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Our Fatal Magic

Author: Tai Shani | Reference: P4111 | ISBN: 978-1907222818 | Type: Publication

Feminist science fiction that anticipates a post-patriarchal future.

 

 

Virus

Author: Linda Stupart | Reference: P4108 | ISBN: 9870992674786 | Type: Publication

A heady brew of feminist critique of the art world and extreme body horror.

This Rose Made of Leather

Author: jamie lewis hadley | Digital Reference: EF5362 | Type: Digital File

Nine minute video of the performance.

Support

Author: Cindy Crabb | Digital Reference: EF5356 | Type: Digital File

A document showing ways to prevent sexual violence and support survivors of sexual abuse.

It's Down to This

Digital Reference: EF5354 | Type: Digital File

Reflections, stories, experiences, critiques, and ideas on community and collective response to sexual violence, abuse, and accountability.

Betrayal - a critical analysis of rape culture in anarchist subcultures

Author: Words to Fire | Digital Reference: EF5353 | Type: Digital File

Zine on rape culture in the anarchist milieu.

Dalit Panther Archive: First and last issue

Editor: Shrujana Niranjani Shridhar, Nayantara Bhatkal | Reference: P4096 | Type: Publication

Zine of the project documenting and tracing the Ambedkarite movement in the 1970s.

Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility

Editor: Reina Gossett, Eric A. Stanley, Johanna Burton | Reference: P4076 | ISBN: 9-780262-036603 | Type: Publication

Delves into themes as wide-ranging yet interconnected as beauty, performativity, activism, and police brutality. Collectively, they attest to how trans people are frequently offered “doors”—entrances to visibility and recognition—that are actually “traps,” accommodating trans bodies and communities only insofar as they cooperate with dominant norms.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Performance y arte contemporáneo: Discursos, prácticas, problemas

Author: Juan Albarrán | Reference: P4062 | ISBN: 978-8437640341 | Type: Publication

. An introduction to performance in the territory of art: far from proposing a linear history, the volume offers a series of thematic and transversal approaches to performance.

In Spanish.

Gothic Queer Culture

Author: Laura Westengard | Reference: P4053 | ISBN: 978-1-4962-1702-8 | Type: Publication

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).

Split Asunder: Obstetric Violence and Pain in Máiréad Delaney’s At What Point It Breaks (20170)

Author: Kate Antosik-Parsons | Digital Reference: EF5315 | Type: Digital File

Examines the embodiment of pain in Máiréad Delaney’s performance.

Part of The Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Touched Bodies: The Performative Turn in Latin American Art

Author: Mara Polgovsky Ezcurra | Reference: P4031 | ISBN: 9-781978-802025 | Type: Publication

What is the role of pleasure and pain in the politics of art?  Polgovsky Ezcurra approaches this question as she examines the flourishing of live and intermedial performance in Latin America during times of authoritarianism and its significance during transitions to democracy. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Porno-Graphics and Porno-Tactics: Desire, Affect, and Representation in Pornograph

Editor: Eirini Avramopoulou and Irene Peano | Reference: P4000 | ISBN: 978-0-692-72054-7 | Type: Publication

Asks whether, and how, it is possible to re-appropriate pornography and think through it critically and creatively for a project of liberation.

Queer exceptions: Solo performance in neoliberal times

Author: Stephen Greer | Reference: P3988 | ISBN: 978-1526113696 | Type: Publication

A study of post-millennial solo performance in the UK and Western Europe that explores the contentious relationship between identity, individuality and neoliberalism. 

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Resilient and resisting documentation

Editor: Jet Moon | Reference: P3984 | Type: Publication

Project zines; Fierce, intimate oral histories, collaborative stories, D.I.Y. research and interviews from people at the intersection of several kinds of marginalisation. 

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Burgerz

Author: Travis Alabanza | Reference: P3976 | ISBN: 9781786826473 | Type: Publication

After someone threw a burger at them and shouted a transphobic slur, performance artist Travis Alabanza became obsessed with burgers.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

First and Last Warning

Author: The Sydney Front | Reference: D2314 | ISBN: 978-1-922007-32-2 | Type: DVD

The audience is divided. Those who can afford it are escorted to their private viewing area, to be served champagne and smoked salmon throughout the show. The rest risk the edges of the performance space, clad only in black lingerie. In the glass cabinet. 

Queer Lovers and Hateful Others: Regenerating Violent Times and Places

Author: Jin Haritaworn | Reference: P3720 | ISBN: 978-0745330617 | Type: Publication

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)

In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives

Author: Judith Halberstam | Reference: P3719 | ISBN: 978-0814735855 | Type: Publication

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)

Unlimited Action: The performance of extremity in the 1970s

Author: Dominic Johnson | Reference: P3717 | ISBN: 978-1-5261-3551-3 | Type: Publication

It examines the 'performance of extremity' as practices at the limits of the histories of performance and art, in performance art's most fertile and prescient decade, the 1970s. Dominic Johnson recounts and analyses game-changing performance events by six artists: Kerry Trengove, Ulay, Genesis P-Orridge, Anne Bean, the Kipper Kids, and Stephen Cripps.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Workers’ Rights

Author: Molly Smith, Juno Mac | Reference: P3723 | ISBN: 978-1786633606 | Type: Publication

Do you have to think that prostitution is good to support sex worker rights? How do sex worker rights fit with feminist and anti-capitalist politics? Is criminalising clients progressive – and can the police deliver justice?
 

Performing Endurance: Art and Politics since 1960

Author: Lara Shalson | Reference: P3716 | ISBN: 978-1108426459 | Type: Publication

Examining a range of performances from the 1960s to the present, as well as protest actions from the lunch counter sit-ins of the US civil rights movement to protest camps in the twenty-first century, this book provides a formal account of endurance and illuminates its ethical and political significance.

Bi-Curious George and Other Side Kicks

Author: Lucy Hutson | Reference: D2300 | Type: DVD

Peformance video: The Yard Theatre, London, January 2018 (1hr)

For a digital copy see EF5286.

Straight Sex: Rethinking the Politics of Pleasure

Author: Lynne Segal | Reference: P3635 | ISBN: 9781781687567 | Type: Publication

Examines an array of issues, including sex as a subversive activity, the “liberated orgasm,” sex advice literature, gender uncertainties, queer politics, anti-pornography campaigns and the rise of the moral right.
 

Weight of the Earth: The Tape Journals of David Wojnarowicz

Editor: Lisa Darms and David O'Neill | Reference: P3662 | ISBN: 9781635900170 | Type: Publication

At the height of the AIDS epidemic, Wojnarowicz began keeping audio journals, returning to a practice he'd begun in his youth. The publication presents transcripts of these tapes, documenting the artist's turbulent attempts to understand his anxieties and passions, and tracking his thoughts as they develop in real time.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Psychoanalyst Meets Marina Abramovic: Artist meets Jeannette Fischer

Author: Jeannette Fischer | Reference: P3596 | ISBN: 978-3858817945 | Type: Publication

A unique insight into the relationship between Abramovic's biography and artistic work.

Political Dance

Author: Sarah Rubidge | Reference: A0797 | Type: Article

Is dance an appropriate medium for political debate?

Tender Blood

Author: Sheree Rose and Amy Kingsmill | Digital Reference: EF5272 | Type: Digital File

A union using violence as a language to express affection.

La verdad

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

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).

Bravado

Author: Scottee | Reference: P3466 | ISBN: 978-1786823342 | Type: Publication

Memoir of working class masculinity from 1991 to 1999 as seen by a sheep in wolf's clothing

From the Favelas to Hackney

Author: AfroReggae | Reference: D2283 | Type: DVD

Te documentary follows a four-day AfroReggae project in Hackney Free and Parochial School, culminating in a live performance at Amnesty International. Footage from the streets of Rio and London.

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

Personal mapping whose responsibility is it?

Author: Veronica Wiman | Reference: A0741 | Type: Article

Discusses outcomes of the author's curatorial and research project Fear and Gender in Public Space.

Long Suffering: American Endurance Art as Prophetic Witness

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

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

Sissy!

Author: Nando Messias | Digital Reference: EF5237 | Type: Digital File

Documentation from a full-length dance-theatre piece created in collaboration with Biño Sauitzvy.

Directed by Judy Jacobs.

10'25''

Walking Failure

Author: Nando Messias | Digital Reference: EF5236 | Type: Digital File

A five-minute performance piece mixing movement and lipsynching.

Directed by Sam Williams.

6'15''

Enmeshed bodies, impossible touch: the object-oriented world of Pina Bausch’s Café Müller

Author: João Florêncio | Editor: Richard Allen and Shaun May | Reference: A0726 | Type: Article

The addresses the nonhuman bodies of Café Müller and claim that Bausch’s piece resonates with the work of contemporary philosopher Graham Harman, in that it tries to go beyond human exceptionalism to present a world where all bodies, regardless of their perceived nature, are simultaneously tightly enmeshed together and inaccessible to one another. 

Shoot the Sissy

Author: Nando Messias | Digital Reference: EF5235 | Type: Digital File

A disturbingly beautiful freak show, a queer menagerie of carnivalesque contortion and florid fantasy.

Directed by Sam Williams.

23'09''

Performance in Place of War

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

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).
 

We are the Roma!: One Thousand Years of Discrimination

Author: Valeriu Nicolae | Reference: P3130 | ISBN: 978-0857420381 | Type: Publication

Nicolae, himself a Romanian Roma, gives voice to the Roma cause, offering a precise and candid look at their current situation.

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