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Author Trezise, Bryoni.

Title Visions and revisions : performance, memory, trauma / edited by Bryoni Trezise and Caroline Wake
Published Copenhagen : Museum tusculanum press, [2013]
Copenhagen : Museum Tusculanum Press, University of Copenhagen, 2013


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Description 233 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series In between states, 2246-1914 ; vol. 2
In between states ; v. 2
Contents Introduction. From sight to site : performance in memory and trauma studies / Bryoni Trezise and Caroline Wake -- I. Visions. 1. The accident and the account : towards a taxonomy of spectatorial witness in theatre and performance studies / Caroline Wake -- 2. Torture in the field of refracted suffering : Mike Parr and the pain of becoming un-Australian / Christine Stoddard -- 3. Identity politics of mobility : Kara Walker and Berni Searle / Petra Kuppers -- 4. Responsibility and the dangers of proximity : responding to Caryl Churchill's Seven Jewish Children / Helena Grehan -- 5. The ethics and politics of witnessing Whoopi / Geraldine Harris -- II. Revisions. 6. Coming to terms with trauma tourism / Laurie Beth Clark -- 7. Memory, self and landscape : performing Australian nation trauma in Thailand / Chris Hudson -- 8. Grave dancing : divergent recollection along the tourists traumascape / Bryoni Trezise -- 9. Architecture of the aftermath / Adrian Lahoud and Sam Spurr -- 10. Listening to the long Soviet silence : trauma, memory and the Soviet experience / Maria Tumarkin
Summary "Visions and Revisions brings the fields of performance studies and trauma studies together in conversation where they inform crucial themes such as trauma, testimony, witness, and spectatorship. While performance studies is increasingly addressing trauma and how to represent it, attention is still often relegated to high-brow forms of art and political theater. The contributors here fill a critical gap, raising questions about how popular and mediatized performances that memorialize the trauma might also be viewed through performance theory. They also look at how performance studies might shift it's focus from the visual to the sensorial and material-as a method of rethinking the act of witness-and in doing so offer a fresh perspective on performance and trauma studies"--Page four of cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Performance art.
Performing arts -- Psychological aspects.
Performing arts.
Psychic trauma.
Wounds and injuries.
Stress Disorders, Traumatic -- therapy.
Adaptation, Psychological.
Mental Recall.
Psychotherapy -- methods.
Sensory Art Therapies -- methods.
Stress, Psychological -- therapy.
Author Trezise, Bryoni, editor of compilation
Wake, Caroline, editor of compilation
ISBN 9788763540704 (paperback)