Axioms and evidence in search of the new international.
Each essay shares two fundamental premises. First, that the oppression of gays and lesbians is not an isolated case, and therefore their struggle is necessarily part of a larger movement for social liberation. And, second, that the experience of gays and lesbians uphold the basic tenets of a foundational Marxism, and that they are uniquely placed to contribute to a revitalisation of Marxist theory.
The Library of Performing Rights is a unique resource containing over 250 items submitted by artists, activists and academics from around the world that examine the intersection between performance and Human Rights.
The catalogue is available here and is continuously updated.
Please note the Library is currently housed in the Study Room but is a touring Library so please contact LADA before your visit to check it is not out on the road.
From the age of Aristotle to the age of AIDS, writers, thinkers, performers and activists have wresteled with what “performance” is all about. At the same moment, “performativity”–a new concept in language theory–has become a ubiquitous term in literary studies. This volume grapples with the nature of these two key terms whose traces can be found everywhere: in the theatre, in the streets, in philosophy, in questions of race and gender, and in the sentences we speak.
Published on the fifth anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, Artwash is an intervention into the unsavoury role of the Big Oil company’s sponsorship of the arts in Britain.
A book about theatricality and spectatorship in the early twenty-first century. In a wide-ranging analysis that draws upon theatrical, visual and philosophical approaches, it asks how spectators and audiences negotiate the complexities and challenges of contemporary experimental performance arts.
Immersive Life Practices talks to Chicago-based artists and authors about life as an art practice and art as a life practice. The contributors explore a range of concerns, from how to be holistic, ethical, or practical; to how to balance life and work; to formal questions of how to represent a never-ending project.
A collection of essays on the installation and performance work of Cuban artist Tania Bruguera. Contributors: Domenico Scudero, Lucrezia Cippitelli, Irma Arestizabal, Roberto Pinto, Simonetta Lux
A retelling the history of art practice and exposing the ways in which neoliberal norms and values have seeped into every aspect of our lives.
Kalb weaves his impressive historical knowledge of theatre into detailed descriptions of marathon productions he has seen and studied.
The publication presents an array of challenging interpretations of and reflections on Mroué practice contributed by diverse group of artists, curators, art historians, and theorists.
Engages critical dance studies, philosophy, performance studies, cultural and post-colonial studies to propose new and creative dialogues between these disciplines.