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Black Performance Theory

Editor: Thomas F. DeFrantz and Anita Gonzalez | Reference: P4026 | ISBN: 978-0-8223-5616-5 | Type: Publication

Considering how blackness is imagined in and through performance, the contributors address topics including flight as a persistent theme in African American aesthetics, the circulation of minstrel tropes in Liverpool and in Afro-Mexican settlements in Oaxaca, and the reach of hip-hop politics as people around the world embrace the music and dance.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)
 

The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics

Author: Louis Chude-Sokei | Reference: P4016 | ISBN: 978-0819575777 | Type: Publication

Explores the histories of race and technology in a world made by slavery, colonialism, and industrialization. Beginning in the late nineteenth century and moving through to the twenty-first, the book argues for the dependent nature of those histories. 

The White Possessive: Property, Power, and Indigenous Sovereignty

Author: Aileen Moreton-Robinson | Reference: P3793 | ISBN: 978-0816692163 | Type: Publication

Explores the links between race, sovereignty, and possession through themes of property: owning property, being property, and becoming propertyless.

After the Party: A Manifesto for Queer of Color Life

Author: Joshua Chambers-Letson | Reference: P3772 | ISBN: 978-1-4798-3277-4 | Type: Publication

Tells the stories of minoritarian artists who mobilize performance to produce freedom and sustain life in the face of subordination, exploitation, and annihilation. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Black and Blur

Author: Fred Moten | Reference: P3757 | ISBN: 978-0-8223-7016-1 | Type: Publication

The first volume in the trilogy consent not to be a single being engages in a capacious consideration of the place and force of blackness in African diaspora arts, politics, and life.

salt.

Author: Selina Thompson | Reference: P3667 | ISBN: 9780571352265 | Type: Publication

In 2016, two artists embarked a cargo ship and retraced a route of the Transatlantic Slave Triangle – Europe, Africa, the Caribbean – all the while contemplating the notion of home. Both real and imagined, it was a journey to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, propelled by questions and grief; a journey backwards in order to go forwards, a diaspora. This show is what they brought back. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Emergency INDEX Vol 6

Editor: Yelena Gluzman, Sophia Cleary, Katie Gaydos | Reference: P3474 | ISBN: 978-1-937027-98-8 | Type: Publication

In each annual volume, contributors document works made in the previous year. By including performances regardless of their country of origin, genre, aims, or popularity, INDEX reveals the breathtaking variety of practices used in performance work today.

Real Black: Adventures In Racial Sincerity

Author: John L. Jackson Jr. | Reference: P3286 | ISBN: 978-0226390024 | Type: Publication

Drawing on more than ten years of ethnographic research in and around New York City, the book offers a kaleidoscope of subjects and stories that address how race is negotiated in today's world-including tales of book-vending numerologists, urban conspiracy theorists, corrupt police officers, mixed-race neo-Nazis, and gospel choirs forbidden to catch the Holy Ghost.

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

Emergency INDEX Vol 5

Editor: Yelena Gluzman, Sophia Cleary, Katie Gaydos | Reference: P3098 | ISBN: 978-1-937027-75-9 | Type: Publication

In each annual volume, contributors document works made in the previous year. By including performances regardless of their country of origin, genre, aims, or popularity, INDEX reveals the breathtaking variety of practices used in performance work today.

Embodied Avatars: Genealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance

Author: Uri McMillan | Reference: P2837 | ISBN: 978-1479852475 | Type: Publication

Tracing a dynamic genealogy of performance from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century, Uri McMillan contends that black women artists practiced a purposeful self- objectification, transforming themselves into art objects.

Trophies of Empire

Author: Various | Reference: P2023 | ISBN: 09522941090907738389 | Type: Publication

The catalogue for ‘Trophies of Empire’ was published in 1994, two years after the fifteen commissions were awarded, and a year after the ‘Trophies of Empire’ exhibitions ended in Bristol, Liverpool, and Hull. With an introduction to the ‘Trophies of Empire’ concept written Bryan Biggs, the then Director of Bluecoat Gallery in 1993.