Forthcoming issues

Volume 23 Issue 1

On Children

Issue editors: Adele Senior and The Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home
Publication date: 30 June 2018

On Children features critical analyses and practice-research interrogations on the politics and aesthetics of children in performance. It gathers new insights from international researchers and artists who work with children and seeks to draw up some of the epistemological and ontological borders of the child and childhood in relation to both historical and contemporary conceptualizations of children. Moving beyond well-established pedagogical paradigms of children’s participation in performance within the field, the issue poses questions of adult–child transvestism; queering children; the political and cultural rights of children; children as activists and collaborators; and children and radical immanence. Transnational in scope, with contributions from Australia, Canada, Greece, India, Italy, the Netherlands, the USA and the UK, this issue charts the multifaceted work of children in a wide range of performance practices as well as corresponding theoretical approaches across the fields of philosophy, gender studies, psychoanalysis, childhood studies, feminism, disability studies and political theory. On Children opens up new ways of working with and critically reflecting on children in performance.

Illustration of Performance Research Volume 23, issue 1 - On Children

Volume 23 Issue 2

On Writing & Performance

Issue editors: Ric Allsopp and Julieanna Preston
Publication date: 15 July 2018

This issue on contemporary writing and its performance, on performance and its writings, and on the various environments and contexts in which such work takes place, imagines how a text can be conceptualised, written, presented and figured with equal or more contingency and responsiveness to temporal and corporeal happenings, and vice versa. ‘On Writing & Performance’ seeks to extend current and historical dialogues on the shifting relationship between textual and performance practices and considers its theme from the perspectives of a diverse sweep of live, sited, scored and voice work, and critical texts in the fields of performance and writing. 

Illustration of Performance Research Volume 23, issue 2 - On Writing & Performance

Volume 23 Issue 3

On Climates

Issue editors: Eddie Paterson, Rachel Fensham & Paul Rae
Publication date: 31 July 2018

On Climates seeks to register the significance of environmental questions at this moment in time, while taking the opportunity to understand what performance thinking has to contribute to patterns of connection, relation and event formation. To think On Climates, is also to consider what it means to be inclimates, to acknowledge how we are marked and situated by the effects of environments and atmospheres on our bodies, histories, and relationships with others. For this issue, we propose an expanded conception of climates: one that draws attention to local conditions – whether these might be cities, towns, oceans, theatres, parks, prisons, farms, and habitats. We foreground a continuing engagement with interlocutors from multiple perspectives that broadly address the question of climates such as: durations and atmospheres; performance events, climate change and theatre; political climates, and innovative intersections between science, performance transactions and embedded experiences in community actions, activist and art events.

Illustration of Performance Research Volume 23, issue 3 - On Climates