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Performing Nature
The essays in this volume explore the borderland between ecology and the arts. Informed by psychoanalysis and cultural materialism, contributors to the first part, 'Spectacle: Landscape and Subjectivity', look at ways in which particular social and scientific experiments, theatre and film productions and photography either reinforce or contest our ideas about nature and human-human or human-animal relations and identities. The second part, 'World: Hermeneutic Language and Social Ecology', investigates political protest, social practice art, acoustic ecology, dance theatre, family therapy and ritual in terms of social philosophy. Contributors to the third part, 'Environment: Immersiveness and Interactivity', explore architecture and sculpture, site-specific and mediatised dance and paratheatre through radical theories of urban and virtual space and time, or else phenomenological philosophy. The final part, 'Void: Death, Life and the Sublime', indicates the possibilities in dance, architecture and animal behaviour of a shift to an existential ontology in which nature has 'the capacity to perform itself'.

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Group in association with GSE Research

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Free Content Preliminary Material
pp. i-xviii(18)

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Introduction
pp. 19-62(44)
Authors: Giannachi, Gabriella; Stewart, Nigel

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Animal Geographies: Zooësis and the Space of Modern Drama
pp. 103-118(16)
Author: Chaudhuri, Una

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Beating the Unbound: Political Theatre in the Laboratory Without Walls
pp. 181-198(18)
Author: Szerszynski, Bronislaw

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Navigating Voices
pp. 199-216(18)
Author: Heim, Wallace

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Performing Soundwalks for Journées sonores, canal de Lachine
pp. 217-234(18)
Author: McCartney, Andra

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From Performance through Narrative to Interconnected Subjectivities
pp. 235-250(16)
Author: Briginshaw, Valerie A.

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Performed Ecologies: Body, Material, Architecture
pp. 269-284(16)
Author: Kaye, Nick

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Beating a Path: Designing in the Posture of Body
pp. 285-302(18)
Author: Bronet, Frances

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Environments for Interactive Dance
pp. 303-326(24)
Author: Birringer, Johannes

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Spacetime and Mud in Butoh
pp. 327-344(18)
Author: Fraleigh, Sondra

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Re-Membering the Mountain: Grotowski's Deep Ecology
pp. 345-359(15)
Author: May, Theresa J.

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The Museum of Voids
pp. 377-390(14)
Author: Giannachi, Gabriella

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Play—Ground—Nature—Table
pp. 391-404(14)
Author: Read, Alan

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Performance and Ecology: A Reader's Guide
pp. 405-415(11)
Author: Heim, Wallace

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