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Long Suffering: American Endurance Art as Prophetic Witness

Artist/Author: Karen Gonzalez Rice | Reference: P3230 | ISBN: 978-047205324 | Type: Publication

Links avant-garde performance practices with religious histories in the United States, setting contemporary performances of endurance art within a broader context of prophetic, religious discourse in the United States

Dark Habits

Editor: Bren O’Callaghan and Sarah Perks | Reference: P3238 | ISBN: 9780993591235 | Type: Publication

Challenging and re-positioning the traditional exhibition catalogue as an artwork and commission in its own right, the pub;ication takes its inspiration from the classic Pedro Almodóvar film on the occasion of the group exhibition, La Movida at HOME, Manchester (14 April – 17 July 2017).

Art AIDS America

Editor: Jonathan David Katz, Rock Hushka | Reference: P3220 | ISBN: 978-0295994949 | Type: Publication

The first comprehensive overview and reconsideration of 30 years of art made in response to the AIDS epidemic in the United States. This book foregrounds the role of HIV/AIDS in shifting the development of American art away from the cool conceptual foundations of postmodernism and toward a new, more insistently political and autobiographical voice.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Tacoma Art Museum (October 2015 – January 2016)

Trans Time: Time for trans visibility in contemporary art

Artist/Author: Marie-Claude G. Olivier and Audrey Laurin | Editor: Amelia Jones | Reference: A0732 | Type: Article

On three artists taking part in the Trans Time exhibition at Confluences Gallery in Paris: JJ Levine, Kama La Mackerel, and Ianna Book.

George Chakravarthi documentation

Artist/Author: George Chakravarthi | Digital Reference: EF5234 | Type: Digital File

Includes an image bank and a video with extracts from different pieces. Documented works includes: Negrophilia!, Andhaka, Miss United Kingdom, Resurrection, The Ambidextrous Universe, Thirteen, Olympia, Barflies, Shakti, Masking, Genesis and Remote Control.

Sanctuary Ring programme

Reference: P3191 | Type: Publication

In this durational site specific performance at St Clement’s Church, the artists create their sanctuary of sickness. This is a place for freaks, monsters and weirdos. It’s a place of pain, sacrifice and submission in order to survive and you are invited to join them. Co-presented by SPILL Festival of Performance and DaDaFest International: Skin Deep.

I Love Dick

Artist/Author: Chris Kraus | Reference: P3186 | ISBN: 978-1781256480 | Type: Publication

When Chris Kraus, an unsuccessful artist pushing 40, spends an evening with a rogue academic named Dick, she falls madly and inexplicably in love, enlisting her husband in her haunted pursuit. Dick proposes a kind of game between them, but when he fails to answer their letters Chris continues alone, transforming an adolescent infatuation into a new form of philosophy.

Performance Works 2008-2017

Artist/Author: Soni Kum | Reference: D2240 | Type: DVD

Includes: Foreign Sky, Beast of Me and Still Hear the Wound.

Catalogued with a spanned DVD.

Spent

Artist/Author: Jordan McKenzie | Reference: P3178 | Type: Publication

An ongoing series of auto-drawings exploring libidinal economies and sexual desire. Started in 2009, these works (which will continue for the rest of McKenzie's life) are made by the artist orgasming onto Universal Litmus paper, the results being meticulously recorded not only visually but also in terms of the date and time that they were 'composed'. 

Out of Time: The Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing

Artist/Author: Lynne Segal | Reference: P3143 | ISBN: 978-1781681398 | Type: Publication

In the footsteps of Simone de Beauvoir, Looks at many of the issues facing the aged – the war of the generations and baby-boomer bashing, the politics of desire, the diminished situation of the older woman, the space on the left for the presence and resistance of the old, the problems of dealing with loss and mortality, and how to find victory in survival.

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

Strategies of Success

Artist/Author: Tanja Ostojic, Marina Grzinic and Suzana Milevska | Reference: P3105 | ISBN: 2-910164-32-2 | Type: Publication

Book published alongside the eponymous exhibition (La BOX, Bourges); includes essays by the three authors, in English, Serbian and French.

 

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).

Ragnar Kjartansson

Editor: Leila Hasham | Reference: P3099 | ISBN: 978-3863359706 | Type: Publication

Published as part of the eponymous exhibition at the Barbican 14 July – 4 September. Surveys the Icelandic artist's practice from his student work to today.

This item can be found in the locked glass cabinet.

DOLLS vs ROBOTS

Artist/Author: Marica Innocente | Reference: P3047 | Type: Publication

Innocente’s dissertation from Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano.

In Italian.

Leaky Bodies and Boundaries: Feminism, Postmodernism and (Bio)Ethics

Artist/Author: Margrit Shildrick | Reference: P3036 | ISBN: 978-0415146173 | Type: Publication

A feminist investigation into the marginalization of women within western discourse that denies female moral agency and embodiment.

Part of Live Art and Motherhood: A Study Room Guide on Live Art and the Maternal (P3025).

Performing Motherhood: Artistic, Activist, and Everyday Enactments

Editor: Amber E. Kinser, Kryn Freehling-Burton, Terri Hawkes | Reference: P3033 | ISBN: 978-1927335925 | Type: Publication

Highlighting mothers’ lived experiences, this collection examines mothers’ creativity and agency as they perform in everyday life: in mothering, in activism, and in the arts.

Part of Live Art and Motherhood: A Study Room Guide on Live Art and the Maternal (P3025).

Slap & Tickle programme

Editor: Liz Aggiss | Reference: P2970 | Type: Publication

*currently unavailable*

A dark and ribald physical commentary on cultural mores, forays and sexual taboos. Aggiss places herself centre stage in this solo performance in a vociferously moving and disorientating display of contradictions and interpretations, on girls, ladies, women, mummys, mothers, bitches and dogs, pensioners and senior citizens.

Art and the Law: Obscene Publications

Editor: Index on Censorship and Vivarta | Reference: A0669 | Type: Article

Part of a series of law packs intended to address questions about legal limits related to free expression and the arts.

Forward by Dominic Johnson.

SEX TLK MTG

Artist/Author: Bedfellows | Reference: P2944 | Type: Publication

Publication for the Bedfellows event, Late at Tate Britain, 1st April 2016.

Demonstrations and Details From the Facts of Life

Artist/Author: Lyndal Jones | Reference: P2915 | ISBN: 978-0907594673 | Type: Publication

This exhibition catalogue illustrates 'the facts of life' – an interactive installation by Australian artist Lyndal Jones. The artwork questions Charles Darwin's theories of sexual selection and the nature of human attraction and seduction. Ikon Gallery, April-May 2000.

Memories That Smell Like Gasoline

Artist/Author: David Wojnarowicz | Reference: P2899 | ISBN: 978-0963109507 | Type: Publication

This volume collects four tales interspersed with ink drawings by the artist which illustrate his memoirs on gay love, memory and desire in contemporary America.

Fever: Art of David Wojnarowicz

Editor: Amy Scholder | Reference: P2903 | ISBN: 978-0847821440 | Type: Publication

Published in conjunction with a major retrospective of the artist's work at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, January – April 1999. Includes excerpts from Wojnarowicz's writings and essays by Dan Cameron, Mysoon Rizk, C. Carr and John Carlin. 

Leigh Bowery - The Life and Times of an Icon

Artist/Author: Sue Tilley | Reference: P2868 | ISBN: 0-340-69310-X | Type: Publication

A biography and tribute to a colourful unique and larger than life character, written by his close friend.

Ecstatic Antibodies: Resisting the AIDS Mythology

Editor: Tessa Boffin and Sunil Gupta | Reference: P2876 | ISBN: 978-1854890146 | Type: Publication

This book and the exhibition launched with it represent a powerful exploration in both image and text of the impact of the AIDS crisis. Different voices reveal the profound inadequacies in our attitudes to disease.

Spirale

Artist/Author: David Wojnarowicz | Reference: P2869 | ISBN: 978-2918034025 | Type: Publication

This volume collects four tales interspersed with ink drawings by the artist which illustrate his memoirs on gay love, memory and desire in contemporary America. In French. Translated from English by Laurence Viallet.

A Good Night Out for the Girls: Popular Feminisms in Contemporary Theatre and Performance

Artist/Author: Elaine Aston and Geraldine Harris | Reference: P2840 | ISBN: 978-1137518200 | Type: Publication

Moving across the boundaries of mainstream and experimental circuits, from the affective pleasures of commercially successful shows such as Calendar Girls and Mamma Mia! to the feminist possibilities of new burlesque and stand-up, this book offers a lucid and accessible account of popular feminisms in contemporary theatre and performance.

Campus Sex, Campus Security

Artist/Author: Jennifer Doyle | Reference: P2813 | ISBN: 978-1584351696 | Type: Publication

A clear-eyed critique of collegiate jurisprudence, in the era of campus corporatization, “less-lethal” weaponry, ubiquitous rape discourse, and litigious anxiety.

Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity

Artist/Author: José Esteban Muñoz | Reference: P2806 | ISBN: 978-0814757284 | Type: Publication

Cruising Utopia considers the work of seminal artists and writers such as Andy Warhol, LeRoi Jones, Frank O’Hara, Ray Johnson, Fred Herko, Samuel Delany, and Elizabeth Bishop, alongside contemporary performance and visual artists like Dynasty Handbag, My Barbarian, Luke Dowd, Tony Just, and Kevin McCarty in order to decipher the anticipatory illumination of art and its uncanny ability to open windows to the future.

Love Art Lab

Artist/Author: Annie Sprinkle, Elizabeth Stephens & Guttersaint | Reference: D2191 | Type: DVD

 Spoken Word CD exploring, generating, and celebrating the themes of love and diversity. 

Annie Sprinkle Post Porn Modernist: My Twenty Five Years as a Media Whore

Artist/Author: Annie Sprinkle | Reference: P2726 | ISBN: 1573440396 | Type: Publication

This publication / scrapbook is largely comprised of old photographs and illustrations from the artist life and carrer as a pleasure activist. 

Temporal Drag

Artist/Author: Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz | Reference: P2629 | ISBN: 978-3-7757-2988-8 | Type: Publication

The five works by Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz featured in this publication intervene in time-related discourses and practices. Texts by Mathias Danbolt, Diedrich Diederichsen, Elizabeth Freeman, Denis Pernet, Marc Siegel, conversation with the artists by Andrea Thal.

There Is No Word For It (The (Trans) Mangina Monologues)

Artist/Author: Laura Bridgeman, Serge Nicholson | Digital Reference: EF5129 | Type: Digital File

Video documentation of a performance and publication project about the UK female to male transgender experience based on real life stories. Presented as part an extensive programme curated by Lois Keidan and Aaron Wright (Live Art Development Agency) entitled “Just Like A Woman”, composed of lectures, performances, readings, installations, screenings, workshops and debates on performance of identity, is fully dedicated to the impact of performance on feminist histories and the contribution of artists to discourses around contemporary gender politics.  From the 19th edition of the City of Women (Mesto žensk) festival – 2-13 October 2013, Ljubljana, Slovenia – entitled “Let’s create a place for ourselves” on public space and politics.

DV8 Physical Theater: Dead Dreams of Monochrome Men / Enter Achilles and Strange Fish

Artist/Author: DV8 Physical Theater | Reference: D2170 | Type: DVD

Features the dance productions, STRANGE FISH, ENTER ACHILLES and DEAD DREAMS OF MONOCHROME MEN. 

Matthew Barney: River of Fundament

Artist/Author: Okwui Enwezor | Reference: P2566 | ISBN: 978-0847842582 | Type: Publication

On the occasion of a major exhibition, performance, and film premiere, this book considers Matthew Barney's epic seven-year project, an odyssey of death and its mythologies. The book also includes contributions by Jonathan Bepler, Homi K. Bhabha, Hilton Als, as well as facsimiles of the playbills produced for the related live performances.

Real Conversations, No.1

Editor: V. Vale | Reference: P2540 | ISBN: 978-1889307091 | Type: Publication

A collection of lengthy interviews with indie-media luminaries Henry Rollins, Billy Childish, Jello Biafra and Lawrence Ferlinghetti

The Amazing Decade: Women and Performance Art in America, 1970-1980

Editor: Moira Roth | Reference: P2495 | ISBN: 0937122092 | Type: Publication

A detailed study of the role women artists played in the develpment and expansion of performance art

More Than Meat Joy: Performance Works and Selected Writings

Artist/Author: Carolee Schneemann | Reference: P2473 | ISBN: 978-0929701547 | Type: Publication

Brings together documentation and text on many of Schneemann's performance works.

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community

Artist/Author: Laura Erikson Schroth | Reference: P2453 | ISBN: 978-0199325351 | Type: Publication

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is a revolutionary resource-a comprehensive, reader-friendly guide for transgender people, with each chapter written by transgender or genderqueer authors

To Sam Ja / This Is I

Artist/Author: Vlasta Delimar | Reference: P2449 | ISBN: 9789537615659 | Type: Publication

Accompanies the 2014 retrospective of Vlasta Delimar's work at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb.

Memories That Smell Like Gasoline

Artist/Author: David Wojnarowicz | Reference: P2434 | ISBN: 9780963109507 | Type: Publication

David Wojnarowicz explores memory, the longing for love and sexuality in the specter of AIDS. Cartoons, paintings and writings.

Thee Psychick Bible

Artist/Author: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge | Reference: P2437 | ISBN: 9781932595901 | Type: Publication

*currently unavailable*

Texts, documents, illustrations, photographs and commentaries regarding TOPY, the most influential magikal commune of the 80s and 90s. Contributors: Carl Abrahamsson, Jason Louv, Malik, Coyote 37, Jean-Pierre Turmel, Chloe, Hilmar orn Himarsson, The Abominable TV Snowman, Eden 211, Eden, Andi Brechen, sexuality, sex, Coyote Two, Simon Woodgate, Jay Kinney, Brother Words, Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge, Desmond Hill

Eroticism and Death in Theatre and Performance

Editor: Karoline Gritzner | Reference: P2426 | ISBN: 9781902806921 | Type: Publication

Exploring a range of topics, including Greek tragedy, Shakespearean theater, contemporary British plays, opera, and the theatricality of Parisian culture, this compilation provides new perspectives on the relationship between Eros and Death in a series of dramatic texts, theatrical practices, and cultural performances