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Applying a queer phenomenology to unpack the importance of a multiplicity of Self/s, the book guides readers to be academically rigorous when capturing embodied experiences, featuring exercises to activate their practices and clear introductory definitions to key phenomenological terms. Includes interviews and insights from some of the best examples of transgressive performance art practice of this century help to help unpack the application of phenomenology as Bacon calls for a queer reimagining of Heidegger’s ‘The Origin of the Work of Art.’
This book explores the practical, philosophical and aesthetic implications of performers working in pairs. It focuses on a ten-year period in the work of Karen Christopher, alongside wider reflections on the duet as a concept in artistic and social life. The book presents an investigation of the entanglement of form and practice seen through the lens of the smallest multiple unit of collaboration: the pair.
Through an exploration of both practice and theory, this book investigates the relationship between listening and the theatrical encounter in the context of Western theatre and performance. Rather than looking to the stage for a politics or ethics of performance, Rajni Shah asks what work needs to happen in order for the stage itself to appear, exploring some of the factors that might allow or prevent a group of individuals to gather together as an ‘audience’.
Vanishing Points is a new anthology of cultural criticism, focusing on the making, watching and conditions of Live Art and performance in the UK today. Vanishing Points is edited by Salome Wagaine, with deputy editors Ava Wong Davies and Ben Kulvichit, and designed by Chani Wisdom.
An anthology of critical essays that draw on a decade of the authors thinking, writing about and working within contemporary performance as critics, producers, dramaturgs, makers, archivists and more.
Documentation of the event organised as part of LADA’s 20 anniversary celebrations across 2019: some of LADA’s icons present their own pop culture icons.
Analyses the artist’s oeuvre in the contexts of liveness, visual art and participatory practices.
Videos by artists about the Live Art Development Agency. Including 10 commissioned films by artists marking LADA’s 10th anniversary in 2009.
Brochure for the Live Art programme at the Liverpool Biennial 2002 (18-21 September).
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.
Documentary bout queer live art on tour across the UK .
A toolkit with a mission to look to the future: to support long-term change across the arts sector by sharing knowledge, providing expert support, and encouraging take-up of an intersectional approach to equality, diversity and inclusion.
Part of The Library of Performing Rights (P3041).