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The Aesthetics of Disengagement: Contemporary Art and Depression

Artist/Author: Christine Ross | Reference: P3653 | ISBN: 978-0816645398 | Type: Publication

Shows how contemporary art is a powerful yet largely unacknowledged player in the articulation of depression in Western culture, both adopting and challenging scientific definitions of the condition. Ross explores the ways in which contemporary art performs the detached aesthetics of depression, exposing the viewer's loss of connection and ultimately redefining the function of the image. 

Mesearch and the Performing Body

Artist/Author: Mark Edward | Reference: P3627 | ISBN: 978-3-319-69997-4 | Type: Publication

An anthology of Edward’s creative practice-led projects.  Through the innovative practice of 'mesearch', in which the author is both theoriser and theorised, this study delivers a personal, creative narration, combining reflections and emotions in relation to self and performance.

An autobiography of hands: how to train in sleight of hand magic

Artist/Author: Augusto Corrieri | Reference: P3418 | Type: Publication

First-person account of an intensive process of training in sleight of hand magic, undertaken by Corrieri in his teenage years. Accompanied by a short online video, as well as illustrations from a classic book on coin magic, the text explores the configuration of the magician’s studio, the relation to the mirror, and the forms of exchange with other sleight of hand magicians.

Jan Fabre: Stigmata - Actions and Performances 1976-2013

Artist/Author: Germano Celant | Reference: P2452 | ISBN: 978-8857221243 | Type: Publication

Brings together the action art and performances of the Belgian artist from the 70s to the present: drawings, thinking models, collages, films, photos and other documentation.

The Visual Force: Collective Histories of Northern Irish Art

Artist/Author: Dr Slavka Sverakova | Reference: P2417 | ISBN: 9780955746963 | Type: Publication

The Visual Force is the sixth instalment in the series Collective Histories of Northern Irish Art. Taking Joseph Beuys’ visit to Belfast, in 1974, as a starting point, Sverakova’s exhibition looks at the works of artists across three generations, whose works were in some way landmarks in their field. Featured artists: John Aiken; Vivien Burnside; John Carson; Brian Connolly; Martina Corry; Lynne Davies-Jones; Ciara Finnegan; Adrian Hall; Tony Hill; Ronnie Hughes; Steve Hurst; Sharon Kelly; Fiona Larkin; Alistair MacLennan; Paddy McCann; Moira McIver; Peter Richards; Dan Shipsides; Theo Sims; Una Walker and Charles Walsh.

Yorkshire On-land Boating Club

Artist/Author: Pointed Arrow | Reference: D1868 | Type: DVD

Documentary film telling the story of  the 2009 journey Heave. This item is referenced in the Making Routes Study Room Guide (P1964).

Gillian Wearing

Artist/Author: Various | Editor: Whitechapel Gallery | Reference: P1886 | ISBN: 978-1-905464-52-4 | Type: Publication

Catalogue from the Gillian Wearing exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery London 2012 providing an overview of the artists works from 1992-2010. See also: D1856 Gillian Wearing DVD

Talking Heads: Joshua Sofaer

Artist/Author: Joshua Sofaer | Digital Reference: DB0036 | Type: Digital File

‘Talking Heads’ are short presentations by artists to camera about their practice and approaches to making. The ‘Talking Heads’ films are part of the Agency’s ‘Documentation Bank’ Collection, which consists of an extensive range of artists’ ‘Talking Heads’ films, documentation of artists’ works and a selection of Agency projects: http://www.thisisliveart.co.uk/resources/collections/documentation-bank.

The Post-Colonial Studies Reader

Editor: Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths and Helen Tiffin | Reference: P0367 | ISBN: 978-0415345651 | Type: Publication

The essential introduction to the most important texts in post-colonial theory and criticism.

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).

 

Evidence of Life After Death

Artist/Author: Robert Pacitti Company | Reference: V0314 | Digital Reference: EV0314 | Type: Digital File

Footage of the 199 performance at the Purcell Rooms in the South Bank Centre.