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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. 

Repetition in Performance: Returns and Invisible Forces

Artist/Author: Eirini Kartsaki | Reference: P3429 | ISBN: 978-1137430533 | Type: Publication

While considering repetition in relation to the difficult pleasures we derive from the theatre, this book explores ways of accounting for such experiences of theatre in memory and writing.

Global Activism: Art and Conflict in the 21st Century

Editor: Peter Weibel | Reference: P3137 | ISBN: 978-0262526890 | Type: Publication

Describes and documents politically inspired art — global art practices that draw attention to grievances and demand the transformation of existing conditions through actions, demonstrations, and performances in public space. Includes essays by leading thinkers, images of art objects, illustrations, documents, and other material as well as case studies by artists and activists.

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

Theatre and Laughter

Artist/Author: Eric Weitz | Reference: P3013 | ISBN: 978-1137356086 | Type: Publication

Examines laughter among actors, among audience, and the interaction between the two. Exploring the many uses and effects of laughter in theatre, Weitz considers laughter as a tool of political resonance, as social commentary, and as one of the oldest rhetorical devices.

The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema

Artist/Author: Slavoj Zizek | Reference: D0869 | Type: DVD

A film about cinema itself presented by Slovenian philosopher and psychoanalyst Slavoj Zizek