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Archaeologies of Presence


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Archaeologies of Presence

Michael Shanks (Editor)
Nick Kaye (Editor)
Gabriella Giannachi (Editor)



ISBN: 9780415557672


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Archaeologies of Presence is a brilliant exploration of how the performance of presence can be understood through the relationships between performance theory and archaeological thinking. Drawing together carefully commissioned contributions by leading international scholars and artists, this radical new work poses a number of essential questions:
* What are the principle signifiers of theatrical presence?
* How is presence achieved through theatrical performance?
* What makes a memory come alive and live again?
* How is presence connected with identity?
* Is presence synonymous with 'being in the moment'?
* What is the nature of the 'co-presence' of audience and performer?
* Where does performance practice end and its documentation begin? Co-edited by performance specialists Gabriella Giannachi and Nick Kaye, and archaeologist Michael Shanks, Archaeologies of Presence represents an innovative and rewarding feat of interdisciplinary scholarship.


ISBN 415557674
ISBN13 9780415557672
Publisher Routledge
Format Paperback
Publication date 12/04/2012
Pages 304
Weight (grammes) 408
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 216
Width (mm) 138

1 Gabriella Giannachi, Nick Kaye and Michael Shanks

Introduction: Archaeologies of Presence

Being Here: place and time

2 Josette Feral,

How to Define Presence Effects: the Work of Janet Cardiff

3 Gabriella Giannachi

Environmental Presence

4 Rebecca Schneider

Performance Remains Again

5 Jon Erickson

Tension/Release and the Production of Time in Performance

Being Before: stage and gaze

6 Erika Fischer-Lichte

Appearing As Embodied Mind - Defining a weak, a strong and a radical concept of presence

7 Phillip Zarrilli

'...presence...' as a question and emergent possibility: a case study from the performer's perspective

8 Simon Jones

Out-Standing Standing-Within: being alone together in the work of Bodies in Flight

9 Nicholas Ridout

Mis-spectatorship, or, 'redistributing the sensible'

10 Tim Etchells, Gabriella Giannachi and Nick Kaye

Looking Back: a conversation about presence, 2006

Traces: after presence

11 Amelia Jones

Temporal Anxiety/'Presence' in absentia: experiencing performance as documentation

12 Lynn Hershman Leeson and Michael Shanks

Here and Now

13 Nick Kaye

Photographic presence: time and the image

14 Mike Pearson

Neither Here nor There...