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Almost 18 but not leaving home

Artist/Author: Dasa Raimanova | Reference: D2200 | Type: DVD

Documentary about ADM's 17th Birthday Festival by Dasa Raimanova.

25 minutes. 2015.

YMEDACA

Artist/Author: Hester Reeve | Reference: P2824 | ISBN: 978-1-908432-19-3 | Type: Publication

Comprehensive documentation on YMEDACA: a re-mapping of YSP as a contemporary translation of the very first university, Plato’s ‘Academos’.

Art As Social Practice A Critical Investigation Of Works By Kenneth A. Balfelt

Editor: Matthias Hvass Borello | Reference: P2822 | ISBN: 978-3957632760 | Type: Publication

The publication looks at a number of vigorously debated collaborative projects undertaken over the past twelve years in and outside Denmark by artist Kenneth A. Balfelt. It contains both introductions to five projects, interviews with the people involved in the projects and finally four essays trying to reflect on the impact of these kinds of artworks. 

Magazine

Artist/Author: David Hoyle | Type: Publication

Documentation of David Hoyle's Magazine. 

Failure

Artist/Author: Scottee | Reference: P2814 | Type: Publication

Collection of lottery tickets bought by Scottee for 'Double Your Money'.

Dangerous Moves: Performance and Politics in Cuba

Artist/Author: Cocu Fusco | Reference: P2777 | ISBN: 978-1-84976-326-4 | Type: Publication

Exploring performance and politics in the post-revolutionary state, Dangerous Moves presents a fascinating survey of contemporary life and culture in Cuba through some of its most daring and experimental artists. 

The Stuart Hall Project

Artist/Author: John Akomfrah | Reference: D2151 | Type: DVD

John Akomfrah presents an intimate and engaging portrait of Stuart Hall, exploring themes of memory, race and identity through the juxtaposition of events from Hall's life, and a discourse on the wider social and political events of the second half of the twentieth century

C’undua 2001-2003, A Pact for Life

Artist/Author: C'undua Project | Reference: P2188 | Type: Publication

Publication and 2 DVDs, one multimedia, one audio/video.

Topos

Artist/Author: Athina Vahla, Ford Evanson, Mark Wilby | Reference: D2080 | Type: DVD

‘Topos’ is a psychographic landscape manifested in singular hermetic worlds, portraits, rituals narratives, thought problems. Topos is a collaborative undertaking of artists as both non-experts and professional pragmatists.

Those Environmental Artists (TEA) Archive

Artist/Author: Those Environmental Artists | Reference: P2192 | Type: Publication

A collection of documents of works by Those Environmental Artists, including audience questionnaires, project descriptions and promotional material.

Remember Saro-Wiwa, The Living Memorial

Artist/Author: Ken Saro-Wiwa | Reference: P2189 | Type: Publication

Remember Saro-Wiwa is a coalition of organisations and individuals initiated and co-ordinated by PLATFORM. Pack includes press reviews, articles and promotional material, and a DVD ‘Refining Memory’ by Andrew Conio and Judy Price

Brian Conolly, Artist’s Collection

Artist/Author: Brian Conolly | Digital Reference: EF5081 | Type: Digital File

Collection/selection of past works since 2000. Images, power point presentation, CV, biographic statement, review of market stall performance in Toronto by Natalie Loveless as part of International Festival of Performance. Power point presentation of images from 'In Place of Passing' project initiated by Conolly and facilitated by Beyond Etc.

Wywrotka Capsizing

Artist/Author: Tero Nauha | Reference: D2052 | Type: DVD

This work is part of a project ‘Life in Bytom’. which was presented at the CSW Kronika in Bytom, Poland, between 24 November 2012 and 26 January 2013. Duration, 27 minutes. Polish with English subtitles.

Unlimited: A London 2012 Festival Book

Reference: P2167 | Type: Publication

The Unlimited festival at the Southbank Centre was the largest ever festival in the UK celebrating disabled and Deaf artists, breaking new ground both for the venue and the artists.

THE FALL OF FAUST: CONSIDERATIONS ON CONTEMPORARY ART AND ART ACTION

Artist/Author: Andrea Pagnes, Verena Stenke (VestAndPage) | Reference: P2135 | ISBN: 978-88-905161-0-8 | Type: Publication

What distinguishes Pagnes and Stenke from other artists is that besides their continuing practice, which has taken them to major art centres around the world, they are also interested in the theoretical aspects of communication, in decoding the hidden fabric of art and of artistic activity. This book is divided into two sections, one devoted to theoretical aspects and the other is devoted to artistic practice.

Dear Stranger, I Love You: the ethics of community in Rajni Shah Projects’ Glorious

Artist/Author: Rajni Shah Projects | Reference: P2117 | ISBN: 978-1-86220-306-8 | Type: Publication

This publication brings together four ways of looking at Glorious (Shah's project, started in 2009 which was rebuilt in each new place that was visited, together with some of the people met during that time), and includes: a short film made in response to six performances of the show; a music video shot in and around Lancaster and Morecambe; a critical overview of the process behind two iterations of the project; and The Glorious Storybook, a collection of essays and images from throughout the process.

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

Common

Artist/Author: Hayley Newman | Reference: P2116 | ISBN: 978-0-9553792-6-0 | Type: Publication

Through fact and fiction, questions and answers, writings from the heart and writing from the street, Common chronicles one day of a Self-Appointed-Artist-in-Residence in the City of London. Performances occur and reoccur as this book takes us to crashes in global markets, turbulence in the Euro-zone, riots on hot summer nights and the most extraordinary imaginings.

Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship

Artist/Author: Claire Bishop | Reference: P2127 | ISBN: 978-1-84467-690-3 | Type: Publication

Artificial Hells is the first historical and theoretical overview of socially engaged participatory art, known in the US as ‘social practice’. Claire Bishop follows the trajectory of twentieth-century art and examines key moments in the development of a participatory aesthetic. The itinerary takes in Futurism and Dada; the Situationist International; Happenings in Eastern Europe, Argentina and Paris; the 1970s Community Arts Movement; and the Artists Placement Group.

Great Lengths: Seven Works of Marathon Theater

Artist/Author: Jonathan Kalb | Reference: P2113 | ISBN: 978-0472117956 | Type: Publication

Kalb weaves his impressive historical knowledge of theatre into detailed descriptions of marathon productions he has seen and studied.

Conversation Pieces / community and communication in modern art

Artist/Author: Grant H. Kester | Reference: P2099 | ISBN: 978-0-520-23839-8 | Type: Publication

Grant Kester treats the relationship between art and democracy as pedagogical, performative, and ethical, he revives our understanding of the importance of civic engagement, solidarity, conversation, and public intervention.

The Free University of Liverpool /Foundations

Artist/Author: Various | Reference: P2100 | ISBN: 978-0-957-4349-0-5 | Type: Publication

A document of the Foundation degree and the various tactics that were dreamed up in order to make FUL work.

Reactor 2006-2011

Artist/Author: Reactor | Editor: Reactor | Reference: D2035 | Type: DVD

The Trivia of Eccentric England

Artist/Author: Uddin & Elsey, Anthony Schrag, Matthew Cowan, Walker & Bromwich | Editor: Amelia Beavis-Harrison, Alan amstrong | Reference: P2085 | Type: Publication

The Book of Blood

Artist/Author: Ernst Fischer, Leibniz | Reference: D1969 | Type: DVD

Leibniz, together with a host of guest artists, presents The Book of Blood, an ongoing performance and multi-performative experience that explores issues relating human rights and (dis)enfranchisement whilst aiming to facilitate the spectator’s active contribution in participation. Each visitor is invited to donate a drop of blood to be used as ink in the writing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights into a thick, leather-bound book. This video and photographs are taken from PSI 12, Queen Mary, 2006. Includes a performance leaflet/document.

Shirt and Skin

Artist/Author: Tim Miller | Reference: P1994 | ISBN: 978155583458 | Type: Publication

A compilation of personal stories that the artist had told in his performances over the previous decade.

Duckie File

Reference: P2035 | Type: Publication

A collection of programmes, flyers, press releases and article on the activities of Duckie over the years

A Matter of Life and Death and Singing

Artist/Author: Jimmie Durham | Reference: P1948 | ISBN: 978-3-03764-289-4 | Type: Publication

Catalogue from exhibition of Durham’s work from all periods of his life.

Mapping the Terrain: New Genre Public Art

Editor: Suzanne Lacey | Reference: P1950 | ISBN: 978-0941920308 | Type: Publication

A critical framework for understanding and interpreting the new public art that has emerged over the last two decades. Featuring twelve essays from editor Suzanne Lacy: and eleven eminent artists, curators, and critics. Chapters titled as follows: An Unfashionable Audience, Public Constructions, Connective Aesthetics: Art After Individualism, To Search for the Good and Make It Matter, From Art-mageddon to Gringostroika: A Manifesto against Censorship, Looking Around: Where We Are, Where We Could Be, Whose Monument Where? Public Art in a Many-Cultured Society, Common Work, by Jeff Kelley, Success and Failure When Art Changes, Word of Honor, Debated Territory. This item is referenced in the Dreams for an Institution Guide (P2313).

Carpe Minuta Prima

Artist/Author: Brian Lobel | Reference: D1893 | Type: DVD

Five DVDs from five different members of the public participating in Brian Lobel’s Carpe Minuta Prima performance.

Yorkshire On-land Boating Club

Artist/Author: Pointed Arrow | Reference: D1868 | Type: DVD

Documentary film telling the story of  the 2009 journey Heave. This item is referenced in the Making Routes Study Room Guide (P1964).

SONG: Theater im Glashaus

Artist/Author: David Bickerstaff and Blackhole Theatre | Reference: D1861 | Type: DVD

“Song” is a video collaboration between Theater im Glashaus, Blackhole-Factory (Elke Utermöhlen, Martin Slawig and Martin Kroll), and David Bickerstaff. The film is based on the play “Von Sinnen 1: mit offenen Ohren”, feautring artistically gifted people with intellectual disabilities. Language: In German with English subtitles

Social Surrealism, Original Recordings

Artist/Author: Jeremy Deller | Reference: D1854 | ISBN: 978-3-86984-052-9 | Type: DVD

Audio recordings of Jeremy Deller discussing the following subjects: Our Hobby is Depeche Mode, Andy Warhol, The Battle of Orgreave, the Art World is a very Middle Class Place, Processions, Churches and Museums, Night at the Museum, Political Art, New Projects, Acid Brass, Glam Rock, Memory Bucket and Social Surrealism

The Boat Project: Maiden Voyage

Artist/Author: Lone Twin | Reference: P1871 | Type: Publication

The programme guide to the maiden voyage from the Boat Project by Lone Twin. The book is also available in the Study Room (P1868). This item is referenced in the Making Routes Study Room Guide (P1964) and the Study Room Guide On shit, piss, blood, sweat and tears by Lois Keidan (P2195)

Study Room Guide: Take the Money and Run? Some Positions on Ethics, Business Sponsorship and Making

Artist/Author: Jane Trowell, Platform | Reference: P1820 | Type: Publication

There are lots of guides for artists on how to earn a living from art or how to raise funds to support making it, but few which help us ask what the ethical implications are of the routes we choose. In this Study Room Guide, arts, social justice and environmental group Platform has selected some key texts that they think are useful in helping to position yourself ethically with regard to financing or supporting artistic practice through business or corporate sponsorship.

Viver A Rua

Artist/Author: Joshua Sofaer | Reference: P1762 | ISBN: 978-989-97284-0-0 | Type: Publication