Performance on the Edge: Transformations of Culture by Johannes H. Birringer

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Functionality at the facet takes the reader on a trip throughout geographical borders and conceptual limitations so that it will map out the hot territory of up to date theatre, dance, media arts and activism. operating throughout social, cultural and political fault strains, the e-book explores functionality as either approach and speak to, because the dedication to political activism and the reconstruction of neighborhood, as site-specific intervention into the social and technological constructions of abandonment, and because the hugely charged embodiment of erotic fantasies. functionality at the side addresses the politics of community-oriented and reconstructive artmaking in an period marked through the AIDS predicament, cultural and racial polarization, battle, separatism and xenophobia. Provocatively illustrated with paintings from North and principal the USA and jap and Western Europe, the e-book demanding situations our assumptions concerning the kin among media and activism, technological imperatives and social methods and physically identities and digital groups.

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Gwynne Winsberg has composed, sung, and recorded music from the experimental rock music perspective. Tim Tobias is a jazz and film composer and is a skilled jazz keyboard improviser. Patricia Morehead has written many chamber music scores in the more traditional atonal style as well as several works that use extended instrumental techniques. These three musics will come together in the new performance juxta- AFTER THE REVOLUTION 33 posed against one another, superimposed on each other, and even in the context of joint composition and collage techniques.

East Germany/Poland/CSSR, Summer 1991 ASYLUM Documentary film, archaeology project, phase II. Return to Berlin and the same locations as in 1990. Shooting the disappearing Wall and central neighborhoods in East Berlin, especially the former Jewish Scheunenviertel. Interviews with East German citizens about their experience of the social/political transformation. Shoot-on-location along the East German–Polish border. First visit to Eisenhüttenstadt and encounters with border police, immigration and refugee organizations.

Even the ‘Warrior for Gringostroika’ would probably admit that. The border is the imaginary and material context within which the subjectivation of politicized bodies will emerge. Multiple selfidentities will be written and performed as border crossings within and between imagined communities, as travels across the local/global spaces in which diverse histories, languages, memories, and traces continually intersect. Both literally and figuratively, we inhabit border cultures. As I write this down, I am of course aware that Latino and Chicano artists and activists have prepared the path for such a critical understanding of la frontera and of cultural hybridity.

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