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The essence of performance art

Artist/Author: Gisela Hochuli | Reference: D2322 | Type: DVD

A discussion in 17 thematic segments. 53 minutes.

Black Market International

Reference: D2321 | Type: DVD

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

Artist/Author: Stefano Harney, Fred Moten | Reference: P4112 | ISBN: 978-1570272677 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Paul B. Preciado | Reference: P4090 | ISBN: 978-0231175623 | Type: Publication

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

Editor: Reina Gossett, Eric A. Stanley, Johanna Burton | Reference: P4076 | ISBN: 9-780262-036603 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Laura Westengard | Reference: P4053 | ISBN: 978-1-4962-1702-8 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Mark Minchinton | Reference: A0873 | Type: Article

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

Black Performance Theory

Editor: Thomas F. DeFrantz and Anita Gonzalez | Reference: P4026 | ISBN: 978-0-8223-5616-5 | Type: Publication

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

Editor: Teresa Brayshaw, Anna Fenemore, and Noel Witts | Reference: P4028 | ISBN: 978-1138785342 | Type: Publication

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.

Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others

Artist/Author: Sara Ahmed | Reference: P4012 | ISBN: 978-0822339144 | Type: Publication

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.

Porno-Graphics and Porno-Tactics: Desire, Affect, and Representation in Pornograph

Editor: Eirini Avramopoulou and Irene Peano | Reference: P4000 | ISBN: 978-0-692-72054-7 | Type: Publication

Asks whether, and how, it is possible to re-appropriate pornography and think through it critically and creatively for a project of liberation.

The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics

Artist/Author: Louis Chude-Sokei | Reference: P4016 | ISBN: 978-0819575777 | Type: Publication

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. 

Rage and Time

Artist/Author: Peter Sloterdijk | Reference: P3987 | ISBN: 978-0231145237 | Type: Publication

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

Editor: Nina Rapi, Maya Chowdhry | Reference: P3953 | ISBN: 978-1560231080 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Helena Grehan | Reference: P3968 | ISBN: 978-0230518018 | Type: Publication

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 the UnNameable: Anthology of Australian Performance Texts

Editor: Karen Pearlman, Richard James Allen | Reference: P3922 | ISBN: 978-0868194202 | Type: Publication

Sheds light on a range of practices in the area of contemporary performance in Australia.

Performing Citizenship: Bodies, Agencies, Limitations

Editor: Paula Hildebrandt, Kerstin Evert, Sibylle Peters, Mirjam Schaub, Kathrin Wildner, Gesa Ziemer | Reference: P3909 | ISBN: 978-3-319-97501-6 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Shulamith Firestone | Reference: P3798 | Type: Publication

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

#Accelerate: The Accelerationist Reader (Urbanomic)

Editor: Robin Mackay, Armen Avanessian | Reference: P3770 | ISBN: 978-0957529557 | Type: Publication

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.

Strange Natures: Futurity, Empathy, and the Queer Ecological Imagination

Artist/Author: Nicole Seymour | Reference: P3762 | ISBN: 9780252079160 | Type: Publication

Reveals a tradition of queer environmentalism in contemporary literature and film from the Americas. 

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

Artist/Author: Mark Fisher | Editor: Darren Ambrose | Reference: P3761 | ISBN: 978-1912248285 | Type: Publication

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

The Stage Lives of Animals

Artist/Author: Una Chaudhuri | Reference: P3763 | ISBN: 978-1138818477 | Type: Publication

Examines what it might mean to make theatre beyond the human.

Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect

Artist/Author: Mel Y. Chen | Reference: P3760 | ISBN: 978-0822352723 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Fred Moten | Reference: P3757 | ISBN: 978-0-8223-7016-1 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Dorinne Kondo | Reference: P3758 | ISBN: 978-1-4780-0094-5 | Type: Publication

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

Editor: Julieta Aranda, Anton Vidokle, Brian Kuan Wood | Reference: P3749 | ISBN: 9781786633590 | Type: Publication

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

Editor: Gaye Theresa Johnson and Alex Lubin | Reference: P3747 | ISBN: 9781784787585 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Madison Moore | Reference: P3756 | ISBN: 978-0-300-20470-4 | Type: Publication

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

Four Futures: Life After Capitalism

Artist/Author: Peter Frase | Reference: P3745 | ISBN: 9781781688137 | Type: Publication

An exploration into the utopias and dystopias that could develop from present society.

The Exform

Artist/Author: Nicolas Bourriaud | Reference: P3729 | ISBN: 9781784783808 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Isabell Lorey | Reference: P3730 | ISBN: 9781781685969 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Franco Bifo Berardi | Reference: P3728 | ISBN: 9781781685785 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Marc Augé | Reference: P3727 | ISBN: 9781781685662 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Paolo Virno | Reference: P3726 | ISBN: 9781781686126 | Type: Publication

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

Psychopolitics: Neoliberalism and New Technologies of Power

Artist/Author: Byung-Chul Han | Reference: P3731 | ISBN: 9781784785772 | Type: Publication

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

Artist/Author: Johnny Golding | Reference: A0836 | ISBN: 9781474418416 | Type: Article

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

Editor: Victor Wang | Reference: P3678 | Type: Publication

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).