Pleading in the Blood: The Art and Performances of Ron Athey presents the first critical overview of this major artist’s work. It demonstrates how Athey foresaw and precipitated the central place afforded they body and identity politics in art and critical theory in the 1990s and beyond.
Combines performance analysis with contemporary political philosophy to advance new ways of understanding both political performance and the performativity of the politics of the street.
The author’s concerns – which include the social meaning of illusion and the cultural manifestation of power – take the reader from Eleanora Duse to Laurie Anderson; from the puppet theatre of Kleist to Kantor’s theatre of the dead; and from the Kutiyattam temple dancers in Kerala to Womanhouse in Los Angeles.
Investigates the crisis in contemporary theatre, and celebrates the subversive in performance.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).
Anderson analyzes self-starvation as a significant mode of staging political arguments across the institutional domains of the clinic, the gallery, and the prison.
The publication explores art created in public spaces in Brazil, since 2000. In Portuguese and English. Published under the Creative Commons licence.
Generally recognized as the most comprehensive and accurately translated collection of situationist writings in English, this book presents a rich variety of articles, leaflets, graffiti and internal documents, ranging from early experiments in “psychogeography” to lucid analyses of the Watts riot, the Vietnam War, the Prague Spring, the Chinese Cultural Revolution and other crises and upheavals of the sixties.
Documentation from GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN’s DIY 10 project, which explored exertion, endurance, cliché and the epic using the musical Calamity Jane.
The project took place at Cambridge Junction. Part of LADA’s DIY.
In 1987, Paul Bright, a rebellious young Scottish director set out to stage James Hogg’s cult novel Confessions of a Justified Sinner in a series of radical productions across Scotland. In 2010, Untitled Projects began work with the actor George Anton to assemble an archive and exhibition of this almost-forgotten feat of theatre.
Collection of scores and texts markinf thirty years of Forced Entertainment. Contributors were invited to write about their experience of Forced Entertainment following one rule: each text must be exactly 365 words long.
The book is an extension of the exhibition, composed of entries from each performer/artist celebrating the work of Stuart Sherman.
Male Trouble explores how Wetern masculinity has increasingly appeared as a troubled gender category in recent times, using a variety of performative case studies. Includes a chapter on work by Ron Athey and Franko B.
An investigation of doubt, risk, and testimony through performance art process in relation to systems of legal justice
Artists’ work and critical texts.
theory on Lady Gaga, new feminism, gender and sexual fluidity
Documentary spanning five years of the Alternative Miss World Show, costume pageant and fancy dress party for grown ups.
Handbook of recollections and practical exercises exploring the art of walking and its modern uses. This item is referenced in the Making Routes Study Room Guide (P1964).
Elizabeth Streb combines memoir and analysis to convey how she became an extreme action dancer/choreographer. This item is part of the Study Room Guide: On Falling by Amy Sharrocks (P2249).
Foreword by Catherine Texier
Documentation of more than 150 artists who participated in Performa 09.
Reflects the body as source of language, the image as the parameter of expression and the sound (such as noise, language) as medium of meaning.
Proposes redefining public art,
A history of happenings – audio.
Images documenting Oleg Kulik works