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Performance and place

Performance and place

Paris, Helen, 1968-; Hill, Leslie, 1967-

This volume explores the sites of contemporary performance and the notion of place. It examines how we experience performance's many and varied sites as part of the fabric of the art work itself, whether they are institutional or transient, real or online

Paperback, Hardback, Book. English.
Published Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Leslie Hill and Helen Paris
ISBN: 1403945039, 1403945047, 9781403945037, 9781403945044
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xx, 275 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Series: Performance interventions
Subject: Performance art.; Theatre; Performance art; Place (Philosophy); Experimental theater.; Performance; Performing arts.; Site-specific art.


  1. List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Preface Notes on Contributors PART ONE: MAPPING THE TERRITORY Introduction
  2. L.Hill This Must Be The Place: Place, Placelessness and Live Art since the 1980s
  3. L.Keidan This Secret Location
  4. H.Cole It's Very Trippy: Shock Locutions and Dislocation
  5. M.Waugh Out of the Furnace and into the Cyberplan
  6. M.Wilson PART TWO: (DIS)PLACING THE SENSES Introduction
  7. L.Hill An Introduction to Vertigo
  8. R.La Frenais Swimming in Time: Performing Programmes, Mutable Movies - Notes on a Process in Progress
  9. T.Dove The Patina of Placelessness
  10. E.Puthoff Future House, Blind City: A Life
  11. J.Birringer PART THREE: ON LOCATION Introduction
  12. L.Hill Through the Wrong End of the Telescope
  13. G.Miller Walking in Sin City
  14. M.Peterson Placed and Displaced: Trauma Memorials
  15. L.B.Clark Where Difference lies: Performative Metaphors of Truth, Deception and Placelessness in the Cornish Peninsula
  16. P.Laviolette PART FOUR: BORDER PANIC Introduction
  17. L.Hill Lost in Space?: Global Placelessness and the Non-Places of Alladeen
  18. J.Parker Starbuck A Place for Protest: The Billionaires for Bush Interrupt the Hegemonologue
  19. L.M.Bogad Too Close for Comfort: One to One Performance
  20. H.Paris Parallel Power: Shakespeare, Gunfire and Silence
  21. P.Heritage PART FIVE: THEATRE IN A CROWDED FIRE Introduction
  22. L.Hill Starry Night Sky
  23. L.Hixson Live From Paradise: A Work in Progress
  24. J.Maynard Smith Hideyhole and Innersanctum
  25. A.Kötting The Ordering of the Fantastic: Architecture and Place in the Work of Lawrence Steger
  26. M.Goulish Index


'...a timely, and at times, poetic engagement with an elusive sense of place' - Michael Pinchbeck, Platform