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Vanishing Points

A new anthology of cultural criticism, focusing on the making, watching and conditions of Live Art and performance in the UK today.

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Joshua Sofaer: Performance | Objects | Participation

With a mixture of intellect, humour, and striking design, Joshua Sofaer: Performance | Objects | Participation analyses the artist’s oeuvre in the contexts of liveness, visual art and participatory practices.

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Awkwoods: Daniel Oliver’s Dyspraxic Adventures in Participatory Performance

This book documents some of Daniel Oliver’s awkward participatory performance worlds, and brings together critical and creative response by artists and writers.

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Shortlist LIVE! #1

Four essays on the four artists shortlisted for the ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art 2019.

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Praxis Volume 2: The Town as Art Centre

Praxis Volume Two is an invitation to encounter work and thinking in motion, responding to place, conversation and archiving.

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The Live Art Almanac Volume 5

The fifth edition of LADA’s ‘Live Art Almanac’ series, a collections of ‘found’ writings about and around Live Art

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It’s Time: how Live Art is taking on the world from the front line to the bottom line

It’s Time responds to the recent successes of Live Art and highlights those artists, projects and initiatives which are re-politicising and re-energising our arts spaces.

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AGENCY: A Partial History of Live Art

Looking back at the last 20 years of Live Art through the lens of LADA, edited by Theron Schmidt and co-published with Intellect Books

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GraceGraceGrace explore gen-age

Chucking marginalised status out of the patriarchal pushchair, this anthology cites work by people who perform rebellious gen-age identities.

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Everything In My Head At One Time In My Life

An extraordinary response by artist Lucy Hutson to their experiences within the mental health system.

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Anne Bean: Self Etc.

The first substantial survey on the work of the artist Anne Bean.

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Scottee: I Made It

A swanky archive book documenting a decade of making art and trouble.

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TO YOU TO YOU TO YOU: Love Letters to a (Post)Europe

An intimate collection on love and dissent by artists and writers.

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Learning in Public: transEuropean Collaborations in Socially Engaged Art

Essays and dialogues reflecting on a four year pan European project.

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The Outsiders Handbook

A free zine for teens by Scottee, Travis Alabanza, Selina Thompson, Emma Frankland.

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Solitary Pleasures

A publication gathering a variety of materials on the subject of masturbation.

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Because of Love: Franko B’s Story

The extraordinary story of Franko’s life, loves and becoming an artist.

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Survival of the Sickest, the art of Martin O’Brien

The first book to bring together writing and documentation on the artist Martin O’Brien

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The Artist’s Borderpanic Compendium

Curated by Curious, ABC can be used by artists and non-artists in need of creative succour and survival

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Lexicon of Tanjas Ostojić

A book based on Tanja Ostojić’s project ‘the Lexicon of Tanjas Ostojić’.

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Kira O’Reilly: Untitled (Bodies)

This publication is the first major survey of the interdisciplinary practices of Kira O’Reilly

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Imagination and Potential: Cherophobia by Noëmi Lakmaier

A publication written in response to Cherophobia, a 48­-hour durational living installation by Noëmi Lakmaier

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Empty Stages, Crowded Flats: Performativity as Curatorial Strategy

Applies the notion of the performative to the context of curating

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Lexicon for an Affective Archive

A collection that considers the affective and critical practice of finding, remembering (or imagining), and creating an archive

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PRAXIS Vol 1: Of People, Place & Time

A conversation about community, engagement, collaboration and co-creation

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Joined Forces: Audience Participation in Theatre

Various examples linking audience participation in theatre to problems of social engagement

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Turn, Turtle! Reenacting The Institute

This book is a collection of essays and interviews addressing institutional crises and performance

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The Live Art Almanac Volume 4

The Live Art Almanac Volume 4 is a collection of ‘found’ writings about and around Live Art

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It’s All Allowed: The Performances of Adrian Howells

The first book devoted to Adrian Howells’s remarkable achievements and legacy

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Not Just a Mirror: Looking for the Political Theatre of Today

Investigates the performing arts as a political laboratory of the present

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Remote Performances in Nature and Architecture

Explores the ways in which being in the field impacts on artists

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The Only Way Home Is Through the Show: Performance Work of Lois Weaver

A documentation of the stories of Lois Weaver: one of the pioneers of feminist and lesbian performance

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The Dinner Party Revisited

Documentation and writing regarding ‘The Dinner Party Revisited’ by Katherine Araniello

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Out of Now, The Lifeworks of Tehching Hsieh

Paperback edition of the first book dedicated to the extraordinary & influential artist Tehching Hsieh

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

Paperback edition of the first book dedicated to the iconic performance artist Ron Athey now available

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Performance Art in Ireland: A History

The first book devoted to the history of Irish performance art. A co-publication with Intellect Books Launch events occurred in the United States during February 2016 to mark the publication and featured both performances and lectures by Áine Phillips. More info

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Life II [in Progress]

An ongoing, long-term project that repeats a single-staged sequence year in and year out

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Double Exposures

Collaborative venture between Manuel Vason and forty artists working with performance in the UK

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re.act.feminism #2 – a performing archive

‘re.act.feminism #2’ exhibition publication exploring feminist, gender-critical & queer performance art

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A Contemporary Struggle

A collection of responses to the dance duet ‘O’ by Jamila Johnson-Small & Alexandrina Hemsley

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Paper Stages

A festival of performance contained within the pages of a book

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The Live Art Almanac: Volume 3

An international collection of ‘found’ writing about and around Live Art between 2010 and 2011

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Programme Notes: Case studies for locating experimental theatre – Second Edition

Exploring the relationships between ‘mainstream’ stages and ‘experimental’ theatre practices

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

The first book dedicated to the iconic performance artist, a co-publication with Intellect Books

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Throwing the Body Into The Fight – A portrait of Raimund Hoghe

The first co-publication with Intellect Books for Intellect Live. Edited by Mary Kate Connolly

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While You Are With Us Here Tonight

A poetic and idiosyncratic reflection by Tim Etchells on questions of legacy, document and archive

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Perform, Repeat, Record: Live Art in History

Considering Live Art within history, edited by Adrian Heathfield and Amelia Jones

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