23.3 On Climates



Issue editors: Rachel Fensham, Eddie Paterson, & Paul Rae

SKU: ISSN: 1352-8165 (2018) 23:3 Category:


On Climates seeks to register the significance of environmental questions at this moment in time, while taking the opportunity to understand what performance thinking has to contribute to patterns of connection, relation and event formation. To think On Climates, is also to consider what it means to be in climates, to acknowledge how we are marked and situated by the effects of environments and atmospheres on our bodies, histories, and relationships with others. For this issue, we propose an expanded conception of climates: one that draws attention to local conditions – whether these might be cities, towns, oceans, theatres, parks, prisons, farms, and habitats. We foreground a continuing engagement with interlocutors from multiple perspectives that broadly address the question of climates such as: durations and atmospheres; performance events, climate change and theatre; political climates, and innovative intersections between science, performance transactions and embedded experiences in community actions, activist and art events.


Introduction : Micro-Climates
Rachel Fensham, Eddie Paterson, Paul Rae

Introduction : Climate reports

First Nations Politics in a Climate of Refusal : Speaking and listening but failing to hear
Helena Grehan

Extending a Hand/Lending an Ear
Rebecca Schneider, Paul Rae

Climate Report from The Philippines
Jazmin Badong Llana, Layeta Bucoy, Rommel Samarita

Life After Extinction : The participatory performances of Robyne Latham
Lara Stevens

Doing Food, Doing Climate : Spatula&Barcode’s Foodways projects
Laurie Beth Clark, Michael Peterson

Climate Report from Chile
Las Chinas, Sarita Galvez, Camila Marambio

Cultivating Survival with Maria Lucia Cruz Correia : Towards an ecology of agential realism
Christel Stalpaert

Climate Report from Uruguay
Mariana Meerhoff, Rafael Bernadi

Railtrack Songmaps [artist’s pages]
Lucy Davis, Migrant Ecologies Project

When Birds Speak with Humans : The present tense of shorebird migration
Barbara Campbell

Making Sense of Air : Choreography and climate in Calling Tree
Martin Welton

Climate Report from Canada
Fred Bird, Frances Westley

Performing Species Kinship and Strange Emotions
Peta Tait

Miasmatic Performance : Women and resilience in carceral climates
Molly McPhee

Climate Report from the United States
Sarah Bay-Cheng

Really Existing Ghosts : A spectral reading of Conor McPherson’s The Veil
Graham Wolfe

‘The Thin Air of Reality’ : Applause in the lecture theatre
Sarah Balkin

Climate Report from Australia
Richard Frankland

Change the World? Recent Writing on Theatre, the Environment, Ecology and Change [review]
Bree Hadley

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