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Over twenty years Slought distributed 25,000+ copies of our publications and sought to cultivate an international community of readers. Designed and edited at Slought, these unique publications expressed our commitment to the circulation of ideas and were extensively featured in university syllabi, museums, libraries and bookshops worldwide.

An essential part of the history of Slought, these publications remain available for purchase through the Public Trust bookshop. Collect your favorite titles and help us preserve the legacy of Slought.

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Book Titles

Creative artists and scholars of literature, art history, dance and performance, and philosophy illuminate the legacy of the multi- and inter-medial writer Jackson Mac Low.

An iconic collection of dance-instruction poems from 1964 by performance artist, composer, anarchist-pacifist, and poet Jackson Mac Low.

A trilingual publication of writings by and about Korean-French artist Soun-Gui Kim, whose playful and enigmatic aesthetic draws from Eastern and Western philosophical traditions.

A handbook featuring world-renowned artworks to support healing and reflection—a prescription for finding connection, meaning, and hope.

Rx/Museum brings the museum experience to the clinician with 52 artworks exploring the power of the arts and humanities in times of crisis.

A compilation of stories recorded for the Penn Medicine Listening Lab by patients, caregivers, staff, and providers at the front lines of caregiving.

Physician-Scholars Rita Charon and Jonathan M. Metzl envision a more socially informed and just practice of medicine.

Ethnographers Lisa Stevenson, João Biehl, and Kristen Ghodsee offer strategies for listening as a form of care.

Viennese Actionist Hermann Nitsch revists his Orgien Mysterien Theater (1962-) and other ritualistic performances since 1962, alongside scholarly commentary by Lorand Hegyi and others.

Art historian Joseph Masheck, writing in the analytical tradition of twentieth-century philosophical thought, explores aesthetics and Modernism through Paul Cézanne's post-impressionist paintings.

Scholars Eduardo Cadava and Aaron Levy join archival materials from the Rosenbach Museum with essays by Giorgio Agamben, Eyal Weizman and others in order to raise questions about citizenship, human rights, and the architecture of cities.

Editors Srdjan Weiss, Katherine Carl and Aaron Levy survey perspectives on power and evasion, with essays by Samuel Weber and others on human rights, geopolitical conflict, and sovereignty.

Poet, playwright and philosopher Hélène Cixous explores the relation of art and literature to cities and their destruction in this bilingual collaboration with artist Maria Chevska and her installation Vera's Room.

Conceptual artist William Anastasi recounts the life and work of artist John Cage, his friend and collaborator, and documents the visual and textual works that informed their ongoing dialogue.

Poet, painter, and critic Marjorie Welish, known for her independence from fixed schools of thought and a desire to re-think classifications, is the subject of essays by poets, visual artists, historians, and architects.

Editors Aaron Levy and William Menking explore the social and political history of the Venice Architecture Biennale and its responsiveness to the 1960s through unprecedented interviews with Paolo Portoghesi, Vittorio Gregotti and other founding directors.

Editors Aaron Levy and William Menking explore the relationship between architecture and display through four conversations in four cities with forty leading designers, theorists, editors, curators and funders.

Philosopher Immanuel Kant explores the idea of perpetual peace in the form of an international treaty between states, in a new printing inspired by the French-fold tradition of his time.

Theorists Avital Ronell, Gayatri Spivak, Anthony Vidler and others explore topics such as revolution, the politics of mourning and the unfilmable in a series of conversations.

Theorists Anthony Grafton, Thomas Keenan and others explore historical metaphors of beehives and a new culture of memory and archiving in this interdisciplinary approach to curatorial and institutional practice.

Conceptual artist Braco Dimitrijevic and his Tractatus Post-Historicus (1976), exploring the vagaries of chance, the whims of history, and the fickleness of celebrity are critically engaged by Jean-Hubert Martin and others.

Theorists Edward O'Neill, Mary Ann Doane and others engage photographs by Philadelphia artist Stefan Abrams and discuss the relationship between photography, cinema, and temporality.

Conceptual artist William Anastasi engages literary and artistic predecessors including Jarry, Joyce, Duchamp, and Cage, alongside scholarly commentary by Thomas McEvilley and others.

DVD Titles

Philosophers Judith Butler, Hélène Cixous and others remember Jacques Derrida on the anniversary of his death.

Artist Soun-Gui Kim engages Jacques Derrida and Jean-Luc Nancy in dialogue about the global art market.

Artist Carolee Schneemann clarifies and deepens the inquiries of art history students about her life as an artist, surrounded by skeletons and emblems of precariousness.

Architect Teddy Cruz, Governor Sergio Fajardo, and ecologist Oscar Romo discuss the paradigm shift in urban development, social justice, and civic imagination across Latin America.

Philosophers, statesmen and members of the UN Security council engage in a filmed conversation about how to reduce geopolitical conflict, building upon Immanuel Kant's essay Perpetual Peace (1795).

Curator Günther Holler-Schuster assembles a selection of young positions in Austrian video art that critically explore technological progress and social power structures.

Artist Zoe Beloff and over 30 actors, activists and enthusiasts perform a street production of Bert Brecht's The Days of the Commune (1949), in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street.

Artist John Cage performs How to Get Started (1989), in which he explores the usefulness of improvisation and engages in an experiment with thinking in public, before a live audience.

Artist Osvaldo Romberg explores the relationships between painting, theater, and electronic media in a multimedia opera with humanoid puppets made of transparent acrylic.

Film and video works by media and conceptual artist Peter Weibel, in which the artist documents his critical impulse and turns against art - but also against society and media itself.

Artist and architect Vito Acconci reflects on his development as an artist, and discusses his relationship to the page, galleries, the streets of New York, and public environments.

Philosophers Alain Badiou and Simon Critchley engage in conversation about the politics of resistance and topics such as disappointment, heroism, and poetics.

Filmmaker Werner Herzog engages in conversation about aliens as a fixture of our imagination, the fundamental achievement of the human race, and the ecstasy of ski-flying.

Film and video works by artist Dennis Oppenheim, in which the artist enters into an intimate dialogue with his body, which he uses as a site of experimentation on the personal.