Bibliography for online readers: For VII (2017—2018), Social Movement
• On social movement:
– Agamben, Giorgio. “Movement” seminar on War and Democracy, March 8 2005. Trans. Arianna Bove.
– Barad, Karen. “What Is the Measure of Nothingness? Infinity, Virtuality, Justice.” 100 Notes - 100 Thoughts dOCUMENTA 13. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2012.
– Buttler, Judith, Zeynep Gambetti and Leticia Sabsay, eds. Vulnerability in Resistance. Durham: Duke University Press, 2016.
– Buttler, Judith. Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015.
– Glissant, Édouard. Poetics of Relation. Translated by Betsy Wing. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1997.
– Goodwin, Jeff, James M. Jasper, and Francesca Polleta, eds. Passionate Politics: Emotions and Social Movements. Chicago: University of Chicago Press: 2001.
– Jackson, Shannon. “Working Publics.” In Performance Research 16, no. 2 (2011): 8-13.
– Lepecki, Andre. “Introduction: The Political Ontology of Movement.” In Exhausting Dance: Performance and the politics of movement. New York: Routledge: 2006.
– Martin, Randy. “Introduction to a Social Kinesthetics,” lecture at the Movement Research Studies Project, Performing the Changing City: Public Space, Transformative Events and Creative Action in New York at Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, March 19, 2013.
– Moten, Fred. Black and Blur. London: Duke University Press, 2017.
• Alongside Charlotte Prodger:
– Baker, Kelly. “Taking New Directions: How Rural Queerness Provides Unique Insights into Place, Class, and Visibility.” In Totem: The University of Western Ontario Journal of Anthropology 20, no.1 (2012): article 2.
• Alongside Boris Ondreička:
– Hodgson, John. Mastering Movement: The Life and Work of Rudolf Laban. New York: Routledge, 2001.
– Laban, Rudolf. Choreutics. London: Dance Works, 2011.
• Alongside Myriam Lefkowitz:
– Godard, Hubert. “Interview with Hubert Godard by Suely Rolnik.” In Archive pour une œuvre-événement – Projet d’activation de la mémoire corporelle d’une trajectoire artistique et son contexte (10 DVDs box set). Paris: les presses du réel, 2010.
– Lorde, Audre. “Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power.” In Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde. Berkeley: Crossing Press, 1984.
• Rhea Anastas:
– Cayou, Dolores Kirton. modern jazz dance. Palo Alto: Mayfield Publishing Company, 1971.
– Piper, Adrian. "Notes on Funk I-IV." In Out of Order, Out of Site. Volume 1: Selected Writings in Meta-Art 1968-1992. London: MIT, 1996.
• Alongside Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez:
– Murray, Ros. “Raised Fists: Politics, Technology, and Embodiment in 1970s French Feminist Video Collectives.” In Camera Obscura, 31 (2016): 93-121.
• Alongside keyon gaskin:
– Bradley, Rizvana. “Black Cinematic Gesture and the Aesthetics of Contagion.” In TDR: The Drama Review 62 no.1 (Spring 2018): 14-30.
– Helmer, Anna Rose. The Fits. Directed by Anna Rose Helmer. Oscilloscope Laboratories, 2015.
– Sexton, Jared. “Afro-Pessimism: The Unclear Word.” Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge 29 (2016). https://doi.org/10.20415/rhiz/029.e02
– Spillers, Hortense J. “Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe: An American Grammar Book.” In Diacritics 17 no.2 (Summer 1987): 64-81.
– Wilderson III, Frank. "Irreconcilable Anti-Blackness: A Conversation with Dr. Frank Wilderson III." Lecture and conversation. Event from Art History Department Pomona College, Claremont California, 19 April 2017.
If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution’s Reading Group started in 2006. The Reading Group is a gathering of artists, critical thinkers, writers, and various other readers from in- and outside the field of contemporary art, who are interested in discussing new topics and directions in performance, contemporary art practice, and their relation to social and political issues.
Across 2017–2018, the reading material will accrue through an investigation into the field of research ‘Social Movement’, and curatorial readings undertaken in relation to the Artist Commissions and Performance in Residence research projects. These readings are compiled into a published Reader at the close of a field of research.
For VII (2017–2018), Social Movement, and going forward, the Reading Group has two parallel ways of operating. First, the If I Can’t Dance team has developed an ongoing reading practice that underscores its role within curatorial work. Every two weeks the team makes a selection of texts related to its current productions and meets to discuss these in closed sessions, embedding the practice of reading and conversation within the day-to-day operations of If I Can’t Dance and the development of its projects with artists and researchers. These texts will be documented in a bibliography, available below, which will be updated regularly so that interested readers can follow along.
Second, the Reading Group will open to the public twice a year for more
intense working sessions in which specific questions and areas of struggle will
be presented and unpacked through collective reflection. Similar to the Open
Reading Groups of previous programmes, the intention is to broaden the field of
what is considered text and to experiment with forms of reading together,
finding ways to explore the material both discursively and in embodied ways. Artists
or guest contributors will occasionally be invited to lead a session.