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Rhodes Must Fall: The Struggle to Decolonise the Racist Heart of Empire

Artist/Author: Rhodes Must Fall Movement Oxford | Editor: Brian Kwoba, Rose Chantiluke, Athinangamso Nkopo | Reference: P3620 | ISBN: 978-1786993908 | Type: Publication

When students at Oxford University called for a statue of Cecil Rhodes to be removed, following similar calls by students in Cape Town, the significance of these protests was felt across continents. This was not simply about tearing down an outward symbol of British imperialism – a monument glorifying a colonial conqueror – but about confronting the toxic inheritance of the past, and challenging the continued underrepresentation of people of colour at universities.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Vrystaat Arts Festival 2017 programme

Reference: P3629 | Type: Publication

Programme for the Afrikaans language festival that forges creative connections with English and Sotho cultures; 18-22 July 2017.

Assuming Boycott: Resistance, Agency and Cultural Production

Editor: Kareem Estefan, Carin Kuoni and Laura Raicovich | Reference: P3407 | ISBN: 978-1944869434 | Type: Publication

The essential reader for today's creative leaders and cultural practitioners, including original contributions by artists, scholars, activists, critics, curators and writers who examine the historical precedent of South Africa; the current cultural boycott of Israel; freedom of speech and self-censorship; and long-distance activism. It is about consequences and causes of cultural boycott.

The Art of Truth-telling About Authoritarian Rule

Editor: Ksenija Bilbija, Jo Ellen Fair, Cynthia E. Milton, Leigh A. Payne | Reference: P3279 | ISBN: 978-0299209049 | Type: Publication

The illustrated volume examines the creation of stories, accounts, images, songs, street theatre, paintings, and ideas that pay witness to authoritarian pasts.

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

Protesting Exhibit B in London: Reconfiguring Antagonism as the Claiming of Theatrical Space

Artist/Author: Caoimhe Mader McGuinness | Reference: A0674 | ISBN: 1048-6801 | Type: Article

The article analyses discourses surrounding the cancellation of Brett Bailey's performance by the Barbican in September 2014.

The Origins of Totalitarianism

Artist/Author: Hannah Arendt | Reference: P2842 | ISBN: 978-0156701532 | Type: Publication

Arendt provides a historical account of the forces that crystallized into totalitarianism. The ebb and flow of nineteenth-century anti-Semitism (she deemed the Dreyfus Affair a dress rehearsal for the Final Solution) and the rise of European imperialism, accompanied by the invention of racism as the only possible rationalization for it. 

Polis: An Arena for the examination of a South African Town

Artist/Author: Athina Vahla, Ford Evanson, Mark Wilby, Anton Krueger | Reference: D2079 | Type: DVD

The Polis Series was an inter-disciplinary collaboration which explored questions about the performativity of knowledge. It hoped to critique and enact some of the ways in which knowledge is generated in terms of a poetics of the body in performance.

Maid in South Africa, Chandelier, Dancing Inside Out

Artist/Author: Stephen Cohen | Reference: D1189 | Type: DVD

Collection of performances by the South African artist. VOB files (DVD Video)

Chandelier - To Bring to Light

Artist/Author: Steven Cohen | Reference: D1167 | Type: DVD

Documentation of a public space, walking performance. 13 min. 30 sec.

Acting Together Volume II: Building Just and Inclusive Communities

Editor: Cynthia E. Cohen, Roberto Gutiérrez Varea, Polly O. Walker | Reference: P3117 | ISBN: 978-1613320006 | Type: Publication

A series on Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict, describing peacebuilding performances in regions beset by violence and internal conflicts. The second volume focuses on the transformative power of performance in regions fractured by “subtler” forms of structural violence and social exclusion.

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