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Body of Art

Editor: Diane Fortenberry, Rebecca Morrill | Reference: P3694 | ISBN: 978-0714869667 | Type: Publication

The first book to explore the various ways the human body has been both an inspiration and a medium for artists over hundreds of thousands of years.

Drycleaners of the Soul

Artist/Author: Richard Aslan | Reference: P3673 | ISBN: 978-3-947516-04-9 | Type: Publication

A practical guide for the queer ritualist.

Straight Sex: Rethinking the Politics of Pleasure

Artist/Author: Lynne Segal | Reference: P3635 | ISBN: 9781781687567 | Type: Publication

Examines an array of issues, including sex as a subversive activity, the “liberated orgasm,” sex advice literature, gender uncertainties, queer politics, anti-pornography campaigns and the rise of the moral right.
 

Weight of the Earth: The Tape Journals of David Wojnarowicz

Editor: Lisa Darms and David O'Neill | Reference: P3662 | ISBN: 9781635900170 | Type: Publication

At the height of the AIDS epidemic, Wojnarowicz began keeping audio journals, returning to a practice he'd begun in his youth. The publication presents transcripts of these tapes, documenting the artist's turbulent attempts to understand his anxieties and passions, and tracking his thoughts as they develop in real time.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Pink Triangles: Radical Perspectives on Gay Liberation

Editor: Pam Mitchell | Reference: P3645 | ISBN: 9781788732345 | Type: Publication

Each essay shares two fundamental premises. First, that the oppression of gays and lesbians is not an isolated case, and therefore their struggle is necessarily part of a larger movement for social liberation. And, second, that the experience of gays and lesbians uphold the basic tenets of a foundational Marxism, and that they are uniquely placed to contribute to a revitalisation of Marxist theory.

Homosexuality: Power and Politics

Editor: The Gay Left Collective | Reference: P3644 | ISBN: 9781788732406 | Type: Publication

After the leading organisations of radical sexual politics imploded or dissolved, the Gay Left Collective formed a research group to make sense of the changing terrain of sexuality and politics. Its goal was to formulate a rigorous Marxist analysis of sexual oppression, while linking the struggle against homophobia with a wider array of struggles, all under the banner of socialism.

Come Together: The Years of Gay Liberation 1970-73

Editor: Aubrey Walter | Reference: P3643 | ISBN: 9781788732376 | Type: Publication

Tells the incredible story of the emerging radicalism of the Gay Liberation Front, providing a vivid history of the movement, as well as the new ideas and practices it gave rise to across the United Kingdom.

Scottee: I Made It

Editor: Jen Harvie | Reference: P3610 | ISBN: 978-0-9935611-8-4 | Type: Publication

Celebrates Scottee as a maker, and marks both the achievement and the influence of his work, the fact he not only survived the violence and traumas so much of his work depicts, but thrived.

The Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

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)

The Magic Forest

Artist/Author: AA Bronson | Reference: P3603 | Type: Publication

A collection of black and white photographs of the wooded area between the Fire Island communities of Cherry Grove and The Pines.

Doll Parts

Artist/Author: Amanda Lepore, Thomas Flannery | Reference: P3582 | ISBN: 978-1942872856 | Type: Publication

From the original iconic trans woman who has reigned over New York nightlife for three decades, comes a gorgeous, poignant, full-color memoir.

No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive

Artist/Author: Lee Edelman | Reference: P3565 | ISBN: 978-0822333692 | Type: Publication

Argues that the child, understood as innocence in need of protection, represents the possibility of the future against which the queer is positioned as the embodiment of a relentlessly narcissistic, antisocial, and future-negating drive. Boldly insists that the efficacy of queerness lies in its very willingness to embrace this refusal of the social and political order.

Gender Trouble

Artist/Author: Judith Butler | Reference: P3568 | ISBN: 978-0415389556 | Type: Publication

Arguing that traditional feminism is wrong to look to a natural, ‘essential’ notion of the female, or indeed of sex or gender, Butler starts by questioning the category ‘woman’ and continues in this vein with examinations of ‘the masculine’ and ‘the feminine’.

A View From Elsewhere

Artist/Author: Victoria Sin | Reference: P3549 | ISBN: 978-1-9996428-1-5 | Type: Publication

A fantasy in three acts presenting nine narratives from personal to scientific on the experience of desire, shame and identification of the material queer body.

Grabbing Pussy

Artist/Author: Karen Finley | Reference: P3548 | ISBN: 9781682191590 | Type: Publication

Based on her widely praised performance piece Unicorn Gratitude Mystery, Finley’s book explores the Shakespearean dynamics that surface when libidos and loyalties clash in the public and private personas of Donald Trump, Hillary and Bill Clinton, Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner, and now Harvey Weinstein.

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

Sweet and Sour and Super-t-Art

Artist/Author: Emily Elizabeth Goodman | Reference: A0828 | Type: Article

Examines how Hannah Wilke explored the relationship between sexual and gustatory taste in her performance ­Super-T-Art (1974), which she created for Jean Dupuy’s event Soup & Art held at the Kitchen in New York Cit

Solitary Pleasures

Editor: Marquard Smith | Reference: P3547 | ISBN: 978-0-9935611-6-0 | Type: Publication

Created to accompany the Solitary Pleasures exhibition at the Freud Museum, London in Spring 2018, this publication is a secret museum, a treasure trove of insightful and delightful drawings, sculptures, photographs, video stills, artefacts, performative gestures, and ephemera – as well as specially commissioned texts – on a subject at the heart of Freudian and post-Freudian sexuality, eroticism, and desire: masturbation.

Book of Medicine

Artist/Author: Bob Flanagan | Reference: P3562 | ISBN: 9781532359057 | Type: Publication

A genuine, humorous, and powerful reflection on love, life, death, and “fighting sickness with sickness.” Edited and compiled by Sheree Rose and Rhiannon Aarons.

Sickled Feet, Scrunched Shoulders and Sexual Stereotypes

Artist/Author: Anthony Peppiatt, Nigel Charnock | Reference: A0781 | Type: Article

Conversation between two members of the Ludus Dance Company.

Alternative London

Artist/Author: Nicholas Saunders | Reference: P3524 | ISBN: 978-0704502871 | Type: Publication

5th edition of the 1970s guide to alternative living.

69 Things To Do With A Dead Princess

Artist/Author: Stewart Home | Reference: P3522 | ISBN: 978-1841953533 | Type: Publication

This is where the novel has a nervous breakdown. Anna Noon is a twenty-year-old student with a taste for perverse sex involving an enigmatic older man and a ventriloquist's dummy. 

Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel

Artist/Author: Amna Malik | Reference: P3489 | ISBN: 978-1846380549 | Type: Publication

Does art have a sex? A study of Lucas's famous assemblage of objects that suggest male and female body parts.

A Vision of Love Revealed in Sleep programme

Reference: P3478 | Type: Publication

Programme of Neil Bartlett's performance homage to the defiant life and work of pre-Raphaelite painter Simeon Solomon.

En un Fist Fast

Artist/Author: La Congelada de Uva | Digital Reference: EF5281 | Type: Digital File

Abjection builds awareness of post-porn power, which breaks away from the outdated distinction between eroticism and pornography.

Himenoplastia

Artist/Author: Regina José Galindo | Digital Reference: EF5279 | Type: Digital File

A surgery reinstates the hymen.

Attention Please! Changing Modes of Engagement in Device-Enabled One-to-One Performance Encounters

Artist/Author: Eirini Nedelkopoulou | Reference: A0770 | Type: Article

Explores attention structures that invite one-to-one encounters in digitally informed practice. 

Oh Yes! Oh No!: A Good Girl’s Guide to Liberating Your Orgasm

Artist/Author: Louise Orwin | Digital Reference: EF5264 | Type: Digital File

Documentation from the DIY 13 project: a performance artist and novice sexual deviant attempts to liberate your orgasm via a journey through Leeds’ sex scene.

Tender Blood

Artist/Author: Sheree Rose and Amy Kingsmill | Digital Reference: EF5272 | Type: Digital File

A union using violence as a language to express affection.

Critical effect & intensity of affect : analyses of art productions of Zoran Todorović

Artist/Author: Misko Suvakovic | Reference: P3432 | ISBN: 978-86-84773-52-6 | Type: Publication

Exhibition catalogue: Intensity of Affect: performances, actions, installations – retrospective of Zoran Todorovic. Accompanies the project, Warmth, at the the 53rd Biennale di Venezia, held in Venice, at the Serbian Pavilion, June 7-Nov. 22, 2009.

In Serbian and English.

Citadel

Artist/Author: Griffyn Gilligan | Digital Reference: EF5243 | Type: Digital File

A different world. A queer yell and lullaby. And we're all there.

A Vision of Love Revealed in Sleep

Artist/Author: Neil Bartlett | Digital Reference: EF5242 | Type: Digital File

One-man homage to the defiant life and work of pre-Raphaelite painter Simeon Solomon.

Includes performance video and a post-show discussion.

Different times. Drag, life, rock’n'roll: five years in Six Inch Killaz, 1994-99

Artist/Author: Simon Murphy | Reference: P3420 | Type: Publication

A zine about Six Inch Killas, and Asperger's Syndrome in queer London.

Performance by Artists

Editor: A.A. Bronson, Peggy Gale | Reference: P3461 | ISBN: 0920956009 | Type: Publication

A collection of essays, documents, & bibiliography reagrding performance art edited by people associated with a Toronto-based arts organization.

Bravado

Artist/Author: Scottee | Reference: P3466 | ISBN: 978-1786823342 | Type: Publication

Memoir of working class masculinity from 1991 to 1999 as seen by a sheep in wolf's clothing

David Hoyle: Parallel Universe

Artist/Author: Holly Revell | Reference: P3455 | ISBN: 978-1-9997838-0-8 | Type: Publication

A limited edition book of photography and artworks emerging from the intimate eight-year collaboration between the avant-garde queer performance legend and the acclaimed London performance photographer.

Fat Activist Vernacular

Artist/Author: Charlotte Cooper | Reference: P3467 | ISBN: 978-0993532009 | Type: Publication

Zine on how fact activists see the world.

diRTy

Artist/Author: TransAction Theatre Company | Reference: D2281 | Type: DVD

A live autobiographical performance piece, told through multi-media, comedy and conversation between conflicting internal persona’s inside someone’s head.

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

Incarcerated Freedom

Artist/Author: Lindsey Harman | Reference: D2282

Images from Portal of Entry, a theatrical deconstruction of the Valley's sex industry told through the voices of prostituted women and their interviewer. Part of the thesis project Incarcerated Freedom.

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

The Angelic Conversation

Artist/Author: Derek Jarman | Reference: D2292 | Type: DVD

With his painter’s eye, Jarman conjured, in a beautiful palette of light, colour and texture, an evocative and radical visualisation of Shakespeare’s love poems. Includes interviews, an illustrated booklet, and stills gallery.

Guys

Artist/Author: Ksenija Kordic | Reference: D2265 | Type: DVD

A photographic series.

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

Street Terrorists: Lesbian and Gay Art as Activism

Artist/Author: Tatjana Greif | Reference: A0748 | Type: Article

From the Artivism edition.  In Slovenian and English.

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

AIDS Demo Graphics

Artist/Author: Douglas Crimp, Adam Rolston | Reference: P3277 | ISBN: 978-0941920162 | Type: Publication

Depicts a history of demonstrations, sit-ins and similar steps taken by ACT UP and other groups.

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

Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983

Artist/Author: Tim Lawrence | Reference: P3252 | ISBN: 978-0822362029 | Type: Publication

Interviewing DJs, party hosts, producers, musicians, artists, and dancers, Lawrence illustrates how the relatively discrete post-disco, post-punk, and hip hop scenes became marked by their level of plurality, interaction, and convergence. He also explains how the shifting urban landscape of New York supported the cultural renaissance before gentrification.