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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)

The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning

Artist/Author: Maggie Nelson | Reference: P3523 | ISBN: 978-0393343144 | Type: Publication

Questions whether or not focusing on representations of cruelty makes us cruel. In a journey through high and low culture, the visual to the verbal, and the apolitical to the political, Nelson offers a model of how one might balance strong ethical convictions with an equally strong appreciation for work that tests the limits of taste, taboo and permissibility.

La verdad

Artist/Author: Regina José Galindo | Digital Reference: EF5277 | Type: Digital File

A one hour reading of testimonies from the survivors of the armed conflict in Guatemala.

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

Perra

Artist/Author: Regina José Galindo | Digital Reference: EF5274 | Type: Digital File

Guatemalan artist carvs the letters P-E-R-R-A (bitch) into her thigh, the same word carved onto the many victims of her country’s feminicide crisis.

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

Kwangjoo is Impeaching

Artist/Author: Soni Kum | Reference: D2239 | Type: DVD

The video juxtaposes the various form of mediation from one historical event – the 1980 student massacre –  according to linear time line. The public memory of the incident is formed and moulded with mediated images and languages.

1hour 27min

Sick: The life and death of Bob Flanagan, supermasochist - uncut version

Artist/Author: Kirby Dick and Bob Flanagan | Reference: D2045 | Type: DVD

Documentary about the final years of Flanagan's life; his performance, sexuality and mortality.

Cable Tie

Artist/Author: Richard Dedomenici | Digital Reference: DB0059 | Type: Digital File

The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World

Artist/Author: Elaine Scarry | Reference: P0344 | ISBN: 978-0195049961 | Type: Publication

Part philosophical meditation, part cultural critique, this profoundly original work explores the nature of physical suffering.

This item is part of the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)

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

Experiments with Truth - Documenta11_Platform 2

Editor: Okwui Enwezor, Carlos Basualdo, Ute Meta Bauer, Susanne Ghez, Sarat Maharaj, Mark Nash and Octavio Zaya | Reference: P1034 | ISBN: 3-7757-9080-2 | Type: Publication

The Judas Cradle and Documentary

Artist/Author: Ron Athey and Juliana Snapper | Reference: D0433 | Type: DVD

Performed at 291 Gallery London. This item is part of the Study Room Guide On shit, piss, blood, sweat and tears by Lois Keidan (P2195)

Epizoo

Artist/Author: Marcel.li Antunez Roca | Reference: V0084 | Digital Reference: EV0084 | Type: Digital File

Documentation of work presented at the ICA as part of the “Totally Wired” Season in April 1996.