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'On Ecology' edition of Performance Research published online
The 'On Ecology' edition of the academic journal Performance Research is now online. Articles about ecology and performance have punctuated the journal over the past few years, but this is the first themed edition, edited by Stephen Bottoms, Aaron Franks and Paula Kramer.
The collection includes analyses of performance works, theoretical articles and artist's pages. The subject include climate change, environmental justice, animism, forests, learning, waste and the city. Artforms include installations, community performance, dance and movement in the outdoors, walking, public meetings, activism and weddings. Several articles spring from the 'Reflecting on Environmental Change through Site-based Performance' AHRC research network in 2010 - 2011.
The journal, published by Taylor and Francis, is accessible for academics in subscribing institutions, but is not freely accessible to the public. Abstracts can be read for free online, and many authors, if emailed, will send a copy of their article. If you have difficulty accessing an article, or contacting an author, please email us.
The table of contents:
Cycle One: 'Falling'
Pavithra Vasudevan: Performance and Proximity: Revisiting environmental justice in Warren County, North Carolina
Cycle Two: 'Relating':
Cycle Three: 'Learning'
Baz Kershaw: 'This is the way the world ends, not...?':On performance compulsion and climate change
Amanda Thomson: Walking Among the Dead Amongst the Living
Simon Bayley: The Persistence of Waste
Aaron Franks: Coffee Cup Ecologies: Some reflections on gathering
Minty Donald: Bridging Part 1 [Artist's Pages]
Amanda Thomson contributed the Kelo as her metaphor for sustainability
Wallace Heim is co-editor of the Directory.