Questions whether or not focusing on representations of cruelty makes us cruel. In a journey through high and low culture, the visual to the verbal, and the apolitical to the political, Nelson offers a model of how one might balance strong ethical convictions with an equally strong appreciation for work that tests the limits of taste, taboo and permissibility.
|Artist / Author||Maggie Nelson|
|Publisher||W. W. Norton & Company|
An evening with artists readings of extracts from significant books held in LADA’s Study Room. Part of LADA at 20.
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).
A performance-based feature film produced and filmed on location during the month-long performance walk from Northern Germany through Poland to the Russian region of Kaliningrad, in May/June 2015.
Includes feature film, trailer, poster, stills from the movie, and film description.
The first major survey of the artist’s interdisciplinary practices. Bringing together newly commissioned and other writings by major thinkers in and beyond visual and performance studies, and extensive documentation of the artist’s work from two decades of practice, it navigates through and between performance, biotechnical practices, image-making, and writing.
Draws strength from conversations with the performance artist Ron Athey and readings from Illness as Metaphor, by Susan Sontag.
Please note that Queen Mary University of London holds the entire archive of the late artist.
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.
Using interdisciplinary cultural studies to examine the gothicism in queer art, literature, and thought the author argues that during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries a queer culture has emerged that challenges and responds to traumatic marginalization by creating a distinctly gothic aesthetic.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).
The fourteen essays bringing together a unique gathering of artists, many of whome make works which arise out of responses to the situation or the environment in which they find themselves.
A collection of archival materials in the Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library that represents the historical, cultural, and political legacy of Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.
A performance by of the UK’s most ‘genuinely terrifying’ artists.
This video was part of LADA Screens, and was available online from 15 – 29 July 2015.
An occasional publication that aims to collate and investigate ideas around place, or more specifically: “indeterminate geographies”. In the third issue, the topic is ‘refuge’.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)