4.3 On Silence



Issue editors: Claire MacDonald

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The greatest irony about silence is that there has been so much said about it. In fact, in this noisiest of centuries, silence has emerged as one of the richest areas of critical enquiry and most powerful elements of artistic expression. For the final issue of this millennium, Performance Research will look at its nature, uses and meaning across the fields of performance. We wish to explore silence as metaphor, as practice, as absence, emptiness and experience, political silence and silencing, musical and visual silence, and the place of silence in the history of the avant garde, as well as linguistic and philosophical approaches to silence.
Editorial: Sounding Out
Claire MacDonald
pp. iii – iv
Performative Silences
Rudi Laermans
pp. 1 – 6
The Silence of Photographs
Jean Baudrillard
pp. 7 – 7
Understanding Silence: Meaning and interpretation
Lisa Schwartz
pp. 8 – 11
Performance in the Proximity of Silence
John Lutterbie
pp. 12 – 16
See to Hear – Deaf Sign Language as Performance
Lib Taylor
pp. 17 – 23
Partition du Silence, 1997
Pierre Huyghe
pp. 24 – 24
Silence – The Development of a New Musical-Theatrical Category
Regine Elzenheimer
pp. 25 – 33
Erotic Silence
Simon Shepherd
pp. 34 – 39
Acoustic Shadows: Cast behind the curtain
Shirley MacWilliam
pp. 40 – 46
Surface Noise/Silent Sea
Peter Stafford
pp. 47 – 50
Audible WITHIN: Brian Catling’s performance soundings
Aaron Williamson
pp. 51 – 59
Committed to Paper: Curating for the page
Claire MacDonald
pp. 60 – 63
just for now (and then)… some notes on time and event [artist’s pages]
Monica Ross
pp. 64 – 71
Silent Images [artist’s pages]
Vit Hopley, Yve Lomax
pp. 72 – 75
Geometries of Attention [artist’s pages]
Joan Retallack
pp. 76 – 81
Observe Silence! A fabrication and experience of silence [artist’s pages]
Bernie Lubell
pp. 82 – 89
Still-life Drawing of a Conversation
Joseph Grigley
pp. 90 – 90
Dying Swans or Sitting Ducks? A critical reflection on feminist gazes at ballet
Alexandra Carter
pp. 91 – 98
Book Reviews
Drew Milne, John Hall
pp. 99 – 106
Sounding Silence: An archive
Claire MacDonald
pp. 107 – 114
Notes on Contributors
pp. 115 – 116

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