Bodies move freely through an ambiguous urban “utopia”…or do they? Shot on 16mm film and digital video.
Combines extracts from over 70 international practitioners, companies, collectives and makers from the fields of dance, theatre, music, live and performance art, and activism to form a sourcebook for students, researchers and practitioners.
An occasional publication that aims to collate and investigate ideas around place, or more specifically: “indeterminate geographies”. In the second issue, the topic is ‘suburb’.
Critical analyses of cultural spectacle and social identity by eighteen major Australian scholars and practitioners.
Discusses how citizenship is performed today, through the optic of the arts, in particular the performing arts, but also from the perspective of a wide range of academic disciplines such as urbanism and media studies, cultural education and postcolonial theory.
Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041)
In 2014, artist Gustaf Broms composed a list of nine questions that he started to circulate to fellow performance artists. The responses collected are as diverse and wide-ranging as the artists and their own approaches.
The first book to explore the various ways the human body has been both an inspiration and a medium for artists over hundreds of thousands of years.
A journey through the void, ephemeral and digital towards play and poetry.
Since 2007, Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture has been the international reference point of the non-human turn in the visual arts. This volume gathers the richest interviews and the most thought-provoking essays featured over its forty installments thus far published.
Speculates on the possibility and implications of selling back the remains of the British Empire in London today. Based on a public installation in London in the fall of 2016, the book catalogues and develops the installation’s critical program of discussions, performances, dinners, installations, and screenings hosted at 91-93 Baker Street.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).
A visual crossword puzzle, a treasure hunt where the riches are road names, a story emerging from the page: and the chance to win up to £10,000!
The first of its kind in English, this book is more than a city guide to Hong Kong through the medium of film; it is a unique exploration of the relationship between location and place and genre innovations in Hong Kong cinema.
Draws upon cognitive and affect theory to examine applications of contemporary performance practices in educational, social and community contexts. The writing is situated in the spaces between making and performance, exploring the processes of creating work defined variously as collaborative, participatory and socially engaged.
Catalogue of an exhibition of artwork commissioned for particularly notable and challenging sites throughout Britain & Northern Ireland.
Develops and encourages you to inhabit — through narratives or spatialized experiences — Deep Maps of places you want to understand in a robust, inclusive, and expansive ways, which is not possible with traditional mapping.
Performances in hospices and on beaches; cross-cultural myth making in Wales, New Zealand and the US; communal poetry among mental health system survivors: this book presents a senior practitioner/critic's exploration of arts-based research processes sustained over more than a decade -a subtle engagement with disability culture.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).
Documentation (Power Point) from the DIY 13 project exploring notions of tripping and tipping points through the lens of the architect-walker.
Documentation (Power Point) from the DIY 12 project, a developmental exercise exploring the concept of returning to what one understands as “home”
The aim of this book is to offer perspectives on performance art practice with a focus on teaching. This subject has rarely been approached in the literature and this book gives insights and inspiration for all those teaching performance art as well as to anyone else interested in this art form.
Derived from exercises contributed to workshops by performers with The Ting: The Theatre of Mistakes. First published published 1976.
Published to coincide with the launch of Public Art Now, a programme of events and discussions which explore new forms and approaches to public art.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR).
A polemical thinking-through of the whole concept of theatre as a ‘space’, and a politically motivated exploration of how, and where, that theatrical space meets the real world that surrounds and suffuses it.
The two live artists engage in a playful, theatre-inspired dialogue (complete with stage directions) in which they discuss their complicated relationships, working within theatre institutions.
Generally taking place in front of closed curtains during set changes between acts, the entr’acte delivers a fleeting new purpose and event to the otherwise sometimes inert space between stage and pit. This collection employs the entr’acte as a model for conceptualizing emerging formations of publics and of public space.
Starting with the questions: Does it Work? and How Can We Know? this article explores the effect and affect, or affect, of activist art.
Existing in the space between imaginative proposition and a call to action, the book is an assemblage of provocations, proposals and potential ways of operating — ranging from navigating the city and inhabiting the margins to errant acts of reading; from preparing for the unexpected to learning how to ‘not know’, from minor acts of singular sedition to collective expressions of an insurgent ‘we’.
The book explores what it means to create and experience urban performance – as both an aesthetic and a political practice – in the burgeoning world where cities are built by globalization and neoliberal capital.
The book examines the creative processes of eight theatre companies making devising-based performances: The People Show, Station House Opera, Shunt, The Red Room, Faulty Optic Theatre of Animation, theatre O, Gecko and Third Angel.
Now in paperback and with a new preface by Susan Bennett, the book explores an interdisciplinary range of topics, including: theatre and urban policy development; architecture, trauma, and memory; urban performance history; site-specific performance and urban politics; sexuality and nationality in urban performance; and environmental performance theory.
Article compiled from the artistsineastlondon.org (on 14/5/2008).
Found in miscellaneous article folder #5B
This item is part of the ‘Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art’ Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)
Acconci’s Mur Island in Graz forges a closer bond between life on the river and in the two halves of the city. The book documents the different stages of the design, and places sketches and computer simulations next to remarkable photographs of models as well as shots of the finished island. An interview with Vito Acconci and a presentation of the diverse work by the Acconci Studio round off the book. In German and English.
Research booklet for a collaborative project initiated by live artist Tania El Khoury and researcher and architect Abir Saksouk. “Nothing To Declare” was the group’s first lecture performance and was developed during a residency at Watermill Studios in the United States in April 2013. Also see video documentation ref EF5156.
Trailer of a collaborative project initiated by live artist Tania El Khoury and researcher and architect Abir Saksouk. “Nothing To Declare” was the group’s first lecture performance and was developed during a residency at Watermill Studios in the United States in April 2013. Also find the project's Research Booklet as P2662.
The author discusses walk+talk – Philipp Gehmacher’s durational project inviting choreographers to deal with the driving parameters of their practices in simultaneously physical and verbal solo-explorations on stage.
An account of visits to various remote places in order to evoke their spirit of wildness punctuated with reflections on climate change, on destruction of habitat, and on the matters of time and belonging. This item is part of the Study Room Guide to Remoteness (P2600).
Deakin offers a fascinating perspective on modern Britain through the exploration of its waters. This item is part of the Study Room Guide to Remoteness (P2600).
A selection of of non-fictional works delving into the philosophical exploration of ordinary spaces. This item is part of the Study Room Guide to Remoteness (P2600).
In this book, Doreen Massey makes an impassioned argument for revitalising our imagination of space. This item is part of the Study Room Guide to Remoteness (P2600).
A philosophic exploration of our perceptions of houses and other shelters shape our thoughts, memories, and dreams. This item is part of the Study Room Guide to Remoteness (P2600).
Publication documenting a series of ambitious large-scale public artworks by the environmental arts organisation NVA. This item is part of the Study Room Guide to Remoteness (P2600).
A wide-ranging collection of inventive maps. This item is part of the Study Room Guide to Remoteness (P2600).
This book is an account of Allenheads Contemporary Arts (ACA)’s development through a programme of residencies, projects, exhibitions and events that accompany relations with community and environment. This item is part of the Study Room Guide to Remoteness (P2600).
Investigates sound art and its various manifestations through historical, theoretical, polemical and critical analyses of artistic, musical and literary works
Catalogue of Alice Anderson's 'From Dance to Sculpture' exhibition.
Poses questions over the nature of action, identity and the self in the relationship with media forms.