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Bastards

Author: Hayley Newman, Fraser Muggeridge | Reference: P4129 | ISBN: 978-1-912717-07-1

Artists book accompanying the exhibition Tongue-tied at Matt’s Gallery, 2-24 November 2019.

Plantain

Author: VestAndPage | Digital Reference: EF5366

A performance-based feature film produced and filmed on location during the month-long performance walk from Northern Germany through Poland to the Russian region of Kaliningrad, in May/June 2015.

Includes feature film, trailer, poster, stills from the movie, and film description.

Pleading in the Blood: The Art and Performances of Ron Athey

Author: Ron Athey | Reference: P2115 | ISBN: 978-1-78320-035-1

Pleading in the Blood: The Art and Performances of Ron Athey presents the first critical overview of this major artist’s work. It demonstrates how Athey foresaw and precipitated the central place afforded they body and identity politics in art and critical theory in the 1990s and beyond.

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).

So Real It Hurts

Author: Lydia Lunch | Reference: P4050 | ISBN: 978-1-60980-943-0

Through personal essays, interviews, and poetic verse, punk musician and cultural icon Lydia Lunch claws and rakes at the reader's conscience in this powerful, uninhibited feminist collection.

Misha Horacek collection

Author: Misha Horacek | Digital Reference: EF5316

Includes:

Moon River (and project description), 2018/2019, 10:47

Nest: Inhabit (and project description), 2019, with Samantha Sweeting, 11:42

The Empty Station (and project description), 2017, with Chris Spencer-Lowe, 5:58

Not Today How I Chose Life: My battle against the Demon within (A Love Story)

Author: Sophie Cook | Reference: P3978 | ISBN: 978-1912804504

For the first time ever Sophie tells the full inspirational story of how she conquered her demons to come out as transgender in the Premier League, run for Parliament and learn to love herself.

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)

Figuring Age: Women, Bodies, Generations

Reference: P3971 | ISBN: 978-0253212368

Engages the virtually invisible subject of older women in western culture. 

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Between the Body and the Flesh: Performing Sadomasochism

Author: Lynda Hart | Reference: P3721 | ISBN: 978-0231084031

Focusing on a variety of representations, the book stimulates discussions of s/m through the exploration of censorship in the arts, the fetishization of sexual paraphernalia, recombinations of class, race and sexuality, and the politics of psychoanalysis.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Have You Photographed My Uterus?

Author: Natasha Davis | Reference: A0764

A provocationinterested in exploring the meeting points between the obliteration of the possibility of physical motherhood (rupture of the body), a country disappearing in war (rupture of the land) and the reconstruction of the bio-political-history. Together these assert a new no-motherhood and post-motherland identity away from the exilic ruptures that define the end of the 20th and beginning of the 21st centuries in Europe.

diRTy

Author: TransAction Theatre Company | Reference: D2281

A live autobiographical performance piece, told through multi-media, comedy and conversation between conflicting internal persona’s inside someone’s head.

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

Long Suffering: American Endurance Art as Prophetic Witness

Author: Karen Gonzalez Rice | Reference: P3230 | ISBN: 978-047205324

Links avant-garde performance practices with religious histories in the United States, setting contemporary performances of endurance art within a broader context of prophetic, religious discourse in the United States

Towards an embodied poetics of failure

Author: Christel Stalpaert | Reference: A0723

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

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

Author: Natasha Davis and Yana Meerzon | Reference: A0718

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.

Sanctuary Ring programme

Reference: P3191

In this durational site specific performance at St Clement’s Church, the artists create their sanctuary of sickness. This is a place for freaks, monsters and weirdos. It’s a place of pain, sacrifice and submission in order to survive and you are invited to join them. Co-presented by SPILL Festival of Performance and DaDaFest International: Skin Deep.

Selma Selman catalogue

Reference: P3133

A catalogue of one of the most important contemporary Roma artists: a comprehensive overview of her oeuvre and a concise insight into the complex questions of the life of ethnic minorities. In Slovenian, Roma and English.

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).
 

Performance in Place of War

Author: James Thompson, Jenny Hughes and Michael Balfour | Reference: P3134 | ISBN: 978-1906497149

The book looks at theatre and performances that often occur quite literally as bombs are falling, as well as during times of ceasefire and in the aftermath of hostilities. Includes interviews with artists, short play extracts, and photographs.

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and Displacement (P3107).
 

How is feminism like shopping? - The politics of boredom in Karen Finley’s The Jackie Look

Author: Kara Jesella | Reference: A0699

Review of the performance in which Finley delivers a lecture called Life of a Glamour Girl in the character of Jackie Kennedy.

Ouch: Pain and Performance

Digital Reference: EF5231

A LADA screening programme for the 2016 Venice International Performance Art Week: a collection of documentation and artists’ films looking at pain and performance.

Includes:

Marina Abramovic – On ‘Rhythm O’, 1974, 2013,  3’07” ; Ron Athey – Ron’s Story, 2001, 4’44”; Marcel.Li Antunez Roca – Epizoo, 1994, 8’29; Franko B – Don’t Leave Me This Way, 2009, 5’03”; Wafaa Bilal – On ‘Shoot An Iraqi’, 2007, 2’21”; Rocio Boliver – Times Go By and I Can’t Forget You: Between Menopause and Old Age, 2013, 4’18”; Cassils – The Powers That Be, 2016, 2’24”; Bob Flanagan – Cystic Fibrosis Song, 1990’s 1’32”; Regina Jose Galindo – Lucha, 2002, 3’37”; jamie lewis Hadley – this rose made of leather, 2012, 9’10”; Nicola Hunter & Ernst Fischer  – Passion/Flower, 2012, 4’02”; Oleg Kulik – Dog House 1996, 4’10”; Martin O’Brien – Taste of Flesh, 2015, 2’59”; Kira O’Reilly – Wet Cup, 2000, 2’29”; ORLAN – Successful Operation, 1990, 6’16”; Petr Pavlensky – Radical Artist In Court – Ukraine Today News Item,  2015, 1’57”

Theatre and Therapy

Author: Dr Fintan Walsh | Reference: P3005 | ISBN: 978-0230293274

Walsh argues that there are many links between theatre and therapy when considering actor training, theatre in therapeutic contexts, and contemporary theatre and performance.

Performativity and Performance

Reference: P2901 | ISBN: 978-0415910552

From the age of Aristotle to the age of AIDS, writers, thinkers, performers and activists have wresteled with what “performance” is all about. At the same moment, “performativity”–a new concept in language theory–has become a ubiquitous term in literary studies. This volume grapples with the nature of these two key terms whose traces can be found everywhere: in the theatre, in the streets, in philosophy, in questions of race and gender, and in the sentences we speak.

Ana Mendieta

Reference: P2887 | ISBN: 978-8434308213

This publication sets out to make Mendieta's figure more public in order to secure her rightful place in the chronicle of contemporary art.

Covered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta

Reference: P2890 | ISBN: 978-0520288010

This richly illustrated catalogue presents a series of sequential color stills from each of twenty-one original Super 8 films that have been newly preserved and digitized in high definition for the 2015 exhibition, combined with related photographs, and reference still images from all of the artist's 104 filmworks; together these illustrations sample the full range of the artist's film practice from 1971 to 1981. 

Exhibition dates: Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota: September 15 – December 12, 2015.

Schizoproduction: Artistic Research and Performance in the Context of Immanent Capitalism

Author: Tero Nauha | Reference: P2833 | ISBN: 978-9526670690

Written part of a doctoral dissertation, presenting the artistic works (performances, live-art projects and works on video ) and setting them in a larger context. The research presents the transformation that has taken place starting from the industrialism and modernism.

Campus Sex, Campus Security

Author: Jennifer Doyle | Reference: P2813 | ISBN: 978-1584351696

A clear-eyed critique of collegiate jurisprudence, in the era of campus corporatization, “less-lethal” weaponry, ubiquitous rape discourse, and litigious anxiety.

Case of Emergency: Emergent Writings on Live Art and Performance

Reference: P2774 | ISBN: 978-952-6670-55-3

*currently unavailable*

A catalogue of new writing on performance including essays and dialogues around emergency.

Joyce

Author: Ron Athey | Digital Reference: EF5113

Exerpt of 2002 multi-media performance with 3 screen large format video with 4 actors.

Temporary Conversations: Aaron Hughes

Author: Aaron Hughes | Reference: P2481

An extended interview with artist and Iraq war veteran Aaron Hughes

Eroticism and Death in Theatre and Performance

Reference: P2426 | ISBN: 9781902806921

Exploring a range of topics, including Greek tragedy, Shakespearean theater, contemporary British plays, opera, and the theatricality of Parisian culture, this compilation provides new perspectives on the relationship between Eros and Death in a series of dramatic texts, theatrical practices, and cultural performances

Male Trouble: Masculinity and the Performance of Crisis

Author: Fintan Walsh | Reference: P2409 | ISBN: 9780230579699

Male Trouble explores how Wetern masculinity has increasingly appeared as a troubled gender category in recent times, using a variety of performative case studies. Includes a chapter on work by Ron Athey and Franko B. 

A Certain Level Of Denial

Author: Karen Finley | Reference: D2147 | ISBN: 09627014-0-8

A collection of spoken word performances from the artist’s show of the same title.

Ronnie Lee

Author: Ron Athey | Reference: D2140

An autobiographical film about the young Ronnie Lee, victim of exacerbated religiousness

From Death to Death and Other Small Tales

Reference: P2185 | ISBN: 978-1-906270-57-5

Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery of Art and D. Daskalopolous Collection.

The Bruce Lacey Experience: Paintings, Sculptures, Installations and Performances

Author: Bruce Lacey, David Alan Mellor | Reference: P2129 | ISBN: 978-1-907208-28-7

He could be considered a latter-day English Dadaist, but Bruce Lacey's place in 20th-Century British Art is still uncharted and ill-attended to. He goes missing in critical accounts of mid- and late-century art and this short monograph is an attempt to remedy the omission by analysing his work in relation to the shifting cultural contexts of the period.