23.7 On Drifting



Issue editors: Carl Lavery, Marielle Pelissero, David Pinder

SKU: ISSN: 1352-8165 (2018) 23:7 Category:


‘On Drifting’ looks to return to and rethink the aesthetic and political implications of la dérive for theatre and performance studies and beyond. Originally posited as a technique by the Situationist International (SI) for overcoming the alienation imposed by the ‘society of the spectacle’, drifting today has a very different significance and application(s). In this issue, drifting is no longer simply equated with contemporary walking practices, although these are in no way ignored, especially in terms of gender, sexuality, immigration and able-bodiedness. Rather, it has been expanded to exist as an aesthetico-political category in its own right — something, then, that is found in theatre, writing, reading, drawing, cinema and indeed language itself. Equally, drifting is no longer simply associated with humans — now, it is configured as something non-human, an activity that animals, rocks and the earth itself are all engaged with permanently. In this expansion of the field, the ultimate aim behind the issue is to stimulate a new dialogue between theatre and performance studies and the SI, to see what happens when the drift is contextualized within the ‘control societies’ of the Anthropocene.

Read the Editorial and Abstracts for the articles below here.

Rethinking the Dérive : Drifting and theatricality in theatre and performance studies
Carl Lavery

Drift Map World
Julia-Kristina Bauer

Transforming Cities : On the passage of Situationist dérive
David Pinder

Road Drift
Nicolas Whybrow

Drawing, Adrift : Bengaluru – Mumbai – St Ives
Cathy Turner

Where to build walls that protect us
Stephen Hodge

Walking Library for a Wild City
Deirdre (Dee) Heddon, Misha Myers

Radiant Futures
Laura Grace Ford

New York Drifters : Tehching Hsieh and David Wojnarowicz
Jack Parlett

Gender Drift : Testo Junkie, queer performativity and molecular becoming
Stephen Greer

To Drift, to Wave, to Waive
Marielle Pelissero

Drifting and Cruising
Glyn Davis

Drifting with Direction : Going astray in Jean Genet
Joanne Brueton

Queer Spiritual Drifting : Not at home in The Beguinage
Petra Kuppers

Drifting across the Border : On the radical potential of undocumented im/migrant activism in the US
Ana Milena Ribero

Invitation to Drift
Amy Sharrocks

Indexing the Drift
Bob Hardy

From Street to Screen : Debord’s drifting cinema
David Archibald, Carl Lavery

Louphole : Drifting with wolves
Simon Whitehead

Field Guides
Mike Pearson

Erratic Drift : notes towards human-geologicaldrifting
Minty Donald, Nick Millar

The Perturbations of Drift in a Stratified World
Deborah Dixon

Drift as a Planetary Phenomenon
Bronislaw Szerszynski

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