Vol. 4 No. 3 (2018): Performance and Bodies-Politic
Image Caption: Minimum Monument, by Néle Azevedo, in Silkeborg-DK, August 2017. Image © Néle Azevedo. Used by permission.
Issue Editor: Róisín O'Gorman
Deriving from a series of events held at University College Cork in 2015 and 2016, this issue considers the intersections of performance and public political life, the efficacy and strategies of performance in that arena, and the ways in which performative actions enable protests and processes of political change to remain open and non-violent. Looked at through a performance framework, how can the expressive, experiential terrain of the body meet, interrogate, and re-calibrate our understanding of ongoing questions of agency, action, and subjectivity in order to attend to the various ways in which bodies tell their own stories at the intersections of arts, activism, and scholarship?