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The 2 of Us

Author: Jon John | Digital Reference: EF5346

A romantic exploration performance about love and human relationships.

Please note that Queen Mary University of London holds the entire archive of the late artist.

Jennifer Doyle in conversation with Ron Athey

Digital Reference: EF5330

A specially filmed conversation between Ron Athey and writer Jennifer Doyle. Filmed in LA for LADA Screens by Brittany Neimeth.

Part of LADA Screens 6.

Confession de Ron Athey

Author: Gabreilla Greeb | Digital Reference: EF5329

Super 8 film was made at the Festival de l’Etrange, Vidéotheque de Paris. Produced by Homemade FIlms.

Part of LADA Screens 6.

Misha Horacek collection

Author: Misha Horacek | Digital Reference: EF5316

Includes:

Moon River (and project description), 2018/2019, 10:47

Nest: Inhabit (and project description), 2019, with Samantha Sweeting, 11:42

The Empty Station (and project description), 2017, with Chris Spencer-Lowe, 5:58

Touched Bodies: The Performative Turn in Latin American Art

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

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).

The Vorticist Appointments Volume One

Author: Jason Maling | Reference: P4017 | ISBN: 9780646516462

All appointment negatives and notes from the first year of the Vorticist project (Oct 2007 – Dec 2008) printed in a cloth bound and embossed book.

Signed and numbered edition of 100 (77/100).

Shirin Neshat: Two Installations

Reference: P3959 | ISBN: 978-1881390268

Catalogue which accompanies  films exploring the social, political and psychological dimensions of women's experience in contemporary Islamic societies.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041)
 

The theater and its double

Author: Antonin Artaud | Reference: P3966 | ISBN: 9780802141392

A collection of manifestos originally published in 1938, in which the artist and philosopher attacks conventional assumptions about the drama.

Linda Mary Montano: 14 Years of Living Art

Reference: P3900 | ISBN: 978-0983664758

A portable archive that features Montano’s journal writings during 1984-1998, 18 of her ecstatic tantric tales, 52 of her drawings, 119 photo documents related to her performances, 13 essays and interviews by art historians, curators and writers. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Body of Art

Reference: P3694 | ISBN: 978-0714869667

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.

Blood Counts

Digital Reference: EF5288

A programme of events exploring blood in performance for BLOOD: Life Uncut, a season of work for the new Science Gallery, London. Includes:

Janez Janša: Ron’s Story (5 minutes, 2001)

Ernst Fischer and Nicola Hunter: Passion/Flower (2012, 4 minutes)

Regina Jose Galindo: Who Can Erase the Traces (2003, 2 minutes),  La
Sangre del Cerdo (2016, 8 minutes)

Franko B: I Miss You! (2003, 2 minutes)

Marisa Carnesky: Dr Carnesky’s Incredible Bleeding Woman (2016, 3 minutes)

jamie lewis hadley: this rose made of leather (2012, 10 minutes)

Kira O’Reilly: Wet Cup (2000, 3 minutes)

Martin O’Brien: If It Were The Apocalypse I’d Eat You To Stay Alive (2015, 8 minutes)

La Ribot: Another Bloody Mary (2000, 10 minutes)

Rocio Boliver: Times Go By and I Can’t Forget You: Between Menopause and Old Age (2013, 4 minutes)

WHITE DEATH: The Sky Burial Dream Scriptures of Kaddish

Author: Zmeu Pleroma | Reference: P3676 | ISBN: 978-0-9569569-8-9

A collection of prophetic dream texts and images found in the ribcage of an ancient Priestess buried in a Sky Temple of former Tibet.

Prayer for the Abstract

Author: Lilach Livne | Reference: P3672 | ISBN: 978-3-947516-03-2

Resisting the control of the image, transcending from the 2-dimensional, practicing being-a-body-in-the-world.

A Practical Guide to Unconscious Reasoning

Reference: P3670 | ISBN: 9781906012618

Using a series of exercises and increasingly in depth ‘trips’, the book sets out clear and concise steps to enable individuals and groups to access their imagination and unconscious reason, to work on behalf of others. Using a series of exercises such as ‘Becoming a Bat’, ‘Crawling’, ‘Draw a Sound’ and ‘Impersonating a Human’, Marcus Coates has developed his own practical techniques to solve problems that we might otherwise remain dumbfounded by.

In the glass cabinet.

Queer Spirits

Author: AA Bronson and Peter Hobbs | Reference: P3573 | ISBN: 978-1928570141

From 2008 to 2010, AA Bronson and Peter Hobbs collaborated to convene small groups of men in various locations in a secret group ritual titled “Invocation of the Queer Spirits.” The publication explores all five performances.

69 Things To Do With A Dead Princess

Author: Stewart Home | Reference: P3522 | ISBN: 978-1841953533

This is where the novel has a nervous breakdown. Anna Noon is a twenty-year-old student with a taste for perverse sex involving an enigmatic older man and a ventriloquist's dummy. 

PASSION/Flower

Author: Ernst Fischer and Nicola Canavan | Digital Reference: EF5275

Inspired by a ritual known as Matam, which takes place in the Shiite ceremony of Ashura, the performance transcends its origins, becoming an action that opens the body to a trance state of rhythm & ritual practice.  

Touching home : an interview with May Chan

Author: Christine Conley | Reference: A0740

Interview with Hong Kong-born poet and performance artist, currently active in Kingston, Ontario. Considers aspects of domestic life in relation to the artist's experience as a woman in both Chinese and Canadian cultures.

Barbers of East London

Author: Paula Harrowing and jamie lewis hadley | Reference: P3189

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

Planetary Dance

Author: Misha Horecek | Reference: D2242

A ritual dance created by American choreographer Anna Halprin in 1981. Misha trained at Tamalpa Institute California to lead new incarnations of this ritual dance, which has a 35 year-old legacy with hundreds of happenings worldwide.

12 minutes

Chinese Performing Arts Yearbook 2015

Reference: P3187

Comprehensive overview of China's performance art in 2015. Includes essays, five case studies and information on over 100 artists. In Mandarin.

Acting Together Volume I: Resistance and Reconciliation in Regions of Violence

Reference: P3116 | ISBN: 978-0981559391

A series on Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict, describing peacebuilding performances in regions beset by violence and internal conflicts. The first volume emphasizes the role theatre and ritual play both in the midst and in the aftermath of direct violence.

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

Joss Carter documentation

Reference: P3052

Includes: Salavation poster and flyer, a production package, and a usb with video and photo documentation.

Performance Lab: Ron Athey at Stanford University

Author: Lisa Newman | Reference: A0687

Review of Athey's Messianic Remains at the Performance studies International symposium.

Performance and the City

Reference: P2954 | ISBN: 978-0230300491

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.

Marina Abramovic: the House with the Ocean View

Reference: P2904 | ISBN: 978-8881584369

For 12 days in November 2002, Marina Abramovic lived on three open platforms in the Sean Kelly Gallery in New York. She did not eat or speak, nor did have any privacy: the rooms were open and spectators were even invited to observe the artist through a high-powered telescope. This volume presents documentation of The House With the Ocean View alongside essays by the artist, her gallerist Sean Kelly, art historian Thomas McEvilley, curator Chrissie Iles, Cindy Carr, RoseLee Goldberg and Peggy Phelan.

Immersive Theatres: Intimacy and Immediacy in Contemporary Performance

Author: Josephine Machon | Reference: P2866 | ISBN: 978-1137019837

Charting the rise of the immersive theatre phenomenon, this is the first survey of immersive theories and practices for students, scholars and practitioners of contemporary performance. It includes interviews with immersive artists and examines key topics such as site-specific performance and immersive technologies. 

Cherotic Magic Revised

Author: Frank Moore | Reference: P2790 | ISBN: 978-1515240181

Cherotic Magic is a major attempt to introduce a powerful system of magic into our modern western everyday life, thereby explosively expanding such concepts as sex and human relationships. The clear, down-to-earth text is amplified by the non-linear trance illustrations by LaBash.

In conversation with Ron Athey

Author: Andrea Pagnes | Reference: A0630

This dialogue between the two artists includes a discussion around the issues and concerns of contemporary Performance Art as well as an in-depth focus on the work of Ron Athey, past and present, with additional notes by Lisa Newman.

Artist Op-Eds - Polemic of Blood Ron Athey on the “Post-AIDS” Body

Author: Ron Athey | Reference: P2736

Ron Athey contributes to the fourth installment of the Walker Art Center Artist Op-Eds series. Examining the thinking of artists as citizens and change-makers, this series of commissioned opinion pieces features provocative reactions to the headlines.

De la vista gorda

Author: La Bala Damiana Cactaceae / Alejandra Rodríguez | Digital Reference: EF5150

Part of “Negación y Utopía” (“Nagation and Utopia”), the first National Festival of Performance of Mexico, 6-29 November 2013, a platform showcasing work on Mexican identity and multicultural hybrids. This documentation includes recordings of the performance, exerpts, and interviews with the artist. Spanish language.

Shukuruame

Author: Gustavo Álvarez | Digital Reference: EF5143

Part of “Negación y Utopía” (“Nagation and Utopia”), the first National Festival of Performance of Mexico, 6-29 November 2013, a platform showcasing work on Mexican identity and multicultural hybrids. This documentation includes recordings of the performance, exerpts, and interviews with the artist. Spanish language.

Experimental Eating

Author: Thomas Howells | Reference: P2718 | ISBN: 978-1908966407

The book encompasses unusual and cutting-edge foods, radical dining events, “kitchen laboratory” experiments, food sculptures and other documentation of the transient moments that make up this field of experimentation', as well as a study of the connections between dining, theatre and ritual, and a survey of recent research in science and technology, and how this may impact on how we make, eat and perceive food.

For the 49th: Time What is a Bed? - The Bed Race Project

Reference: P2670

This small publication documents the three commissions for The Bed Race Project curated by Amelia Beavis-Harrison with texts and images from each of the artists. Includes a short essay by Anneka French.

Pas de Deux

Author: Raimund Hoghe and Takashi Ueno | Reference: P2638

Performance leaflet with images.

DIY 11: 2014 - Manuel Vason ‘The Photo-Performer’

Author: Manuel Vason | Reference: P2632

Collage of printed images on book by the DIY 11 workshop participants with the artist.

Blood is such Clever Stuff

Author: Sarah-Jane Norman | Reference: A0608

The artist shares insights of her performance-making.