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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.

Against The Romance Of Community

Artist/Author: Miranda Joseph | Reference: P3325 | ISBN: 978-0816637966 | Type: Publication

Explores sites where the ideal of community relentlessly recurs, from debates over art and culture in the popular media, to the discourses and practices of nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations, to contemporary narratives of economic transformation or “globalization.” 

Zackary Drucker images

Artist/Author: Zackary Drucker | Reference: D2290 | Type: DVD

25 images + artists statement

Creating Ourselves: Works from the ISelf Collection

Editor: Emily Butler and Candy Stobbs | Reference: P3323 | ISBN: 978-0854882571 | Type: Publication

From Surrealist selfies to feminist self-portraiture, the ISelf Collection explores identity and the human condition through the central themes of birth, death, sexuality, love, pain and joy. Taking the display of the collection at Whitechapel Gallery as its springboard, this book looks generally at the question of the self in modern and contemporary art, and the ways in which artists are thinking about being and identity as an individual, in relation to others, to society and the wider 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).

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).

Butting Out

Artist/Author: Ananya Chatterjea | Reference: P3278 | ISBN: 978-0819567338 | Type: Publication

Reading wesistive choreographies through works by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Chandralekha.

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

Relational Aesthetics

Artist/Author: Nicolas Bourriaud | Reference: P3262 | ISBN: 978-2840660606 | Type: Publication

Where does our current obsession for interactivity stem from? After the consumer society and the communication era, does art still contribute to the emergence of a rational society? Bourriaud attempts to renew our approach toward contemporary art by getting as close as possible to the artists works, and by revealing the principles that structure their thoughts: an aesthetic of the inter-human, of the encounter; of proximity, of resisting social formatting.

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.

Trajal Harrell: Hoochie Koochie

Editor: Leila Hasham | Reference: P3256 | ISBN: 978-0-9957082-1-1 | Type: Publication

Exhibition catalogue for the eponymous performance exhibition. The Barbican, 20 July to 13 August 2017.

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).

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

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)

Relationship

Artist/Author: Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst | Reference: P3219 | ISBN: 978-3791382487 | Type: Publication

Documenting a six-year relationship with photos, video stills, letters and ephemera, this book is a stunning, intimat, and wholly original visual narrative by two rising artists who put queer consciousness on the front burner.

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.

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.

Barbers of East London

Artist/Author: Paula Harrowing and jamie lewis hadley | Reference: P3189 | Type: Publication

A new publication celebrating the various communities of barbershops across East London. Comissioned by CUT Festival: The Art of Barbering.

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.

The Concrete Body: Yvonne Rainer, Carolee Schneemann, Vito Acconci

Artist/Author: Elise Archias | Reference: P3174 | ISBN: 978-0300217971 | Type: Publication

Offering an incisive rejoinder to traditional histories of modernism and postmodernism, this book examines the 1960s performance work of three New York artists who adapted modernist approaches to form for the medium of the human body.

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)

Critical Landscapes: Art, Space, Politics

Editor: Emily Eliza Scott and Kirsten Swenson | Reference: P3132 | ISBN: 978-0520285491 | Type: Publication

One of the first comprehensive treatments of land use in contemporary art, the collection surveys the stakes and concerns of recent land-based practices, outlining the art historical contexts, methodological strategies, and geopolitical phenomena.

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

Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza

Artist/Author: Gloria Anzaldua | Reference: P3110 | ISBN: 978-1879960855 | Type: Publication

Rooted in Anzaldua’s experience as a Chicana, a lesbian, an activist, and a writer, the essays and poems in this volume profoundly challenge how we think about identity. Borderelands remaps our understanding of what a “border” is, presenting it not as a simple divide between here and there, us and them, but as a psychic, social, and cultural terrain that we inhabit, and that inhabits all of us.
Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).

The Cockettes

Artist/Author: David Weissman and Bill Weber | Reference: D2231 | Type: DVD

Documentary about the gender-bending San Francisco performance group who became a pop culture phenomenon in the early 1970s. Includes deleted scenes, interview with directors and a booklet with Damon Wise film notes.

100 minutes

City of Women 2013 programme

Reference: P3050 | Type: Publication

Includes the programme for City of Women festival (2-13/10/2013) and Red Dawns (12-26/10/2013).

In Slovene and English.

Miranda July’s Intermedial Art: The Creative Class Between Self-Help and Individualism

Artist/Author: Antje Czudaj | Reference: P2998 | ISBN: 978-3837633696 | Type: Publication

The first in-depth study of July’s work provides fascinating insights into the lifestyle of the contemporary white Californian middle class.

Theatre and Feminism

Artist/Author: Kim Solga | Reference: P3010 | ISBN: 978-1137463005 | Type: Publication

Tells the story of feminist performance theory. It explores key debates from its 40-year history, engages with the work of groundbreaking thinkers including Elin Diamond, Jill Dolan, Peggy Phelan and Elaine Aston, and includes case studies of recent performances by established and emerging feminist artists.

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.

Testo Junkie : Sex, Drugs and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic

Artist/Author: Paul B. Preciado | Reference: P2956 | ISBN: 978-1558618374 | Type: Publication

Paul B. Preciado shows the ways in which the synthesis of hormones since the 1950s has fundamentally changed how gender and sexual identity formulated, and how the pharmaceutical and pornography industries are in the business of creating desire. This riveting continuation of Foucault’s The History of Sexuality also includes Preciado’s diaristic account of his own use of testosterone every day for one year, and its mesmerizing impact on his body as well as his imagination.

Adrienne’s Dirty Laundry Experience / Adrienne’s Room Service

Artist/Author: Adrian Howells | Digital Reference: EF5202 | Type: Digital File

Adrienne’s Dirty Laundry Service – Arches New Work Commission (2003), 22:16

Adrienne’s Room Service at The Great Eastern Hotel (2005), 8:50

Accidental Tourist

Artist/Author: Adrian Howells | Digital Reference: EF5194 | Type: Digital File

A TV documentary following Howells' visit to Israel, where he performed at the Women's International Festival. With Hebrew and Russian subtitles. 

42 minutes. 

An Audience With Adrienne

Artist/Author: Adrian Howells | Digital Reference: EF5192 | Type: Digital File

Drawing on the popular entertainment form 'An Audience with …', Howells creates a performance in which an audience of around 25 is invited to share memories and experiences with his alter ego.

Blurred recording. 2006.

2 hours 36 minutes.

14 Stations of the Life and History of Adrian Howells

Artist/Author: Adrian Howells | Digital Reference: EF5196 | Type: Digital File

One-to-one promenade performance that spread across unused spaces in The Arches, a multi-use performance space in Glasgow. Howells led participants in a journey through fourteen sites and 'confessed' to them an autobiography.

Arches Live, 2007.

68 minutes.