Charts artist and performer Emma Frankland's gender transition against a shifting social and political landscape, while grappling with the systematic erasure of trans history.
Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).
Combining intrepid journalism with her own personal experience, Abraham question what it means to be queer in 2019.
Examines the significance of the transgender body and presents a series of case studies focused on the meanings of masculinity in its dominant and alternative forms – especially female and trans-masculinities as they exist within subcultures, and are appropriated within mainstream culture.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)
Berlin is once more capital of queer arts and tourism. Queerness is more visible today than it has been for decades, but at what cost? This book argues that queer subjects have become a lovely sight only through being cast in the shadow of the new folk devil, the ‘homophobic migrant’ who is rendered by society as hateful, homophobic and disposable.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)
From the original iconic trans woman who has reigned over New York nightlife for three decades, comes a gorgeous, poignant, full-color memoir.
Documenting a six-year relationship with photos, video stills, letters and ephemera, this book is a stunning, intimat, and wholly original visual narrative by two rising artists who put queer consciousness on the front burner.
A book of portraits, made as Frost wandered the streets of London in search of its most colourful inhabitants.
On three artists taking part in the Trans Time exhibition at Confluences Gallery in Paris: JJ Levine, Kama La Mackerel, and Ianna Book.
Artist book on the performance artist and body builder who uses their own body in a sculptural fashion, thereby interrogating feminism, body art, and gay male aesthetics.
This is the first anthology to bring together artist’s writings and conversations about queer practice, describing and examining the ways in which they have used the concept of queer as a site of political and institutional critique, as a framework to develop new families and histories, as a spur to action and as a basis from which to declare inassimilable difference.
Paul B. Preciado shows the ways in which the synthesis of hormones since the 1950s has fundamentally changed how gender and sexual identity formulated, and how the pharmaceutical and pornography industries are in the business of creating desire. This riveting continuation of Foucault’s The History of Sexuality also includes Preciado’s diaristic account of his own use of testosterone every day for one year, and its mesmerizing impact on his body as well as his imagination.
The publication builds on an exhibition and conference at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna that explored the contradictory standpoints of queer art practices, conceptions of the body, and ideas of ‘queer abstraction,’ a term coined by Judith Jack Halberstam that raises questions to do with (visual) representations in the context of gender, sexuality, and desire. It is particularly concerned with where form and politics crossover, citing the various combinations, juxtapositions, and the play between artistic strategies.
This publication is comprised of photos taken at balls events in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., is a collaboration between Gaskin, and the house members who let him enter the intimate world of ball culture. In addition to an introduction by Deborah Willis, Legendary includes an essay by Frank Roberts, “The Hidden Histories of House Ball Culture.”
This zine is the result of a collaboration between photographer Robin Black and visual artist Heather Cassils. Formatted as a fine art periodical, the zine features powerful pin-ups for a shifting cultural landscape.
Video documentation of a performance and publication project about the UK female to male transgender experience based on real life stories. Presented as part an extensive programme curated by Lois Keidan and Aaron Wright (Live Art Development Agency) entitled “Just Like A Woman”, composed of lectures, performances, readings, installations, screenings, workshops and debates on performance of identity, is fully dedicated to the impact of performance on feminist histories and the contribution of artists to discourses around contemporary gender politics. From the 19th edition of the City of Women (Mesto žensk) festival – 2-13 October 2013, Ljubljana, Slovenia – entitled “Let’s create a place for ourselves” on public space and politics.
Review of the book edited by Judith Rudakoff.
Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is a revolutionary resource-a comprehensive, reader-friendly guide for transgender people, with each chapter written by transgender or genderqueer authors
The project is the result of a letter-writing game developed during workshops led by artist George Chakravarthi with members of SW5, London’s advice and information service for male and transgender sex workers. The letter-writing process emerged as a form of imaginative role-play where identities can be swapped and recreated. The folder contains a handwritten letter, an envelop and an explenatory sheet.
Miscellaneous text and images documenting a series of works and self portraits by the artist. In large folder.
2 DVD documentation and soundtrack excerpts, plus postcards documenting the performance Communist Bigamist: Two Loves Stories.
Limited edition box set of materials (39/80), presented at ‘My Pussy is Still in Los Angeles (I Only Live in Berlin)’ in January 2012 in Los Angeles.
Shelved in Oversize publications section.
Publication of the verbatim theatre show of the same title.
Set in Glasgow’s grimly surreal underworld, this is a funny, soulful and deeply unusual coming-of-age story, tainted by the memory of a shocking and lonely crime.
Includes: Shakti, Aradhana, A blend of Red and Blue, Genesis, Remotecontrol, The Last Supper (live), Barflies – Clips of – , Maureen, Claire, Jasmine. This item is part of the Study Room Guide On shit, piss, blood, sweat and tears by Lois Keidan (P2195) and the Study Room Guide: The More You Ignore Me The Closer I Get by Robert Pacitti (P1100)