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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.

Things I Don’t Want to Know

Author: Deborah Levy | Reference: P3979 | ISBN: 978-0241983089

The first in Levy's essential three-part 'Living Autobiography' on writing and womanhood.


Author: Amy Sharrocks, Clare Qualmann, Madeleine Hodge | Reference: P3784

Newspaper created and published through the four-day programme exploring the interconnections of art, activism, performance, politics, health and print.

In Aching Agony and Longing I Wait for You by the Spring of Thieves

Reference: P3732 | ISBN: 978-1911164906

Marks the finissage of Abboud's solo exhibition The Horse, the Bird, the Tree and the Stone at Bildmuseet (Sweden, 21 May – 17 September 2017) and the inauguration of her solo show The pomegranate and the sleeping ghoul at Darat al Funun-The Khalid Shoman Foundation (Jordan, 10 October 2017 – 11 January 2018).

David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night

Reference: P3715 | ISBN: 978-0300221886

Comprehensively examines the life and art of David Wojnarowicz (1954-1992), who came to prominence in New York's East Village art world of the 1980s, actively embracing all media and forging an expansive range of work both fiercely political and highly personal. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)


Author: Carolyn Steedman | Reference: P3628 | ISBN: 978-0719060151

Drawing on over five years worth of her own published and unpublished writing, the author has produced a sustained argument about the way in which history writing belongs to the currents of thought shaping the modern world.

“I’m Still Coming” Coming to Power 2016 & 1993

Reference: P3521 | ISBN: 9780997444636

A dual catalogue and archival exposé that explores the pivotal exhibition, Coming to Power: 25 Years of Sexually X-Plicit Art By Women, originally curated by the late artist, Ellen Cantor, in 1993, along with its re-staging in 2016 by curator Pati Hertling and artist Julie Tolentino.

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

Emergency INDEX Vol 6

Reference: P3474 | ISBN: 978-1-937027-98-8

In each annual volume, contributors document works made in the previous year. By including performances regardless of their country of origin, genre, aims, or popularity, INDEX reveals the breathtaking variety of practices used in performance work today.

Worth The Trip

Author: LOW PROFILE | Reference: P3328 | ISBN: 978-0954674519

Commissioned by Newlyn Art Gallery to mark their extension and the opening of The Exchange Gallery in Penzance, in 2007. The book is the outcome of an extensive process of cataloging and extracting repeated words and phrases from the gallery visitors book from a three year period.

Speculative Futures

Reference: P3240

Zine from the long term project led by Victoria Sin featuring artists using speculative fiction as a productive medium for intersectional queer experience.

The Yes of the No

Author: Emma Cocker | Reference: P3172 | ISBN: 978-1899926022

Existing in the space between imaginative proposition and a call to action, the book is an assemblage of provocations, proposals and potential ways of operating
 — ranging from navigating the city and inhabiting the margins to errant acts of reading; from preparing for the unexpected 
to learning how to ‘not know’, from minor acts of singular sedition to collective expressions of an insurgent ‘we’.

Emergency INDEX Vol 5

Reference: P3098 | ISBN: 978-1-937027-75-9

In each annual volume, contributors document works made in the previous year. By including performances regardless of their country of origin, genre, aims, or popularity, INDEX reveals the breathtaking variety of practices used in performance work today.

Carlyle Reedy: Icons of a Process

Reference: P2849 | ISBN: 978-1-9006203-78-8

Catalogue for the 2014 Flat Time House exhibition, which comprised of elements of the many modes of Reedy’s production across decades, including video and audio works unseen and unheard since the 1970s and 80s.

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.

Unruly Utterances: Participation, Criticality and Compass Festival 2014.

Reference: P2729

10 practitioners from different backgrounds to reflect on the broad themes of participation, audience, criticality and writing in a series of short essays and provocations inspired by their own practice and numerous works in Compass Festival 2014. Contributors include Andy Abbott, Emma Cocker, Patrick Coyle, Victoria Gray, Gillie Kleiman, Annie Lloyd, Gill Park, Harold Offeh, Nathan Walker, Adam Young. A limited edition hard copy.

Performance and the Writing Life: A Conversation with Bonnie Marranca

Author: Claire MacDonald | Reference: A0585

This interview explores connections within editor Bonnie Marranca's work and considers the way in which it has developed in conversation with artists in and around New York.

Performance au-in Canada, 1970-1990

Author: Alain-Martin Richard, Clive Robertson | Reference: P2567 | ISBN: 0-88910-428

Documenting 20 years of performance art in Quebec and Canada, the authors describe its beginnings in relation to the artistic, institutional, and political realities prevailing in the early 1970s.


Author: Richard Ashrowan | Reference: P2492 | ISBN: 978056172808

Richard Ashrowan considers the geopoetics of the Anglo/Scots borderline, travelling to several points on the border and beginning a meditation into the meanings that might be revealed within its landscape

Vito Hannibal Acconci Studio

Author: Vito Acconci | Reference: P2465 | ISBN: 978-8495951717

A comprehensive selection of Vito Acconci's works, including a DVD of three 20 min videos in which he speaks about his realized and unrealized projects.

Vito Acconci: Writings, Works, Projects

Author: Gloria Moure | Reference: P2450 | ISBN: 8434308940

This monograph includes both extensive visual documentation from throughout Vito Acconci's career and a wide selection of his writings.

Language to Cover a Page: The Early Writings of Vito Acconci

Author: Vito Acconci | Reference: P2441 | ISBN: 9780262012249

Vito Acconci began his career as a poet: this book showcases the artist's early experimental writing work, much of which remains unknown. Edited by Craig Dworkin.

Memories That Smell Like Gasoline

Author: David Wojnarowicz | Reference: P2434 | ISBN: 9780963109507

David Wojnarowicz explores memory, the longing for love and sexuality in the specter of AIDS. Cartoons, paintings and writings.

Thee Psychick Bible

Author: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge | Reference: P2437 | ISBN: 9781932595901

*currently unavailable*

Texts, documents, illustrations, photographs and commentaries regarding TOPY, the most influential magikal commune of the 80s and 90s. Contributors: Carl Abrahamsson, Jason Louv, Malik, Coyote 37, Jean-Pierre Turmel, Chloe, Hilmar orn Himarsson, The Abominable TV Snowman, Eden 211, Eden, Andi Brechen, sexuality, sex, Coyote Two, Simon Woodgate, Jay Kinney, Brother Words, Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge, Desmond Hill

In The Shadow of the American Dream: the Diaries of David Wojnarowicz

Reference: P2433 | ISBN: 9780802136718

Diaries of the artist David Wojnarowicz, capturing the emotional, sexual and political chaos of modern urban life.

Visions of Excess: Selected Writings, 1927-1939

Author: Georges Bataille | Reference: P2429 | ISBN: 9780816612833

Selected writings of French surrealist Georges Bataille.

Lee Lozano: Dropout Piece

Author: Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer | Reference: P2419 | ISBN: 9781846381317

Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer explores one of Lee Lozano's most challenging and elusive works, 'Dropout Piece'. 

Frankly Speaking: a collection of essays, writings and rants

Author: Frank Moore | Reference: P2414 | ISBN: 9781495443381

A collection of prose by Frank Moore, covering from the late 1970s until the artist's death in 2013.


Author: Andrea Pagnes, Verena Stenke (VestAndPage) | Reference: P2135 | ISBN: 978-88-905161-0-8

What distinguishes Pagnes and Stenke from other artists is that besides their continuing practice, which has taken them to major art centres around the world, they are also interested in the theoretical aspects of communication, in decoding the hidden fabric of art and of artistic activity. This book is divided into two sections, one devoted to theoretical aspects and the other is devoted to artistic practice.

Fireworks: Exploding Culture, Massive Diversification, Exit for the Future & Other Wonders

Author: Dan Eastmond | Reference: P2158

Fireworks is a short collection of provocational essays aimed at generating debate inside the cultural sector regarding its current practice and possible future(s).

Unsound Method II (after Conrad)

Author: Tim Etchells | Reference: P2150

Tim Etchells’ project Unsound Method (after Conrad), responds to Joseph Conrad’s novel Heart of Darkness and comprises several discrete works including: two versions of the novel, a musical score for violin and trumpet, and a video featuring a live performance of the score. In the second publication – Unsound Method II – the pages of Heart of Darkness are again redacted, this time in black, and leaving only words associated with darkness – night, gloom, shadow, black and so on – as visible traces on the page.

Unsound Method I (after Conrad)

Author: Tim Etchells | Reference: P2149

Tim Etchells’ project Unsound Method (after Conrad), responds to Joseph Conrad’s novel Heart of Darkness and comprises several discrete works including: two versions of the novel, a musical score for violin and trumpet, and a video featuring a live performance of the score. In the first publication – Unsound Method I – the pages are redacted in white and only words associated with light – day, bright, sun, morning and so on – remain visible, carving out a poem which was always present in the material of the original novel.

Nought to Sixty: 60 projects, 6 months

Author: Various | Reference: P2161 | ISBN: 978-1-900300-59-9

Nought to Sixty was a six-month programme of exhibitions and events at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, held to celebrate the organisation’s sixtieth anniversary. It presented sixty projects from artists, artists’ groups and commentators from the emerging art scenes in Britain and Ireland, including a large number of week-long exhibitions, but also performances, gigs, screenings, talks, publications, off-site projects and social events. This book is a record of an extraordinary six months.

Carrying Her Liver in a Shopping Cart (and Other Bohemian Notions)

Author: Bruce Benderson, Dominic Johnson | Reference: A0542

This journal can be found in ‘Miscellaneous’.

If London Were Like Venice Oh! That It Were!

Author: Signor Somers L. Summers | Reference: P2157

Pamphlet from Harmsworth’s Magazine, August 1899. Illustrated short story pamphlet.

Uncreative Writing

Author: Kenneth Goldsmith | Reference: P2134 | ISBN: 978-0-231-14991-4

Can techniques traditionally thought to be outside the scope of literature, such as cutting and pasting, databasing, identity ciphering, and programming, inspire the reinvention of writing? As Goldsmith shows, the Internet and digital environment present writers with new opportunities to rethink creativity, authorship, and their relationship to language.


Author: Hayley Newman | Reference: P2116 | ISBN: 978-0-9553792-6-0

Through fact and fiction, questions and answers, writings from the heart and writing from the street, Common chronicles one day of a Self-Appointed-Artist-in-Residence in the City of London. Performances occur and reoccur as this book takes us to crashes in global markets, turbulence in the Euro-zone, riots on hot summer nights and the most extraordinary imaginings.