Performance Research Volume 18 Issue 2

On Value

Issue editors: Mick Wallis & Joslin McKinney

ISSN: 1352-8165 (2013) 18:2

On Value has grown out of the planning and realisation of PSi#18, University of Leeds, 27 June – 1 July 2012, where the theme was ‘performance :: culture :: industry’. The accelerating crisis in neo-liberalism lent further urgency to the conference discussion, and especially to notions of ‘value’. At the heart of the theme was the recognition that there is often a fundamental tension between cultural value and economic value and it is this which, conceptually and concretely, situates manifestations of performance in relationship to wider social and economic conditions. This issue addresses notions of value as they pertain to performance.

Editorial : On Value

Joslin McKinney, Mick Wallis

pp. 1 - 3

PIECE/PEACE WORK : Engendering ‘rationalities of care’ through a thread-by-thread deconstruction of militarism

Helene Vosters

pp. 4 - 14

Troublesome Professionals : On the speculative reality of theatrical labour

Theron Schmidt

pp. 15 - 26

Inspiration Exchange : The value of sitting opposite [artists' pages]

Alexander Kelly

pp. 27 - 30

Valuing Ecologies of Performance : Culture and capital in a neoliberal world

Peter Eckersall, Dominic Gray, Jisha Menon, Mike van Graan, Mike van Graan

pp. 31 - 45

Domestic Train Wreck : A radical utopia

Melanie Bennett

pp. 46 - 55

Colonists, Settlers and Aboriginal Australian War Cries : Cultural performance and economic exchange

Maryrose Casey

pp. 56 - 66

On Value and Necessity : The Green Book and its others

Mick Wallis, Joslin McKinney

pp. 67 - 79

Beyond Capitalist Value : Experimental persistence in the austere city

Jasmine Mahmoud

pp. 80 - 91

What is it Worth? [artists' pages]

Jeff McMahon

pp. 92 - 95

Vision, Viability and Value : Three perspectives on the performing arts across cultures, context and nations

Bree Hadley, Anuradha Kapur, Clarissa Ruiz, Sheena Wrigley, Sheena Wrigley

pp. 95 - 101

Turning Tourists into Performers : Revaluing agency, action and space in sites of heritage tourism

Phil Smith

pp. 102 - 113

You Have to Be What You’re Talking About : Youth poets, amateur counter-conduct, and parrhesiastic value in the amateur youth poetry slam

Takeo Rivera

pp. 114 - 123

Ad Astra

Salamanda Tandem

pp. 124 - 127

Audience Participation and Neoliberal Value : Risk, agency and responsibility in immersive theatre

Adam Alston

pp. 128 - 138

Review : Performance Couplings

Peta Tait

pp. 139 - 140

Notes on Contributors

pp. 141 - 142