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Imaginative Bodies: Dialogues in Performance Practices

Artist/Author: Guy Cools | Editor: Lisa Marie Bowler | Reference: P4059 | ISBN: 978-9492095206 | Type: Publication

Reaffirms the central position of the body in various artistic practices through in-depth conversations with choreographers, composers, visual artists, hip hop artists, dramaturges, a light designer and a puppeteer.

Expecting the Earth: Life | Culture | Biosemiotics

Artist/Author: Wendy Wheeler | Reference: P3940 | ISBN: 9781910448670 | Type: Publication

Formulates a history and theory of biosemiotic and proto-biosemiotic thinking in order to open up new possibilities of contemporary social, philosophical, aesthetic and technological engagement. 

Trans*Plant: My Disease is an Artistic Creation

Artist/Author: Quimera Rosa | Reference: P3936 | Type: Publication

Information on a new transdisciplinary project of plant / human / animal / machine hybridisation started in 2016. 

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. 

Readings in Performance and Ecology

Editor: Wendy Arons and Theresa J. May | Reference: P3773 | ISBN: 978-1-137-46700-3 | Type: Publication

Focuses on how theatre, dance, and other forms of performance are helping to transform our ecological values. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Four Futures: Life After Capitalism

Artist/Author: Peter Frase | Reference: P3745 | ISBN: 9781781688137 | Type: Publication

An exploration into the utopias and dystopias that could develop from present society.

An Anecdoted Topography of Chance

Artist/Author: Daniel Spoerri, Robert Filliou, Emmett Williams, Dieter Roth, Topor | Reference: P3741 | ISBN: 978-1900565738 | Type: Publication

The “Artists' Book” of the post-war period: a unique collaborative work by four artists associated with various avant-garde art movements, including Fluxus and Nouveau Réalisme.

The Future

Artist/Author: Marc Augé | Reference: P3727 | ISBN: 9781781685662 | Type: Publication

It is to the future that we look for redemption and progress; but it is also where we project our personal and apocalyptic anxieties. By questioning notions of certainty, truth, and totality, Augé finds ways to separate the future from our eternal, terrified present and liberates the mind to allow it to conceptualize our possible futures afresh.

The Book of Humans: The Story of How We Became Us

Artist/Author: Adam Rutherford | Reference: P3657 | ISBN: 978-0297609407 | Type: Publication

This original and entertaining tour of life on Earth explores how many of the things once considered to be exclusively human are not: we are not the only species that communicates, makes tools, utilises fire, or has sex for reasons other than to make new versions of ourselves. Evolution has, however, allowed us to develop our culture to a level of complexity that outstrips any other observed in nature.

When Species Meet

Artist/Author: Donna J. Haraway | Reference: P3658 | ISBN: 978-0816650460 | Type: Publication

Contemplates the interactions of humans with many kinds of critters, especially with those called domestic.

Beasts of Burden: Animal and Disability Liberation

Artist/Author: Sunaura Taylor | Reference: P3661 | ISBN: 978-1620971284 | Type: Publication

How much of what we understand of ourselves as “human” depends on our physical and mental abilities—how we move (or cannot move) in and interact with the world? And how much of our definition of “human” depends on its difference from “animal”?

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)
 

Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science

Editor: Chiara Beccalossi | Reference: P3554 | Type: Publication

Exhibition catalogue. Locations and dates: Project Space Plus, Lincoln, UK (1 – 27 February 2018), Peltz Gallery, London, UK (10 May – 11 June 2018), Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), Spain
(4 – 28 October 2018), LABS Gallery Arte Contemporanea, Bologna, Italy (22 November – 15 December 2018)

Blood: Life Uncut

Artist/Author: Sabrina Mahfouz | Reference: P3416 | Type: Publication

Poetic responses to artworks in the eponymous exhibition at King's College London and Copeland Gallery.

Corset Cut

Artist/Author: Clare Thornton | Reference: D2280 | Type: DVD

A performance for video, shot in one take; features the artist being cut out of a corset by her mother.

4mins/silent/single play or loop/4:3

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

Bioart Kitchen: Art, Feminism and Technoscience

Artist/Author: Lindsay Kelley | Reference: P3324 | ISBN: 978-1784534134 | Type: Publication

Explores a wide spectrum of seemingly unconnected subjects, which, when brought together, offer a more inclusive, expansive history of bioart, namely: home economics; the feminist art of the 1970s; tissue culture methodologies; domestic computing; and contemporary artistic engagements with biotechnology.

Seeds

Artist/Author: Annabel Soutar | Reference: P3305 | ISBN: 978-0889227019 | Type: Publication

Part courtroom drama and part social satire, the play presents an intelligent portrait of farming and scientific communities in conflict and at the same time penetrates the complex science of genetically modified crops.

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

The GCI Archive 1989-2004

Editor: GCI | Reference: P3288 | Type: Publication

Documentation, including email, relevant media coverage and expert articles, on the Global Commons Institute.

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

 

Hiking the Horizontal: Field Notes from a Choreographer

Artist/Author: Liz Lerman | Reference: P3148 | ISBN: 978-0819574367 | Type: Publication

In this wide-ranging collection of essays and articles, Lerman reflects on her life-long exploration of dance as a vehicle for human insight and understanding of the world around us.

Part of the Know How: The Study Room Guide on Live Art Live Art and working with older individuals and communities. (P3140)

material / rearranged / to / be

Editor: Fiona Campbell and Lauren A Wright | Reference: P3104 | ISBN: 978-0-992797423 | Type: Publication

Catalogue of the eponymous programme of events; Barbican, 20-28 January 2017. Includes archival images from the Warburg Institute and other sources that have provided inspiration to the artists during the making process, an introduction to the work by Siobhan Davies, a conversation between the Warburg Institute and Siobhan Davies Dance, and texts by artists and curators involved.

GLASS BODY

Artist/Author: Anna Furse | Digital Reference: EF5222 | Type: Digital File

This provocative event slips between testimony and reflection, emotion and medicine, flesh and technology to contemplate our abiding fascination with what lies under our skin.

2007; 25:23

Anatomy Live: Performance and the Operating Theatre

Editor: Maaike Bleeker | Reference: P2838 | ISBN: 978-9053565162 | Type: Publication

Anatomy Live turns the modern notions of the dissecting table on its head – using anatomical theatre as a means of obtaining a fresh perspective on representations of the body, conceptions of subjectivity, and own knowledge about science and the stage.

A Brief History of The Arts Catalyst

Artist/Author: Arts Catalyst | Reference: A0646 | Type: Article

Published to mark the 20th century of the Arts Catalyst, this article showcases some of the institution's landmark projects. In misc folder 5A.

Kira O’Reilly Playing in the Lab

Artist/Author: Johanna Linsley | Reference: A0642 | Type: Article

This article considers a constellation of works the artist Kira O’Reilly has created in residencies in biology laboratories over the past several years. 

Six Saints 2008-2013

Artist/Author: Ellen Friis | Reference: P2746 | ISBN: 87-991634-4-6 | Type: Publication

Catalogue of a series of performances investigating the time concepts of 6 famous Danish scientists from the renaissance to the present.

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.

Modern Witchcraft

Editor: Juan Bolivar | Reference: P2156 | Type: Publication

Exhibition of selected objects from the Cuming Museum collection, including the Lovett Collection of Superstitions. Modern Witchcraft is an exhibition, curated by Juan Bolivar, at the ASC gallery (London) that could also be called ancient and modern.

Humancraft: Contaminating Science with Art

Artist/Author: Gina Czarnecki | Editor: Boo Chapple, Sarah-Jayne Parsons | Reference: P2137 | ISBN: 978-0-953-899616 | Type: Publication

In a context of collapsing certainties about Europe’s economic and political system, the resurgence of actions towards collective responsibility-making, the timing of this book is perfect. Czarnecki springs open trapdoors back into childhood imagination and causes us to look again at how we address issues of human responsibility to each other and to the world which we hold in common. This is art that responds to the often white-coated ‘cleanliness’ of scientific research.

Questions and Answers

Artist/Author: Suzanne Lacy, Jennifer Higgie | Reference: A0527 | Type: Article

Interview with the Los Angeles-based artist Suzanne Lacy.

DNA 50 Four Plus: Writing DNA

Artist/Author: Neil Chapman, Kevin Clarke, Jessica Curry and Dan Pinchbeck, Richard Dedominici, Gair Dunlop, Ruth Maclennan, Penny McCarthy, Gonzalo Páramo Pino, Graeme J. Walker. | Reference: P2043 | Type: Publication

Programme of the Wellcome Trust exhibition at the TwoTen Gallery and the Wellcome Building, London NW1, until 29 August 2003, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the structure of DNA. Ten artists use visual, literary, and digital media to present fresh perspectives on the discovery and to show science as social history, science as passion.

Awfully Wonderful: Science Fiction in Contemporary Art

Artist/Author: Performance Space | Editor: Bec Dean, Lizzie Muller | Reference: P1691 | ISBN: 978-0-9808700-4-6 | Type: Publication

15 April – 14 May 2011, Performance Space, Sydney.

See Yourself Sensing - Redefining Human Perception

Artist/Author: Madeline Schwartzman | Reference: P1656 | Type: Publication

Surveys the intersection between design, science and the senses.

Zero Genie

Artist/Author: Ansuman Biswas, Jem Finer | Digital Reference: DB0011 | Type: Digital File

Documentation Bank: Ansuman Biswas and Jem Finer

Artist/Author: Ansuman Biswas, Jem Finer | Digital Reference: DB0012 | Type: Digital File

Part of the ‘Documentation Bank’ Collection, an extensive range of artists’ ‘Talking Heads’, documentation of key works, and a selection of Agency projects: http://www.thisisliveart.co.uk/resources/collections/documentation-bank.

Mapping Perception

Editor: Giles Lane & Katrina Jungnickel with Mark Lythgoe | Reference: P0438 | ISBN: 1-901540-21-9 | Type: Publication

art and science collaboration

Difference on Display: Diversity in Art, Science and Society

Reference: P1391 | ISBN: 9789056627157 | Type: Publication

This item is part of the Study Room Guide On Disability and New Artistic Models by Aaron Williamson (P1529)

Human Futures - Art in an Age of Uncertainty

Editor: Andy Miah | Reference: P1159 | ISBN: 978-1-84631-181-9 | Type: Publication

Artistic artefacts, original quotations and creative writing that considers the social impact of technology for humanity.

Closer - Performance, Technologies, Phenomenology

Artist/Author: Susan Kozel | Reference: P1067 | ISBN: 978-0-262-11310-6 | Type: Publication

This item is part of the Study Room Guide on One to One Performance by Rachel Zerihan (P1320)

Systema Metropolis

Artist/Author: Mark Dion | Reference: P1048 | Type: Publication

Published in conjunction with the exhibition at the Natural History Museum.

Textual Time Space

Artist/Author: Parm Kaur | Reference: D0354 | Type: DVD

Blood: Art, Power, Politics and Pathology

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

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).