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The Arts Britain still Ignores?

Artist/Author: Jerri Daboo | Digital Reference: EF5370 | Type: Digital File

Forty years since the publication of Naseem Khan’s seminal report The Arts Britain Ignores, how much has changed?

Organ Player

Artist/Author: Narcissister | Reference: D2320 | Type: DVD

One of the contemporary art world’s most acclaimed mixed-media & performance artists, is the subject of this smart, sassy documentary that showcases her spectacle-rich approach to explorations of gender, racial identity, and sexuality. Bonus features include two deleted scenes.

 

An Apartment on Uranus

Artist/Author: Paul B. Preciado | Reference: P4104 | ISBN: 978-1-913097-07-3 | Type: Publication

Recounts Preciado’s transformation from Beatriz into Paul B., and examines other processes of political, cultural and sexual transition.

Shy Radicals: The Anti-systemic Politics of the Introvert Militant

Artist/Author: Hamja Ahsan | Reference: P4094 | ISBN: 978-1906012571 | Type: Publication

Drawing together communiques, covert interviews and underground histories of introvert struggles (Introfada), here for the first time is a detailed documentation of the political demands of shy people. 

Signed copy.

Material No2

Editor: Siobhan Davies Dance in dialogue with Something Other | Reference: P4078 | ISBN: 9780-992797439 | Type: Publication

Second edition of Material concerns itself with in/visibility in contemporary artistic practice, especially dance.

Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility

Editor: Reina Gossett, Eric A. Stanley, Johanna Burton | Reference: P4076 | ISBN: 9-780262-036603 | Type: Publication

Delves into themes as wide-ranging yet interconnected as beauty, performativity, activism, and police brutality. Collectively, they attest to how trans people are frequently offered “doors”—entrances to visibility and recognition—that are actually “traps,” accommodating trans bodies and communities only insofar as they cooperate with dominant norms.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Shortlist LIVE! Issue 1

Editor: Heidi Backström | Reference: P4064 | ISBN: 9871916424371 | Type: Publication

Publication on a new entity of events as part of ANTI Festival, where the artists shortlisted for the International Prize of Live Art present their work.

In English and Finnish.

Unicorn: The Memoir of a Muslim Drag Queen

Artist/Author: Amrou Al-Kadhi | Reference: P4058 | ISBN: 978-0008306069 | Type: Publication

From a god-fearing Muslim boy enraptured with their mother, to a vocal, queer drag queen estranged from their family, this is a heart-breaking and hilarious memoir about the author’s fight to be true to themself.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Gothic Queer Culture

Artist/Author: Laura Westengard | Reference: P4053 | ISBN: 978-1-4962-1702-8 | Type: Publication

Using interdisciplinary cultural studies to examine the gothicism in queer art, literature, and thought the author argues that during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries a queer culture has emerged that challenges and responds to traumatic marginalization by creating a distinctly gothic aesthetic.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Last Night Art Saved My Life

Digital Reference: EF5320 | Type: Digital File

Audio recording from the informal event which included a practical session of creating ‘access and equality riders’ for artists and audiences. LADA, 26 June 2018. 2 audio files.

The Crossing of Innumerable Paths

Artist/Author: Guy Brett | Reference: P4049 | ISBN: 978-1-909932-531 | Type: Publication

The fourteen essays bringing together a unique gathering of artists, many of whome make works which arise out of responses to the situation or the environment in which they find themselves.

Making Difference: Mapping the Discursive Terrain of Multiculturalism

Artist/Author: Barbara Kirschenblatt-Gimble | Reference: A0875 | Type: Article

A critical examination of the varieties of multiculturalism and the way they structure difference.

Jefferson Pinder and the Art of Black Endurance

Artist/Author: Isaiah Matthew Wooden | Reference: A0863 | Type: Article

On the work of Jefferson Pinder.

Strength of Our Mothers

Artist/Author: SuAndi | Reference: P4045 | ISBN: 978-1789721294 | Type: Publication

Documents the lives of 23 white women in interracial relationships with African and Afro-Caribbean men from the 1940s to 2000. Each women's story is told in their own voice or by their children.

Sensual Excess: Queer Femininity and Brown Jouissance

Artist/Author: Amber Jamilla Musser | Reference: P4027 | ISBN: 9781479830954 | Type: Publication

Works against the framing of black and brown bodies as sexualized, objectified, and abject, and offers multiple ways of thinking with and through sensation and aesthetics.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Arts of the Working Class: the Americas Issue

Editor: Elizabeth Otto, The Winter Office | Reference: P4038 | Type: Publication

The 7th issue of the newspaper is the first one to focus on a region; it commits to reconsidering Americas colonial stories and their marks on its present global condition. In multiple languages.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Black Performance Theory

Editor: Thomas F. DeFrantz and Anita Gonzalez | Reference: P4026 | ISBN: 978-0-8223-5616-5 | Type: Publication

Considering how blackness is imagined in and through performance, the contributors address topics including flight as a persistent theme in African American aesthetics, the circulation of minstrel tropes in Liverpool and in Afro-Mexican settlements in Oaxaca, and the reach of hip-hop politics as people around the world embrace the music and dance.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)
 

Nonbinary: Memoirs of gender and identity

Editor: Micah Rajunov, Scott Duane | Reference: P4023 | ISBN: 978-0231185332 | Type: Publication

Thirty authors highlight how our experiences are shaped by a deeply entrenched gender binary. 

The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics

Artist/Author: Louis Chude-Sokei | Reference: P4016 | ISBN: 978-0819575777 | Type: Publication

Explores the histories of race and technology in a world made by slavery, colonialism, and industrialization. Beginning in the late nineteenth century and moving through to the twenty-first, the book argues for the dependent nature of those histories. 

Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others

Artist/Author: Sara Ahmed | Reference: P4012 | ISBN: 978-0822339144 | Type: Publication

A queer phenomenology, Ahmed contends, reveals how social relations are arranged spatially, how queerness disrupts and reorders these relations by not following the accepted paths, and how a politics of disorientation puts other objects within reach, those that might, at first glance, seem awry.

hereafter

Editor: Charlie Ashwell, Es Morgan | Reference: P3975 | Type: Publication

How do artists respond to the question of collective survival in the face of crisis? Can writing articulate, subvert and test the ever-present question of the future in modes that are nonlinear, affective and even choreographic? What are our hopes, fears and desires?

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Performing Image

Artist/Author: Isobel Harbison | Reference: P3973 | ISBN: 9780262039215 | Type: Publication

Examines how artists have combined performance and moving image in their work since the 1960s, and how this work anticipates our changing relations to images since the advent of smart phones and the spread of online prosumerism.

Figuring Age: Women, Bodies, Generations

Editor: Kathleen Woodward | Reference: P3971 | ISBN: 978-0253212368 | Type: Publication

Engages the virtually invisible subject of older women in western culture. 

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Adrien Sina collection

Artist/Author: Adrien Sina | Digital Reference: EF5293 | Type: Digital File

Includes: 
The  Fables of la Fontaine 5 (2007)
Walking Around Planet (2005)
Suspended Moments (2007)
Toubabou… Toubabou… (2007)
Farafin a ni Toubabou (2007)
The Small Clouds Crossing the Sky of the Soul (2007)
 

Staging Queer Feminisms: Sexuality and Gender in Australian Performance, 2005-2015

Artist/Author: Sarah French | Reference: P3916 | ISBN: 978-1137465429 | Type: Publication

Examines sexuality, gender and race in Australia’s vibrant independent theatre and performance culture.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None

Editor: Kathryn Yusoff | Reference: P3911 | ISBN: 978-1517907532 | Type: Publication

Examines how the grammar of geology is foundational to establishing the extractive economies of subjective life and the earth under colonialism and slavery. 

Enacting Nature: Ecocritical Perspectives on Indigenous Performance

Editor: Birgit Däwes, Marc Maufort | Reference: P3903 | ISBN: 978-2875741462 | Type: Publication

Acknowledging that the future of humankind is global, this volume explores the multi-faceted semantics of ecology in contemporary Indigenous theater and performance. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

The White Possessive: Property, Power, and Indigenous Sovereignty

Artist/Author: Aileen Moreton-Robinson | Reference: P3793 | ISBN: 978-0816692163 | Type: Publication

Explores the links between race, sovereignty, and possession through themes of property: owning property, being property, and becoming propertyless.

A Guide to Being an Artist and Being Ok (don’t worry, we’re all pretending)

Editor: Louisa Robbin & Louise Belsom | Reference: P3794 | Type: Publication

A collection of poetry, ramblings, rants and images by artists who suffer with some form of depression and or anxiety

White Fragility: why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism

Artist/Author: Robin Diangelo | Reference: P3776 | ISBN: 978-0-8070-4741-5 | Type: Publication

Deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’” (Claudia Rankine).

Narratives in Black British Dance: Embodied Practices

Editor: Adesola Akinleye | Reference: P3775 | ISBN: 978-3-319-70313-8 | Type: Publication

Bringing together the voices of dance-artists, scholars, teachers and choreographers, the book looks at a range of performing arts from dancehall to ballet, providing valuable insights into dance theory, performance, pedagogy, identity and culture. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

After the Party: A Manifesto for Queer of Color Life

Artist/Author: Joshua Chambers-Letson | Reference: P3772 | ISBN: 978-1-4798-3277-4 | Type: Publication

Tells the stories of minoritarian artists who mobilize performance to produce freedom and sustain life in the face of subordination, exploitation, and annihilation. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

World-Making: Race, Performance, and the Work of Creativity

Artist/Author: Dorinne Kondo | Reference: P3758 | ISBN: 978-1-4780-0094-5 | Type: Publication

Theorizes the racialized structures of inequality that pervade theater and the arts.

Part of The Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Black and Blur

Artist/Author: Fred Moten | Reference: P3757 | ISBN: 978-0-8223-7016-1 | Type: Publication

The first volume in the trilogy consent not to be a single being engages in a capacious consideration of the place and force of blackness in African diaspora arts, politics, and life.

Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect

Artist/Author: Mel Y. Chen | Reference: P3760 | ISBN: 978-0822352723 | Type: Publication

Draws on recent debates about sexuality, race, and affect to examine how matter that is considered insensate, immobile, or deathly animates cultural lives.

Fabulous: The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric

Artist/Author: Madison Moore | Reference: P3756 | ISBN: 978-0-300-20470-4 | Type: Publication

An exploration of what it means to be fabulous—and why eccentric style, fashion, and creativity are more political than ever. 

Latinx: The New Force in American Politics and Culture

Artist/Author: Ed Morales | Reference: P3748 | ISBN: 9781784783198 | Type: Publication

Explains how Latinx political identities are tied to a long Latin American history of mestizaje—“mixedness” or “hybridity”—and that this border thinking is both a key to understanding bilingual, bicultural Latin cultures and politics and a challenge to America’s infamously black–white racial regime.

Epistemologies of the South: Justice against Epistemicide

Artist/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.