Documentation of the evening which featured a screening of short films and performance documentation by artists working around ritual, performance and queer futurity.
Analyzes the cultural work of spectacular suffering in late-medieval France and the twenty-first century, reading recent dramatizations of torture and performances of self-mutilating conceptual art against late-medieval saint plays.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)
Catalogue of the eponymous programme of events; Barbican, 20-28 January 2017. Includes archival images from the Warburg Institute and other sources that have provided inspiration to the artists during the making process, an introduction to the work by Siobhan Davies, a conversation between the Warburg Institute and Siobhan Davies Dance, and texts by artists and curators involved.
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.