Unframing Photography: Performing the Image to See Otherwise is a new book by transdisciplinary artist Manuel Vason, and his third publication with LADA after the ground-breaking Exposures (2002) and Double Exposures (2014).
Artist/Author: David Berman, Theresa Brayshaw, Season Butler, J.R. Carpenter, Karen Christopher, Sophie Grodin, Erini Kartsaki, Joe Kelleher, Orit Kent, Andrea Milde, Mary Paterson, Rajni Shah, Litó Walkey, David Williams, Jemima Yong, | Editor: Karen Christopher and Mary Paterson | Reference: P4207 | ISBN: 978-1-78938-504-5 | Type: Publication
This book explores the practical, philosophical and aesthetic implications of performers working in pairs. It focuses on a ten-year period in the work of Karen Christopher, alongside wider reflections on the duet as a concept in artistic and social life. The book presents an investigation of the entanglement of form and practice seen through the lens of the smallest multiple unit of collaboration: the pair.
Through an exploration of both practice and theory, this book investigates the relationship between listening and the theatrical encounter in the context of Western theatre and performance. Rather than looking to the stage for a politics or ethics of performance, Rajni Shah asks what work needs to happen in order for the stage itself to appear, exploring some of the factors that might allow or prevent a group of individuals to gather together as an ‘audience’.