Generally taking place in front of closed curtains during set changes between acts, the entr’acte delivers a fleeting new purpose and event to the otherwise sometimes inert space between stage and pit. This collection employs the entr’acte as a model for conceptualizing emerging formations of publics and of public space.
In this invitation to reflect on the power of performance, Diana Taylor explores many of the ‘performance’ uses and iterations: artistic, economic, sexual, political, and technological performance; the performance of everyday life; and the gendered, sexed, and racialized performance of bodies. Images and texts interact to show how performance is at once a creative act, a means to comprehend power, a method of transmitting memory and identity, and a way of understanding the world.
Performance Research Journal edition concerning failure. This item is part of the Study Room Guide: On Falling by Amy Sharrocks (P2249).
Publication in French
Lecture given by Ricardo Dominguez from Live Culture Symposium: Performance and the contemporary at TATE Modern, 29-30 March 2003.
Leading artists and thinkers assess the relevance of live art now, its impact within the visual arts and the broader cultural sphere.
This item is part of the Study Room Guide On shit, piss, blood, sweat and tears by Lois Keidan (P2195) and the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)
This item is part of the ‘Glimpses of before: 1970s UK Performance Art’ Study Room Guide by Helena Goldwater (P2497)