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Video Excerpts – DVD #2

Artist/Author: Roberto Sifuentes | Reference: D1959 | Type: DVD

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.

The Reenchantment of Art

Artist/Author: Suzi Gablik | Reference: P1893 | ISBN: 978-0-500-27689-1 | Type: Publication

Confronts the effects of modernism on society and proposes a remedy based on a redefinition of our art and culture.

And Europe will be Stunned

Artist/Author: Yael Bartana | Reference: P1898 | ISBN: 978-1-902201-26-9 | Type: Publication

Europe and the Middle East

uman rights and ethics

Crossing Veronica and Disyquilibrio

Artist/Author: Marco Paulo Rolla | Reference: D1878 | Type: DVD

Double DVD set of documentation.

Suando e Resistindo and Homens de Preto

Artist/Author: Marco Paulo Rolla | Reference: D1879 | Type: DVD

Double DVD set of documentation.

Exercises for Rebel Artists

Artist/Author: Guillermo Gomez-Pena and Roberto Sifuentes | Reference: P1944 | ISBN: 978-0-415-54923-3 | Type: Publication

A series of crucial practical exercises to help create challenging theatre which transcends the boundaries of nation, gender, and racial identity.

Domestic Sanitation, Parts 1 & 2

Artist/Author: Helen Chadwick | Reference: D1676 | Type: DVD

The World Performance Art Video Archive

Reference: P1729 | ISBN: 978-89-93173-43-7 | Type: Publication

Festival archive. NOTE: Text is in Korean and English (publication acquired from Korea Performance Art Festival)

Matters of Life and Death: Protestant and Catholic Ways of Seeing Death in Northern Ireland

Artist/Author: Belinda Loftus | Reference: A0445 | Type: Article

CIRCA (Contemporary Visual Culture in Ireland) See also, Brutal Silences Study Room Guide, catalogue ref. no. P1661.

Blinded Descention

Artist/Author: Rasp Thorne | Digital Reference: EF5030 | Type: Digital File

Spill National Platform 2009

I Host You, Now Tonight, Let Me Show You How

Artist/Author: Mitch and Parry (Andrew Mitchelson, Owen Parry) | Digital Reference: EF5026 | Type: Digital File

Spill National Platform 2009

Walking, Writing and Performance

Artist/Author: Deirdre Heddon, Carl Lavery and Phil Smith | Editor: Roberta Mock | Reference: P1612 | Type: Publication

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).

Sacre: The Rite Thing

Artist/Author: Liquid Loft/Chris Haring, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo | Reference: D1606 | Type: DVD

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.

Live Culture Lecture series: Performing Body

Artist/Author: Marina Abramović | Reference: D1532 | Type: DVD

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.


Artist/Author: Michelle Horacek | Reference: D0110 | Type: DVD

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.

Ron Athey in conversation with Andre Stitt

Editor: Andre Stitt | Reference: P0066 | Type: Publication

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)

Jack Smith’s Rehearsals for the Destruction of Atlantis: ‘Exotic’ Ritual and Apocalyptic Tone

Artist/Author: Dominic Johnson | Reference: A0311 | Type: Article

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.

Bull’s-Eye - The mother, The Daughter & The Holy Ghost

Artist/Author: Bull's-Eye | Reference: P1446 | Type: Publication

Limited edition. Three site specific actions performed July 4, 2005.

I am 50

Artist/Author: Vlasta Delimar | Reference: P1259 | Type: Publication

This is a leaflet to accompany the performance.

Bilingiual publication in English and Croatian.

Monografijaperformans - Monographyperformance

Artist/Author: Vlasta Delimar, Miško Šuvaković | Reference: P1251 | ISBN: 953-6612-22-4 | Type: Publication

Bilingual publication in English and Croatian.

Marco Paulo Rolla

Artist/Author: Marco Paulo Rolla | Reference: D1128 | Type: DVD

Video documentation. For exhibition catalogues see REF. P1205.

Strange Museums - A Journey through Poland

Artist/Author: Fiona McGregor | Reference: P1163 | ISBN: 978-1-921401-18-3 | Type: Publication

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).

Joan Jonas - I Want to Live in the Country (And Other Romances)

Artist/Author: Susan Morgan | Reference: P1155 | ISBN: 978-1-84638-025-9 | Type: Publication

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.

Posizione e Deposizione - Position and Deposition

Artist/Author: Franko B / Zhang Huan | Reference: P1134 | Type: Publication

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.


Artist/Author: Michelle Horacek | Reference: D0979 | Type: DVD

Durational performance, 1-21 February 2008.

HALLELUJAH! Ron Athey: A Story of Deliverance

Artist/Author: Ron Athey | Reference: D0926 | Type: DVD

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.

Incorruptible Flesh

Artist/Author: Ron Athey and Dominic Johnson | Reference: D0845 | Type: DVD

Part of Sacred at Chelsea Theatre.

Das Orgien Mysterien 110th Action

Artist/Author: Hermann Nitsch | Reference: D0610 | Type: DVD

Sinfonia Punto Campanella

Artist/Author: Herman Nitsch | Reference: D0566 | Type: DVD

Janine Antoni

Artist/Author: Janine Antoni | Reference: P0822 | Type: Publication

Collection of essays on Antoni’s work.


Artist/Author: Aldo Milohnic | Reference: A0053 | Type: Article

Part of the Performing Action, Performing Thinking edition.

In Slovenian and English.

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

Blood: Art, Power, Politics and Pathology

Editor: James M Bradburne | Reference: P0279 | ISBN: 3-7913-22600-7 | Type: Publication

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).

Guilt / Retelling a story life 2004.

Artist/Author: Vlasta Delimar | Reference: P1253 | Type: Publication

Print to accompany exhibition.

Bilingual publication in English and Croatian.

Conversation with the warrior or woman has disappeared , 1999/2000

Artist/Author: Vlasta Delimar | Reference: P1252 | Type: Publication

Bilingiual publication in English and Croatian.

Pint to accompany exhibition.


Artist/Author: Kira O'Reilly, Irina Prova | Reference: V0249 | Digital Reference: EV0249 | Type: Digital File

This item is part of the Study Room Guide On shit, piss, blood, sweat and tears by Lois Keidan (P2195)

Oh Lover Boy

Artist/Author: Franko B | Reference: V0372 | Digital Reference: EV0372 | Type: Video

This item is part of the Study Room Guide On shit, piss, blood, sweat and tears by Lois Keidan (P2195)

Untitled Flesh

Artist/Author: Sacred Naked Nature Girls | Reference: V0047 | Digital Reference: EV0047 | Type: Digital File

My Body Is A Temple….

Artist/Author: Annie Sprinkle | Reference: V0045 | Digital Reference: EV0045 | Type: Video

This item is part of the Study Room Guide: The More You Ignore Me The Closer I Get by Robert Pacitti (P1100)

the pink sky reflects the bloody earth

Artist/Author: Joseph Morgan Schofield | Digital Reference: EF5309 | Type: Digital File


An action by Joseph Morgan Schofield, at Translucent (VO Curations, Aug 2019). Video by Olga Latun.