Embodied Avatars

Genealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance

Author: Uri McMillan

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479852473

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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How black women have personified art,expression,identity, and freedom through performance Winner, 2016 William Sanders Scarborough Prize, presented by the Modern Language Association for an outstanding scholarly study of African American literature or culture Winner, 2016 Barnard Hewitt Award for Outstanding Research in Theatre History, presented by the American Society for Theatre Research Winner, 2016 Errol Hill Award for outstanding scholarship in African American theater, drama, and/or performance studies, presented by the American Society for Theatre Research Tracing a dynamic genealogy of performance from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century, Uri McMillan contends that black women artists practiced a purposeful self- objectification, transforming themselves into art objects. In doing so, these artists raised new ways to ponder the intersections of art, performance, and black female embodiment. McMillan reframes the concept of the avatar in the service of black performance art, describing black women performers’ skillful manipulation of synthetic selves and adroit projection of their performances into other representational mediums. A bold rethinking of performance art, Embodied Avatars analyzes daring performances of alterity staged by “ancient negress” Joice Heth and fugitive slave Ellen Craft, seminal artists Adrian Piper and Howardena Pindell, and contemporary visual and music artists Simone Leigh and Nicki Minaj. Fusing performance studies with literary analysis and visual culture studies, McMillan offers astute readings of performances staged in theatrical and quotidian locales, from freak shows to the streets of 1970s New York; in literary texts, from artists’ writings to slave narratives; and in visual and digital mediums, including engravings, photography, and video art. Throughout, McMillan reveals how these performers manipulated the dimensions of objecthood, black performance art, and avatars in a powerful re-scripting of their bodies while enacting artful forms of social misbehavior. The Critical Lede interview with Uri McMillan
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On the Politics of Ugliness

Author: Sara Rodrigues

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319767836

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Page: N.A

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Afro-Fabulations

The Queer Drama of Black Life

Author: Tavia Nyong'o

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479888443

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 2560

Argues for a conception of black cultural life that exceeds post-blackness and conditions of loss In Afro-Fabulations: The Queer Drama of Black Life, cultural critic and historian Tavia Nyong’o surveys the conditions of contemporary black artistic production in the era of post-blackness. Moving fluidly between the insurgent art of the 1960’s and the intersectional activism of the present day, Afro-Fabulations challenges genealogies of blackness that ignore its creative capacity to exceed conditions of traumatic loss, social death, and archival erasure. If black survival in an anti-black world often feels like a race against time, Afro-Fabulations looks to the modes of memory and imagination through which a queer and black polytemporality is invented and sustained. Moving past the antirelational debates in queer theory, Nyong’o posits queerness as “angular sociality,” drawing upon queer of color critique in order to name the gate and rhythm of black social life as it moves in and out of step with itself. He takes up a broad range of sites of analysis, from speculative fiction to performance art, from artificial intelligence to Blaxploitation cinema. Reading the archive of violence and trauma against the grain, Afro-Fabulations summons the poetic powers of queer world-making that have always been immanent to the fight and play of black life.
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Kunst und Körper

Author: Tracey Warr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780714894270

Category: Body art

Page: 204

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Jenseits von Natur und Kultur

Author: Philippe Descola

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518768409

Category: Social Science

Page: 638

View: 1775

Seit der Zeit der Renaissance ist unser Weltbild von einer zentralen Unterscheidung bestimmt: der zwischen Natur und Kultur. Dort die von Naturgesetzen regierte, unpersönliche Welt der Tiere und Dinge, hier die Menschenwelt mit ihrer individuellen und kulturellen Vielfalt. Diese fundamentale Trennung beherrscht unser ganzes Denken und Handeln. In seinem faszinierenden Buch zeigt der große französische Anthropologe und Schüler von Claude Lévi-Strauss, Philippe Descola, daß diese Kosmologie alles andere als selbstverständlich ist. Dabei stützt er sich auf reiches Material aus zum Teil eigenen anthropologischen Feldforschungen bei Naturvölkern und indigenen Kulturen in Afrika, Amazonien, Neuguinea oder Sibirien. Descola führt uns vor Augen, daß deren Weltbilder ganz andersartig aufgebaut sind als das unsere mit seinen »zwei Etagen« von Natur und Kultur. So betrachten manche Kulturen Dinge als beseelt oder glauben, daß verwandtschaftliche Beziehungen zwischen Tieren und Menschen bestehen. Descola plädiert für eine monistische Anthropologie und entwirft eine Typologie unterschiedlichster Weltbilder. Auf diesem Wege lassen sich neben dem westlichen dualistischen Naturalismus totemistische, animistische oder analogistische Kosmologien entdecken. Eine fesselnde Reise in fremde Welten, die uns unsere eigene mit anderen Augen sehen läßt.
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Die Verortung der Kultur

Author: Homi K. Bhabha

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783860570333

Category: Colonies in literature

Page: 408

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Die Neuerfindung der Natur

Primaten, Cyborgs und Frauen

Author: Donna Haraway

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783593352411

Category:

Page: 237

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Das Unbehagen der Geschlechter

Author: Judith Butler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518124338

Category: Sexuelle Identität

Page: 236

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Paul McCarthy

videos 1970-1997

Author: Paul McCarthy,Yilmaz Dziewior,Ulrike Groos,Frans Halsmuseum,Museet for samtidskunst (Norway)

Publisher: Walther Konig

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 7866

Essays by Yilmaz Dziewior, Ulrike Groos, Johann Lothar Schroder and Kathrin Sauerlander.
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Orte des seelischen Rückzugs

pathologische Organisationen bei psychotischen, neurotischen und Borderline-Patienten

Author: John Steiner

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608917352

Category:

Page: 227

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Turbogeile Lesbenlust

Author: Alison Bechdel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783891370322

Category: Lesbians

Page: 142

View: 4032

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Haß spricht

zur Politik des Performativen

Author: Judith Butler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518124147

Category: Hate speech

Page: 263

View: 1969

Eine Geschichte weiblichen Schreibens und der Gefährdungen, denen schreibende Frauen ausgesetzt waren und sind: von "Ahnherrinnen" wie Hildegard von Bingen und Christine de Pizan bis zu zeitgenössischen Autorinnen wie Doris Lessing, Paula Fox, Toni Morrison, Isabel Allende, Zeruya Shalev ...
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Die Sonne und der Tod

dialogische Untersuchungen

Author: Peter Sloterdijk,Hans-Jürgen Heinrichs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518457870

Category: Metaphysics

Page: 370

View: 4325

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Postdramatisches Theater

Author: Hans-Thies Lehmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783886612840

Category: Experimental theater

Page: 506

View: 2663

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Davids Story

Roman aus Südafrika

Author: Zoë Wicomb

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783889776143

Category:

Page: 303

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Endland

Author: Tim Etchells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783037340431

Category:

Page: 233

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Gegen den Krieg

Author: Mo Ti

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783737410182

Category:

Page: 192

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Matthew Barney

the Cremaster cycle

Author: Matthew Barney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783775711708

Category: Installations (Art)

Page: 523

View: 1896

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