14.4 Transplantations



Issue editors: Ric Allsopp & Phillip Warnell

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The 50th issue of Performance Research raises a number of approaches to how we might consider the notion of transplantation traversing medical, biological, horticultural, socio-cultural, post-colonial, philosophical and linguistic perspectives and practices. It explores the borders and peripheries of performance, and the cultural, ethical and artistic implications of the uses and increasing prevalence of transplantation procedures. Transplantations includes contributions on body transfers, foreign bodies, male pregnancy as strategic engagement, golems, poisoned arrows, disembodied geographies, trance and violence, bio-art, tattoos and identities, clown prosthetics, cultural transplantations, biomedical accidents, ‘decisive transfusions’, and skinned bodies, from theorists, scholars, practitioners, artists and a cartoonist. Our 50th issue celebrates and surveys the boundaries of performance research and its intersections with physical, fictive, virtual, and viral sites of transformation, translation and transplantation, as we move further into twenty-first century understandings, modes of being and ways of living together.


Ric Allsopp
pp. 1 – 3
Ric Allsopp
pp. 131 – 132
Life-like: An organ in search of a body
Phillip Warnell
pp. 4 – 10
The Medical Museion, Copenhagen
pp. 11
[artists pages] Transplant
Jean-Luc Nancy, Phillip Warnell, Ric Allsopp
pp. 12 – 18
Body Transfers
Lesley A. Sharp
pp. 19 – 24
Man as Hospitable Space: The male pregnancy project
Irina Aristarkhova
pp. 25 – 30
[artists pages] Ontologically Anxious Organism let me feel your finger first
pp. 31 – 34
The Medical Museion, Copenhagen
pp. 35
Going Viral: Live performance and documentation in the science laboratory
Tagny Duff
pp. 36 – 44
Emblems of Durability: Tattoos, preserves and photographs
Mechthild Fend
pp. 45 – 52
The Portable Clinic: Keeping track of the healthy body
Jan Eric Olsén
pp. 53 – 57
The Medical Museion, Copenhagen
pp. 58 – 59
The Body Skinned: Rethinking performative presence
Franziska Schroeder
pp. 60 – 64
[artists pages] self awareness and the vehicle air
Rita Roberto
pp. 65 – 68
Who is in Pain? The transforming of symbol in performances of Marina Abramovic´
Yu-Chien Wu
pp. 69 – 73
Disembodied Landscapes
Francesca Veronesi, Petra Gemeinboeck
pp. 74 – 80
The Medical Museion, Copenhagen
pp. 81
[artists pages] Cool in the Celebes
Kevin Mount
pp. 82 – 87
The Culturally Transplanted and Displaced: The geographies of re-production of space and identity
Lanfranco Aceti
pp. 88 – 94
[artists pages] The Transplantation of the Fallopia Japonica
Stéphanie Nava
pp. 95 – 102
The Settlers
Peter Jaeger
pp. 103 – 108
The Medical Museion, Copenhagen
pp. 109
[artists pages] These Sandcastles
Zoë Mendelson
pp. 110 – 113
Clown Prosthetics and Amputations
Jon Davison
pp. 114 – 118
Antonin Artaud’s ‘decisive transfusion’: From theatre to mathematics
Nicolas Salazar Sutil
pp. 119 – 124
Overflowing Vessels
Natalia Theodoridou
pp. 125 – 128
Further Reading
pp. 129 – 130
Performance Research Reaches 50
Ric Allsopp, Richard Gough, Claire MacDonald
pp. 132 – 132
Notes on Contributors
pp. 133 – 134

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