Fishing in Puddles, Place and Space in Performance Research

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/603921
Title:
Fishing in Puddles, Place and Space in Performance Research
Authors:
Piasecka, Shelley ( 0000-0002-5224-0490 )
Abstract:
This article examines the significance of place and space from a Performance Studies and Social Studies perspective. In terms of the social sciences, I draw upon the formal, symbolic and marginal articulation of place. Hetherington suggests that certain places act as focal point for the establishment of social identities, citing city-centre landmarks and shopping malls. Similarly, children attach all kinds of values to the formal spaces they occupy. As one example of this point, I examine the child’s relationship to the school hall. From the perspective of performance, I examine a project undertaken at a junior school in Stoke-on-Trent, inspired by the site work of Wrights & Sites. As a critical lens, I adopt Boal’s understanding of the oneiric dimension. The oneiric dimension is particularly relevant in performance work as these are the moments when we (as performers and spectators) are pulled into the action. In these instances, the physical space simply disappears, imagination replaces actuality and the desire to believe outweighs the reality of the present.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Piasecka, S. (2014). Fishing in Puddles, Place and Space in Performance Research. International Journal of Art & Design Education, 33(2), 235-241. DOI: 10.1111/j.1476-8070.2014.01771.x
Publisher:
Wiley & Sons
Journal:
International Journal of Art & Design Education
Publication Date:
21-Jul-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/603921
DOI:
10.1111/j.1476-8070.2014.01771.x
Additional Links:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1476-8070.2014.01771.x/abstract
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Piasecka, S. (2014). Fishing in Puddles, Place and Space in Performance Research. International Journal of Art & Design Education, 33(2), 235-241. DOI: 10.1111/j.1476-8070.2014.01771.x, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1476-8070.2014.01771.x/abstract. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving
EISSN:
1476-8070
Appears in Collections:
Performing Arts

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dc.contributor.authorPiasecka, Shelleyen
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-29T13:30:14Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-29T13:30:14Zen
dc.date.issued2014-07-21en
dc.identifier.citationPiasecka, S. (2014). Fishing in Puddles, Place and Space in Performance Research. International Journal of Art & Design Education, 33(2), 235-241. DOI: 10.1111/j.1476-8070.2014.01771.xen
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1476-8070.2014.01771.xen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/603921en
dc.descriptionThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Piasecka, S. (2014). Fishing in Puddles, Place and Space in Performance Research. International Journal of Art & Design Education, 33(2), 235-241. DOI: 10.1111/j.1476-8070.2014.01771.x, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1476-8070.2014.01771.x/abstract. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archivingen
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the significance of place and space from a Performance Studies and Social Studies perspective. In terms of the social sciences, I draw upon the formal, symbolic and marginal articulation of place. Hetherington suggests that certain places act as focal point for the establishment of social identities, citing city-centre landmarks and shopping malls. Similarly, children attach all kinds of values to the formal spaces they occupy. As one example of this point, I examine the child’s relationship to the school hall. From the perspective of performance, I examine a project undertaken at a junior school in Stoke-on-Trent, inspired by the site work of Wrights & Sites. As a critical lens, I adopt Boal’s understanding of the oneiric dimension. The oneiric dimension is particularly relevant in performance work as these are the moments when we (as performers and spectators) are pulled into the action. In these instances, the physical space simply disappears, imagination replaces actuality and the desire to believe outweighs the reality of the present.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWiley & Sonsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1476-8070.2014.01771.x/abstracten
dc.subjectPerformance Studiesen
dc.subjectDramaen
dc.subjectTheatreen
dc.subjectBoalen
dc.subjectEducation Studiesen
dc.titleFishing in Puddles, Place and Space in Performance Researchen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1476-8070en
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Art & Design Educationen
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