DVD including excerpts from four performances: 14 UnNatural Acts; Mapa Corpo, Temple of Confessions, El Naftazteca: Cyber Aztec TV for 2000 A.D. Includes document with descriptions.
Videos from 2004 and 1996.
Maps the history of performance and live art up until 2011.
Confronts the effects of modernism on society and proposes a remedy based on a redefinition of our art and culture.
Documents and critically examines one of the most fecund periods in the history of live art.
Europe and the Middle East
uman rights and ethics
A series of crucial practical exercises to help create challenging theatre which transcends the boundaries of nation, gender, and racial identity.
Festival archive. NOTE: Text is in Korean and English (publication acquired from Korea Performance Art Festival)
CIRCA (Contemporary Visual Culture in Ireland) See also, Brutal Silences Study Room Guide, catalogue ref. no. P1661.
Charts three projects by performers who generate autobiographical writing by walking through inspirational landscapes.
This item is referenced in the Making Routes Study Room Guide (P1964).
Based on a reproduction of original choreographic material of Le Sacre du Printemps and the personal story of Nijinsky, Liquid Loft, together with dancers of Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, stage impressive Ready Mades, by rediscovering them as containers of bygone choreographic intentions in a changed context, weaving them into contemporary structures.
Dance as an imitation of change; the sacrifice as an instrument of equalization through retaliation against the innocent. These are the archaic means of mimetic practice in this performance.
For over 20 years Marina Abramović has collected materials from film, dance, theatre, music, rituals and performance. For her lecture at Live Culture she wound through a personal visual archive of performance related materials focused around the performing body, its mental and physical limits.This documentation has since been presented with the permission of the artist as part of the Performance Matters, Performing Idea, Performance Lecture Archive; an interactive video archive housed at the Whitechapel Gallery between 2-9 October 2010. The archive looked at examples of the performance lecture as a form of artistic and critical expression and its potential to address a broad range of cultural issues and philosophical ideas.
Performance documentation, 2010.
The performer marks a sacred space. She dons a Raven headdress. As she steps into the sacred space she begins a ritual of transformation.
An interview with Ron Athey about his past and practice, commissioned by the ICA. This item is part of the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)
Margate’s First Beaux Arts Ball
This item is part of the ‘Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art’ Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)
Engaging a series of critical models, this article examines the place of the ‘exotic’ in thinking about sexual and racial difference, as a means of thinking difficult or volatile modes of cultural practice. As such, it stages a confrontation between ‘exotic ritual’ and ‘apocalyptic tone’, to challenge conventions about scholarly practice and find new ways of examining uncomfortable spaces and modes of working.
Limited edition. Three site specific actions performed July 4, 2005.
Fiona McGregor, writer and performance artist, travelled to Poland in 2006 with former art/life partner AñA Wojak touring Arterial, a show based on blood rituals. Halfway between travelogue and memoir, the book documents the passage through economic, political, and personal formations in the interlaced trajectories of art and life, past and present. The artist gets caught up watching and participating in a culture in change, where people are struggling to live well enough under capitalism and where old ideas are expressed in the extraordinary cluster of public museums she found. This item is referenced in the Dreams for an Institution Guide (P2313).
Part of One Work series of books, each focused on a single work of art examined by a single author and aimed at provoking debate about significant moments in art. Contains a range of illustrations from the artist’s work.
Catalogue of homonymous exhibition held at the Galleria Pack, Milan, 15 April – 15 June 2008. Curation and text by Francesca Alfano Miglietti (FAM). Italian and English language.
Directed by Catherine Saalfield Gund Hallelujah! presents Athey's life and work, spending time with him on and off the stage. An HIV-positive gay man, Athey practices sadomasochistic ritual as a personal religion, using it as a means of transcendence.
Part of the Performing Action, Performing Thinking edition.
In Slovenian and English.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).
Exhibition catalogue. A presentation and discussion of various art media such as painting, sculpture, engraving, print, video, performance and installation, shedding light on the changing symbolism of blood through the ages.
This item is part of the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).
Retrospective look at Performance Art in Vancouver, 1965 – 2000.
Survey of images of sex and sexuality in contemporary art.
This item is part of the Study Room Guide On shit, piss, blood, sweat and tears by Lois Keidan (P2195)
An action by Joseph Morgan Schofield, at Translucent (VO Curations, Aug 2019). Video by Olga Latun.