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Reza Abdoh Collection

Artist/Author: Reza Abdoh | Digital Reference: EF5312 | Type: Digital File

Includes:
1 A Medea: Requiem for a Boy, 1986 (2 files)
2 Rusty Sat on a Hill One Dawn …,1987 (2 files)
3 Eva Peron, 1987
4 King Oedipus, 1987
5 Peep Show (videos used in performances), 1988 (2 files)
6 Minamata,1989 (2 files)
7 Pasos en la Obscuridad, 1990
8 The Hip-Hop Waltz of Eurydice, 1990
9 Bogeyman, 1991
10 Train Project (un-edited video project @ L.A.T.C.), 1991
11 The Blind Owl and Making of…, 1991
12 The Law of Remains, 1992
13 Simon Boccanegra, 1992 (2 files)
14 Tight Right White, 1993
15 Quotations from a Ruined City, 1994 (2 files)
16 Memorial Service, LA and NY, 1995 (2 files)
17 Mixed Images and Projects
18 Reza Abdoh, Short Video Works
19 Interview Tapes
20 Show Tapes (videos used in performances)
21 Cast Reference Video

Reza Abdoh, Theatre Visionary

Artist/Author: Adam Soch | Digital Reference: EF5311 | Type: Digital File

An intimate portrait of the world and work of Abdoh and his company.

Sign of the Times

Artist/Author: Anne Bean, Graeme Miller | Reference: P4039 | Type: Publication

Made and published on the occasion of Artsadmin's 40th birthday.

The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader

Editor: Teresa Brayshaw, Anna Fenemore, and Noel Witts | Reference: P4028 | ISBN: 978-1138785342 | Type: Publication

Combines extracts from over 70 international practitioners, companies, collectives and makers from the fields of dance, theatre, music, live and performance art, and activism to form a sourcebook for students, researchers and practitioners.

Engaging the Audience

Artist/Author: Heather J. Denyer | Reference: A0861 | Type: Article

On Under the Radar Festival, 4-15 January 2017.

Conversations with Meredith Monk

Artist/Author: Bonnie Marranca | Reference: P3954 | ISBN: 978-1555541590 | Type: Publication

Offers a richly detailed portrait of the internationally renowned composer, performer, director, and filmmaker.

Read My Lips publication

Editor: Auto Italia | Reference: A0841 | Type: Article

Publication accompanying a survey exhibition of image-making, community activism and public works produced by the seminal AIDS activist art collective Gran Fury between 1987 and 1995.

In misc. folder 7. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

An Infinite Line: Brighton

Artist/Author: David Harradine | Reference: P3698 | ISBN: 978-0-955908200 | Type: Publication

A collection of writings which describe in words the mercurial and ephemeral light as it changes across a day, across seasons, and across a year.

Abramović Method for Treasures programme

Reference: P3602 | Type: Publication

Taking her starting point in sources such as the letters of Kierkegaard, Saxo's chronicles of Danish history, and the observations of Tycho Brahe, Abramović has created an immersive total installation that includes a range of rituals, an audio system and specially designed shelves for people.

The Royal Danish Library, Copenhagen, 21 June 2017 – 21 March 2020.

Applying Performance: Live Art, Socially Engaged Theatre and Affective Practice

Artist/Author: Nicola Shaughnessy | Reference: P3535 | ISBN: 978-1349317059 | Type: Publication

Draws upon cognitive and affect theory to examine applications of contemporary performance practices in educational, social and community contexts. The writing is situated in the spaces between making and performance, exploring the processes of creating work defined variously as collaborative, participatory and socially engaged.

Venus of the Rags /IN TRANSIT/ Eleusis, 2014

Editor: Mary Zygouri | Reference: P3438 | Type: Publication

Publication on the public performance in response to Michelangelo Pistoletto's scultpure / installation. 

n-1 Performance life

Artist/Author: Li-E Chen | Reference: P3209 | ISBN: 9781366057839 | Type: Publication

Documents the artist's two-year (2015-2017) experimental site-specific art project. The project involved Chen's visits to 168 locations set out as squares on a Google map of Greater London, and used the city as a stage and open space for the execution of Chen’s experiments. 

Anna Birch archive

Reference: P2992 | Type: Publication

Includes The Wollstonecraft Live Experience! programmes and materials, two programmes for the Stoke Newington Literary Festival, and a list of publications.

Performance and the City

Editor: Kim Solga, Shelley Orr, D. J. Hopkins | Reference: P2954 | ISBN: 978-0230300491 | Type: Publication

Now in paperback and with a new preface by Susan Bennett, the book explores an interdisciplinary range of topics, including: theatre and urban policy development; architecture, trauma, and memory; urban performance history; site-specific performance and urban politics; sexuality and nationality in urban performance; and environmental performance theory.

Immersive Theatres: Intimacy and Immediacy in Contemporary Performance

Artist/Author: Josephine Machon | Reference: P2866 | ISBN: 978-1137019837 | Type: Publication

Charting the rise of the immersive theatre phenomenon, this is the first survey of immersive theories and practices for students, scholars and practitioners of contemporary performance. It includes interviews with immersive artists and examines key topics such as site-specific performance and immersive technologies. 

The Future Show

Artist/Author: Deborah Pearson | Reference: P2808 | ISBN: 978-1783192953 | Type: Publication

The Future Show is both a performance and an on-going project. It is a piece that tells the story of a one person's future, starting from the end of a performance and going until the end of her life.

Paul Bright’s Confessions of a Justified Sinner

Artist/Author: Untitled Projects | Reference: P2789 | ISBN: 978-1783199495 | Type: Publication

In 1987, Paul Bright, a rebellious young Scottish director set out to stage James Hogg's cult novel Confessions of a Justified Sinner in a series of radical productions across Scotland. In 2010, Untitled Projects began work with the actor George Anton to assemble an archive and exhibition of this almost-forgotten feat of theatre. 

State of Mind: New California Art circa 1970

Artist/Author: Constance M. Lewallen and Karen Moss | Reference: P2786 | ISBN: 978-0520270619 | Type: Publication

This companion book to the exhibition of the same name investigates California’s vital contributions to Conceptual art—in particular, work that emerged in the late 1960s among scattered groups of young artists. 

Embodied Places: Performance Practices in Public Space

Artist/Author: Nathalie Fari, et al. | Reference: P2730 | ISBN: 978-3-00-049454-3 | Type: Publication

This catalogue explores different artistic strategies, notions and formats for developing performances in public space, using specific sites in Berlin as platforms to “embody” the city. Featured authors/artists: Bettina Wagner, Dovrat Meron, Grasiele Sousa & Lucio Agra, Michaela Muchina, Nathalie Fari, Paula Hildebrandt 

Unsustainable Acts of Love and Resistance: The Politics of Value and Cost in One-on-One Performances

Artist/Author: Deborah Pearson | Reference: A0623 | Type: Article

In this article, the author contends that politically themed one-on-one performances provide value because their budgets do not fit into a comfortable capitalist model of exchange. To be found in Miscellaneous Articles Folder #4.

Nothing To Declare

Artist/Author: Dictaphone Group | Reference: P2662 | Type: Publication

Research booklet for a collaborative project initiated by live artist Tania El Khoury and researcher and architect Abir Saksouk. “Nothing To Declare” was the group’s first lecture performance and was developed during a residency at Watermill Studios in the United States in April 2013. Also see video documentation ref EF5156.

Nothing to Declare

Artist/Author: Dictaphone Group | Digital Reference: EF5156 | Type: Digital File

Trailer of a collaborative project initiated by live artist Tania El Khoury and researcher and architect Abir Saksouk. “Nothing To Declare” was the group’s first lecture performance and was developed during a residency at Watermill Studios in the United States in April 2013. Also find the project's Research Booklet as P2662.

In Pursuit of Pleasure

Artist/Author: Helena Walsh | Reference: D2181 | Type: DVD

Documentation of durational performance considerng acts of political whitewashing. Performed as part of LABOUR (2012): a touring exhibition of Live Art, featuring eleven leading female artists who are resident within, or native to, Northern and Southern Ireland.

This Sea Is Mine

Artist/Author: Dictaphone Group | Reference: P2586 | Type: Publication

Booklet of site specific live performance that explores the concepts of access to the sea and public space in the city through Beirut’s seafront. 

Emma Smith

Artist/Author: Emma Smith | Reference: P2584 | Type: Publication

Documents from the performances “A Greaât Stitheram” in the Greyfriars, Lincoln, and “Change in Energy = the Work” at Arnolfini. 

Sideways

Artist/Author: Various | Reference: P2593 | Type: Publication

Itinerary map of Sideways festival organised as a 4 week expedition through Belgium, from West to East, between August 17th and September 17th 2012.

Half Life

Artist/Author: NVA | Reference: P2515 | ISBN: 978-1-906307-17-2 | Type: Publication

Publication documenting a series of ambitious large-scale public artworks by the environmental arts organisation NVA. This item is part of the Study Room Guide to Remoteness (P2600).

Diaspora, Memory, Place: David Hammons, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Pamela Z

Editor: Salah M. Hassan, Cheryl Finley | Reference: P2491 | ISBN: 9783791339139 | Type: Publication

An indepth analysis of the work of three significant African diaspora artists – David Hammons, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons and Pamela Z – with essays examining site specific installations and peformances concieved by these artists for Dak'Art 2004, the Biennale of Contemporary African Art

Double Game

Artist/Author: Sophie Calle | Reference: P2469 | ISBN: 978-1900828284 | Type: Publication

Sophie Calle's project Double Game interweaves the artist's life with that of Maria, a character in Paul Auster's novel 'Leviathan', blurring the lines between reality and fiction. Second edition

Performing Site-Specific Theatre: Politics, Place, Practice

Editor: Anna Birch and Joanne Tompkins | Reference: P2401 | Type: Publication

'Performing Site-Specific Theatre turns a critical eye to the form of site-specific theatre, investigating the nature of the relationship between 'site' and 'performance'. Contributors: Joanne Thompkins, Anna Birch, Michael McKinnie, Susan Bennett, Julie Sanders, Jane Collins, John Webster, Mike Pearson, Kathleen Irwin, Susan Haedicke, Lesley Ferris, Louise Owen, Keren Zaiontz, Bruce Barton, Richard Windeyer, Helen Iball, Sophie Nield

From the Trojan Horse to the Human Cannonball: InSite at the U.S.-Mexico Border, 1997-2005

Artist/Author: Ila Sheren | Reference: A0576 | Type: Article

Online article on InSite, a network of contemporary art programs and commissioned projects mapping the dynamics of permeability and blockage that characterise the liminal border zone of San Diego-Tijuana. To be found in Miscellaneous Articles Folder 4.

Roman Signer: Talks and Conversations

Editor: David Signer and Peter Zimmermann | Reference: P2350 | ISBN: 9783863354770 | Type: Publication

Conversation texts by the artist with photographic documentation of works.

Laura Lima

Editor: Heike Munder and Sara Arrhenius | Reference: P2349 | ISBN: 9783037643440 | Type: Publication

Documentation of works and interview with the artist.

Revisiting the Bonaventure Hotel

Artist/Author: Jaspar Joseph-Lester | Reference: P2278 | ISBN: 9780955379253 | Type: Publication

Photo-essay on the life of a building.

Paris

Artist/Author: Michael Schwab | Reference: P2276 | ISBN: 9780955379246 | Type: Publication

An exploration of trees in Paris, including text and drawing.

A Sardine Street Box of Tricks

Artist/Author: Crab Man, Signpost | Reference: P2271 | ISBN: 9781908009579 | Type: Publication

How to make your own mis-guided tour or walk.

Rose Finn-Kelcey

Artist/Author: Rose Finn-Kelcey | Reference: P2270 | ISBN: 9781905464685 | Type: Publication

Comprehensive monograph on Rose Finn-Kelcey with illustrations and essays.

This item is part of the 'Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art' Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)

Welcome

Artist/Author: Choi Jeong Hwa | Reference: P2288 | Type: Publication

Collection of images and documentation for Choi Jeong Hwa's first UK solo show in Wolverhampton Art Gallery, 2007. Shelved in Oversize publications section.

The Promised Land

Artist/Author: Neville Gabie | Reference: P2263 | ISBN: 9780956140708 | Type: Publication

Artist-in-residence project on Cabot Circus building site, Bristol. Includes DVD.

Improperganda: The Art of the Publicity Stunt

Editor: Mark Borkowski | Reference: P2264 | ISBN: 9781903399002 | Type: Publication

Collection of photographs with critical text.

Attitude

Artist/Author: Sebastian Klemm | Reference: P2254 | Type: Publication

Attitude performance-installation at ‘Infecting the City Public Arts Festival’, Cape Town, South Africa, 2013