Performance Research Volume 17 Issue 5

On Duration

Issue editors: Ed Scheer

ISSN: 1352-8165 (2012) 17:5

In performance, duration can mean a specific quantity of time as in a musical rhythm or even a quality of time, like Bergson’s ‘real duration’, characterised as the absolute time of the lived body, multiple and heterogeneous. This issue explores the aesthetics of duration in performances which foreground the passage of time in the work and the experience of time for the spectator. ‘On Duration’ develops ways of re-thinking the perceived space/time templates of performance, its modes of presencing, and to suggest different models for its interpretation.

Introduction: the End of Spatiality or the Meaning of Duration

Edward Scheer

pp. 1 - 3

Sleeping Drivers [Artist's Pages]

Nick Kline

pp. 4 - 4

Forever Ephemeral: John Cage's ASLSP

Jeffery Byrd, John Fritch

pp. 5 - 8

Blurred Architecture: Duration and Performance in the Work of Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Rachel Hann

pp. 9 - 18

The Lovers': on the Great Wall and Beyond

Chloe Johnston

pp. 19 - 23

Remembering, Repeating and Working Through in ‘Anniversary - an Act of Memory' by Monica Ross and Co-Recitors (2008‚Äì)

Alexandra M Kokoli

pp. 24 - 30

Strange Attractors: Barbara Campbell's 1001 Nights Cast

Branislava Kuburović

pp. 31 - 33

Einstein on the Beach: a Study in Temporality

Susan Broadhurst

pp. 34 - 40

Archaeological Explorations of Duration in the Contemporary City

James Dixon

pp. 41 - 46

Signs of the Times: Structures and Signatures

Tony Gardner

pp. 47 - 53

Line Dialogues: Marking Time and Process [Artists' Pages]

Jane Grisewood, Carali McCall

pp. 54 - 55

Open Your Eyes/Shut Your Eyes: Staging Kandinsky's the Yellow Sound at Tate Modern

Geraint D'Arcy, Richard J. Hand

pp. 56 - 60

Media Dramaturgies of the Mind: Ivana Müller's Cinematic Choreographies

Maaike Bleeker

pp. 61 - 70

This Progressive Production: Agency, Durability and Keeping It Contemporary

Mary Richards

pp. 71 - 77

The Conversion of Essence Into Series: a Dance of Repetition from Vermeer to Leibniz [Artists' Pages]

Paul Jeff, Laura Jenkins

pp. 78 - 81

The Speed of Broken Light: a Meditation on Duration and Performance

Ted Hiebert

pp. 82 - 91

On Consuming Encounters: Short Duration and the Material Conditions of Performance

Saini Manninen

pp. 92 - 97

On Duration and Multiplicity

Lara Shalson

pp. 98 - 106

Life [in Progress]

Janez Janša

pp. 107 - 109

When Is a Performance?: Temporality in the Social Turn

James Andrew Wilson

pp. 110 - 118

‘Perform-Box': Towards an Architecture-Of-Time

V. Şafak Uysal, Levent Arıgağ

pp. 119 - 129

Meal Time As Medium: Duration and the Work of Ao&

Wood Roberdeau

pp. 130 - 134

‘Notes on a Return' to a Not-Forgotten: Durations of the Missed and the Previously Unvisited

Georgina Guy

pp. 135 - 139

Running Time [Artists' Pages]

Chris Speed, Angelina Karpovich

pp. 140 - 141

Review: Olympian Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream or nightmare?

Christie Carson

pp. 142 - 144

Review: Matter and Memory and Performance: Towards an encounter with relationality

Patrick Robinson

pp. 145 - 147

Notes on Contributors

pp. 148 - 150