Performance Research Volume 15 Issue 4


Issue editors: Stephen Daniels, Mike Pearson & Heike Roms

ISBN: 978-0-415-55685

Fieldworks explores the manifold ways in which performance shapes and is shaped by landscape and environment, and offers modes of understanding how places are encountered, imagined, evoked or transformed through human and non-human activity. Places urban and suburban, rural and industrial, spectacular and overlooked, everyday and enchanting, remembered and contested, protected and degraded, enacted, looked at, moved through, worked on and lived in. Working in and across a diverse field of disciplines and practices, contributions from artists and scholars examine the complex ideas, feelings, experiences and concerns – physical, sensual, emotional and cognitive – evoked by landscape and environment, as imaginative representations, material realities and arenas of public concern, through both embodied engagement and critical apprehension.


Stephen Daniels, Mike Pearson, Heike Roms

pp. 1 - 4

Loop (a geography)

Hayden Lorimer, John Wylie

pp. 6 - 13

Walking Women: Interviews with artists on the move

Deirdre (Dee) Heddon, Cathy Turner

pp. 14 - 22

Me, You and Everywhere We Go: plan b [artists pages]

Sophia New, Daniel Belasco Rogers

pp. 23 - 31

Dancing the Face of Place: Environmental dance and eco-phenomenology

Nigel Stewart

pp. 32 - 39

Fieldworking with Atmospheric Bodies

Derek P. Mccormack

pp. 40 - 48

Hanging from Knowledge: Vertical dance as spatial fieldwork

Kate Lawrence

pp. 49 - 58

Looking backwards to walk forward: Walking, collective memory and the site of the intercultural in site-specific performance

Luis Carlos Sotelo

pp. 59 - 69

The Last Wolf [artists pages]

John Fox

pp. 70 - 71

Describing Landscape: Regional sites

David Matless

pp. 72 - 82

Pings [artists pages]

Simon Whitehead, Barnaby Oliver

pp. 83 - 85

Mapping the Field: Moving through landscape

Jo Robinson

pp. 86 - 96

Echoes across the Past: Chorography and topography in antiquarian engagements with place

Michael Shanks, Christopher Witmore

pp. 97 - 106


Wapke Feenstra

pp. 107 - 114

Living Waterscapes: The practice of water in everyday life

Jacquie Clarke

pp. 115 - 122

Landscape with Students and Teachers: Landscape, environment and performance pedagogy in a Greek Summer Academy

Helene Varopoulou

pp. 123 - 130

Underworld, Underground, Underhistory: Towards a counterhistory of waste and wastelands

David Williams

pp. 131 - 140

Notes on Contributors

pp. 141 - 142