Intimacy Across Visceral and Digital Performance

Hardcover | November 27, 2012

EditorMaria Chatzichristodoulou, Rachel Zerihan

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Intimacy Across Visceral and Digital Performance is an edited collection designed to address a diverse set of critical responses to and practical interrogations of the notion of being intimate in emergent and hybrid performance practices, aiming to elicit connectivity and provoke debate about the potency, nature and agency of intimacy in contemporary performance.Lauren Berlant suggests that 'intimacy (…) involves an aspiration for a narrative about something shared' (2000, p. 1). Sensing intimacy in performance relocates registers of affect from the private experience to the public sphere. Within the current climate of intense global political, social and financial insecurity and unrest, at a time infused with both hope and fear, artists appear to be demonstrating a desire for intimacy and closeness with the Other. Those public figurings of intimacy – staged through contemporary performance, visual culture and digital art practices – become the cultural fuel which, when placed alongside political potentialities, can ignite debates and provocations such as those contained herein.

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Intimacy Across Visceral and Digital Performance is an edited collection designed to address a diverse set of critical responses to and practical interrogations of the notion of being intimate in emergent and hybrid performance practices, aiming to elicit connectivity and provoke debate about the potency, nature and agency of intimacy ...

MARIA CHATZICHRISTODOULOU (aka Maria X) is Director of Postgraduate Studies, Lecturer in Theatre and Performance in the School of Arts & New Media, University of Hull, UK, curator, performer, and co-editor of the volume Interfaces of Performance (Ashgate, 2009). Maria has taught at Goldsmiths, Birkbeck, Queen Mary, and Richmond Univer...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 10.2 × 5.69 × 0.89 inPublished:November 27, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230348866

ISBN - 13:9780230348868

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Series Preface
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: M.Chatzichristodoulou & R.Zerihan
PART I: ETHICAL READINGS OF POLITICAL INTIMACIES
The Body in Your Lap; T.Warr
Not Citizens But Persons: The Ethics in Action of Performance's Intimate Work; S.Jones
Collapsing Alibis; B.Kuburovic
PART II: FAMILIAR INTIMACIES: BODILY FUIDS AND MICROBIOLOGY
The Hazardous Conversation: The Practice of Intimacy in Performance at the Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home; G.Anderson & L.Simic, with Neal, Gabriel and Sid
Mother's Milk: The Lactation Station Breast Milk Bar and Other Intimate Performance Works; J.Dobkin
The Normal Flora Project: Intimate Revelations in Art and Science; A.Dumitriu
PART III: ABUSE, PERVERSION AND OBSCENITY: KNOTTY INTIMACIES IN CONTEMPORARY PERFORMANCE PRACTICES
Ecstatic Intervals: Performance in a Continuum of Intimacy; D.Johnson
Between Bodies: An Artist's Account of the Oral Connection Between Human and Dog; A.Bartram
Intimate Pervy Avatars; S.Baldwin
PART IV: VISCERAL TECHNOLOGIES: FROM MYSPACE TO MY BODY
Intimare; E.Manning
Bodies of Colour/Media Skins; J.Birringer
BioMuse to Bondage: Corporeal Interaction in Performance and Exhibition; A.Tanaka
PART V: AN INTIMATE DISTANCE APART
(Dis)Embodiment; P.Sermon
Katie Mitchell: Intimate Technologies in Multimedia Performance; J.Jefferies & E.Papadaki
Intimacy, Delicacy and Indifference: Ane Lan's Migrating Birds; J.Kelleher
A Discussion on the Subject of Intimacy in Performance, and an Afterword; M.Chatzichristodoulou & R.Zerihan
Bibliography
Index

Editorial 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