Performance Research Volume 23 Issue 1

On Children

Issue editors: Adele Senior and The Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home

ISSN: 1352-8165 (2018) 23:1

On Children features critical analyses and practice-research interrogations on the politics and aesthetics of children in performance. It gathers new insights from international researchers and artists who work with children and seeks to draw up some of the epistemological and ontological borders of the child and childhood in relation to both historical and contemporary conceptualizations of children. Moving beyond well-established pedagogical paradigms of children’s participation in performance within the field, the issue poses questions of adult–child transvestism; queering children; the political and cultural rights of children; children as activists and collaborators; and children and radical immanence. Transnational in scope, with contributions from Australia, Canada, Greece, India, Italy, the Netherlands, the USA and the UK, this issue charts the multifaceted work of children in a wide range of performance practices as well as corresponding theoretical approaches across the fields of philosophy, gender studies, psychoanalysis, childhood studies, feminism, disability studies and political theory. On Children opens up new ways of working with and critically reflecting on children in performance.

On Children : Editorial

Adele Senior, Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent

pp. 1 - 4

Child & Co : In the company of your own making

Alan Read

pp. 5 - 23

‘Build Your Own Keynote’, Child & Co : In the company of your own making

Neal Anderson, Hedda Fletcher-Watson, Minny Fletcher-Watson, Elisabeth Anna Mastrokalou, Elisabeth Anna Mastrokalou, Lili Osborne

pp. 24 - 25

‘Age Transvestism’ in Contemporary Performance and Live Art With Children

Adele Senior

pp. 26 - 36

Delicate Faces, Virtuosic Bodies : Imagined childhood in Gotipua performances

Krittika Mondal

pp. 37 - 43

So Cute, So Creepy : Children undoing the human in Het Hamilton Complex

Isis Germano

pp. 44 - 51

Children’s Queered Voicings : Questions of (voiced) power

Yvon Bonenfant

pp. 52 - 60

Children, Performance and Ecology

Sarah Hopfinger

pp. 61 - 67

The Errant Method as a ‘Children’s Art Theatre’

Chiara Guidi, Cristina Ventrucci

pp. 68 - 75

Do Algorithms Dance? Viral Kids and Contagious Scripts : The infantile logic of spreadable media

Bryoni Trezise

pp. 76 - 84

Lookout [artist's pages]

Andy Field

pp. 85 - 88

SOUR VS SOUR [artist's pages]

Hannah Jickling, Helen Reed, Big Rock Candy Mountain

pp. 89 - 90

Haunting Dreams of a Wild Future : or What children have to teach us about politics

Gigi Argyropoulou

pp. 91 - 97

A Plea for Transgenerational Research in Live Art

Sibylle Peters, Theatre of Research

pp. 98 - 101

How to Talk About Gender Equality With a 9‑year-old : Performing feminist values for children

Elena Marchevska

pp. 102 - 108

The Child as Art Object in Tino Sehgal’s Ann Lee, Ann Lee & Marcel and This Progress : A reflection

Antje Hildebrandt

pp. 109 - 112

Open Your Eyes : Working with my children on Sit with me for a moment and remember

Michael Pinchbeck

pp. 113 - 116

Afterword : Children ruin everything!

Gary Anderson

pp. 117 - 124

Notes on Contributors

pp. 125 - 126