Image, Performance, Protest

Harbison, Isobel. 2019. Image, Performance, Protest. Flash Art, 52(328), pp. 34-41. ISSN 0394-1493 [Article]

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This article considers how the specific qualities of performance — and the unique facility of dance — is able to spotlight the grip of the attention economy, of which the single greatest unit of currency is the digital image in circulation. It proposes that, however intentional, the development or appropriation of cavernous, modular, and interlinked spaces for performance allows for a theater of images and a choreography of circulation fit for the times.

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'The force of the piece reminded me, as Lewis’s and Charmatz’s did before it, of how invaluable the experience of performance is in a new set of relations between governance and media, making us watch images obliquely and with due caution, on unique, scaled-up platforms, while rethinking forms of sociality, solidarity, and group action.'


performance, dance, Oona Doherty, Ligia Lewis, Boris Charmatz

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11 November 2019Published Online

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