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Intimacy Across Visceral and Digital Performance

Palgrave Macmillan

Part of the book series: Palgrave Studies in Performance and Technology (PSPT)

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Introduction

      • Maria Chatzichristodoulou, Rachel Zerihan
      Pages 1-11
  3. Ethical Readings of Political Intimacies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 13-13
    2. The Body in Your Lap

      • Tracey Warr
      Pages 15-25
  4. Familial Intimacies: Bodily Fluids and Microbiology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 49-49
  5. Abuse, Perversion and Obscenity: Knotty Intimacies in Contemporary Performance Practices

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 87-87
    2. Intimate Pervy Avatars

      • Sandy Baldwin
      Pages 114-126
  6. Visceral Technologies: From MySpace to My Body

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 127-127
    2. Intimare

      • Erin Manning
      Pages 129-142
    3. Bodies of Colour/Media Skins

      • Johannes Birringer
      Pages 143-158
  7. An Intimate Distance Apart

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 171-171
    2. (Dis)Embodiment

      • Paul Sermon
      Pages 173-187

About this book

Consisting of critical analyses, theoretical provocations and practical reflections by leading scholars/practitioners from the fields of performance studies, live art and creative technology, these essays examine the rise of intimate performance works and question the socio-historical contexts provoking those aesthetic and affective developments.

Reviews

'This book offers terrific insights into performance and intimacy by exploring and yoking 'visceral' and 'digital' performance(s), each of which can significantly affect the nature and experience of intimacy. The authors use inventive approaches to generate critical and innovative discussions of intimacy in/and performance.' - Professor Joanne Tompkins, School of English, Media Studies, and Art History, University of Queensland, Australia

'This collection provides a very useful critical context for thinking about the visceral and the digital, and it offers a range of approaches and practices that will be of interest to scholars and students in performance and theatre studies. It presents a rich and timely selection of work from artists, scholars, and curators that draws a significant trajectory of intimacy in digital and body-based practices and will add to the ever-growing field of intimate, one-to-one, and technology-based work.' - Eirini Kartsaki, Contemporary Theatre Review

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Arts and New Media, University of Hull, UK

    Maria Chatzichristodoulou

  • University of Sheffield, UK

    Rachel Zerihan

About the editors

GARY ANDERSON Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Studies, Liverpool Hope University, UK SANDY BALDWIN Associate Professor of English, West Virginia University, USA ANGELA BARTRAM Senior Lecturer, University of Lincoln, UK JOANNES BIRRINGER Professor of Performance Technologies, School of Arts, Brunel University, UK JESS DOBKIN Fellow, Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, University of Toronto, Canada ANNDA DUMUTRIU Visiting Research Fellow: Artist in Residence with the Adaptive Systems Research Group, University of Hertfordshire, UK JANUES JEFFERIES Professor of Visual Arts and Research, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK DOMINIC JOHNSON Lecturer, Department of Drama, Queen Mary, University of London, UK) SIMON JONES Professor of Performance, University of Bristol, UK JOE KELLEHER Professor of Theatre and Performance, Roehampton University, UK BRANISLAVA KUBUROVIC independent researcher, UK ERIN MANNING University Research Chair in Relational Art and Philosophy, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Canada ELENA PAPADAKI independent researcher, UK PAUL SERMON Professor of Creative Technology, University of Salford, UK LENA SIMIC Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Studies, Liverpool Hope University, UK ATAU TANAKA Professor at Goldsmiths Digital Studios, University of London, UK TRACEY WARR Lecturer in Art Theory, Oxford Brookes University, UK

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eBook USD 74.99
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  • ISBN: 978-1-137-28333-7
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Softcover Book USD 95.00
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Hardcover Book USD 119.99
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