Performance Research Volume 17 Issue 2

On Foot

Issue editors: Carl Lavery & Nicolas Whybrow

ISSN: 1352-8165 (2012) 17:2

The aim of this issue is to rethink the expressive and perceptive potential of the foot in contemporary performance. Contributors will reflect on a variety of footbased practices and processes as both dramaturgy - in theatre, dance, performance and film - and in everyday life activities such as running and walking. They will also contemplate the metaphorical significance of the foot in phrases such as footwork, footnotes, footage and in the technical vocabulary associated with the foot as a mode of rhythmic measurement in music and poetry. The issue hopes to draw attention to the foot’s aesthetic and political capacities for perceiving and (re)arranging the world.

Editorial Pas De Deux

Carl Lavery, Nicolas Whybrow

pp. 1 - 11

Getting Things off the Ground: Pedestrian Feelings

Martin Welton

pp. 12 - 17

[Artist's Pages] the Distance Between Us

Alexander Kelly

pp. 18 - 21

Thinking Limping: Richard Maxwell's Neutral Hero and the Tragic Impediment of Contemporary Theatre

Adrian Kear

pp. 22 - 29

We Always Arrive in the Theatre on Foot: a Walk to the Theatre in Sixteen Steps and Eighteen Footnotes

Esther Pilkington, Martin Nachbar

pp. 30 - 35

Foot, Mouth and Ear: Some Thoughts on Prosody and Performance

John Hall

pp. 36 - 41

On Foot Commonplace Book [artists, pages]

Matthew Goulish, Lin Hixson

pp. 42 - 45

Before the Law of Human Motor Functions: Walter Benjamin's Poetics of the Step

Jason Groves

pp. 46 - 53

Acconci's Pied-à-Terre: Taking the Archive for a Walk

Kiff Bamford

pp. 54 - 61

‘Before I Compose a Piece, I Walk Round It Several Times, Accompanied by Myself'

Stephen Hodge

pp. 62 - 66

Turning 40: 40 Turns: Walking and Friendship

Deirdre (Dee) Heddon

pp. 67 - 75

Conversations After Dark

Townley & Bradby

pp. 76 - 82

Surfaces and Slopes

Hayden Lorimer

pp. 83 - 86

Warplands: Alkborough

Mike Pearson

pp. 87 - 96

Walk 'Til You Run out of Water

Perdita Phillips

pp. 97 - 109

Running Through a Field: Performance and Humanness

Gregg Whelan

pp. 110 - 120

Memory, Identity and a Desire to Dance

Margaret Ames

pp. 121 - 127

Foot Washing for the Sole [artist's pages]

Adrian Howells

pp. 128 - 131

The Un-Seeing Eyes of the Foot: in Memoriam Kazuo Ohno

Johannes Birringer

pp. 132 - 138

A Mis-Guide Walks to the Shoe Museum

Simon Persighetti

pp. 139 - 140

Notes on Contributors

pp. 141 - 142