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Alissa Clarke

Bio: Alissa Clarke is an academic researcher from Arts and Humanities Research Council. The author has contributed to research in topics: Materiality (auditing) & Carnivalesque. The author has an hindex of 2, co-authored 5 publications receiving 16 citations.

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01 Jan 2009
TL;DR: In this article, the authors situate these trainings, their practitioners and the transmission of their work within genealogical structures, where cross-fertilisation and the influences of earlier psychophysical practices can be viewed within and between psychophysical performer trainings.
Abstract: Where ‘cross-fertilisation’ and the influences of earlier psychophysical practices can be viewed within and between psychophysical performer trainings (Hodge 5), one can situate these trainings, their practitioners and the transmission of their work within genealogical structures. Within the socio-historical context of the last century, in which far fewer women than men held the position of authority of director or practitioner, male performer trainers like Grotowski, Barba, and Brook, dominated psychophysical fields of practice and the content and authorship of writings further transmitting these practices. Indeed, Anna Cutler highlights how ‘women and women’s bodies have been poorly recorded’ (111). Hence, it is not surprising that Grotowski emphasised paternal genealogy in the practice, and therefore also the writing, space, in his 1987 essay ‘“Tu es le fils de quelqu’un” (You Are Someone’s Son).’.However, the psychophysical field is now in a process of change, and the presence of, and knowledge about, women within these practices and writings is becoming far more evident. Despite these developments, the practices and writings of those male performer trainers who began work in the twentieth-century are frequently accepted, and treated or revered as canonical. This serves to discursively construct and uphold a dominant paradigm of a powerful ‘genealogy of sons and fathers’ (Irigaray qtd. in Whitford, ‘Section 1’ 23).

6 citations

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TL;DR: The importance of being serious and treating the practice seriously is emphasised across many different psychophysical performer trainings, with practitioners following Grotowski's lead and emphasising the need, as Slowiak and Cuesta highlight, to leave all giggling, jokes, social chatter outside the workspace as discussed by the authors.
Abstract: The importance of being serious and treating the practice seriously is emphasised across many different psychophysical performer trainings, with practitioners following Grotowski’s lead and emphasising the need, as Slowiak and Cuesta highlight, to ‘Leave all giggling, jokes, social chatter … outside the workspace’. However, drawing on a range of practices, particularly experiences as a participant-observer in Phillip Zarrilli and Sandra Reeve’s trainings, this article contends that these private forms of fun should be viewed and utilised as integral to the practice. Aided by Bakhtin’s depiction of the carnivalesque and focusing upon the, as yet, unexamined environment of the performer training changing room and other related daily moments and spaces, it explores participants’ parodic, playful and grotesque treatment of the trainings and their bodies. Frequently sidelined as taboo, these rebellious counter-discourses produce the means for the participant to jokingly question and unwrap the training...

6 citations

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22 Aug 2013-TDR
TL;DR: In this paper, Dani Ploeger repeatedly "fakes" orgasms using medical devices, digital sound synthesis, and graphs, and rigorously and specifically labors to replicate the sphincter muscle contraction pattern registered by an anonymous male subject during masturbation and orgasm.
Abstract: In his performance installation, ELECTRODE (2011), Dani Ploeger repeatedly “fakes” orgasms. Using medical devices, digital sound synthesis, and graphs, Ploeger rigorously and specifically labors to replicate the sphincter muscle contraction pattern registered by an anonymous male subject during masturbation and orgasm. In so doing, Ploeger critically explores gender and abjection and creates a heightened, embodied presence.

2 citations

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01 Apr 2019
TL;DR: Gorfinkel as mentioned in this paper has been recommended for publication by Feminist Media Histories in the Spring 2019 issue (vol. 5, no. 2) focused on "Sex and the Materiality of Adult Media," guest edited by Elena Gorfinkel.
Abstract: This paper has been recommended for publication by Feminist Media Histories in the Spring 2019 issue (vol. 5, no. 2) focused on "Sex and the Materiality of Adult Media," guest edited by Elena Gorfinkel. The file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link

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1,256 citations

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TL;DR: A DICTIONARY OF THEATRE ANTHROPOLOGY THE SECRET ART OF THE PERFORMER 2ND EDITION PDF is available at the online library.
Abstract: A DICTIONARY OF THEATRE ANTHROPOLOGY THE SECRET ART OF THE PERFORMER 2ND EDITION PDF Are you looking for a dictionary of theatre anthropology the secret art of the performer 2nd edition Books? Now, you will be happy that at this time a dictionary of theatre anthropology the secret art of the performer 2nd edition PDF is available at our online library. With our complete resources, you could find a dictionary of theatre anthropology the secret art of the performer 2nd edition PDF or just found any kind of Books for your readings everyday.

110 citations

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TL;DR: Schneider's long-awaited book Performing Remains as mentioned in this paper offers a major contribution to performance studies discussions and debates around liveness and temporality, framing her study with re-enactment.
Abstract: Rebecca Schneider's long-awaited book Performing Remains offers a major contribution to performance studies discussions and debates around liveness and temporality. Framing her study with re-enactm...

76 citations

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TL;DR: No wonder you activities are, reading will be always needed, it is not only to fulfil the duties that you need to finish in deadline time, but also to encourage your mind and thoughts.
Abstract: No wonder you activities are, reading will be always needed. It is not only to fulfil the duties that you need to finish in deadline time. Reading will encourage your mind and thoughts. Of course, reading will greatly develop your experiences about everything. Reading the pursuit of pleasure is also a way as one of the collective books that gives many advantages. The advantages are not only for you, but for the other peoples with those meaningful benefits.

74 citations