Book launches: Pleading in the Blood: The Art and Performances of Ron Athey

“Pleading in the Blood: The Art and Performances of Ron Athey”, published by the Live Art Development Agency and Intellect, 2013.

Ron Athey is an iconic figure in contemporary art and performance. In his frequently bloody portrayals of life, death, crisis, and fortitude in the time of AIDS, Athey calls into question the limits of artistic practice. These limits enable Athey to explore key themes including gender, sexuality, radical sex, queer activism, postpunk and industrial culture, tattooing and body modification, ritual, and religion.

Launch events in London and Bristol will mark the publication of the first book dedicated to Athey’s work, Pleading in the Blood: The Art and Performances of Ron Athey, edited by Dominic Johnson:

Ron Athey: Pleading In The Blood
Arnolfini, Bristol, Thursday 26 September 2013, 6.30pm. Free/donations.
This event will include readings from the book, screenings of Athey’s short films including Solar Anus, vignettes from his new solo performance Incorruptible Flesh: Messianic Remains, and special guests.

Pleading in the Blood: The Art and Performances of Ron Athey is available to buy on Unbound for only £25.00. Published by the Live Art Development Agency and Intellect, as part of the Intellect Live series.

Latest events

You Have A Date: Book Launch of A Good Love Story

14 Feb 2021

An online Valentine’s Day launch of A Good Love Story by Sibylle Peters

Read more

LADA Screens: Alisa Oleva – Online Screening

01 Feb 2021 - 31 Mar 2021

LADA is delighted to present the online screening of Walking Home, Alisa Oleva’s first film, created in the context of Performistanbul’s residency programme for performance artists on theme of ‘home’.

Read more

In Other Words – Book Club

09 Dec 2020

A special online book club discussing the recently released publication In Other Words, exploring marginalisation in the UK.  

Read more

LADA Screens: Rosalind Fowler and Fourthland – Online Screening

01 Dec 2020 - 29 Jan 2021

A screening of BREADROCK, I feel like doing this a film by artist collective Fourthland (Isik Sayarer and Eva Knutsdotter) and artist and filmmaker Rosalind Fowler, originally created alongside a sculptural installation for PEER.

Read more

Mishandled Archive: Book Launch and Celebration

11 Nov 2020

An online event to celebrate the launch of artist and writer Tara Fatehi Irani’s new book Mishandled Archive, published by LADA. Be ready for some dressing up and shaking shoulders. 

Read more

PerformingBorders2020 ‘There is no Time’

25 Oct 2020

led by Joon Lynn Goh An open conversation with performingbordersLIVE20 artists and writers in residence (Àníké Bello, Jade Foster, Istanbul Queer Art Collective, Jade Montserrat and The White Pube). Not fully emergent from the global pandemic, what have we as individuals, and the respective communities that we are part of, learnt about time?  Sunday 25 October, 2.30pm-4pm

Read more

PerformingBorders2020 ‘Lavender Man’ Screening

24 Oct 2020

PerformingBorders2020 ‘Lavender Man’ screening by Tania El Khoury in collaboration with Mohamad Ali “Dali” Agrebi

Read more

PerformingBorders2020 ‘Re:Seeding in correspondence’ Screening

23 Oct 2020

PerformingBorders2020 ‘Re:Seeding in correspondence’ screening by Jade Montserrat and Webb-Ellis.

Read more