Two London book Launches to celebrate this fantastic new publication will take place in November:
Chelsea Theatre, London
Friday 13 November 2015
6.30pm, Free to attend
Book launch and Cocktails with Lois Weaver and Jen Harvie. Part of Just Like A Woman: London Edition, a programme of performances, screenings, installations cabarets and discussions looking at the performance of identity.
Queen Mary University of London Film and Drama Studio, ArtsTwo Building
Monday 16 November 2015
6pm, Free, reservation essential
Cocktail Celebration with Lois Weaver and Jen Harvie. The event will include manifestos for 'Making Feminist Performance' from QMUL's Dr Caoimhe McAvinchey, Sh!t Theatre's Louise Mothersole and other makers and a Long Table open public discussion on 'Making Feminist Performance' (bring your own manifesto to share).
20 October 2015, 7.30pm
Chapel, King’s College London
Strand, London, WC2R 2LS
The Art of Living: An Oral History of Performance Art is a new book by Dr Dominic Johnson, Queen Mary University of London, featuring twelve in-depth interviews with a diverse range of major artists and groups working in performance (Ulay, Anne Bean, Kipper Kids, Genesis and Lady Jaye BREYER P-ORRIDGE, Sheree Rose, Penny Arcade, Joey Arias, Ann Magnuson, Ron Athey, David Hoyle, Julia Bardsley, and Adrian Howells).
To launch the book, Johnson will be joined by contributing artists, including Anne Bean and Penny Arcade, for an evening of discussion, live performance, and a drinks reception in the opulent surroundings of the 1830s Chapel at King’s College London.The event takes place as part of the Inside Out Festival.
FREE, but registration essential
Drinks reception of wine and soft drinks will be available to the end of the presentations.
All are welcome. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event at a discounted rate.
Lois Weaver is one of the true pioneers in feminist and lesbian performance. Edited by Jen Harvie and Lois Weaver, The Only Way Home Is Through the Show: Performance Work of Lois Weaver is a guided tour of Lois Weaver’s aesthetics, principles, inspirations, innovations, and desires, featuring a wealth of material that has never previously been published.
Join LADA and Lois for a very special Book Launch in New York:
Abrons Arts Center, New York
Friday 23 October 2015
6pm, Free to attend
Book launch and Cocktails with Lois Weaver and Jen Harvie. Part of Just Like A Woman: New York Edition, a three-day programme of shows, installations, cabarets and discussions looking at the performance of identity.
Currently exclusive to Unbound Customers only DIY Too, is a new book edited by Robert Daniels about “do it yourself” performance, with contributions made by over 30 arts practitioners and collectives.
This book addresses a wide range of perspectives on "DIY" theatre and performance and identifies key axioms and dichotomies between ethos and style.
Contributors include: Accidental Collective: Pippa Bailey: Simon Bowes: Daniel Bye: Karen Christopher: Helen Cole: Dirty Market and many more.
Across a series of twelve in-depth interviews with a diverse range of major artists, Dominic Johnson presents a new oral history of performance art. From uses of body modification and physical extremity, to the creation of all-encompassing personae, to performance pieces lasting months or years, these artists have provoked and explored the vital limits between art and life. Their discussions with Johnson give us a glimpse of their artistic motivations, preoccupations, processes, and contexts. Despite the diversity of art forms and experiences featured, common threads weave between the interviews: love, friendship, commitment, death and survival.
Featuring interviews with: Ulay, Anne Bean, the Kipper Kids, BREYER P-ORRIDGE, Sheree Rose, Penny Arcade, Anne Magnuson, Joey Arias, Ron Athey, Julia Bardsley, David Hoyle, Adrian Howells.
Introduced by a critical essay, and artist overviews, this publication is ideal for students of art, theatre and performance, as well as for artists, scholars and general readers.
The Only Way Home Is Through the Show: Performance Work of Lois Weaver edited by Lois Weaver and Jen Harvie is the third title in the Intellect Live series, this new publication tells the stories of Lois Weaver: one of the pioneers of feminist and lesbian performance in North America, the UK and beyond.
Featuring a wealth of material that has never previously been published, the book includes contributions from many of Weaver’s key collaborators, old and new, and many of the most important feminist writers, photographers, and performance makers of the last forty years.
Out of Now edited by Adrian Heathfield and Tehching Hsieh is the first major publication on the extraordinary and influential Taiwanese-American artist Tehching Hsieh.
After years of near-invisibility, Hsieh has collaborated with the writer and curator Adrian Heathfield to create this meticulous and visually arresting record of the complete body of his artworks from 1978-1999. Out of Now is the first extensive critical account of these remarkable works.
We are delighted to announce a new selection of key texts in the field of Dance and Performance Studies that feature Chisenhale Dance Space.
Chisenhale Dance Space holds a unique position in the history of British dance and these texts record this rich history whilst exploring the politics of the body in performance.
These books join a growing number of titles available to buy on the Dance shelf of Unbound which interrogate the body in movement.