[D-G] theater performance practitioners?
julia at flyingoutofsequence.org
Sun Oct 16 23:51:58 PDT 2005
These are good questions. I don't have time to answer them all right now,
but will contemplate the questions and do what I can as soon as I can. The
frustrating thing of course is that seeing the work itself answers more of
these questions than anything I can say but as I am trying to write a PhD on
all this, it's a good exercise to try to write about it more clearly.
Answers soon, I hope,
----- Original Message -----
From: "malgosia askanas" <ma at panix.com>
To: <deleuze-guattari at driftline.org>
Sent: Monday, October 17, 2005 4:11 AM
Subject: Re: [D-G] theater performance practitioners?
> Julia wrote:
>> Undermine the reality-grid of right now: meaning that which we say
>> the way it is" about - either publicly or privately.
>> How: by creating theatrical pieces that uproot the static nature of
>> language, gesture, character, etc. in such a way as to bring about this
>> process of becoming: first in our own bodies/souls/minds as
>> players/writers/designers/choreographers/directors and thence into the
>> bodies/minds/souls of the audience.
> I am a theater/performance practitioner, and am curious about some aspects
> of what you wrote:
> (1) What do you mean by "static nature of language, gesture, character,
> Can you give some examples of how your pieces accomplish the uprooting
> mention above?
> (2) What is the postulated psychological mechanism whereby such an
> of the static nature of language, gesture, character, etc., would bring
> about a process of "becoming" in the players/writers/etc? Are there
> empirical data to support that contention? And what kind of a becoming
> is being hoped for or accomplished - does it matter?
> (3) Who is your intended audience? I assume they are not, for example,
> militant neofascists, Christian fundamentalists, career military,
> or Big Bang fanatics.
> (4) What is the postulated psychological mechanism whereby watching a
> theatrical piece that accomplishes the uprooting you mention above
> would bring about a process of "becoming" in the audience? To bring
> a "becoming" in the audience, is it necessary to first accomplish a
> "becoming" in the performers/writers/etc, or are these independent
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