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The 2 of Us

Artist/Author: Jon John | Digital Reference: EF5346 | Type: Digital File

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 | Type: Digital File

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

Artist/Author: Gabreilla Greeb | Digital Reference: EF5329 | Type: Digital File

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

Artist/Author: Misha Horacek | Digital Reference: EF5316 | Type: Digital File

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

Artist/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).

The Vorticist Appointments Volume One

Artist/Author: Jason Maling | Reference: P4017 | ISBN: 9780646516462 | Type: Publication

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).

The theater and its double

Artist/Author: Antonin Artaud | Reference: P3966 | ISBN: 9780802141392 | Type: Publication

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

Shirin Neshat: Two Installations

Editor: Bill Horrigan | Reference: P3959 | ISBN: 978-1881390268 | Type: Publication

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)
 

Critical Theory and Performance

Editor: Janelle G. Reinelt, Joseph R. Roach | Reference: P3952 | ISBN: 978472064588 | Type: Publication

Presents a broad range of critical and theoretical methods, and applies them to contemporary and historical performance genres.  Revised and Enlarged Edition

Linda Mary Montano: 14 Years of Living Art

Editor: Linda Mary Montano | Reference: P3900 | ISBN: 978-0983664758 | Type: Publication

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

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.

Blood Counts

Digital Reference: EF5288 | Type: Digital File

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

Artist/Author: Zmeu Pleroma | Reference: P3676 | ISBN: 978-0-9569569-8-9 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Lilach Livne | Reference: P3672 | ISBN: 978-3-947516-03-2 | Type: Publication

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

A Practical Guide to Unconscious Reasoning

Editor: Matthew Appleton, Marcus Coates, Gavin Everall | Reference: P3670 | ISBN: 9781906012618 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: AA Bronson and Peter Hobbs | Reference: P3573 | ISBN: 978-1928570141 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Stewart Home | Reference: P3522 | ISBN: 978-1841953533 | Type: Publication

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. 

Tender Blood

Artist/Author: Sheree Rose and Amy Kingsmill | Digital Reference: EF5272 | Type: Digital File

A union using violence as a language to express affection.

PASSION/Flower

Artist/Author: Ernst Fischer and Nicola Canavan | Digital Reference: EF5275 | Type: Digital File

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.  

Performance by Artists

Editor: A.A. Bronson, Peggy Gale | Reference: P3461 | ISBN: 0920956009 | Type: Publication

A collection of essays, documents, & bibiliography reagrding performance art edited by people associated with a Toronto-based arts organization.

Touching home : an interview with May Chan

Artist/Author: Christine Conley | Reference: A0740 | Type: Article

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.

Performance Works 2008-2017

Artist/Author: Soni Kum | Reference: D2240 | Type: DVD

Includes: Foreign Sky, Beast of Me and Still Hear the Wound.

Catalogued with a spanned DVD.

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.

Planetary Dance

Artist/Author: Misha Horecek | Reference: D2242 | Type: DVD

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 | Type: Publication

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

Editor: Cynthia E. Cohen, Roberto Gutiérrez Varea, Polly O. Walker | Reference: P3116 | ISBN: 978-0981559391 | Type: Publication

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 | Type: Publication

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

Performance Lab: Ron Athey at Stanford University

Artist/Author: Lisa Newman | Reference: A0687 | Type: Article

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

Anna Birch archive

Reference: P2992 | Type: Publication

Includes The Wollstonecraft Live Experience! programmes and materials, two programmes for the Stoke Newington Literary Festival, and a list of publications.

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.

Marina Abramovic: the House with the Ocean View

Editor: Amy Gotzler | Reference: P2904 | ISBN: 978-8881584369 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Josephine Machon | Reference: P2866 | ISBN: 978-1137019837 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Frank Moore | Reference: P2790 | ISBN: 978-1515240181 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Andrea Pagnes | Reference: A0630 | Type: Article

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

Artist/Author: Ron Athey | Reference: P2736 | Type: Publication

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

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

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

Artist/Author: Gustavo Álvarez | Digital Reference: EF5143 | Type: Digital File

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

Artist/Author: Thomas Howells | Reference: P2718 | ISBN: 978-1908966407 | Type: Publication

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

Editor: Amelia Beavis-Harrison | Reference: P2670 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Raimund Hoghe and Takashi Ueno | Reference: P2638 | Type: Publication

Performance leaflet with images.

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

Artist/Author: Manuel Vason | Reference: P2632 | Type: Publication

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

Blood is such Clever Stuff

Artist/Author: Sarah-Jane Norman | Reference: A0608 | Type: Article

The artist shares insights of her performance-making.