Emergency Index 2011
Published by Ugly Duckling Presse
Every year, Emergency Index invites a collection of artists and authors to document performances they made in the previous year. The only print publication of its kind, it offers a cutting-edge view of performance in theatre, dance, poetry, music, visual art, political activism, among many other disciplines.
Emergency Index 2011 documents 249 performance works made in 27 countries around the world, along with a comprehensive index of key terms used to describe them.
Matvei Yankelevich’s most recent books are the poetry collection Alpha Donut (United Artists, 2012) and the novella Boris by the Sea (Octopus Books, 2010). His translations of Soviet-era surrealist Daniil Kharms, Today I Wrote Nothing (Overlook, 2009), received praise in the TLS, the Guardian and the New York Times. In the late 1990s, Matvei helped found Ugly Duckling Presse, where he is now a co-executive director. He lives in Brooklyn.
Yelena Gluzman is a performance artist, and editor of Ugly Duckling Presse’s Paperless Book Department. She lives in Tokyo.