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Dancing in and out of Language

Artist/Author: Rachel Fensham | Reference: A0872 | Type: Article

A consideration of 'new dance' in response to writings of Luce Irigaray.

Performing Image

Artist/Author: Isobel Harbison | Reference: P3973 | ISBN: 9780262039215 | Type: Publication

Examines how artists have combined performance and moving image in their work since the 1960s, and how this work anticipates our changing relations to images since the advent of smart phones and the spread of online prosumerism.

Performance in Contemporary Art

Artist/Author: Catherine Wood | Reference: P3651 | ISBN: 978-1-84976-311-0 | Type: Publication

Proposes that performance is not a genre of art separate from object making but rather an attitude that has infiltrated the entire terrain of contemporary art. 

If You Lived Here: The City in Art, Theory and Social Activism

Artist/Author: Martha Rosler | Editor: Brian Wallis | Reference: P3497 | ISBN: 978-0941920186 | Type: Publication

Documents the crisis in American urban housing policies and portrays how artists have fought against government neglect, shortsighted housing policies and unfettered real estate speculation.

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

Repetition in Performance: Returns and Invisible Forces

Artist/Author: Eirini Kartsaki | Reference: P3429 | ISBN: 978-1137430533 | Type: Publication

While considering repetition in relation to the difficult pleasures we derive from the theatre, this book explores ways of accounting for such experiences of theatre in memory and writing.

Performance by Artists

Editor: A.A. Bronson, Peggy Gale | Reference: P3461 | ISBN: 0920956009 | Type: Publication

A collection of essays, documents, & bibiliography reagrding performance art edited by people associated with a Toronto-based arts organization.

The Contemporary, The Common: Art in a Globalizing World

Artist/Author: Chantal Pontbriand | Reference: P3131 | ISBN: 978-3943365481 | Type: Publication

*currently unavailable*

Examines themes of being-in-common in today's world and their relation to the development of art practices. As these practices are implemented, other ways of seeing, understanding, and making appear.

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

Here is Information. Mobilise.

Artist/Author: Ian White | Editor: Mike Sperlinger | Reference: P3086 | ISBN: 978-0992884055 | Type: Publication

Key critical writings by artist and curator Ian White (1971-2013), ranging from reviews and catalogue essays to entries from his blog Lives of Performers.

Singularities: Dance in the Age of Performance

Artist/Author: Andre Lepecki | Reference: P2985 | ISBN: 978-1138907713 | Type: Publication

Lepecki surveys a decade of experimental choreography to uncover the dual meaning of ‘performance’ in the twenty-first century: not just an aesthetic category, but a mode of political power. He demonstrates the enduring ability of performance to critique and subvert this power, examining this relationship through five ‘singularities’ in contemporary dance: thingness, animality, persistence, darkness, and solidity.

Claire MacDonald archive

Editor: Claire MacDonald | Reference: P2831 | Type: Publication

Feminist art, writing and performance articles, reviews and interviews on and by Claire MacDonald. In the oversized section. Contents in the attached document. This item is part of the Study Room Guide On shit, piss, blood, sweat and tears by Lois Keidan (P2195)

Who Cares? Dance in the Gallery & Museum

Artist/Author: Sara Wookey | Reference: P2809 | ISBN: 978-0992797416 | Type: Publication

A series of conversations with dance artists, curators and directors, who share their experiences of presenting or performing dance in museum and gallery spaces.

Greenwich Village 1963: Avant-Garde Performance and the Effervescent Body

Artist/Author: Sally Banes | Reference: P2672 | ISBN: 978-0-8223-1391-5 | Type: Publication

This book draws a vibrant portrait of the artists and performers who gave the 1963 Village its exhilarating force, the avant-garde whose interweaving of public and private life, work and play, art and ordinary experience, began a wholesale reworking of the social and cultural fabric of America.

The Amazing Decade: Women and Performance Art in America, 1970-1980

Editor: Moira Roth | Reference: P2495 | ISBN: 0937122092 | Type: Publication

A detailed study of the role women artists played in the develpment and expansion of performance art

! Women Art Revolution

Artist/Author: Lynn Hershman Leeson | Reference: D2093 | ISBN: 795975113939 | Type: DVD

A history of feminist art from the 1960s.

Robert Wilson From Within

Artist/Author: Robert Wilson | Editor: Margery Arent Safir | Reference: P1838 | ISBN: 9782080201072 | Type: Publication

Unmarked, the politics of performance

Artist/Author: Peggy Phelan | Reference: P0118 | Type: Publication

This item is part of the Study Room Guide On (W)Reading Performance Writing by Rachel Lois Clapham (P1433) and the Study Room Guide in Search of a Documentology by Marco Pustianaz (P1115) and the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)

Yvonne Rainer -  The Mind is a Muscle

Artist/Author: Catherine Wood | Reference: P1157 | ISBN: 978-1-84638-037-2 | Type: Publication

Catherine Wood examines the political and media context of Rainer’s dance-theatre analysing her radical approach to image-making in live form. Part of One Work series of books, each focused on a single work of art examined by a single author and aimed at provoking debate about significant moments in art.

Happenings and Other Acts

Editor: Mariellen R Sandford | Reference: P0343 | ISBN: 0 415 09936 6 | Type: Publication

Collection of seminal essays, interviews and performance texts by and about Happenings and Fluxus artists. Includes the 1965 Happenings issue of TDR (The Drama Review) edited by Michael Kirby. This item is part of the Study Room Guide: A Bi(bli)ography of Insurrectionary Imaginati by John Jordan (P0793) and the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)

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

Move. Choreographing You: Art and Dance Since the 1960s

Artist/Author: Susan Leigh Foster, Andre Lepecki, Peggy Phelan | Editor: Stephanie Rosenthal | Reference: P1735 | ISBN: 978-1-85332-282-2 | Type: Publication

Move. Choreographing You, Art and Dance Since the 1960s, explores cross-currents between contemporary art and dance over the past fifty years, with essays by Susan Leigh Foster, Andre Lepecki, Peggy Phelan.

Move. Choreographing You: Art and Dance Since the 1960s

Artist/Author: Susan Leigh Foster, Andre Lepecki, Peggy Phelan | Editor: Stephanie Rosenthal | Reference: P1735 | ISBN: 978-1-85332-282-2 | Type: Publication

Move. Choreographing You, Art and Dance Since the 1960s, explores cross-currents between contemporary art and dance over the past fifty years, with essays by Susan Leigh Foster, Andre Lepecki, Peggy Phelan.