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Louche #1: Beginnings and Becomings

Reference: P4075

Asking urgent questions about drag today, Louche takes a critical and constructive approach to queer performance culture: its past, present and future. Featuring contributions from over thirty artists, writers and illustrators.

Unicorn: The Memoir of a Muslim Drag Queen

Author: Amrou Al-Kadhi | Reference: P4058 | ISBN: 978-0008306069

From a god-fearing Muslim boy enraptured with their mother, to a vocal, queer drag queen estranged from their family, this is a heart-breaking and hilarious memoir about the author’s fight to be true to themself.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Live art: Definition and documentation

Author: Nick Kaye | Reference: A0877

Considers the inter‐disciplinarity of ‘Live Art’ as a field of work and as a performance practice.

From the British Live Art: Essays and Documentation issue.

Black Performance Theory

Reference: P4026 | ISBN: 978-0-8223-5616-5

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)
 

Performing Identities: Performative Practices in Post-Handover Hong Kong Art & Activism

Author: wen yau | Reference: P4041

Doctoral thesis printed in limited edition of 20 copies; focuses on performative practices and the performativity of artists and their activist counterparts in the Umbrella Movement (2014).

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Real and very fictional worlds

Author: Andrea Phillips | Reference: A0854

On dance and new performance work.

In misc folder 7.

Queer Intentions: A (Personal) Journey Through LGBTQ + Culture

Author: Amelia Abraham | Reference: P3995 | ISBN: 978-1509866168

Combining intrepid journalism with her own personal experience, Abraham question what it means to be queer in 2019. 

Frances Hegarty: Voice Over

Reference: P3960

Exhibition catalogue. Installation concerned with the voice of the individual victim in war.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041)
 

Narratives in Black British Dance: Embodied Practices

Reference: P3775 | ISBN: 978-3-319-70313-8

Bringing together the voices of dance-artists, scholars, teachers and choreographers, the book looks at a range of performing arts from dancehall to ballet, providing valuable insights into dance theory, performance, pedagogy, identity and culture. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Jian Jun Xi

Reference: P3769 | ISBN: 9780955107415

Publication charting the artistic practice of Jian Jun Xi.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Performance Art and the Conflict in Northern Ireland: A Troubles Archive Essay

Author: Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes with Karine Talec | Reference: P3779

A Troubles Archive Essay. Includes the programme for Performance Art + Northern Ireland, exhibition at the Golden Thread Gallery (13/8/2015 – 30/9/2015) 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Edward Woodman: The Artist’s Eye

Reference: P3752 | ISBN: 978-1908970411

Presents Woodman's work from his entire career, including artists' portraits, studios, exhibitions, installations and performances, collaborations with artists, social documentation and more recent and personal works. 

Performing Animals: History, Agency, Theater

Reference: P3704 | ISBN: 978-0271078342

In exploring the human-animal relationship from the early modern period to the nineteenth century, this publication questions what it means for an animal to “perform,” examines how conceptions of this relationship have evolved over time, and explores whether and how human understanding of performance is changed by an animal's presence. 

The Day of the Duck

Author: Helen Stratford & Lawrence Bradby | Reference: P3683 | ISBN: 9780993337338

Explores Englishness, pseudo public space and what it is to be considered an unwelcome migratory visitor in contemporary Britain through the eyes of a particularly pesky Muscovy duck.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

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

Author: Mark Fisher | Reference: P3647 | ISBN: 978-1-78099-226-6

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.

salt.

Author: Selina Thompson | Reference: P3667 | ISBN: 9780571352265

In 2016, two artists embarked a cargo ship and retraced a route of the Transatlantic Slave Triangle – Europe, Africa, the Caribbean – all the while contemplating the notion of home. Both real and imagined, it was a journey to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, propelled by questions and grief; a journey backwards in order to go forwards, a diaspora. This show is what they brought back. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Copyright for Archivists and Records Managers

Author: Tim Padfield | Reference: P3659 | ISBN: 978-1856049290

This comprehensive manual outlines copyright law in the UK with special reference to materials relevant to archive and records collections such as maps, legal records, records of local authorities, records of churches and faiths, most notably unpublished works. It also offers advice on rights in the electronic environment and the problems associated with rights clearance; and covers related areas such as moral rights and rights in databases.

Rhodes Must Fall: The Struggle to Decolonise the Racist Heart of Empire

Author: Rhodes Must Fall Movement Oxford | Reference: P3620 | ISBN: 978-1786993908

When students at Oxford University called for a statue of Cecil Rhodes to be removed, following similar calls by students in Cape Town, the significance of these protests was felt across continents. This was not simply about tearing down an outward symbol of British imperialism – a monument glorifying a colonial conqueror – but about confronting the toxic inheritance of the past, and challenging the continued underrepresentation of people of colour at universities.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

The Naked Civil Servant

Author: Quentin Crisp | Reference: P3567 | ISBN: 978-0006540441

In this autobiography, Crisp describes his unhappy childhood and the stresses of adolescence that led him to London. There in bedsits and cafes he found a world of brutality and comedy, of shortlived jobs and precarious relationships.

An Occupation of Loss

Author: Taryn Simon | Reference: P3556 | ISBN: 9783775743198

A detailed record of the years the artist spent researching professional mourning, which culminated in a performance co-commissioned by the Park Avenue Armory and Artangel.

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

World Film Locations: Hong Kong

Reference: P3553 | ISBN: 978-1783200214

The first of its kind in English, this book is more than a city guide to Hong Kong through the medium of film; it is a unique exploration of the relationship between location and place and genre innovations in Hong Kong cinema.

South Asian Dancers Dancing

Author: Susanne Burns | Reference: A0800

Explores the development of South Asian dance and the changing priorities it has been given by funding agencies.

One Man’s Writing is Another Man’s Walrus

Author: Sandra Hockey | Reference: A0795

An assessment of experimental work in the early years of Dance Umbrella (1978-1983).

The Heritage Industry: Britain in a Climate of Decline

Author: Robert Hewison | Reference: P3494 | ISBN: 978-0413161109

Sets out to protect the present and the future of life in Britain from their most dangerous enemy: a creeping takeover by the past. While the real economy crumbles, a new force is taking over: the Heritage Industry, a movement dedicated to turning the British Isles into one vast open-air museum. 

Because of Love: Franko B’s Story

Author: Franko B | Reference: P3482 | ISBN: 978-0-9935611-5-3

Because of Love tells the story of the artist’s childhood in Italy in an orphanage and at the hands of his abusive family, his journey to London as a young man, his return to Italy many years later as an accomplished artist, and, in between, the story of his life and loves and his becoming an artist.

Border Brujo

Author: Guillermo Gómez-Peña | Reference: A0771

A Performance Poem from the Series “Documented/Undocumented”.

Assuming Boycott: Resistance, Agency and Cultural Production

Reference: P3407 | ISBN: 978-1944869434

The essential reader for today's creative leaders and cultural practitioners, including original contributions by artists, scholars, activists, critics, curators and writers who examine the historical precedent of South Africa; the current cultural boycott of Israel; freedom of speech and self-censorship; and long-distance activism. It is about consequences and causes of cultural boycott.

MONOLOGUE DIALOGUE 4 - Mysticism & Insecurity

Reference: P3382

Exhibition publication; 3 May – 1 July 2017, The Koppel Project, London.

Part of the Something Human Study Room Guide on Southeast Asian performance (P3334).

Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983

Author: Tim Lawrence | Reference: P3252 | ISBN: 978-0822362029

Interviewing DJs, party hosts, producers, musicians, artists, and dancers, Lawrence illustrates how the relatively discrete post-disco, post-punk, and hip hop scenes became marked by their level of plurality, interaction, and convergence. He also explains how the shifting urban landscape of New York supported the cultural renaissance before gentrification.

Delirium and Resistance: Activist Art and the Crisis of Capitalism

Author: Gregory Sholette | Reference: P3217 | ISBN: 978-0745336848

In this follow-up to his influential 2010 book, Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture, Sholette engages in critical dialogue with artists' collectives, counter-institutions, and activist groups to offer an insightful, firsthand account of the relationship between politics and art in neoliberal society. 

A Good Night Out: Popular Theatre; Audience, Class and Form

Author: John McGrath | Reference: P3155 | ISBN: 978-1854593702

The classic manifesto on popular theatre by the founder of the 7:84 Theatre Companies. Looking at the ways different classes take their entertainment, he puts the case for what theatre could be doing for the populace instead of walling itself up in subsidised fortresses for the well-to-do.

Part of the Study Room Guide on Live Art and class and cultural privilege. (P3152)
 

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).
 

Immersive, verbatim & immersively verbatim

Author: Caroline Wake | Reference: A0690

Reviews from New York: Sleep No More (Punchdrunk), The Sound and the Fury (Elevator Repair Service), Argument Sessions (Ilana Baker)

Hybrid collection

Reference: A0688

All issues (pilot-6) of the “international cross-artform bi-monthly”.

new territories programme

Reference: P3056

Programme for the international festival of live arts, incorporating the National Review of Live Art (NRLA); 3/2-15/3 2003. Includes Adrian Heathfield on Goat Island, Lois Keidan on live art platforms and Marianne van Kerkhoven on Raimund Hoghe.

Collected Works for Performance

Author: Hannah Nicklin | Reference: P2986 | ISBN: 978-1783197361

Inckudes: A Conversation With My Father, Songs for Breaking BritainEquations for a Moving Body.

Art and the Law: Counter Terrorism

Reference: A0671

Part of a series of law packs intended to address questions about legal limits related to free expression and the arts.

Forward by Xenofon Kavvadias.

Art and the Law: Public Order

Reference: A0670

Part of a series of law packs intended to address questions about legal limits related to free expression and the arts.

Forward by Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti.

Art and the Law: Obscene Publications

Reference: A0669

Part of a series of law packs intended to address questions about legal limits related to free expression and the arts.

Forward by Dominic Johnson.