Combines extracts from over 70 international practitioners, companies, collectives and makers from the fields of dance, theatre, music, live and performance art, and activism to form a sourcebook for students, researchers and practitioners.
Brings together commissioned pieces by 50 artists and theorists whose works have shaped steirischer herbs over the past decade.
Contributes to the ongoing critical discussions of performance and its disappearance, of the ephemeral and its reproduction, of archives and mediatised recordings of liveness.
Four interviews and ten essays, case studies, manifestos and anti-manifestos by theatre makers, curators, critics, and scholars, presenting various examples of audience participation in theatre and linking them to problems of participation in democracy and to socially engaged art.
This engaging study examines the issue of crisis in European performance since the collapse of global financial markets in 2008. The book’s chapters examine diverse performances of crisis primarily in three cities with a loaded past and present for Europe, as idea and geopolitical reality: London, Athens and Berlin.
The 2015 festival entitled 'Back to the Future', took a hard look both back and forward and examined the idea of 'inheritance'. The DVD is in an invitation to look another look back – at the panoply of contemporary art work.
25/9 – 18/10 2015
The author analyses several contemporary performances as examples of artistic critique of current ideological canons and power structures governing labour relations in the globalised capitalist production.
Published to coincide with festival in Munchen, 2013.