25.5 On Diffraction



Issue editor: Annouchka Bayley

SKU: ISSN: 1352-8165 (2020) 25:5 Category:


‘On Diffraction’ is an invitation to explore the nuanced performativities of the quantum world in and for performance studies. This issue responds to Haraway and Barad’s call for creating urgent, new ways of thinking about the performance and performativity of phenomena that we often take for granted—the world of atoms and photons, waves and wavelengths, microbes and microscopes—that extend beyond human-centred ways of performing the world, in all its vibrancy. We will foreground the spooky, dynamic and subtle ways that diffraction impacts on our understanding of how matter comes to matter—on how all things emerge out of tiny indeterminacies that shape us and the world we live in. At the heart of this issue lies the redefining of political response-ability: how we might go about creating new, critical and performance-based investigations into what it is to perform and be performed within an entanglement of non/human agencies.

Diffraction for Performance Research : A new materialist approach to theory/practice
Annouchka C. Bayley

Notes from the Semiotic Chora : Theatre and performance as affective diffraction
Laura Hartnell

Diffracted Readings of the Future : Practices of ‘Differentiation-Entanglement’
Natalia Esling, Anna Jayne Kimmel, Azadeh Sharifi, Asher Warren, Asher Warren

Atmosphere and Intra-action : Feeling entangled agencies in theatre spaces
Sarah Lucie

Stumbling Matters : On memory as matter that matters
Per Roar

Diffraction, Mixture and Cut-Ups in Performing with Plants
Annette Arlander

The Diffraction of Cells : Places to (mis)carry [artist’s pages]
Joanne ‘Bob’ Whalley

The (Im)possibility of Communicating with Other Species
Christina Stadlbauer, Bartaku

Entangled Gestures and Technical Objects : Illuminating embodiment and digital experience through diffraction in performance
EL Putnam

Diffracted Temporalities : Trajal Harrell’s other dance histories
Daniela Perazzo Domm

Stranger Things, Secret Cinema and the Transmateriality of Touch
Annouchka C. Bayley

Diffraction and ‘In-Visible Light’ : A case study of vertical dance
Rosemary (Rosa) Cisneros, Kate Lawrence

Dancing Diffraction : Many bodies make light work in Sasha Milavic Davies and Lucy Railton’s everything that rises must dance (2018)
Jess McCormack

Diffracting the Politicized Spectale : Queering censorship in the Aichi Triennale
Kyoko Iwaki

Diffractive Co-conspiracy in Queer, Crip Live Art Production
Beck Tadman

Diffracting Virtual Realities : Towards an A-effected VR
Eleanor Dare

The Diffracting Light in Contemporary Theatre
Amy Chan

Diffractive Dramaturgy : A performance practice for complicated times
Jon Lee

Entangled Speech : Speaking through oral microbes
Klaus Spiess, Maximilian Hauptmann, Lucie Strecker

Performing Porosity : Is there some method?
JJ Chan

Cutting together-apart (une greffe)
Teoma J. Naccarato, John MacCallum

Web-Dance’s Era of Ecstasy [review]
Douglas Eacho

Productive Ruptures [review]
Diana Damian Martin

Productive Disorientation Towards a More-than-Human Attunement [review]
Sarah Lucie

Diffracting Cybernetic-Existentialism [review]
Taylor C. Black

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