Friday, March 23, 2012

On the Power of Performance

"Performance implicates the real through the presence of living bodies. In spectatorship there is an element of consumption: there are no left-overs, the gazing spectator must try to take everything in. Without a copy live performance plunges into visibility in a maniacally charged present and disappears into memory , into the realm of invisibility and unconscious where it eludes regulation and control."

 Peggy Phelan, Unmarked   

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