Shifting Corporealities in Contemporary Performance

Danger, Im/mobility and Politics

  • Marina Gržinić
  • Aneta Stojnić

Part of the Avant-Gardes in Performance book series (AGP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Marina Gržinić, Aneta Stojnić
    Pages 1-19
  3. Shifting Corporealities from Biopolitics to Necropolitics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Marina Gržinić, Aneta Stojnić
      Pages 23-43
    3. Ramsay Burt, Adham Hafez
      Pages 61-85
  4. Protest and Opposition: Performing Towards Provoking and Bypassing a Dissensus

  5. Technology and the Body in the Changed Scenery of Stagnation, Disposability and Immobility

  6. Decolonizing Disciplines, Decolonizing Regimes, Unruly Bodies

  7. Critical Artistic Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Lana Čmajčanin, Adela Jušić
      Pages 315-317
    3. Jelena Jureša
      Pages 319-322
    4. Tanya Ury
      Pages 323-325
    5. Bojan Đorđev
      Pages 327-328
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 329-334

About this book


This book investigates how contemporary artistic practices engage with the body and its intersection with political, technological, and ethical issues. Departing from the relationship between corporeality and performing arts (such as theater, dance, and performance), it turns to a pluriversal understanding of embodiment that resides in the extra violent conditions of contemporary global necro-capitalism in order to conduct a thorough analysis that goes beyond arts and culture. It brings together theoretical academic texts by established and emerging scholars alike, exposing perspectives form different fields (philosophy, cultural studies, performance studies, theater studies, and dance studies) as well as from different geopolitical contexts. Through a series of thematic clusters, the study explores the reactivation of the body as a site of a new meaning-making politics.


Biopolitics Necropolitics Technology Activism Foucault Agamben Real Aesthetics Performance art Gender Post-humanism Cyborg Žižek Dance

Editors and affiliations

  • Marina Gržinić
    • 1
  • Aneta Stojnić
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Fine Arts (IBK)Academy of Fine Arts ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Singidunum UniversityBelgradeSerbia

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