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Theatrical fields : critical strategies in performance, film, and video / edited by Ute Meta Bauer and Anca Rujoiu.

  • Singapore : NTU Centre of Contemporary Art ; Umeå : Bildmuseet ; London : Koenig Books, [2016]
  • ©2016.
206, xlvii pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
Summary note:
Theatrical Fields: Critical Strategies in Performance, Film, and Video" brings together a selection of seminal texts, commisioned essays and exhibition materials that explore the political potential of "theatricality". The reader stems from a long-term curatorial research examining the deep-rooted connection between theatre and theory juxtaposing artists and theoreticians from different generations and backgrounds who share a communal interest in the "theatricality" as a methodology to address questions of ideology, gender, power and resistance. In this conception, "theatricality" does not refer strictly only to the theatre and the theatrical arts; rather, it also points to the constructedness of everyday life. Theatrical forms make visible how our realities are staged, and also how our histories are constructed and performed.
  • Published on the occasion of the exhibition held at Bildmuseet, Umeå, September 29, 2013-January 5, 2014 and at NTU CCA Singapore, August 22-November 2, 2014.
  • Includes texts by: Antonin Artaud, Mikhail Bakhtin, Ute Meta Bauer, Bertolt Brecht, Giuliana Bruno, Jacques Derrida, Régis Durand, Josette Féral, Jean-Franc̦ois Lyotard, Eva Meyer, Timothy Murray, Katharina Sykora and Marina Warner.
  • Artists inlcuded: Judith Barry, Stan Douglas, Marcel Dzama, Marie-Louise Ekman, Joan Jonas, Isaac Julien, Eva Meyer and Eran Schaerf, Ulrike Ottinger and Constanze Ruhm.
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  • 9783863359232
  • 3863359232
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