Advertisement

Where Does ‘Your’ Space End and the Next Begin? Non-Representational Geographies of Improvised Performance

  • Candice P. BoydEmail author
  • with Yan Yang
  • Juana Beltrán
  • Clinton Green
  • Jordan White
  • Carmen Chan Schoenborn
  • Elnaz Sheshgelani
  • Chun-liang Liu
  • Michael McNab
  • Ren Walters
  • (as a General Assembly of Interested Parties)
Chapter

Abstract

In this chapter, the practices of a General Assembly of Interested Parties (GAIP; Melbourne-based performance group) are presented through images of participating artists and a ‘gentle description’ oriented towards seven themes within non-representational theory: Sense, Movement, Relation, Self, Memory, Affect, and Experiment. The intention is not to treat these practices reductively but to highlight the ways in which an attunement to the non-representational is at the heart of the work. The chapter is infused throughout with references to philosophical thought that go only part way to elucidating what is intuitively felt and realised by performers through creative acts of improvisation.

Notes

Acknowledgements

To all the participants in a General Assembly of Interested Parties.

Special thanks to Campbell McKay for generously sharing literature on the memory of place and absence-presence.

References

  1. Anderson, B. (2014). Encountering affect: Capacities, apparatuses, conditions. Farnham, UK: Ashgate.Google Scholar
  2. Blackman, P. W. (2018, July 5). An artist walks through a doorway—An approach to liminal theatre [Facebook post]. Retrieved from https://www.facebook.com/notes/paul-william-blackman/an-artist-walks-through-a-doorway-an-approach-to-liminal-theatre/1646165432166814/.
  3. Deleuze, G., & Guattari, F. (1987). A thousand plateaus: Capitalism and schizophrenia (B. Massumi, Trans.). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.Google Scholar
  4. Derrida, J. (1994). Specters of Marx: The state of the debt, the work of mourning, and the new international. New York, NY: Routledge.Google Scholar
  5. GAIP (General Assembly of Interested Parties; n.d.). People. Retrieved from https://www.gaipsite.com.
  6. Guattari, F. (1995). Chaosmosis: An ethico-aesthetic paradigm (P. Bains & J. Pefanis, Trans.). Bloomington: Indiana University Press.Google Scholar
  7. Harman, G. (2002). Tool-being: Heidegger and the metaphysics of objects. Chicago, IL: Open Court.Google Scholar
  8. Irigaray, L. (1992). An ethics of sexual difference (C. Burke & G. C. Gill, Trans.). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.Google Scholar
  9. Lyotard, J.-F. (1992). The inhuman: Reflections on time (G. Bennington & R. Bowlby, Trans.). Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.Google Scholar
  10. Maddrell, A. (2013). Living with the deceased: Absence, presence, and absence-presence. Cultural Geographies, 20, 501–522.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. Manning, E. (2009). Relationscapes: Movement, art, philosophy. Cambridge: MIT Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. Manning, E. (2014). Wondering the world directly—Or, how movement outruns the subject. Body and Society, 20, 162–188.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. Manning, E., & Massumi, B. (2014). Thought in the act: Passages in the ecology of experience. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.Google Scholar
  14. Massumi, B. (2002). Parables for the virtual: Movement, affect, sensation. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. Massumi, B. (2011). Semblance and the event: Activist philosophy and the occurrent arts. Cambridge: MIT Press.Google Scholar
  16. Nancy, J.-L. (2007). Listening (C. Mandell, Trans.). New York, NY: Fordham University Press.Google Scholar
  17. Serres, M. (2008). The five senses: A philosophy of mingled bodies (I) (M. Sankey & P. Cowley, Trans.). London, UK: Continuum.Google Scholar
  18. Thrift, N. (2008). I just don’t know what got into me: Where is the subject? Subjectivity, 22, 82–89.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. Trigg, D. (2012). The memory of place: A phenomenology of the uncanny. Athens: Ohio University Press.Google Scholar
  20. Whitehead, A. N. (1978). Process and reality (Corrected ed.). New York, NY: The Free Press.Google Scholar
  21. Williams, R. (1977). Marxism and literature. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© The Author(s) 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Candice P. Boyd
    • 1
    Email author
  • with Yan Yang
    • 2
  • Juana Beltrán
    • 3
  • Clinton Green
    • 4
  • Jordan White
    • 5
  • Carmen Chan Schoenborn
    • 6
  • Elnaz Sheshgelani
    • 7
  • Chun-liang Liu
    • 8
  • Michael McNab
    • 9
  • Ren Walters
    • 3
  • (as a General Assembly of Interested Parties)
    • 3
  1. 1.School of GeographyUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia
  2. 2.Hawthorn EastAustralia
  3. 3.McCraeAustralia
  4. 4.Footscray WestAustralia
  5. 5.WeimarGermany
  6. 6.Mont AlbertAustralia
  7. 7.FairfieldAustralia
  8. 8.TaipeiTaiwan
  9. 9.PrestonAustralia

Personalised recommendations