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Between the Body and the Flesh: Performing Sadomasochism

Artist/Author: Lynda Hart | Reference: P3721 | ISBN: 978-0231084031 | Type: Publication

Focusing on a variety of representations, the book stimulates discussions of s/m through the exploration of censorship in the arts, the fetishization of sexual paraphernalia, recombinations of class, race and sexuality, and the politics of psychoanalysis.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Kembra Pfahler: Beautalism

Artist/Author: Kathy Grayson, Kembra Pfahler | Reference: P3733 | ISBN: 978-0981577135 | Type: Publication

Cataloguing Pfahler's recent projects for the 2008 Whitney Biennial, the volume also features her most notorious body-art performances and pieces. Numerous full-bleed photographs capture the making of the Biennial artworks, the preparation for her live show, the performance itself and the aftermath.

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)

Not here, a queer anthology of loneliness

Editor: Richard Dodwell | Reference: P3680 | Type: Publication

31 artists, poets, performers and writers consider the experience of loneliness.

Speculative Futures Zine

Artist/Author: Dream Babes | Reference: P3697 | Type: Publication

The space of speculative fiction is the space that is created between lived realities and distant fantasies, that take us out of our world, so that we can occupy a new, if temporary, positionality and have an opportunity to ask from there, what if things were radically different?

The Outsiders’ Handbook

Artist/Author: Scottee, Emma Frankland, Selina Thompson, Travis Alabanza | Reference: P3689 | Type: Publication

A free survival guide for queer and trans* young people; by Scottee, Travis Alabanza, Selina Thompson and Emma Frankland.

Download the publication PDF here.

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.

Woman’s Estate

Artist/Author: Juliet Mitchell | Reference: P3636 | ISBN: 9781781687628 | Type: Publication

Combining the energy of the early seventies feminist movement with the perceptive analyses of the trained theorist, this is one of the most influential socialist feminist statements of its time.

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)

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.
 

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.

The Last Known Pose: Essays and Reflections on the Works of Qasim Riza Shaheen

Editor: Mary Ann Hushlak, Monica B. Pearl | Reference: P3621 | ISBN: 978-0956957160 | Type: Publication

A collection of written and visual responses to the works of British artist, Qasim Riza Shaheen. Essays, reflections and conversations, by eminent scholars, curators, artists and collaborators, consider the multiple aspects and the experience of his works.

In English and Urdu.

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).

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.

Your Silence Will Not Protect You

Artist/Author: Audre Lorde | Reference: P3564 | ISBN: 978-0-99571-622-3 | Type: Publication

Brings Lorde’s essential poetry, speeches and essays, including ‘The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House’, together in one volume for the first time.

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

Queer Spirits

Artist/Author: AA Bronson and Peter Hobbs | Reference: P3573 | ISBN: 978-1928570141 | Type: Publication

From 2008 to 2010, AA Bronson and Peter Hobbs collaborated to convene small groups of men in various locations in a secret group ritual titled “Invocation of the Queer Spirits.” The publication explores all five performances.

The Naked Civil Servant

Artist/Author: Quentin Crisp | Reference: P3567 | ISBN: 978-0006540441 | Type: Publication

In this autobiography, Crisp describes his unhappy childhood and the stresses of adolescence that led him to London. There in bedsits and cafes he found a world of brutality and comedy, of shortlived jobs and precarious relationships.

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.

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’.

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.

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)

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).

Sissy cards

Artist/Author: Nando Messias | Reference: P3546 | Type: Publication

Cards on the artist's Sissy trilogy, with quotes by Lois Keidan, Stephen Farrier, Catherine Silversone.

“Not/There”: Croce, Criticism, and the Culture Wars

Artist/Author: Roger Copeland | Reference: A0814 | Type: Article

Rekindles the debate about 'victim art' through an analysis on Arlene Croce's essay 'Discussing the Undiscussible'. 

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.

Political Dance

Artist/Author: Sarah Rubidge | Reference: A0797 | Type: Article

Is dance an appropriate medium for political debate?

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Roy Cohn/Jack Smith

Artist/Author: Jill Godmilow | Reference: D2295 | Type: DVD

An intense cinematic translation of a theatre piece in which actor Ron Vawter interprets the dual roles of Roy Cohn–the racist, reactionary prosecutor of the Joe McCarthy era and beyond who battled civil rights for homosexuals though he was homosexual himself–and Jack Smith, the open, avant-garde filmmaker/performance artist of Flaming Creatures. 

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

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.

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.

Animal Acts: Performing Species Today

Editor: Una Chaudhuri, Holly Hughes | Reference: P3463 | ISBN: 978-0472051991 | Type: Publication

Collects some of the most exciting, provocative, and moving solo performances on animals, grounded by commentaries that help put these engaging works in a larger context.

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.