19.5 On Turbulence


Issue editor: Paul Carter

SKU: ISSN: 1352-8165 (2014) 19:5 Category:


On Turbulence explores the challenges of complexity in performance. Turbulence is associated with open systems, with networks; it is not simply a ‘complex and unpredictable cultural or physical environment.’ It is the phenomenon of feedback: or, more exactly, it is the self-conscious awareness of the power of feedback mechanisms to inaugurate new behaviours. It is associated with changes of state that appear spontaneous (or unscripted)because they respond to or interact with surface phenomena in real time. As a property of fluid transformation, turbulence is a physical phenomenon but also a psycho-social one. Its foregrounding as a creative principle emancipates the performer, the dramaturge and the audience, but in ways that may bring into question the viability of representations as such. Inevitably, the transgressive or boundary-dissolving character of turbulent formations has political implications: the middle ground between bodies is reconfigured but so is the ownership of the public domain. The ambition of the issue is to build new dialogues between the digital arts and the analog arts and between both of these and the sciences (with particular reference to the ecological sciences whose attributes of creativity, growth, mutation and transformation form such an obvious parallel with the kinds of aesthetic effect that many contemporary practitioners strive to achieve).


Touchez – The Poetics of Turbulence
Paul Carter

On turbulence : In between mathematics and performance
Telma João Santos

The Turbulence Project : Touching cities, visual tactility and windows
Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren

Transference and Transition in Systems of Dance Generation
Pil Hansen, Karen Kaeja, Ame Henderson

Flash mobs, violence and the turbulent crowd
Christian DuComb, Jessica Benmen

Auguries of discord : Protest, activism and the swarm
James Riley

Turbulent Rhetorics in Keith Hennessy’s Turbulence: A Dance About the Economy
Lynette Hunter

A Choreographer’s Notes on Making a Dance about the Economy
Keith Hennessy

Performing the Paradox of Affect and Interpretation : Turbulence in Vertical City
Bruce Barton

Absent Audiences : Circuit-bending the feedback loop
Pedro Manuel

‘The Haunting’ : Screened stages and turbulent collisions
Rachel Joseph

The Self/portrait Effects and Dance Performance : Rineke Dijkstra’s The Krazyhouse and William Forsythe’s the second detail
Tamara Tomić-Vajagić

Scoring Storms : The chaotic air that does resist
Ella Finer

Aquabatics : A post-turbulent performance in water
Sarah Jane Pell

Performance in the Blockades of Neoliberalism: Thinking the Political Anew by Maurya Wickstrom (review)
Adam Alston

Performance and the Global City edited by D. J. Hopkins and Kim Solga (review)
Melissa Poll

Performing Exile, Performing Self: Drama, theatre, film by Yana Meerzon (review)
Freddie Rokem

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