A collection of ‘found’ writings about and around Live Art that were originally published, shared, sent, spread and read between January 2012 and December 2014. Selected through recommendations and an open call for submissions, Volume 4 reflects the dynamic, international contexts that Live Art and radical performance-based practices occupy.
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.
A look at how those outside the racial and sexual mainstream negotiate majority culture—not by aligning themselves with or against exclusionary works but rather by transforming these works for their own cultural purposes. Muñoz calls this process “disidentification,” and through a study of its workings, he develops a new perspective on minority performance, survival, and activism.
The first publication to address queer feminist politics, methods and theories in relation to the visual arts, including new media, installation and performance art. Despite the crucial contribution of considerations of 'queer' to feminism in other disciplines of the humanities, and the strong impact of feminist art history on queer visual theory, a visible and influential queer feminist art history has remained elusive.
This anthology traces how and why this identification of art with sexual expression or repression arose and how the terms have shifted in tandem with artistic and theoretical debates.
SFAQ is a printed and online art publication covering international content. Published in San Francisco.
The book is an extension of the exhibition, composed of entries from each performer/artist celebrating the work of Stuart Sherman.
Created in collaboration with Pussy Riot, this book links together the events leading up to and after the group’s arrest and the themes they fight for – feminism, LGBTQ rights, freedom of speech and the environment.
Based on the work of Timothy Carey, Dead Flowers features new scholarship on this actor and filmmaker’s cultural contributions through the lens of contemporary art. Contributors: Charles Atlas, Alvin Baltrop, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Johanna Constantine, Marti Domination, Scott Ewalt, Georg Gatsas, Brandon Olson, Kembra Pfahler, Cynthia Plaster Caster, Tabboo!, Paul Thek, Stephen Arnold, Vaginal Davis, G.B Jones, Andrew Meyer, Edward Owens, Luther Price, Tom Rubnitz, Werner Schroeter, Suzie Silver, Johanna Fateman, Andrew Suggs, Randall Wilcox, Douglas Crimp, Gary Indiana, Romeo Carey, Vassily Bourikas, Antony, Max G. Morton, Doug McClemont, Alexandra Blattler, Bruce LaBruce, Michael Vannoy Adams, Elisabeth Kley, Eileen Myles, Ed Halter, Lia Gangitano.
Boxset contains 40 DVDS documenting public events with contextualising texts. Shelved in Oversize section.
New work and scholarship based on the work of director and cult legend Timothy Carey (1929-1994)
Programme listing 11 days of performances and public works. 19-29 January 2012
Documentation of more than 150 artists who participated in Performa 09.
Explores how sex in art is as diverse as sex in everyday life.
This item is referenced in the Dreams for an Institution Guide (P2313).
Presented in a specially designed box and cellophane wrapped. Shelved in Oversize publications section.
This item is part of the Study Room Guide On shit, piss, blood, sweat and tears by Lois Keidan (P2195)
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 on One to One Performance by Rachel Zerihan (P1320)
Explores contemporary approaches which have sought to renew criticism’s energies in the wake of a ‘theatrical turn’ in recent visual arts practice, and the emergence of a ‘performative’ arts writing over the past decade or so.
This item is part of the Study Room Guide: On Falling by Amy Sharrocks (P2249) and the Study Room Guide On (W)Reading Performance Writing by Rachel Lois Clapham (P1433)
Live footage of Dickie Beau performing October 27th, 2011. Filmed by the British Library, Joao Florencio, and Joe E. Jeffreys.