Performance Studies: Collaborative Embodied Performance: ecologies of skill
Collaborative Embodied Performance: ecologies of skill
Eds: Kath Bicknell and John Sutton
Join us this Friday to launch and celebrate the new edited collection, Collaborative Embodied Performance: Ecologies of skill.
This book is about joint intelligence in action. It brings together scholarship in performance studies, cognitive science, sociology, literature, anthropology, psychology, architecture, philosophy and sport science to ask how tightly knit collaboration works. Contributors apply innovative methodologies to detailed case studies of martial arts, social interaction, freediving, site-specific artworks, Body Weather, human-AI music composition, Front-of-House at Shakespeare’s Globe, acrobatics and failing at handstands. In each investigation, performance and theory are mutually revealing, informative and captivating.
The book’s editors, John Sutton (Philosophy and Cognitive Science, Macquarie University) and proud TAPS alumna Kath Bicknell (Anthropology, Macquarie University) discuss the process of bringing the book to fruition and the challenges and triumphs of transdisciplinary research.
Look forward to conversations, short movies, and immersive or slightly quirky chapter introductions by contributors and commentators, including Ian Maxwell, who was instrumental in the earlier developmental phases of the book and wrote one of the afterwords. Hear about productive, curious overlaps between cognitive science and performance studies, and insights into methodical approaches for studying a range of performance practices and processes, from Kristina Brümmer, Amy Cook, Greg Downey, Sara Kim Hjortborg, Joel Krueger, Sarah Pini, Susanne Ravn, Mike Richardson, Tom Roberts, Lyn Tribble, and more – and Q and A time for live and zoom participants.
We will be running the seminar live and on Zoom. For those wishing to attend in person, the address is:
John Woolley Bldg, Rm S113
IF YOU ARE ATTENDING IN PERSON, PLEASE RSVP TO firstname.lastname@example.org. BY 17 MARCH.
Alternatively, join the event via Zoom.
More information on the book.