewed in the Study Room. The reference is EF5202.

Adrienne's Dirty Laundry Service – Arches New Work Commission (2003), 22:16 

Adrienne's Room Service at The Great Eastern Hotel (2005), 8:50

The Only Way Home Is Through the Show: Performance Work of Lois Weaver

Editor: Lois Weaver and Jen Harvie | Reference: P2847 | ISBN: 978-1-78320-534-9 | Type: Publication

The book explores Weaver’s collaborative work with Split Britches and Spiderwoman as well as her solo projects, performance interventions, and work as a facilitator, teacher, and as Tammy WhyNot.

Magazine

Artist/Author: David Hoyle | Type: Publication

Documentation of David Hoyle's Magazine. 

STUDY ROOM GUIDE / LADA ANTHOLOGY: PERFORMANCE FROM THE EDGE (Full Screening)

Artist/Author: Various | Digital Reference: EF5169 | Type: Digital File

Two screening programmes of radical work for SPILL 2014:

Marginalised Bodies – A screening of artists working with their queer, disabled, black and female bodies in brilliant and subversive ways. Featuring La Ribot, Harold Offeh, Kira O’Reilly, Disabled Avant Garde, George Chakravarthi, and many more. Contained by the secrecy of the night hours and the wearing of horse blinkers; the performance score involves actions of cutting, tattooing, writing and speaking. The work explores domestication and the feral through actions that open and restrict the body (such as fasting, cutting and urinating).

Club & Underground Culture – A screening of live performance and work to camera rooted in underground and club culture. Featuring mavericks, outsiders, legends, gender terrorists and out and out freaks, including David Hoyle, CHRISTEENE, Ursula Martinez, Rocío Boliver, Duckie and many more.

Lechedevirgen Trimegisto

Artist/Author: Felipe Osornio / Lechedevirgen Trimegisto | Digital Reference: EF5165 | Type: Digital File

Video documentation, trailer and still pictures from Felipe Osornio’s – aka Lechedevirgen Trimegisto –  “Inferno Variete – Devoción”, a performance project recovering and reinterpreting the theoretical and historical approaches of artists, activists, academics and representative figures around the themes of masculinity, violence against sexual minorities, gender performativity, decolonialism and body art.

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.

Demolish the Theatre!

Artist/Author: Simon Casson | Reference: A0615 | Type: Article

Written by Simon Casson, producer of Duckie, this is a polemic letter responding to the consultation towards the McMaster Review for James Purnell and the Department of Culture Media and Sport, condemnning the state of art-funding.

An Englishman Abroad

Artist/Author: Jordan McKenzie | Reference: P2663 | ISBN: 978-1-908971-38-8 | Type: Publication

The catalogue for an exhibition at Kasa Galeri, October 31 – December 5 2014, curated by Marquard Smith and exploring, with a peculiar British sense of humor, how art can face up to the social and cultural challenges.

The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination

Artist/Author: Sarah Schulman | Reference: P2665 | ISBN: 9780520264779 | Type: Publication

This publicationis a polemic, provocative account of disappearance, forgetfulness and untimely death.

Paris Is Burning: A Queer Film Classic

Artist/Author: Lucas Hilderbrand | Reference: P2671 | ISBN: 9781551525198 | Type: Publication

This publication is an homage to “Paris Is Burning”, Jennie Livingston’s brilliant and award-winning 1991 documentary that captures the 1980s New York drag ball scene.

Temporal Drag

Artist/Author: Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz | Reference: P2629 | ISBN: 978-3-7757-2988-8 | Type: Publication

The five works by Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz featured in this publication intervene in time-related discourses and practices. Texts by Mathias Danbolt, Diedrich Diederichsen, Elizabeth Freeman, Denis Pernet, Marc Siegel, conversation with the artists by Andrea Thal.

Blak Queens Talking: It’s a Drag Thing

Artist/Author: Costantina Bush and Kaboobie | Reference: A0609 | Type: Article

Kaboobie (visual and performance artist troy-anthony baylis) converses via email with Constantina Bush (actor and cabaret artist Kamahi Djordan King), they yarn about empowerment, the art of drag, the rocky road of glamour and querying queer, blak-ways.