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Performing Archives/Archives of Performance

Interdisciplinary and global in scope, Performing Archives/Archives of Performance investigates the relationship between live performance and recordings, bringing new—and productive—tensions between permanence and ephemerality into relief. Advancing theoretical understandings and analyzing specific artworks, performances, and archives, the contributors formulate new ways of understanding history, memory, enactment, and intervention, offering major contributions to ongoing critical discussions on performance and its disappearance and reproduction. 

480 pages | 75 color plates | 6 3/8 x 9 1/2

In Between States

Art: Art--General Studies

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Archive in Performance Studies

      Gunhild Borggreen and Rune Gade

I: Ontologies

Archiving Legacies: Who Cares for Performance Remains?

      Heike Roms

Unpredictable Temporalities: The Body and Performance in (Art) History

      Amelia Jones

Unstable Archives: Languages and Myths of the Visible

      Julie Louise Bacon

This Way Brouwn: The Archive—Present, Past, and Future

      Peter van der Meijden

“All This is Left”: Performing and Reperforming Archives of Khmer Rouge Violence

      Emma Willis

Living Archives as Interventions in Ea Sola’s “Forgotten Fields”

      Rivka Syd Eisner

Choreographic Archives: Towards an Ontology of Movement Images

      Rachel Fensham

Dance Encounters Online: Digital Archives and Performance

      Sarah Whatley

Performance, Again: Resuscitating the Repertoire

      Tracy C. Davis and Barnaby King

The Archive Is Here and Now: Reframing Political Events as Theatre

      Laura Luise Schultz

II: Archives of Performance

Remembering Istanbul: What, How & For Whom? Canons and Archives in Contemporary Art Biennialization

      Malene Vest Hansen

Performing and Deforming the Family Archive

      Mette Sandbye

The Performative Uses of the Surveillance Archive in Manu Luksch’s Works

      Bodil Marie Stavning Thomsen

“Sombra Dolorosa” (Guy Maddin, 2004): A Queer Archival Performance

      Margherita Sprio

“Undercover” by Hotel Pro Forma, Performing the National Archive: Staging Cultural Heritage at the Royal Library in Copenhagen

      Annelis Kuhlmann

Flexowriters, Punch Paper Poetry, and Ontological Gaps: What happened to the Unheard Avante-Gardes?

      Morten Søndergaard

Staging the Self (Transformations, Invasions, and Pushing Boundaries)

      Martha Wilson

Archives and the Performance of Becoming “Other”

      Catherine Bagnall

III: Performing Archives

Performing the Archive: The Future of the Past

      Paul Clarke

Performing Histories: Archiving Practices of Rimini Protokoll and The Atlas Group

      Solveig Gade

Archives of Secrecy: Yoshiko Shimada’s Art Project “Bones in Tansu—Family Secrets”

      Gunhild Borggreen

Labor of Love: Contesting Normative Urbanization in Marianna Jørgensen’s “love alley”

      Rune Gade

Escaping the Fortress of Memory: Archive Pathology in Lindsay Seers’s Art

      Louise Wolthers

The Trouble with Straight Time: Disruptive Anachronisms in Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz’s “N.O. Body”

      Mathias Danbolt


      Marco Pustianaz

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