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Heathfield, Adrian

Works: 32 works in 90 publications in 3 languages and 2,829 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Internet videos  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Actor, Editor, Contributor, Director, Author of introduction, Collector, Interviewer
Classifications: NX600.P47, 709.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Adrian Heathfield
Live : art and performance by Hugo Glendinning( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Live, or performance, art is one of the most controversial and hotly discussed areas of art practice to emerge in the second half of the twentieth century. The history of live art is one of challenge to audiences, art traditions and cultural values. With elements of performance now part of the practice of many of today's best-known artists, and boundaries between visual art, theatre and live art more and more blurred, this collection is long overdue." "Leading artists and thinkers assess the relevance of live art now, its impact within the visual arts and the broader cultural sphere. Hugo Glendinning's colour photographs of performance events are combined with numerous essays examining the political, philosophical and cultural resonances of the work of a diverse range of international live artists, both historical and contemporary. Live is an indispensable resource for all those with an interest in some of the most vibrant and contested issues in art today."--Jacket
The Restoration theater from tennis court to playhouse( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Restoration, new playhouses were built to replace the many theaters destroyed by Cromwell in the English Civil War. The new theaters, built to stage the probing social comedies of the era, were shaped by changes in English drama, politics, and society. This film shows how the Parisian tennis court theaters, attended by the court in exile of Charles II, influenced the new London theaters, particularly Wren's Theatre Royal. Advanced computer graphics in this program illustrate important features of Restoration theaters. The influence of Wren on Georgian playhouses and modern theater design is also explored
Traces : Ana Mendieta by Ana Mendieta( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During her short career, Ana Mendieta (1948-85) created a body of work that was provocative and radically inventive. Using her own body, together with elemental materials - blood, fire, earth and water - she created visceral 'tableaus' and ephemeral 'earth-body' sculptures exploring life, death, rebirth and spiritual transformation. Born in Cuba, but sent to the US as a child, much of her art expresses the pain and rupture of cultural displacement and exile. In Mendieta's work the outline of her body is consumed by gunpowder, fireworks, or advancing waves, and ancient goddess-forms are shaped from sand, carved into rock, or incised into clay or onto leaves. The media are exceptionally diverse, but the images are consistently compelling, mysterious and poetic. Encompassing a wealth of drawings, photography and film, Ana Mendieta: Traces provides a comprehensive and illuminating overview of this highly influential artist's work. Essays by art historians, Julia Bryan-Wilson and Adrian Heathfield, as well as Stephanie Rosenthal, Chief Curator at Hayward Gallery, provide an array of new approaches to Mendieta's practice. This publication also includes a wide-ranging and highly illustrated anthology of never-before-seen material, including Mendieta's own notebooks, exhibition plans and correspondence, the result of unparalleled access to the Ana Mendieta Archive. Filled with new imagery, ephemera and scholarship, Ana Mendieta: Traces provides a comprehensive introduction to this major twentieth-century artist, as essential for Mendieta experts as for those coming to her work for the first time." -- Publisher's description
Out of now : the lifeworks of Tehching Hsieh by Adrian Heathfield( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'After years of near-invisibility, the artist Tehching Hsieh has now 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 also the first extensive critical account of these remarkable works. Heathfield's astute meditation is complemented by an intensive exchange with the artists and a set of letters from leading art theorists Peggy Phelan and Carol Becker, and the artists Marina Abramovic, Santiago Sierra, and Tim Etchells.' 'This volume is essential reading for all those interested in recent art history, conceptual art, visual culture, and the practice of performance'"--
Perform, repeat, record : live art in history( Book )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bringing together contributors from dance, theatre, visual studies, and art history, Perform, Repeat, Record addresses the conundrum of how live art is positioned within history. Set apart from other art forms in that it may never be performed in precisely the same way twice, ephemeral artwork exists both at the time of its staging and long after in the memories of its spectators and their testimonies, as well as in material objects, visual media, and text, all of which offer new critical possibilities. Among the artists, theorists, and historians who contributed to this volume are Marina Abramović, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Rebecca Schneider, Boris Groys, Jane Blocker, Carolee Schneemann, Tehching Hsieh, Orlan, Tilda Swinton, and Jean-Luc Nancy."--pub. desc
Small acts : performance, the millennium and the marking of time( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cubism and its legacy : the gift of Gustav & Elly Kahnweiler( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shattered anatomies : traces of the body in performance( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A limited edition box containing artefacts, documents and critical theory from an international field of performance artists, theatre makers and writers. Shattered anatomies is a maverick intervention into the debates on the status and imaging of the body in Western culture and the historical preservation of transient performances"--Container
Ana Mendieta Traces by Ana Mendieta( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in German and English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voller Einfallsreichtum und Provokationslust schuf Ana Mendieta (1948–1985) während ihres kurzen Lebens ein innovatives und radikales Werk, in dem sie ihren Körper mit elementaren Stofflichkeiten wie Blut, Feuer, Erde oder Wasser verband und in Performances zu organischen Skulpturen formte. Leben, Tod, Wiedergeburt und spirituelle Wandlung sind zentrale Sujets im Schaffen der Künstlerin, die, in Kuba geboren, früh nach Amerika geschickt, an den Brüchen des Exildaseins und kultureller Heimatlosigkeit litt. Ihre »earth-body works sind von mysteriös-poetischer Anmutung. In der Symbiose mit der Natur wird ihr Körper zur gespenstischen Silhouette aus tobenden Flammen oder schäumenden Wellen. Gottheiten erscheinen in Sand gemalt, auf Stein geritzt oder in Erde gezeichnet. Neben Zeichnungen, Foto- und Filmarbeiten werden erstmals Schriften und Originaldokumente der Künstlerin veröffentlicht.0Exhibition: Hayward Gallery, London, UK (24.9.–15.12.2013) / Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria (29.3.–6.7.2014)
While you are with us here tonight by Tim Etchells( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xian zai zhi wai : Xie de qing sheng ming zuo pin by Adrian Heathfield( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dang dai xing wei yi shu jia xie de qing, mu qian ding ju niu yue . ta zi 1978 zhi 1999 er shi nian jian zhan kai qi ji jin shi ri chang xing wei xing de biao yan chuang zuo, yi yi nian wei yi ge zhou qi, wan cheng le wu ge " yi nian qi " xing wei biao yan yi ji yi ge " shi san nian qi " di shi chuang zuo yi shu dan bu gong kai zhan shi de xing wei ji hua . shi jian de ce liang yu shen ti xing wei . huan jing zhi jie he, biao da ta dui yu sheng ming ben zhi zhi tan tao . xie de qing de " sheng ming zuo pin " jie you chang shi yan, rang yi shu yu sheng huo tong bu, shi dui shi jian - sheng ming - cun zai deng si kao di shi jian . <xian zai zhi wai : xie de qing sheng ming zuo pin>"("Out of Now: The Lifeworks of Tehching Hsieh ")"shi tan tao xie de qing chuang zuo yu yi shu zui zhong yao de yi ben zhu zuo
On memory( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Landy : semi-detached by Michael Landy( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marking the return of the artist to the large-scale installation expression, this book highlights the work, to date, of Michael Landy. It includes working drawings, installation shots and contextual texts to give an insight into the work of the artist
Writing not yet thought Hélène Cixous in conversation with Adrian Heathfield, Paris, September 2010( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this exchange the acclaimed and prolific author Hélène Cixous discusses the practice of writing - considering fiction, theatre, the essay and poetry - alongside its relation to painting, music and philosophy ... this engaging, eloquent and passionate exchange will be of interest to artists, writers and readers in the fields of theatre and performance, literature and the visual arts"--Container
Ana Mendieta : traces( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreword / Ralph Rugoff --Ana Mendieta : traces / Stephanie Rosenthal --Embers / Adrian Heathfield --Against the body : interpreting Ana Mendieta / Julia Bryan-Wilson --Plates --Anthology : map, conversations, lectures, notebooks, installation views, postcards, ephemera
It's an earthquake in my heart : a reading companion by Goat Island (Performance group)( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Somewhere near variety by Tim Etchells( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a series of letters composed to each other and delivered to camera, artist Tim Etchells and writer Adrian Heathfield examine what underlies their shared interest in the notion and forms of Variety. In this eclectic and evocative exchange their dialogue ranges through sources as diverse as memories of childhood, Saturday night TV of the 1970s and 1980s, Bruce Forsythe, Morecambe and Wise, Laurence Olivier in John Osborne's The Entertainer, Tommy Cooper, cabaret performance, found photography and the performance works of Forced Entertainment. Turning over each other's thoughts on Variety they come to examine the nature of entertainment, laughter, mortality, exoticism and the tireless re-cycling of forms."--Container
Transfigured night : a conversation with Alphonso Lingi( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transfigured Night is the record of an exchange between the celebrated American philosopher Alphonso Lingis and the British art theorist and curator Adrian Heathfield. Drawn to conversation by reading Lingis' numerous books, Heathfield pays a visit to the philosopher's house near Baltimore where he discovers revealing dimensions of his ways of being and thinking. The film assembles a rich patchwork of fragments taken from a two day dialogue in the philosopher's house near Baltimore in which Lingis makes dynamic forays into thoughts that have preoccupied him in over forty years as a writer and traveller, drawing on his influences in phenomenology and ethics, and his extensive encounters with many places and cultures. The discussion moves from questions of the face and gaze of others, the sensual experiences of weight and being touched, through considerations of performance, sculpture and dance, to meditations on mortality and suffering
Representation and identity in contemporary performance by Adrian Heathfield( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small acts performance, the Millenium and the making of time( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Out of now : the lifeworks of Tehching Hsieh
Out of now : the lifeworks of Tehching HsiehSmall acts : performance, the millennium and the marking of timeCubism and its legacy : the gift of Gustav & Elly KahnweilerMichael Landy : semi-detachedSmall acts performance, the Millenium and the making of time