20.1 On Poetics and Performance


Issue editors: Ric Allsopp & Kristen Kreider



On Poetics and Performance concerns itself with ‘poiesis’, or acts of making and giving form to the interplay of material and immaterial content: a poetics of dance and choreography, of theatre and performance art, of writing and poetry, of architecture and painting. More than simply a method of classification and categorization, poetics thus looks towards and draws on a wide range of resources, intuitions and techniques, and produces a kind of double-helix that interweaves the conventional and methodological with the radical and experimental. It positions poetics andpoiesis in relation to the contexts and discourses of contemporary culture, in relation to expanded and open concepts of a poetics of performance and performance-making and in relation to an expanded view of what ‘poetics’ might mean now as a generative, productive or even possibly redundant term.


To Step, Leap, Fly : On poetics and performance
Ric Allsopp, Kristen Kreider

Some Notes on Poetics and Choreography
Ric Allsopp

Peter Jaeger

The New Arachne : Towards a poetics of dynamic forms
Boyan Manchev

Poetics of Spotting Rainbows : Towards a theory of iritics
Jungmin Song

Fictive Museums and the Poetics of Mislabelling
Peter Le Couteur

Συνίστασθαι and Performing Skies : Towards an alternative Aristotelian poetics
Penny Newell

Towards an Embodied Poetics of Failure : Some sideway glances on violence and trauma in Needcompany’s Marketplace 76
Christel Stalpaert

The Poetics of Performance Knowledge
Fred McVittie

‘The Body Pulled’ [artist’s pages]
Naoko Takahashi

Material Poetics and the ‘Communication Event’ : A theory and critical framework for artworks at a crossover between poetry and text-based art
Kristen Kreider

‘Open City’ [artists’ pages]
Kreider + O’leary

Towards a Poiesis of Critical Practice: : 1000th LIVE and the politics of appearance
Diana Damian Martin

Dog Sniff Dog : Materialist poetics and the politics of ‘the Viewpoints’
Tony Perucci

Poetics and (Mis)representation : Creating theatre with/for/about ex-militants in Kashmir
Nandita Dinesh

Fiesta Performance as Epistemology
Angela Marino, Manuel Cuellar

Fair Play: Art, performance and neoliberalism (review)
Janelle Reinelt

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