Performance Research Volume 19 Issue 3

On Time

Issue editors: Branislav Jakovljevic & Lindsey Mantoan

ISSN: 1352-8165 (2014) 19:3

Performance can’t escape time-keeping, whether it is a split-second performance, or a durational piece that takes days, weeks, months or even years to complete. At the same time, performance defies limitations by evading the present, documenting the past while leaping into the future, and devising strategies of multiple time tracks. It is both firmly rooted in a conventional idea of the passage of moments from past, to present, to future, and in experience that originates from an anticipated future and slips directly into the time of memory. On Time engages with multiple understandings of the time in performance. From the argument that audiences and performers experience time differently in a given event, to questions about re-presenting and adapting previous performances, this issue offers broad conceptual investigations and artistic approaches to temporality. The essays and artists pages assembled for this issue are re-articulations of work presented at PSi 19: Performance and Temporality (June 25-30, 2013).

Now Then – Performance and Temporality : Not once, not twice …

Branislav Jakovljević

pp. 1 - 8

Record of the Time : A Spatula&Barcode project

Michael Peterson, Laurie Beth Clark

pp. 10 - 13

Blog response – The Symphonic Body by Ann Carlson

Rebecca Chaleff

pp. 14 - 14

Performing the Ethico-aesthetic Paradigm

Eric Alliez, Brian Massumi

pp. 15 - 26

Performing Landscape for Years

Annette Arlander

pp. 27 - 31

Keeping Time

Alice Rayner

pp. 32 - 36

Spiral Time : Re-imaging Pacific history in Michel Tuffery's First Contact multimedia projection artwork

Diana Looser

pp. 37 - 42

No Reason to Jump, No Reason Not to Jump : Song Dong and the proc ess called ‘time’

Natasha Lushetich

pp. 43 - 47

‘When This You See’ : The (anti) radical time of mobile self-surveillance

Sarah Bay-Cheng

pp. 48 - 55

Chronopolitics with Dogs and Trees in Stanford

Tuija Kokkonen, Alan Read

pp. 56 - 57

Blog response– Tiresias by Heather Cassils

Megan Hoetger

pp. 58 - 59

Blog response – Incorruptible Flesh: Messianic Remains by Ron Athey

Megan Hoetger

pp. 60 - 61

Open Channels : Some Thoughts on Blackness, the Body, and Sound(ing) Women in the (Summer) Time of Trayvon

Daphne A. Brooks

pp. 62 - 68

Estragement : Towards an ‘age theory’ theatre criticism

Elinor Fuchs

pp. 69 - 77

Dyssynchrony : Time, spaces and ‘manners’ of performance practice in Bogotá, Colombia

Juliana Escobar Cuéllar, David Ayala Alfonso

pp. 78 - 82

Crabface, Wounded Woman and Buttman : Refiguring moving, infecting temporalities

Annalaura Alifuoco

pp. 83 - 87

Don’t Blink : Performing experimental time in the brain laborat ory

Sarah Klein

pp. 88 - 92

Art History’s Dilemma : Theories for time in contemporary performance/media exhibitions

Catherine M. Soussloff

pp. 93 - 100

Autosuggestion : Between performance and design


pp. 101 - 110

Blog response – Art/Life Counseling with Linda Mary Montano

Mel Day

pp. 111 - 111

Blog response – Distronautics: How to do Things with Worlds by Jon McKenzie & Ralo Mayer

Kellen Hoxworth

pp. 112 - 113

On the Difference between Time and History

Peggy Phelan

pp. 114 - 119

Performing the Sacred in Byzantium : Image, breath and sound

Bissera V. Pentcheva

pp. 120 - 128

Slow Work : Dance’s temporal effort in the visual sphere

Biba Bell

pp. 129 - 134

‘We’re Standing in/the Nick of Time’ : The temporality of translation in Anne Carson’s Antigonick

Ben Hjorth

pp. 135 - 139

The Voice of Death, Rupturing the Habitus

Amelia Jones, Marin Blažević

pp. 140 - 143

Microtimes : Towards a politics o f indeterminacy

Jaime del Val

pp. 144 - 149

Blog response – ‘What a Body Can do’: A praxis session by Ben Spatz, Zihan Loo, Christine Germain, Donia Mounsef, Ira Murfin, Justin Zullo & Krista DeNio

Jasmine Mahmoud

pp. 150 - 151

Blog response – Out of Water by Helen Paris & Caroline Wright

Rebecca Chaleff

pp. 152 - 153

Blog response – ‘Too Many Conference Papers Make the Baby Go Blind: When is Neo-Futurism?’ by Jon Foley Sherman, Lindsay Brandon Hunter & Chloe Johnston

Katherine Zien

pp. 154 - 154

Blog response – ‘Performance Gallery’ by L. M. Bogad, Jenni Kokkomäki, Linda Mary Montano, Agatha (Balek) Morrell, Miranda Olzman & Ryan Tacata

Megan Hoetger

pp. 155 - 156

Taste Economies : Alison Knowles, Gordon Matta-Clark and the intersection of food, time and performance

Nicole L. Woods

pp. 157 - 161

Timeless Cruelty : Performing the Stanford Prison Experiment

Stephen Bottoms

pp. 162 - 175

Market Fitness Lecture 7 : Commodities futures

Christian Riley Nagler

pp. 176 - 178


Lindsey Mantoan

pp. 179 - 180

Triangulating Iveković (review)

Mechtild Widrich

pp. 181 - 183

Performing the New Europe (review)

Steve Wilmer

pp. 184 - 185

Performance, Space, Utopia (review)

Yana Meerzon

pp. 186 - 187

Notes on Contributors

pp. 188 - 190