Art and the Law: Public Order

Notes

Part of a series of law packs intended to address questions about legal limits related to free expression and the arts.

Forward by Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti.

Editor Index on Censorship and Vivarta
Reference A0670
Date 2016
Type Publication

Keywords

Similar items

Zong! (Wesleyan Poetry)

Artist/Author: M. NourbeSe Philip | Editor: Setaey Adamu Boateng | Reference: P4223 | ISBN: 978-0819571694 | Type: Publication

In November, 1781, the captain of the slave ship Zong ordered that some 150 Africans be murdered by drowning so that the ship’s owners could collect insurance monies. Relying entirely on the words of the legal decision Gregson v. Gilbert-the only extant public document related to the massacre of these African slaves-Zong! tells the story that cannot be told yet must be told. Equal parts song, moan, shout, oath, ululation, curse, and chant, Zong! excavates the legal text. Memory, history, and law collide and metamorphose into the poetics of the fragment. Through the innovative use of fugal and counterpointed repetition, Zong! becomes an anti-narrative lament that stretches the boundaries of the poetic form, haunting the spaces of forgetting and mourning the forgotten.

Stop. Rewind. Replay. - Performance, police training and mental health crisis response

Artist/Author: Natalie Alvarez | Editor: felipe Cervera, Elizabeth De Roza, Michael Earley, Richard Gough | Reference: A918 | Type: Article

Training Utopias

Performance Research Volume 25 Issue No. 8 December 2020

Pg69-75

 

This Rose Made of Leather

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

Nine minute video of the performance.

Miklat Miklat

Artist/Author: Micah Bazant, Lewis Wallace | Digital Reference: EF5355 | Type: Digital File

A transformative justice zine.

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).

Louche #1: Beginnings and Becomings

Editor: Georgeous Michael | Reference: P4075 | Type: Publication

Asking urgent questions about drag today, Louche takes a critical and constructive approach to queer performance culture: its past, present and future. Featuring contributions from over thirty artists, writers and illustrators.

The Star of the Show: Trademark, theatricality and ‘the grandmother of performance art’

Artist/Author: Bryony White | Reference: A0881 | Type: Article

Explores how Marina Abramović has subtly incorporated the law to her economic and professional advantage.

By Means of the Future

Artist/Author: Tim Etchells | Reference: A0882 | Type: Article

On Forced Entertainment, prediction, and the community of audience.

Unicorn: The Memoir of a Muslim Drag Queen

Artist/Author: Amrou Al-Kadhi | Reference: P4058 | ISBN: 978-0008306069 | Type: Publication

From a god-fearing Muslim boy enraptured with their mother, to a vocal, queer drag queen estranged from their family, this is a heart-breaking and hilarious memoir about the author’s fight to be true to themself.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Live art: Definition and documentation

Artist/Author: Nick Kaye | Reference: A0877 | Type: Article

Considers the inter‐disciplinarity of ‘Live Art’ as a field of work and as a performance practice.

From the British Live Art: Essays and Documentation issue.

Performing Identities: Performative Practices in Post-Handover Hong Kong Art & Activism

Artist/Author: wen yau | Reference: P4041 | Type: Publication

Doctoral thesis printed in limited edition of 20 copies; focuses on performative practices and the performativity of artists and their activist counterparts in the Umbrella Movement (2014).

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)