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Collect Yourselves!: Risk, Intimacy, and Dissonance in Intermedial Performance

Spence, Jocelyn, Andrews, Stuart and Frohlich, David (2017) Collect Yourselves!: Risk, Intimacy, and Dissonance in Intermedial Performance In: Risk, Participation, and Performance Practice: Critical Vulnerabilities in a Precarious World. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 153-175. ISBN 978-3-319-63241-4

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Collect Yourselves! is a technologically mediated system that opens up the transformational possibilities of performance to small groups of non-professionals sharing their own digital photos and the stories behind them. Remarkably, their performances achieve moments of emotional and aesthetic power, but these require the performers to take risks, make themselves vulnerable, and establish connections with their audiences. We discuss the framework and methodology of our interdisciplinary approach to designing these performances (Performative Experience Design), then contextualise our discussion within recent work on the subjective experience of risk in the performance literature, from both the performer’s point of view and the audience’s. Our experiences with Collect Yourselves! argue for risk as a necessary component for rewarding and potentially transformational experiences of intermedial autobiographical performance.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Music and Media
Authors :
Editors :
O'Grady, Alice
Date : 21 November 2017
DOI : 10.1007/978-3-319-63242-1_7
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2017 The Author(s)
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Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 30 Nov 2017 10:15
Last Modified : 05 Mar 2019 19:04

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