The living statue: Performer, poseur, posthuman
Lavender, A (2013) The living statue: Performer, poseur, posthuman Studies in Theatre and Performance, 33 (2). pp. 119-131.
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This article explores the contemporary phenomenon of living statue performance. It addresses the attributes of this work as a mode of disciplined physical presentation; a cipher for acting; and an instance of pure watchability. I discuss examples of statue performers in Sao Paolo's Parque Ibirapuera, to examine ways in which living statues present personae, interact with spectators and create situations of affect. I note some historical instances of statue performance and their taste for the uncanny. In addressing the recent ubiquity of the form, I argue that today's living statues can be seen as characteristically posthuman and suggest that their tropes of presentation are consistent with other kinds of performance within digital culture. © 2013 Intellect Ltd Article.
|Divisions :||Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Arts > Dance, Film and Theatre|
|Date :||May 2013|
|Identification Number :||10.1386/stap.33.2.119_1|
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|Additional Information :||© 2013 Intellect Ltd|
|Depositing User :||Symplectic Elements|
|Date Deposited :||29 Oct 2014 15:11|
|Last Modified :||29 Oct 2014 15:11|
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