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Bibliographies & Perodicals
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Call Number: Art Library, Z 5936.P47G73 1993
One of the first bibliographies of performance art documentation, this title covers early 20th c. antecedents in Europe and Russian through the peak decades of the 50s, 60s and 70s, to the early 1990s. 115 individual performance artists and groups are covered in depth.
More than 3700 entries document print and media materials dating from 1914 to 1992.
Call Number: Art Library, NX456.5.P38 E44 vol.1 (2011) - vol. 3 (2013)
Documents, in the words of its creators, performance in dance, theater, poetry, music, visual art, political activism, scientific research, advertising, terrorism, and elsewhere regardless of the country of origin, genre, aims, or popularity, Each volume includes an index of key terms used by contributors in describing and discussing their work.
Call Number: Art Library, NX 456.5.P38 G665 2007
The first volume in a series documenting PERFORMA, a biennial of "visual art performance" held in New York City. It features documentation from the 100 artists who participated including photographs, performance scripts, sketches, and storyboards, providing unique insight into process. Also included are interviews leading artists and context-setting essays by curators. The introduction, by PERFORMA founder RoseLee Goldberg, covers the genre's many forms--radio broadcast, dance, live installation, new technologies, film and video, music, historic reconstructions and lecture-as-performance among them.
List of the PERFORMA volumes in OBIS
Photo, audio and visual documentation
High quality images of the fine arts (painting, sculpture, printmaking, and drawing), photography, architecture and new media including Film, Audio, Video, Performance Art and Digital Art
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Electronic Arts Intermix
A non-profit that supports the creation, exhibition, distribution and preservation of media art.
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Video Data Bank
Use to identify film titles and artists; Browse by artist, title or gallery. Then find the film in OBIS or another source.
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Avant-garde film, video, and dance; sound art, poetry, conceptual art, performance scripts, and more. It is a collection of avant-garde creations and commentary run by volunteers.
Trans-Genre : The Transgender Performance, Art, & Music Revolution!
The purpose of the Digital Transgender Archive (DTA) is to increase the accessibility of transgender history by providing an online hub for digitized historical materials, born-digital materials, and information on archival holdings throughout the world.