The preeminent posthumanist shows how the history of Western civilization can be read as a suppression and return of rage.
Article from The Edinburgh Companion to Animal Studies. names the raw, sensuous, delicate, multi-dimensional, secret intelligence shared by sentient beings at the moment of their extended encounter.
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Maps connections across performances that question the borders of the human whose neurodiverse experiences have been shaped by the diagnostic label of autism, and animal-human performance relationships that dispute and blur anthropocentric edges.
Draws upon cognitive and affect theory to examine applications of contemporary performance practices in educational, social and community contexts. The writing is situated in the spaces between making and performance, exploring the processes of creating work defined variously as collaborative, participatory and socially engaged.
All performance depends upon our abilities to create, perceive, remember, imagine and empathize. This book provides an introduction to the evolutionary and cognitive foundations of theatrical performing and spectating and argues that this scientific perspective challenges some of the major assumptions about what takes place in the theatre.
This provocative book meets the supposedly ‘live’ practices of performance and the ‘no-longer-live’ historical past at their own dangerous crossroads. Focussing on the ‘and’ of the title, it addresses the tangled relations between the terms, practices, ideas, and aims embedded in these compatriot – but often oppositional – arts and acts of time.
Explores how different concepts of time – including linear clock time, the cyclical time of the planets and seasons, the rhythms of the body and individual memories – have impacted on and been reinforced by theatre throughout history, from medieval times to the present day.
This book presents a theory of audience participation in the theatre, based on the importance of the moment of invitation and how an event changes character when such an invitation is made.
Performance Matters, Trashing Performance Talks, Under- and Overwhelmed: Emotion and Performance, Panel discussion, David Hoyle, Bird la Bird, Lisa Blackman, Adrian Heathfield (chair). Part of the Trashing Performance programme – the second year of Performance Matters – 25-29th October 2011.
Part of the Trashing Performance programme – the second year of Performance Matters – 25-29th October 2011.
Part of Berlant’s groundbreaking “national sentimentality” project charting the emergence of the U.S. political sphere as an affective space of attachment and identification.
Part of Palgrave Mcmillan’s ‘small books on theatre and everything else’ series, co-edited by Jen Harvie and Dan Rebellato.
Includes full length documentation of the performance the moment I saw you I knew I could love you; the film Sea Swallow’d by Curious and Andrew K̦tting; interviews on ‘Autobiology’ workshops – in which Curious worked with 56 artists across the UK using ‘gut feelings’ to generate text, performance, video and installation work and a special bonus track on the creative process in making the performance and film.
Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition. 26 June-29 November 2009