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The Aesthetics of Disengagement: Contemporary Art and Depression

Author: Christine Ross | Reference: P3653 | ISBN: 978-0816645398 | Type: Publication

Shows how contemporary art is a powerful yet largely unacknowledged player in the articulation of depression in Western culture, both adopting and challenging scientific definitions of the condition. Ross explores the ways in which contemporary art performs the detached aesthetics of depression, exposing the viewer's loss of connection and ultimately redefining the function of the image. 

Filippos Tsitsopoulos “Is Art Lonely?” archive

Reference: P3634 | Type: Article

Complete archive of Tsitsopoulos' “Is Art Lonely?” project, including artist CV; video of performance at LADA; curatorial texts; drawings; Is Art Lonely? (video), video and photo documentation.

In glass cabinet.

Repetition in Performance: Returns and Invisible Forces

Author: Eirini Kartsaki | Reference: P3429 | ISBN: 978-1137430533 | Type: Publication

While considering repetition in relation to the difficult pleasures we derive from the theatre, this book explores ways of accounting for such experiences of theatre in memory and writing.

Between Us: Audiences, Affect and the In-Between

Author: Joanne 'Bob' Whalley, Lee Miller | Reference: P3267 | ISBN: 978-1137584045 | Type: Publication

Introducing the idea of performance as a shared transformative experience, this engaging book will help you make sense of the performer/audience interaction in a landscape where boundaries are collapsing. 

The Forest and the Field

Author: Chris Goode | Reference: P3257 | ISBN: 9781849434751 | Type: Publication

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.

Theatre and Mind

Author: Professor Bruce McConachie | Reference: P3008 | ISBN: 978-0230275836

All performance depends upon our abilities to create, perceive, remember, imagine and empathize. This book provides an introduction to the evolutionary and cognitive foundations of theatrical performing and spectating and argues that this scientific perspective challenges some of the major assumptions about what takes place in the theatre. 

Theatre and History

Author: Rebecca Schneider | Reference: P3017 | ISBN: 978-0230246614 | Type: Publication

This provocative book meets the supposedly 'live' practices of performance and the 'no-longer-live' historical past at their own dangerous crossroads. Focussing on the 'and' of the title, it addresses the tangled relations between the terms, practices, ideas, and aims embedded in these compatriot – but often oppositional – arts and acts of time.

The Art and Films of Lynn Hershman Leeson

Editor: Meredith Tromble | Reference: P2916 | ISBN: 978-0520239715 | Type: Publication

This first historical and critical analysis of the artist's work by prominent scholars and the artist herself brings nearly forty years of creative output into focus by tracking the development of her constant themes through each medium. The essays range from formal to theoretical to psychological to poetical analyses. Includes a DVD.

Theatre and The Body

Author: Colette Conroy | Reference: P2883 | ISBN: 978-0230205437 | Type: Publication

Drawing on many examples from contemporary performance, this book is a provocative starting point for understanding the surprisingly complex relationship between theatre and the body. Foreword by Marina Abramovic.

Not Just a Mirror: Looking for the Political Theatre of Today

Editor: Florian Malzacher | Reference: P2797 | ISBN: 978-3895813788 | Type: Publication

The publication is comprised of eight essays, two interviews, and 15 case studies of political theatre makers, and investigates the performing arts as a political laboratory of the present. It explores how theatre, dance, and performance reveal their essential agnosticism, provoking the potential to actively change society rather than merely serving as a cover-up for the dysfunctions, fractures, and wounds of society.

The Illuminated Theatre: Studies on the Suffering of Images

Author: Joe Kelleher | Reference: P2722 | ISBN: 978-0415748278 | Type: Publication

A book about theatricality and spectatorship in the early twenty-first century. In a wide-ranging analysis that draws upon theatrical, visual and philosophical approaches, it asks how spectators and audiences negotiate the complexities and challenges of contemporary experimental performance arts.

The Work of Art Is a Parasite

Author: Lola Arias and Bertie Ferdman | Reference: A0589 | Type: Article

Lola Arias, co-curator of the international urban intervention project Ciudades Paralelas, talks with Bertie Friedman about reappraising notions of public space and spectatorship.

Études Irlandaises – Suppressed Voices: The Suffering and Silencing of Irish Institutional Abuse Sur

Author: Kate Antosik-Parsons | Reference: P2545 | ISBN: 978-2-7535-3449-0 | Type: Publication

This essay extracted from Études Irlandaises (n° 39-1) examines “Redress” (2010-2012), a series of performances by artist Áine Phillips that interrogate the legacy of abuse perpetrated in Irish residential institutions in the 20th century.

Going Public (e- flux journal)

Author: Boris Gray | Editor: Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood, Anton Vidokle | Reference: P1918 | ISBN: 978-1-934105-30-6 | Type: Publication

Exploration of art from the position of the producer, who does not ask what it looks like or where it comes from, but why it exists in the first place.

One Day Symposium: Being Seen Being Heard (Part 2)

Author: Various | Reference: D1722 | Type: DVD

Being Seen Being Heard, Symposium at Sacred: Keeping the Faith, festival at Chelsea Theatre, London, 24-28 November 2011.

Twentieth Century Theatre: A Sourcebook

Editor: Richard Drain | Reference: P1755 | ISBN: 0-415-09620-0 | Type: Publication

Richard Drain, Twentieth Century Theatre: A Sourcebook, performance studies, featuring performance texts and critical essays from a range of sources.