Performance Art
Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance
Art, Ritual, Performance
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 093911755x
Featuring hundreds of full-color photographs, paintings, figurines, crafts, and furniture Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance is an exploration of the very best Balinese culture has to offer.

For nearly a century, mention of Bali has evoked images of a tropical paradise. But it is not only the beauty of the island that has attracted artists, dancers, celebrities and scholars. Bali is also famed for its vibrant performance and ritual arts traditions.

Although the island is so small it can be circled in a day, it is home to more than 20,000 temples, and each of these produces annual festivals. Where ritual is such a part of daily life, one cannot draw clear lines between the secular and the religious arts. Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance presents a holistic view of the ways that art, ritual, and performance interrelate within the seamless fabric of Balinese life.
Blizzard Cosplay: Tips, Tricks and Hints
Blizzard Cosplay
Tips, Tricks and Hints
Hardcover      ISBN: 1945683228
The fans of Blizzard Entertainment are some of the most innovative and passionate fans in the world. The Blizzard Cosplay Book is a celebration of their creativity and love of the characters that inhabit the many worlds of Blizzard. Featuring costuming tips, tricks, and photos from the best across the globe, The Blizzard Cosplay Book is a must-have for fans old and new of epic adventures and killer shoulder pads.
Brick Shakespeare: The Comediesaa Midsummer Nighta's Dream, the Tempest, Much ADO about Nothing, and the Taming of the Shrew
Brick Shakespeare
The Comediesaa Midsummer Nighta's Dream, the Tempest, Much ADO about Nothing, and the Taming of the Shrew
Paperback      ISBN: 1628737336

Explore four of Shakespeare's comedies like never before--with LEGO bricks This book presents Shakespeare's most delightful comedies, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Tempest, in one thousand amazing color photographs. This unique adaptation of the world's most famous plays stays true to Shakespeare's original text, while giving audiences an exciting new perspective as the stories are retold with the universally beloved construction toy.

Get caught up in hilarious misadventures as brick Puck leads the lovers astray through the brick forests of Athens. Watch Cupid kill with traps in the plot to marry Beatrice and Benedict. Marvel at the changing disguises of the men vying for brick Bianca's affections, and feel the churn of the ocean as Prospero sinks his brother's ship into the brick sea. These iconic stories jump off the page with fun, creative sets built brick by brick, scene by scene

This incredible method of storytelling gives new life to Shakespeare's masterpieces. With an abridged form that maintains original Shakespearean language and modern visuals, this ode to the Bard is sure to please all audiences, from the most versed Shakespeare enthusiasts to young students and newcomers alike
Brion Gysin: His Name Was Master: Texts and Interviews by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge & Peter Christopherson
Brion Gysin: His Name Was Master
Texts and Interviews by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge & Peter Christopherson
Paperback      ISBN: 9198324365

Brion Gysin (1916-86) has been an incredibly influential artist and iconoclast: his development of the "cut-up" technique with William S. Burroughs has inspired generations of writers, artists and musicians. Gysin was also a skilled networker and revered expat: together with his friend Paul Bowles, he more or less constructed the post-beatnik romanticism for life and magic in Morocco, and was also a protagonist in an international gay culture with inspirational reaches in both America and Europe. Not surprisingly, Gysin has become something of a cult figure.

One of the artists he inspired is Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, who collaborated with both Gysin and Burroughs in the 1970s, during his work with Throbbing Gristle and COUM Transmissions. The interviews made by P-Orridge have since become part of a New Wave/Industrial mythos. This volume presents them in their entirety alongside three texts on Gysin by P-Orridge, plus an introduction. This book is an exclusive insight into the mind of a man P-Orridge describes as "a kind of Leonardo da Vinci of the last century," and a fantastic complement to existing biographies and monographs.

Cheryl Donegan: Grlz + Veils
Cheryl Donegan
Grlz + Veils
Hardcover      ISBN: 0934324824

New York-based artist Cheryl Donegan (born 1962) is well known for her integration of performance and video with painting and installation, and her subversive spin on issues pertaining to gender, sex and art. This first substantial survey of her work, published for her 2018 traveling exhibition, examines her paintings, and includes new, highly conceptual work that continues to transgress traditional media, often merging painting with fashion and appropriated imagery gleaned from pop culture.

Christoph Faulhaber: A Golden Age
Christoph Faulhaber
A Golden Age
German    Paperback      ISBN: 3775745122

The first comprehensive monograph for German photographer, filmmaker and performance artist Christoph Faulhaber (born 1972) chronicles his film and performance works--including previously undocumented early performances, such as the land-art performance Schwarzspecht (1995)--and includes pictures and text from his solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Osnabr ck.

Christoph Schlingensief
Christoph Schlingensief
Paperback      ISBN: 3863354958

Christoph Schlingensief (1960-2010) was a German film and theatre director, actor, artist and author. Starting as an independent underground filmmaker, Schlingensief later began staging productions for theatres and festivals, which often were accompanied by public controversies. Edited by his friends and associates Klaus Biesenbach, Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Aino Laberenz and Susanne Pfeffer, Christoph Schlingensief is an overview of the artist's works that includes over 500 pages of photographs from Schlingensief's films, plays and projects. In the preface the publication, the editors write: "Just how far ahead of his time Christoph Schlingensief was with regard to artistic, political and social themes and subjects is evident only in retrospect ... He still challenges and overwhelms viewers with his overflowing images, his deliberate confusion of fact and imagination, and the sociopolitical volatility of the issues he tackles."

Contemporary Street Arts in Europe: Aesthetics and Politics
Contemporary Street Arts in Europe
Aesthetics and Politics
Hardcover      ISBN: 0230220266

Street theatre invades a public space, shakes it up and disappears, but the memory of the disruption haunts the site for audiences who experience it. The artists seek to interrupt daily life, startle onlookers with an inversion of a familiar place and quotidian activities, and test the limits of what they can do in public and what they can encourage the public to do. Street theatre does more than offer outdoor entertainment; it frames the public space and the everyday with art. This book questions whether street arts acquire a socio-political significance as they offer the public the opportunity to view daily life through a lens of art and to re-evaluate the meaning and function of quotidian activities and urban spaces. It asks whether the dynamic interrelationship of performance, participant and place creates a unique politicized aesthetic of public space that, in turn, enables the public to rehearse democratic practices.

Dangerous Border Crossers
Dangerous Border Crossers
Paperback      ISBN: 0415182379

This anthology of G mez-Pe a's performance chronicles, diary entries, poems, essays, and texts, sheds an extraordinary light on the life and work of this migrant provocateur.

Disappearing-California C. 1970: Bas Jan Ader, Chris Burden, Jack Goldstein
Disappearing-California C. 1970
Bas Jan Ader, Chris Burden, Jack Goldstein
Paperback      ISBN: 3791358545
This insightful book explores the theme of disappearance in the 1970s performance art of Bas Jan Ader, Chris Burden, and Jack Goldstein.

In 1971, Chris Burden disappeared for three days without a trace. This book, also entitled Disappearing, examines the theme of disappearance in the works of Burden and his contemporaries, Bas Jan Ader and Jack Goldstein, in 1970s Southern California. Loosely affiliated, these three artists shared an interest in themes of disappearance and self-effacement. In 1972, Goldstein buried himself alive during a performance, while during Ader's tragic last work, In search of the miraculous (1975), the artist vanished crossing the Atlantic. Responding to cultural pressures like the Vietnam War and the nascent field of feminist art, the artists used "disappearing" as a response to the masculine anxiety of the 1970s. This book reveals a fascinating intersection between major figures at a critical turning point for Californian art.
Copublished by the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and DelMonico Books