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The essence of performance art

Author: Gisela Hochuli | Reference: D2322

A discussion in 17 thematic segments. 53 minutes.

Black Market International

Reference: D2321

Recounts the group’s evolution and different approaches to collaboration throughout the years. Two DVDs include a documentary, interviews with BMI members, and performance footage.

The Undercommons: Fugitive planning & black study

Author: Stefano Harney, Fred Moten | Reference: P4112 | ISBN: 978-1570272677

Draws on the theory and practice of the black radical tradition to support, inspire and extend contemporary social and political thought and aesthetic critique.

Countersexual Manifesto

Author: Paul B. Preciado | Reference: P4090 | ISBN: 978-0231175623

Seeking to overthrow all constraints on what can be done with and to the body, Preciado offers a provocative challenge to even the most radical claims about gender, sexuality, and desire.

Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility

Reference: P4076 | ISBN: 9-780262-036603

Delves into themes as wide-ranging yet interconnected as beauty, performativity, activism, and police brutality. Collectively, they attest to how trans people are frequently offered “doors”—entrances to visibility and recognition—that are actually “traps,” accommodating trans bodies and communities only insofar as they cooperate with dominant norms.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Gothic Queer Culture

Author: Laura Westengard | Reference: P4053 | ISBN: 978-1-4962-1702-8

Using interdisciplinary cultural studies to examine the gothicism in queer art, literature, and thought the author argues that during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries a queer culture has emerged that challenges and responds to traumatic marginalization by creating a distinctly gothic aesthetic.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Saboteur, Guerrilla, Pedestrian

Author: Mark Minchinton | Reference: A0873

On group practice, space making in rehearsal, working with directors/actors. 

Black Performance Theory

Reference: P4026 | ISBN: 978-0-8223-5616-5

Considering how blackness is imagined in and through performance, the contributors address topics including flight as a persistent theme in African American aesthetics, the circulation of minstrel tropes in Liverpool and in Afro-Mexican settlements in Oaxaca, and the reach of hip-hop politics as people around the world embrace the music and dance.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)
 

The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader

Reference: P4028 | ISBN: 978-1138785342

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.

The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics

Author: Louis Chude-Sokei | Reference: P4016 | ISBN: 978-0819575777

Explores the histories of race and technology in a world made by slavery, colonialism, and industrialization. Beginning in the late nineteenth century and moving through to the twenty-first, the book argues for the dependent nature of those histories. 

Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others

Author: Sara Ahmed | Reference: P4012 | ISBN: 978-0822339144

A queer phenomenology, Ahmed contends, reveals how social relations are arranged spatially, how queerness disrupts and reorders these relations by not following the accepted paths, and how a politics of disorientation puts other objects within reach, those that might, at first glance, seem awry.

Rage and Time

Author: Peter Sloterdijk | Reference: P3987 | ISBN: 978-0231145237

The preeminent posthumanist shows how the history of Western civilization can be read as a suppression and return of rage.

Acts of Passion: Sexuality, Gender, and Performance

Reference: P3953 | ISBN: 978-1560231080

Draws on the experiences and expertise of a wide range of lesbian practitioners and theorists to explore the impact and influences of sexuality and gender on performance.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Performance, Ethics and Spectatorship in a Global Age

Author: Helena Grehan | Reference: P3968 | ISBN: 978-0230518018

Takes performance studies in exciting new directions, exploring the ways in which ethics can be used to understand the complex questions facing contemporary spectators.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Performing Citizenship: Bodies, Agencies, Limitations

Reference: P3909 | ISBN: 978-3-319-97501-6

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)

The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution

Author: Shulamith Firestone | Reference: P3798

The first book of the women’s liberation movement to put forth a feminist theory of politics. 

#Accelerate: The Accelerationist Reader (Urbanomic)

Reference: P3770 | ISBN: 978-0957529557

Constructs a genealogy of accelerationism, calling attention to early anticipations of accelerationism, and presenting new essays that document the emergence of new accelerationisms steeled against the onslaughts of capitalist realism, and retooled for the twenty-žrst century.

K-Punk: The Collected and Unpublished Writings of Mark Fisher

Author: Mark Fisher | Reference: P3761 | ISBN: 978-1912248285

Brings together the work of acclaimed blogger, writer, political activist and lecturer, covering the period 2004 – 2016.

Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect

Author: Mel Y. Chen | Reference: P3760 | ISBN: 978-0822352723

Draws on recent debates about sexuality, race, and affect to examine how matter that is considered insensate, immobile, or deathly animates cultural lives.

Black and Blur

Author: Fred Moten | Reference: P3757 | ISBN: 978-0-8223-7016-1

The first volume in the trilogy consent not to be a single being engages in a capacious consideration of the place and force of blackness in African diaspora arts, politics, and life.

World-Making: Race, Performance, and the Work of Creativity

Author: Dorinne Kondo | Reference: P3758 | ISBN: 978-1-4780-0094-5

Theorizes the racialized structures of inequality that pervade theater and the arts.

Part of The Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Supercommunity: Diabolical Togetherness Beyond Contemporary Art

Reference: P3749 | ISBN: 9781786633590

Invited to exhibit at the 56th Venice Biennale, e-flux journal produced a single issue over a four-month span, publishing an article a day both online and on site from Venice.

 

Futures of Black Radicalism

Reference: P3747 | ISBN: 9781784787585

Key intellectuals—inspired by the new movements and by the seminal work of the scholar Cedric J. Robinson—recall the powerful tradition of Black radicalism while defining new directions for the activists and thinkers it inspires.

Fabulous: The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric

Author: Madison Moore | Reference: P3756 | ISBN: 978-0-300-20470-4

An exploration of what it means to be fabulous—and why eccentric style, fashion, and creativity are more political than ever. 

The Exform

Author: Nicolas Bourriaud | Reference: P3729 | ISBN: 9781784783808

Tackles the excluded, the disposable and the nature of waste by looking to the future of art—the exform.

State of Insecurity: Government of the Precarious

Author: Isabell Lorey | Reference: P3730 | ISBN: 9781781685969

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.

Heroes: Mass Murder and Suicide

Author: Franco Bifo Berardi | Reference: P3728 | ISBN: 9781781685785

What is the relationship between capitalism and mental health? Berardi embarks on an exhilarating journey through philosophy, psychoanalysis and current events, searching for the social roots of the mental malaise of our age.

The Future

Author: Marc Augé | Reference: P3727 | ISBN: 9781781685662

It is to the future that we look for redemption and progress; but it is also where we project our personal and apocalyptic anxieties. By questioning notions of certainty, truth, and totality, Augé finds ways to separate the future from our eternal, terrified present and liberates the mind to allow it to conceptualize our possible futures afresh.

Déjà Vu and the End of History

Author: Paolo Virno | Reference: P3726 | ISBN: 9781781686126

Examines the construct of memory, the passage of time, and the “end of history.” 

Psychopolitics: Neoliberalism and New Technologies of Power

Author: Byung-Chul Han | Reference: P3731 | ISBN: 9781784785772

In the course of discussing all the facets of neoliberal psychopolitics fuelling our contemporary crisis of freedom, Han elaborates an analytical framework that provides an original theory of Big Data and a lucid phenomenology of emotion.

Friendship

Author: Johnny Golding | Reference: A0836 | ISBN: 9781474418416

Article from The Edinburgh Companion to Animal Studies.  names the raw, sensuous, delicate, multi-dimensional, secret intelligence shared by sentient beings at the moment of their extended encounter.

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Performance Histories from East Asia 1960s–90s: An IAPA Reader

Reference: P3678

Brings together a variety of essays, photographs and archival materials and on the history of early performance art in East Asia. The publication will include texts by  An invaluable new research tool, the publication is available free at events and online.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).