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April 04, 2016

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Unbound Subjects: Race and Live Art

Explore a selection of publications which are actively involved in the current discussions on race within the art world from the Live Art and Race collection on Unbound.
Including:

William Pope.L: The Friendliest Black Artist in America
Ed. Mark H. C. Bessire

A highly illustrated comprehensive study of impact of the work of William Pope.L on American culture, in relation to his works on race.

 

The Bodies That Were Not Ours: And Other Writings
Coco Fusco

Engaging and provocative, these essays, interviews, performance scripts and fotonovelas take readers on a tour of our current multicultural landscape.

March 28, 2016

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Theme Collections: Dance and Live Art

Be inspired by a selection of titles where dance and live art collide from the Dance Collection of Unbound.
Including:

Anarchic Dance
Eds. Liz Aggiss and Billy Cowie

Anarchic Dance, consisting of a book and DVD-Rom, is a visual and textual record of their boundary-shattering performance work. 

 

Throwing the Body into the Fight: a Portrait of Raimund Hoghe
Ed. Mary Kate Connolly

The first English language publication dedicated to the choreographer and performance maker Raimund Hoghe (Germany). 

March 21, 2016

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Theme Collections: Body Art

Discover a handpicked selection of books where theatre is pushing the boundaries of experimentation on stage and in theatre writing in the Theatre Collection of Unbound. Including: 

Pleading in the Blood: The Art and Performances of Ron Athey
Ed. Dominic Johnson

The first book dedicated to the artist Ron Athey - an iconic figure in contemporary art and performance.

 

Orlan: A Hybrid Body of Artworks
Ed. Simon Donger with Simon Shepherd and Orlan

An in-depth account of ORLAN's pioneering art covering her career in performance and a range of other art forms.

March 14, 2016

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Theme Collections: Theatre and Live Art

Discover a handpicked selection of books where theatre is pushing the boundaries of experimentation on stage and in theatre writing in the Theatre Collection of Unbound. Including: 

Split Britches
Sue-Ellen Case

The Split Britches theatre company was founded in 1980 by Peggy Shaw, Lois Weaver and Deb Margolin. This book brings together a collection of the troupe's theatre writing.

 

The Forest and the Field
Chris Goode

A polemical thinking-through of the whole concept of theatre as a ‘space’, and a politically motivated exploration of how, and where, that theatrical space meets the real world.

 

All Work and No Plays: Blueprints for Nine Theatre Performances

Ontroerend Goed

In this book, Ontroerend Goed, a Belgian theatre performance group, explores different forms to convey a theatrical experience on paper.

 

Program NotesCase studies for locating experimental theatre
Eds. Lois Keidan and CJ Mitchell

Collection of commissioned essays and interviews reflecting the exciting and complex relationships between 'mainstream' stages and 'experimental' theatre practices.

March 07, 2016

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Theme Collections: Performance Art

A selection of four titles presenting the works of a diverse range of artists and art practices featured in the Performance Art Collection of Unbound.
Including: 

 Whispers: Ulay on Ulay  Maria Rus Bojan and Alessandro Cassin  The artist Ulay finally reveals his best kept secrets: a startling oeuvre, coherently rooted in a personal life philosophy guided by strong ethical principles.

Whispers: Ulay on Ulay
Maria Rus Bojan and Alessandro Cassin

The artist Ulay finally reveals his best kept secrets: a startling oeuvre, coherently rooted in a personal life philosophy guided by strong ethical principles.

 

Autobituary
Anne Bean

A visually rich book of images and a DVD of films from Anne Bean's original performances 1969 - 1973 and her subsequent re-stagings during 2005.

 

Laurie Anderson
RoseLee Goldberg

This publication celebrates Laurie Anderson's career, from her early works in the 1970s, to her rise to prominence in the 1980s 

 

Live: Art and Performance
Ed. Adrian Heathfield

Live Art, or performance, is one of the most controversial and hotly discussed areas of art practice to emerge in the second half of the twentieth century.

January 25, 2016

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Unbound Staff Pick: Richard Dedomenici

After his recent BBC4 ReDux broadcast and current Live Art Aid project now is the time to get familiar with the work of artist, filmmaker, raconteur and manufacturer of dangerous toys Richard DeDomenici.

Richard DeDomenici Is Still an Artist - Limited edition booklet includes statements on international travel and some of Richard's infamous letters to public bodies.

Normalisation of Deviance - DVD with films from 2003 - 2007 that formed DeDomenici's first gallery exhibition, plus over an hour of never-before-seen material.

Special Offer - Buy both the above titles and receive a free ‘Build Your Own Replica Live Art Development Agency’ created by Richard as part of LADA's tenth anniversary commissioned artworks.

January 18, 2016

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Artist of the Month: Karen Finley

Fresh from her sell-out performance as part of the SPILL Festival of Performance in London, Karen Finley has just released the 25th anniversary edition of her classic publication Shock Treatment. Karen Finley reflects on her journey from art school to the San Francisco North Beach literary scene to her campaign against censorship. Shock Treatment reminds us of Finley’s disarming ability to respond to the era’s most challenging issues with grace and humour.

Find Karen's 25th anniversary edition of the Shock Treatment on Unbound.

November 15, 2015

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Unbound Staff Pick: Brian Lobel

Fresh from his hugely successful new initiative 'The Sick of the Fringe' at the Edinburgh Festival and with a new project entitled 24 Italian Songs & Arias to be performed at the Barbican as part of the Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Prize now is most definitely the time to get up close and personal with Brian Lobel.

 

CANCER CANCER CANCER CANCER CANCER

DVD
 
CANCER CANCER CANCER CANCER CANCER brings together 10 years of performance and Live Art projects by Brian Lobel made in response to, well, cancer.
 
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Ball & other funny stories about cancer

Book
 
A unique collection of performances about illness and the changing body over time, that documents Brian Lobel's monologue performances from 2001- 2011.
                   
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November 09, 2015

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Featured Artist: Gob Squad

Revolution Now. Photo: Manuel ReinartzRevolution Now. Photo: Manuel Reinartz

Gob Squad have been devising and making boundary-crossing work for over 20 years. Check out Unbound's comprehensive collection of Gob Squad titles featuring the DVDs Dancing AboutKitchenRevolution NowSuper Night Shot and the publications Do It YourselfGob Squad Reader plus more. 

October 26, 2015

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Unbound Featured Artist: Katherine Araniello

Always uncensored and uncompromising, the original "Sick Bitch Crip" Katherine Araniello creates work confronting disability and creating alternative contexts devoid of sentimentality. Purchase all her recent publications and DVDs below only on Unbound. 

 




The Dinner Party Revisited
Publication

This publication draws together documentation of The Dinner Party Revisited the artists most audacious, ambitious and large-scale live work to date, combining improvised performance with live streaming technology, video and random interactions with audience members. Buy Now

  



Bite The Hand That Feeds!
DVD

The Disabled Avant-Garde (aka DAG) is a satirical organisation formed by the artists Katherine Araniello and Aaron Williamson. They create video and performance art to cause confusion and provoke debate by subverting society's perceptions and expectations of disabled people. Buy Now