13.2 On Performatics



Issue editors: Richard Gough & Grzegorz Ziółkowski

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On Performatics is a special edition of PR inspired by, arising from, and responding to the conference Performance Studies: and Beyond hosted by the Grotowski Centre, Wrocl/aw, Poland. The Polish title of the conference was Performatyka: perspektywy rozwojowe, which can be translated as Performance Studies: the perspectives for development. However, is it more provocative, and potentially more useful, if the literal translation is retained and Performatyka is rendered back into English as Performatics? What might this term suggest? Does it have the potential to function universally and denote a field of study that might otherwise be difficult to capture by the Anglo-American definition of Performance Studies with its specific terms of reference – a term which is often lost in translation, diffused and confused even as it strives for global recognition. What relevance and currency could Performatics have? Might it function as an adjective of performance as well as a way of analysing it (as an alternative to the over-used and abused ‘performative’)? And what equivalences to Performatyka exist in other languages and cultures and how might they be defined, harnessed and brought into use? On Performatics will reflect on the impact and efficacy of this term in Poland, today and for the future and with a critical historical perspective together with speculation on its potential currency beyond.


Editorial: On Performatics
Richard Gough, Grzegorz Ziólkowski
pp. 1 – 5
(Definition) Performatics: Making a noun out of an adjective
Lynette Hunter
pp. 7 – 7
Towards an Anthropology of Performance(s)
Leszek Kolankiewicz
pp. 8 – 24
(Definition) Performatyka
Paul Allain
pp. 25 – 25
(Definition) The Reality of ‘Doing Reality’
Rudi Laermans
pp. 25 – 25
The Performative Matrix: Alladeen and Disorientalism
Jon Mckenzie
pp. 26 – 36
(Definition) En Conjunto – from el performance to la performativa
Maria M. Delgado, Caridad Svich
pp. 37 – 38
My Performatics
Tomasz Kubikowski
pp. 39 – 45
(Definition) A Performattic Nightmare and a Performantic Dream
Enzo Cozzi
pp. 46 – 46
The Ceramic Age: Things Hidden Since the Foundation of Performance Studies
Alan Read
pp. 47 – 58
(Definition) Performatics 1.1
Freddie Rokem
pp. 59 – 59
Song from Beyond the Dark
Dariusz Kosinski
pp. 60 – 75
(Definition) Die neun Wissenschaftsdisziplinen der Performatik [‘New Scientific Discipline: Performatik’]
Johannes Birringer
pp. 76 – 79
Surrogate Stages: Theatre, Performance and the Challenge of New Media
Christopher Balme
pp. 80 – 91
(Definition) Towards Nu-Academia
Florian Feigl
pp. 92 – 92
A Debate between Wodzimierz Staniewski and Leszek Kolankiewicz, led by Grzegorz Ziókowski
Wodzimierz Staniewsk, Leszek Kolankiewicz, Grzegorz Ziólkowski
pp. 93 – 109
(Definition) Letter to Adorno: on the question of performatics
Karoline Gritzner
pp. 110 – 110
The Key to All Locks: Conversation between Wojciech Dudzik, Dariusz Kosinski, Tomasz Kubikowski, Magorzata Leyko and Dobrochna Ratajczakowa
Wojciech Dudzik, Dariusz Kosinski, Tomasz Kubikowski
pp. 111 – 120
(Definition) The Street is the State: Rangoon/Yangon, September 2007
Paul Rae
pp. 121 – 122
Back of Beyond
Richard Gough
pp. 123 – 136
(Definition) Installing Performatics: Terms and Conditions
Daniel Watt
pp. 137 – 137
(Definition) To the editors
Peter Hulton
pp. 138 – 138
Raft and Mooring
Dariusz Kosinski
pp. 139 – 145
(Definition) Performatics: Inscribing the Blur at the Place of Difference
Ana Vujanović
pp. 146 – 146
(Definition) Performatics: Against Definition
Anston Bosman
pp. 147 – 148
Notes on Contributors
pp. 149 – 150

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