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sin∞fin Trilogy

Artist/Author: VestAndPage | Digital Reference: EF5368 | Type: Digital File

A trilogy of hybrid art films of collaborative performances in epic locations around the world. Included the three films (Performances at the End of the World, Performances at the Holy Centre, Performances at the Core of the Looking-Glass) and a text about the project.

The Religion of the Future

Artist/Author: Roberto Mangabeira Unger | Reference: P3902 | ISBN: 978-1784787301 | Type: Publication

An argument for both spiritual and political revolution, the book proposes the content of a religion that can survive faith in a transcendent God and in life after death.

Alien Zone: Cultural Theory and Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema

Editor: Annette Kuhn | Reference: P3743 | ISBN: 978-0860919933 | Type: Publication

The essays in this book – some newly written, others gathered from scattered sources – look at the ways in which contemporary science fiction films draw on, rework, and transform established themes and conventions of the genre.

State of Insecurity: Government of the Precarious

Artist/Author: Isabell Lorey | Reference: P3730 | ISBN: 9781781685969 | Type: Publication

Explores the possibilities for organization and resistance under the contemporary status quo, and anticipates the emergence of a new and disobedient self-government of the precarious.

Nurtured by Knowledge: Learning to Do Participatory Action Research

Editor: Susan E. Smith, Dennis G. Willms, Nancy A. Johnson | Reference: P3304 | ISBN: 978-0945257813 | Type: Publication

Examines the frustrations and limitations of conventional Western academic research on social change and describes the struggle to fashion a new approach based on the principle that people have a universal right to participate in the production of knowledge that directly affects their lives.

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

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.

Perambulator documentation

Artist/Author: Clare Qualmann | Reference: P3002 | Type: Publication

Documentation from a performance project, which made visible issues around walking with a pram. Through a series of pram walking events around Huntly–town and country–Clare tried to make visible this, and other spaces, and their fitness for people with young children.

Includes the programme and blog posts.

Part of Live Art and Motherhood: A Study Room Guide on Live Art and the Maternal (P3025).

Disabled Theater

Editor: Sandra Umathum and Benjamin Wihstutz | Reference: P2836 | ISBN: 978-3037345245 | Type: Publication

Using Jerome Bel's Disabled Theater – a dance piece that features a company of professional disabled actors – as the basis of a broad, interdisciplinary discussion of performance and disability, this volume explores the intersections of politics and aesthetics, inclusion and exclusion, and identity and empowerment. 

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.

BBC Music John Peel Lecture

Artist/Author: Brian Eno | Reference: A0639 | Type: Article

Brian Eno examines the ecology of culture and seeks to demonstrate how the whole complex of individuals and institutions engaged in culture – artists, broadcasters, gallerists, promoters, DJs, managers, lawyers, fans – are symbiotically connected parts of a single huge organism which we call Culture. Miscellaneous folder #5A.

Performance Art Faction

Editor: Bean, Benjamin Sebastian, et al. | Reference: P2734 | Type: DVD

Performance Art Faction (PAF) was an Arts Council England funded, nine month long holistic project made up of artist residencies, research labs, exhibitions, live performances and open platform events. PAF explored the intersections of contemporary performance art, politics and society with the aim of reawakening the innate political potential of our bodies. Contributors: Benjamin Sebastian, Francesca Lisette, Bean, Jessica Worden, Diana Damian, Robin Bale and Victoria Grey.Artists: Fabiola Paz, Jade Montserrat, Kris Grey, Amber Hawk Swanson, Hugh O’Donnell, Maria José Arjona, Arianna Ferrari, Panopoly Lab (Esther Neff and Brian McCorkle), Burmester & Feigl, Owen Parry, Carlos Salazar Lermont, Helena Walsh introducing Speaking of I.M.E.L.D.A and Aliza Shvarts. The publication is a homage to DIY print aesthetics and propaganda art, and includes: Commissioned essays from artists/academics/agitators, Film & Photographic documentation, Open Call & Research Lab roll calls, PAF memorabilia, PAF Artists' bios & photographs, ]ps[ manifesto. Shelved in Oversize publications section.

Between the Borders

Artist/Author: Between the Borders | Reference: P2728 | Type: DVD

Between the Borders are a collective of people with and without citizenship in the UK, who produce diverse publications and events. This folder contains Between the Borders episode #2 and #3, two zine publications which aim to open up a dialogue about the complex structures surrounding asylum and migration. It also includes an informative leaflet and a DVD. 

Create: A journal of perspectives on the value of art and culture

Artist/Author: Various | Reference: P2650 | ISBN: 978-0-7287-1549-3 | Type: Publication

The magazine features a wide range of contributions from writers and artists, politicians to poets discussing the true impact that arts and culture can have on society.

Sweet and Spicy

Artist/Author: Moti Roti | Reference: V0386 | Type: Video

Aiya Apple Aisha Eye

Artist/Author: Moti Roti | Reference: V0384 | Type: Video

One Night

Artist/Author: Moti Roti | Reference: V0385 | Type: Video

This is not Art : Activism and Other ‘Not-Art’

Artist/Author: Alana Jelinek | Reference: P2112 | ISBN: 978-1848858572 | Type: Publication

A retelling the history of art practice and exposing the ways in which neoliberal norms and values have seeped into every aspect of our lives.

Fusing Arts, Culture and Social Change: High Impact Strategies for Philanthropy

Artist/Author: Holly Sidford | Reference: A0496 | Type: Article

Report from the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy.

This article can be found in the Miscellaneous Articles 3 Binder.

The Open University

Artist/Author: Marcia Farquhar | Reference: D2104 | Type: DVD

A functioning outdoor lecture theatre in a roadside refuse skip and ad hoc lecture series on the subject of what is and what is not trash.

Part of the Trashing Performance programme, 25-29th October 2011.

Theatre & Prison

Artist/Author: Caoimhe McAvinchey | Reference: P1754 | ISBN: 978-0-230-24793-2 | Type: Publication

Free Exchange

Artist/Author: Pierre Bourdieu, Hans Haacke | Reference: P1741 | ISBN: 0-7456-1522-8 | Type: Publication

Discusses contemporary art and the relations between art, politics and society. Their dialogue ranges widely from censorship and obscenity to the social conditions of artistic creativity, and focusses on the central themes in the work of both authors.

Platform Study Room Guide (P1820). This item is referenced in the Dreams for an Institution Guide (P2313).

By the people, for the people

Artist/Author: Flávia Müller Medeiros | Reference: D1807 | Type: DVD

Flávia Müller Medeiros was commissioned by COLONY to make a new work, a film made on residency in Vilnius, Lithuania, capturing the activity of people in the new town square.

Faceless

Artist/Author: Manu Luksch | Reference: D1802 | Type: DVD

Uses recording from these cameras to construct a strange yet plausible world.

The Emancipated Spectator

Artist/Author: Jacques Ranciere | Reference: P1590 | ISBN: 978-1-84467-343-8 | Type: Publication

Asking exactly what we mean by political art or the politics of art, Rancière goes on to look at what the tradition of critical art, and the desire to insert art into life, has achieved. Has the militant critique of the consumption of images and commodities become, ironically, a sad affirmation of its omnipotence?

Lecture on Public Discourse

Artist/Author: William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg | Reference: D1533 | Type: DVD

Documentation from Performance Matters, Performing Idea, Performance Lecture Archive; an interactive video archive housed at the Whitechapel Gallery between 2-9 October 2010.

Sacred Symposium: A Make Believe World

Artist/Author: Sarah Jane Bailes, Sara Juli, Richard Foreman | Reference: D1523 | Type: DVD

Symposium programme notes:This symposium will consider questions of performance, belief, and credit.One way in which some kinds of performance distinguishes itself from other kinds – that sometimes go under the name of ‘theatre’ – is by emphasising that what it is doing is ‘real’, as opposed to the acting and pretending that goes on elsewhere. ‘Performing the Real’ was the subject of the 2009 symposium held as part of SACRED. This time we are turning away from the ‘real’ to think about the many ways in which performance is still interested in make-believe, and how make-believe itself might turn out to be part of the ‘real’.The current financial crisis has revealed how the system upon which we supposedly all depend is itself dependent upon how much we believe in it. Value is an expression of belief: if we believe that such and such a company, or bank, possesses the assets it purports to possess, then, in effect, those assets exist. The moment we stop believing, the value of the company or bank collapses, and the assets in question cease to exist.A credit crunch is what happens when people suddenly stop believing in the financial system – or when we start to wonder why we believe what we are seeing on stage. How might performance engage us in thinking and feeling our relationship to money, magic, pretending, imagination: what is it we are looking for in the make-believe world we live in? The symposium will feature: * a discussion with Richard Foreman (Ontological-Hysteric Theater); * keynote presentations from performance scholars Sara Jane Bailes, Jen Mitas, and Nicholas Ridout; * performative provocations from artists Karen Christopher and Sara Juli, also presenting work in the SACRED season; * break-out panels from a range of researchers and artists; * a Long Table discussion hosted by Lois Weaver; * the attendance of Richard Maxwell (New York City Players) and PS122 Director Vallejo Gantner; * the UK premiere of New York City Players’ ADS.

Difference on Display: Diversity in Art, Science and Society

Reference: P1391 | ISBN: 9789056627157 | Type: Publication

This item is part of the Study Room Guide On Disability and New Artistic Models by Aaron Williamson (P1529)

Immutability and Fashion: Chinese Contemporary Art in the Midst of Changing Surroundings

Editor: Kenji Misawa | Reference: P0074 | Type: Publication

Exhibition catalogue.

Priceless

Artist/Author: Moti Roti | Reference: P0979 | Type: Publication

brochure to accompany the Priceless project

The Promise, The Land

Artist/Author: Various | Reference: P0654 | ISBN: 3-85256-261-9 | Type: Publication

Exhibition catalogue. OK Centre for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria, 2003

Fresh Masaala

Artist/Author: Moti Roti | Reference: D0138 | Type: DVD

Wigs of Wonderment

Artist/Author: Moti Roti | Reference: D0088 | Type: DVD

This item is part of the Study Room Guide On Social Engagement and Participation by FrenchMottershead (P1290)

Laurie Anderson

Artist/Author: RoseLee Goldberg, Laurie Anderson | Reference: P0336 | ISBN: 0-500-01993-2 | Type: Publication

Monographic publication on Anderson’s work. Chronological survey of Anderson’s work throughout the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, including collaborations and context.

This item is part of the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)

Moti Roti 1997 - Showreel

Artist/Author: Moti Roti | Reference: V0387 | Type: Video

Wigs of Wonderment (second of two tapes)

Artist/Author: Moti Roti | Reference: V0245 | Type: Video

This item is part of the Study Room Guide On Social Engagement and Participation by FrenchMottershead (P1290)

Wigs of Wonderment (first of two tapes)

Artist/Author: Moti Roti | Reference: V0244 | Type: Video

This item is part of the Study Room Guide On Social Engagement and Participation by FrenchMottershead (P1290)

Wigs of Wonderment

Artist/Author: Moti Roti | Reference: V0231 | Type: Video

This item is part of the Study Room Guide: The More You Ignore Me The Closer I Get by Robert Pacitti (P1100)

Emergency Index 2011

Editor: Matvei Yankelevich and Yelena Gluzman | Reference: P2873 | ISBN: 978-1937027070 | Type: Publication

Includes 249 performances in the words of their creators and a comprehensive index of the terms used to describe them.