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Not Today How I Chose Life: My battle against the Demon within (A Love Story)

Artist/Author: Sophie Cook | Reference: P3978 | ISBN: 978-1912804504 | Type: Publication

For the first time ever Sophie tells the full inspirational story of how she conquered her demons to come out as transgender in the Premier League, run for Parliament and learn to love herself.

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)

Everything In My Head At One Time In My Life

Artist/Author: Lucy Hutson | Reference: P3668 | ISBN: 978-1-9164243-0-2 | Type: Publication

An extraordinary response to the artist's experiences within the mental health system. Published in an edition of 200, with each copy personalised by Lucy.

Performing Bodies in Pain: Medieval and Post-Modern Martyrs, Mystics, and Artists

Artist/Author: Marla Carlson | Reference: P3594 | ISBN: 978-0230103863 | Type: Publication

Analyzes the cultural work of spectacular suffering in late-medieval France and the twenty-first century, reading recent dramatizations of torture and performances of self-mutilating conceptual art against late-medieval saint plays.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Ouch: Pain and Performance

Digital Reference: EF5231 | Type: Digital File

A LADA screening programme for the 2016 Venice International Performance Art Week: a collection of documentation and artists’ films looking at pain and performance.

Includes:

Marina Abramovic – On ‘Rhythm O’, 1974, 2013,  3’07” ; Ron Athey – Ron’s Story, 2001, 4’44”; Marcel.Li Antunez Roca – Epizoo, 1994, 8’29; Franko B – Don’t Leave Me This Way, 2009, 5’03”; Wafaa Bilal – On ‘Shoot An Iraqi’, 2007, 2’21”; Rocio Boliver – Times Go By and I Can’t Forget You: Between Menopause and Old Age, 2013, 4’18”; Cassils – The Powers That Be, 2016, 2’24”; Bob Flanagan – Cystic Fibrosis Song, 1990’s 1’32”; Regina Jose Galindo – Lucha, 2002, 3’37”; jamie lewis Hadley – this rose made of leather, 2012, 9’10”; Nicola Hunter & Ernst Fischer  – Passion/Flower, 2012, 4’02”; Oleg Kulik – Dog House 1996, 4’10”; Martin O’Brien – Taste of Flesh, 2015, 2’59”; Kira O’Reilly – Wet Cup, 2000, 2’29”; ORLAN – Successful Operation, 1990, 6’16”; Petr Pavlensky – Radical Artist In Court – Ukraine Today News Item,  2015, 1’57”

Foolish Suicide Attempts

Artist/Author: Julia Bardsley | Reference: D1443 | Type: DVD

Eve gives suicide a go; Her attempts are a foolish performance for the camera. This film is the full version that appears in Act One of Trans-Acts. Trans-Acts casts the Artist in the role of three necessary transgressors: the Dunce, the Devil & the Fool or seen another way as Sad Eve, Bad Eve & Mad Eve.