AN EDITED COLLECTION OF CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN ARTISTS EXPLORING THE PLACE OF LIVE PERFORMANCE IN A DIGITAL WORLD.
How does contemporary performance, an art form based in presence and bodily realities, respond to our increasingly digital and disembodied world? Drawn from our six-year print and digital archive, this series of twelve conversations explores experimental contemporary performance that centres on the body.
Topics in the book include: the ambient nature of contemporary warfare; the trial of millennial American whistleblower Reality Winner; the embodied language of autism rights advocate Mel Baggs; UFO origin stories; cultural boycotts in Russia; the practice of self-institutionalisation as a response to hyper-bureaucracy; and the plant world as a viable model for human politics.
Recorded at different times and in different countries, what unfolds through these twelve exchanges is a vision of performance as an antidote to our informationally-saturated contemporary landscape, and a note of urgency about recovering a sense of our bodies in the physical world.
TINA SATTER // DICK WALSH // ACTION HERO // PHILIP CONNAGHTON // MARIA NILSSON WALLER // AIMAR PÉREZ GALÍ // SARAH BROWNE // AOIBHEANN GREENAN // SARAH VANHEE /// SUSANNE KENNEDY /// MANUELA INFANTE // GARY FARRELLY // CHRIS DRIER /// SUZANNE WALSH // NORA CHIPAUMIRE // OONA DOHERTY // JOSÉ MIGUEL JIMÉNEZ // CHRIS HARING //// DYLAN TIGHE // JONAH KING // RACHEL DONNELLY //// MAÏA NUNES // PUSSY RIOT \\
PUBLISHED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH PROJECT ARTS CENTRE THROUGH PROJECT PRESS.
DISCOUNTED PRE-SALE FROM AUGUST 20th 2021
FULL SALE AUGUST 26th 2021