Performance practice and process: contemporary [women] practitioners.

Aston, Elaine and Harris, Geraldine (2007) Performance practice and process: contemporary [women] practitioners. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 9780230001541

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This co-authored monograph (50%) is the final research outcome of the AHRC funded Women's Writing for Performance Project (2003-6). The monograph explores the practice and process of eight of the project's practitioners: Bobby Baker, Curious (Leslie Hill and Helen Paris), Sarah Daniels, Jenny Eclair, Vayu Naidu, Rebecca Prichard, Split Britches and SuAndi. It communicates new performance knowledge rooted in/through a practice-based methodology which argues for an understanding of an 'embodied knowledge' that is able to engage (resistantly) with gender 'matters' in more expansive and inclusive ways than gender theorising (post-Butler) has allowed for. The composition of the monograph allows for the artist-based chapters to reflect difference and diversity (of practices, genres, feminisms, sexualities, etc.) at the same time as it allows for points of connection and commonality. Overall, it 'speaks' primarily to those scholars, artists and artists-scholars with an interest in a practice through research culture. In selecting and structuring material it has been possible to link the monograph with visual documentation and output accessible either via the project website or available on DVD (documentation of Split Britches and 'Performing Words' workshops). Papers arising out of the monograph have been jointly presented (with Aston) at the Women's Writing for Performance symposium (Lancaster University, April 2006); Artists' Forum (Theatre Museum, Covent Garden, London, November 2006), and Universities of Melbourne and New South Wales, Australia (September 2006, by invitation). Harris gave a solo presentation based on monograph materials at a Women's Studies Research seminar at Lancaster in December 2006. RAE_import_type : Authored book RAE_uoa_type : LICA
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