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Joshua Davies

160 4 The language of gesture: Untimely bodies and contemporary performanceArt’ is the name of the possibility of a conversation across time, a conversation more meaningful than the present’s merely forensic reconstruction of the past. Alexander Nagel and Christopher Wood, Anachronic Renaissance1 Uniquely among the surviving memorials to Eleanor of Castile, the Eleanor Cross at Northampton is decorated with open books (see Figure 4.1). The books were likely once illustrated, perhaps even with text, and may be an allusion to Eleanor’s own learning. While the

in Visions and ruins