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Sruti Bala

delicate gestures of participation 5 Delicate gestures of participation Freedom, rather, possesses the strange capacity to hide itself in the gesture that expresses it. (Flusser, 2014, p. 164) An audience that sleeps? Going off to sleep during a performance is usually regarded as a sign of boredom, lack of attentiveness and lack of interest on the part of spectators. The sight (or sound!) of audience members falling asleep might be perceived as an indication of the performance’s failure to engage, entertain or enthuse and thus a failure to fulfil what are

in The gestures of participatory art
Author: Sruti Bala

This book presents a study that undertakes an examination of participatory practices in contemporary theatre, performance and the visual arts, setting these against the broader social and political horizons of civic participation. It reconsiders the status of participation, with particular emphasis on participatory art both beyond a judgement of its social qualities as well as the confines of format and devising. The book attempts a cross-disciplinary discussion of participation, bringing together examples from the field of applied and community theatre, performance art and participatory visual arts. Gestures of participation in performance indicate possibilities for reconfiguring civic participation in public spaces in unexpected ways. Thus, less emphasis is laid on direct opposition and instead seeking a variety of modes of resisting co-optation, through unsolicited, vicarious or delicate gestures of participation. The book examines the question of institutional critique in relation to participatory art. It moves on to address the relationship between participatory art and the concept of 'impact'. A close examination of one workshop setting using the methodological framework of the 'theatre of the oppressed' in the context of a political party-led initiative follows. The book follows two conceptually inspired performance projects Where We Are Not? and If I Could Take Your Place? Finally, it emphasizes on how common-sense assumptions around audience participation in theatre and performance theory are called into question by the artwork's foregrounding of sleep as a mode of participation.

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Sruti Bala

provisional and suggestive, but never fully determined element. These gestures of participation in performance, however, indicate possibilities for reconfiguring civic participation in public spaces in unexpected ways, putting less emphasis on direct opposition and instead seeking a variety of modes of resisting co-optation, through unsolicited, vicarious or delicate gestures of participation. Sometimes the performance of a gesture is merely symbolic, at other times gesture may become event (Butler, 2014b). Outline of this study How, then, does one study the gestures of

in The gestures of participatory art
Simha Goldin

it. A husband is required to show his affection for his wife and he should do this though subtle words and delicate gestures of warmth and of love. In Rashi’s view, when the spouses touch one another, pour for each other, pass food to one another, they increase mutual feelings of affection and create an intimate closeness and normal routine all of their own. In contrast, during niddah there must be

in Jewish women in europe in the middle ages
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Grafting space and human relations in the trans-cinema of Claire Denis
James S. Williams

literally by Denis as a passenger), and for which the film’s primary cartography – the endless shots of, and from, the trains crossing on the commuter tracks – is but a prefiguring metaphor. Due to Lionel’s clear lead – the delicate gesture of passing Jo on to Noé – all three are able now to start a fresh chapter in their interconnected lives. Lionel does not return to the nest that night, perhaps for the first time ever, and as Noé says to Jo the morning after when he finds his cat dead and thus the last material link with his parents suddenly dissolved: ‘Everything

in Space and being in contemporary French cinema