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Ghosts of My Life: Writings on Depression, Hauntology and Lost Futures

Artist/Author: Mark Fisher | Reference: P3647 | ISBN: 978-1-78099-226-6 | Type: Publication

This collection of writings by the author of Capitalist Realism, argues that we are haunted by futures that failed to happen. Fisher searches for the traces of these lost futures.

The Anti-Social Family

Artist/Author: Michèle Barrett and Mary McIntosh | Reference: P3637 | ISBN: 9781781687598 | Type: Publication

Dissects the network of household, kinship and sexual relations that constitute the family form in advanced capitalist societies to show how they reinforce conditions of inequality. 

Darkwater: Voices from Within the Veil

Artist/Author: W.E.B. Du Bois | Reference: P3639 | ISBN: 9781784787752 | Type: Publication

Explicitly addresses significant issues, such as the oppression of women and Eurocentric standards of beauty, the historical rise of the idea of whiteness, and the abridgement of democracy along race, class, and gender lines.

Woman’s Estate

Artist/Author: Juliet Mitchell | Reference: P3636 | ISBN: 9781781687628 | Type: Publication

Combining the energy of the early seventies feminist movement with the perceptive analyses of the trained theorist, this is one of the most influential socialist feminist statements of its time.

Straight Sex: Rethinking the Politics of Pleasure

Artist/Author: Lynne Segal | Reference: P3635 | ISBN: 9781781687567 | Type: Publication

Examines an array of issues, including sex as a subversive activity, the “liberated orgasm,” sex advice literature, gender uncertainties, queer politics, anti-pornography campaigns and the rise of the moral right.
 

Dust

Artist/Author: Carolyn Steedman | Reference: P3628 | ISBN: 978-0719060151 | Type: Publication

Drawing on over five years worth of her own published and unpublished writing, the author has produced a sustained argument about the way in which history writing belongs to the currents of thought shaping the modern world.

Mesearch and the Performing Body

Artist/Author: Mark Edward | Reference: P3627 | ISBN: 978-3-319-69997-4 | Type: Publication

An anthology of Edward’s creative practice-led projects.  Through the innovative practice of 'mesearch', in which the author is both theoriser and theorised, this study delivers a personal, creative narration, combining reflections and emotions in relation to self and performance.

The Artist practice of Exorcism

Artist/Author: Shabnam Shabazi | Reference: P3612 | Type: Publication

Archive and essay on the artistic exploration of exorcism. Includes a dissertation, CDs, DVDs, and objects.

In the glass cabinet.

Actors and the Art of Performance: Under Exposure

Artist/Author: Susanne Granzer | Reference: P3599 | ISBN: 978-1137596338 | Type: Publication

The author draws on her experience as both a theatre actor and a university professor whose teachings in the art of acting rely heavily on her own experience and also on her philosophical knowledge.

Performing Bodies in Pain: Medieval and Post-Modern Martyrs, Mystics, and Artists

Artist/Author: Marla Carlson | Reference: P3594 | ISBN: 978-0230103863 | Type: Publication

Analyzes the cultural work of spectacular suffering in late-medieval France and the twenty-first century, reading recent dramatizations of torture and performances of self-mutilating conceptual art against late-medieval saint plays.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive

Artist/Author: Lee Edelman | Reference: P3565 | ISBN: 978-0822333692 | Type: Publication

Argues that the child, understood as innocence in need of protection, represents the possibility of the future against which the queer is positioned as the embodiment of a relentlessly narcissistic, antisocial, and future-negating drive. Boldly insists that the efficacy of queerness lies in its very willingness to embrace this refusal of the social and political order. 

Mythologies

Artist/Author: Roland Barthes | Reference: P3577 | ISBN: 978-0099972204 | Type: Publication

A collection of essays exploring the myths of mass culture, 

You ought not to be obsessed with the idea you have to intervene on every subject at every moment

Artist/Author: Pia Brezavšček, Saška Rakef Perko | Reference: A0830 | Type: Article

Interview with Jacques Rancière.

To All Appearances: Ideology and Performance

Artist/Author: Herbert Blau | Reference: P3507 | ISBN: 978-0415013659 | Type: Publication

 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.

The Body in Film

Artist/Author: R. Bruce Elder | Reference: P3501 | ISBN: 0919777848 | Type: Publication

Catalogue to accompany a film series held at the Art Gallery of Ontario (1989). 

Michael Snow – Wavelength

Artist/Author: Elizabeth Legge | Reference: P3491 | ISBN: 9781846380563 | Type: Publication

An illustrated study of the “zoom film,” which has become a touchstone for art and film studies.

Impossible Glossary

Editor: hablarenarte | Reference: P3486 | ISBN: 978-84-697-9220-9 | Type: Publication

What do we understand by collaborative artistic practices in Spain? After three years of research, this publication bears witness to the diversity of points of view and opinions by Spanish artists and key agents working in this field. 

The aim in bringing these voices together in a single publication is that they will add to the already existing discussion in English and will influence future theoretical discourses more broadly.

Shy Radicals: The Anti-systemic Politics of the Introvert Militant

Artist/Author: Hamja Ahsan | Reference: P3445 | ISBN: 978-1906012571 | Type: Publication

This anti-systemic manifesto, a quiet and thoughtful polemic, is a satire that uses anti-colonial theory to build a critique of dominant culture and the rising tide of Islamophobia. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).

Destruction of Art: Iconoclasm and Vandalism Since the French Revolution

Artist/Author: Dario Gamboni | Reference: P3452 | ISBN: 978-1861893161 | Type: Publication

nitially galvanized by the sweeping obliteration of architecture and art under the Communist regimes of the Soviet Union and eastern bloc countries, Gamboni investigates other instances of destroyed art and architecture around the globe, uncovering a disquieting and surprisingly widespread phenomenon. 

Against The Romance Of Community

Artist/Author: Miranda Joseph | Reference: P3325 | ISBN: 978-0816637966 | Type: Publication

Explores sites where the ideal of community relentlessly recurs, from debates over art and culture in the popular media, to the discourses and practices of nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations, to contemporary narratives of economic transformation or “globalization.” 

Choreo-Graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line

Editor: Nikolaus Gansterer, Emma Cocker and Mariella Greil | Reference: P3322 | ISBN: 978-3110546606 | Type: Publication

Stages a beyond-disciplinary, inter-subjective encounter between the lines of choreography, drawing and writing, for exploring those forms of thinking-feeling-knowing produced through collaborative exchange, in the slippage and deviation as different modes of practice enter into dialogue, overlap, collide.

Bioart Kitchen: Art, Feminism and Technoscience

Artist/Author: Lindsay Kelley | Reference: P3324 | ISBN: 978-1784534134 | Type: Publication

Explores a wide spectrum of seemingly unconnected subjects, which, when brought together, offer a more inclusive, expansive history of bioart, namely: home economics; the feminist art of the 1970s; tissue culture methodologies; domestic computing; and contemporary artistic engagements with biotechnology.

Politics of affection and uneasiness

Artist/Author: Bojana Kunst | Reference: A0746 | Type: Article

From the Dance and Politics edition.  In Slovenian and English.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).

Nurtured by Knowledge: Learning to Do Participatory Action Research

Editor: Susan E. Smith, Dennis G. Willms, Nancy A. Johnson | Reference: P3304 | ISBN: 978-0945257813 | Type: Publication

Examines the frustrations and limitations of conventional Western academic research on social change and describes the struggle to fashion a new approach based on the principle that people have a universal right to participate in the production of knowledge that directly affects their lives.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).

The Renaissance of Ideology - Political Philosophy in the age of Information and Global Networks

Artist/Author: Alexander Bard, Jan Soderqvist | Reference: A0745 | Type: Article

Deals very with the struggle to form new, functioning ideologies for the emerging, digital future. Extract from the book The Global Empire.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).

The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest Issue 4

Editor: Mark Herbst, Robby Herbst, Cara Baldwin, Ryan Griffith, Christina Ulke | Reference: P3282 | Type: Publication

Volume 1, Issue 4.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).

 

The Soul at Work

Artist/Author: Franco "Bifo" Berardi | Reference: P3259 | ISBN: 978-1584350767 | Type: Publication

Key member of the Italian Autonomist movement and a close associate of Félix Guattari argues that the Marxist/Hegelian concept of alienation and the communal bonds arising from the collective experience of the workforce are under erosion in today's technological society, 

Visual Cultures as Seriousness

Artist/Author: Gavin Butt and Irit Rogoff | Editor: Jorella Andrews | Reference: P3253 | ISBN: 978-3-943365-39-9 | Type: Publication

What is seriousness exactly, and where does it reside? Is it a desirable value in contemporary culture? Or is it bound up with elite class and institutional cultures?

‘We keep our biologies intimate’ : Zoedramatics in bio/interspecies performance

Artist/Author: Eve Katsouraki | Editor: Nicolas Salazar Sutil | Reference: A0743 | Type: Article

Draws on Kira O'Reilly's on-going bio-art performance experimentations and Matthew Herbert's experimental music performance One Pig to rethink the theoretical and performative engagement with animals and the vitality of life in its broadest sense.

Relational Aesthetics

Artist/Author: Nicolas Bourriaud | Reference: P3262 | ISBN: 978-2840660606 | Type: Publication

Where does our current obsession for interactivity stem from? After the consumer society and the communication era, does art still contribute to the emergence of a rational society? Bourriaud attempts to renew our approach toward contemporary art by getting as close as possible to the artists works, and by revealing the principles that structure their thoughts: an aesthetic of the inter-human, of the encounter; of proximity, of resisting social formatting.

Awkwardness

Artist/Author: Adam Kotsko | Reference: P3251 | ISBN: 978-1-84694-391-1 | Type: Publication

Argues that the awkwardness of our age is a key to understanding human experience.

Towards an embodied poetics of failure

Artist/Author: Christel Stalpaert | Editor: Ric Allsopp and Kristen Kreider | Reference: A0723 | Type: Article

Exploration of violence and trauma in needcompany's Marketplace 76.

Enmeshed bodies, impossible touch: the object-oriented world of Pina Bausch’s Café Müller

Artist/Author: João Florêncio | Editor: Richard Allen and Shaun May | Reference: A0726 | Type: Article

The addresses the nonhuman bodies of Café Müller and claim that Bausch’s piece resonates with the work of contemporary philosopher Graham Harman, in that it tries to go beyond human exceptionalism to present a world where all bodies, regardless of their perceived nature, are simultaneously tightly enmeshed together and inaccessible to one another. 

Towards a Poiesis of Critical Practice: 1000th LIVE and the politics of appearance

Artist/Author: Diana Damian Martin | Editor: Ric Allsopp and Kristen Kreider | Reference: A0724 | Type: Article

On the process and politics of live critical responses to a live stream of Forced Entertainment's And on a Thousandth Night. 

The Regenerative Ruination of Romeo Castellucci

Artist/Author: Timmy De Laet and Edith Cassiers | Reference: A0722 | Type: Article

This article proposes an expanded understanding of Romeo Castellucci's radical performance work as a genuine theatre of ruins.

Staging an Exilic Autobiography: On the pleasures and frustrations of repetitions and returns

Artist/Author: Natasha Davis and Yana Meerzon | Reference: A0718 | Type: Article

Expanding on the ideas of double wound (Caruth) and nostalgia (Aciman), this article discusses Davis' poetic autobiographic performances as examples of the terror and relief of repeating exilic pain.

Creating by Annotating: The director’s notebooks of Jan Fabre and Jan Lauwers

Artist/Author: Timmy De Laet, Edith Cassiers & Luk Van Den Dries | Reference: A0717 | Type: Article

Reversing the common understanding of annotation as a posterior act of adding information to already existing sources, this article argues that annotation also serves as a pre-performance procedure facilitating artistic creation.

Does it Work?: The Æffect of Activist Art

Artist/Author: Stephen Duncombe | Reference: A0713 | Type: Article

Starting with the questions: Does it Work? and How Can We Know? this article explores the effect and affect, or affect, of activist art.