Pandering to the real or imagined demands of private finance distorts the art world, silencing dissent and stifling politically or socially engaged art in favour of consensus and what is known in the trade as 'investment grade art'.
Forty years since the publication of Naseem Khan’s seminal report The Arts Britain Ignores, how much has changed?
Documenting the eponymous six year project as well as the current research and thinking around the subject with contributions by prominent artists, academics, activists and chefs.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights ( P3041).
Tells the story of the theatre blogosphere from the dawn of the carefully crafted longform post to today’s digital newsletters and social media threads.
Draws on the theory and practice of the black radical tradition to support, inspire and extend contemporary social and political thought and aesthetic critique.
Explores Ann Lee as the subject par excellence of contemporary neoliberal capitalism.
Includes: Pride (poem), Alter treego (poem), Fat Kid Manifesto (poem, extract from Fat Kid Running), Daring the City to Fall into it (poems + a short story), No guilt in Pleasure (zine)
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).
Explores how Marina Abramović has subtly incorporated the law to her economic and professional advantage.
Fourth edition of the journal of sexuality and erotics.
A film documenting the unsanctioned live performance in Tate Britain: in the run up to the international climate talks in Paris as the artists invited Tate to reconsider their sponsorship deal with BP, and to begin to erase this scar from their skin.
Part of LADA Screens 9. The film was availble online between 30 April and 13 May 2016 on the LADA Screens Channel.
Brought together 75 UK based artists onto the Birmingham Hippodrome stage in a snapshot of the performing arts in 2016. Over the course of a single day they learnt and recreated the opening audition scene from the 1985 film 'A Chorus Line'.
Part of LADA Screens 12. The film was available online 9 - 22 June 2016 on the LADA Screens Channel. Includes two version of the video, in two different resolutions.