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Intimacy across visceral and digital performance

Intimacy across visceral and digital performance

Chatzichristodoulou, Maria; Zerihan, Rachel

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Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Maria Chatzichristodoulou and Rachel Zerihan
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xvii, 250 pages : illustrations.
Series: Palgrave studies in performance and technology
Subject: Intimacy (Psychology) in the theater.; Performing arts Psychological aspects.; Intimacy (Psychology) in art.
Reproduction: MARIA CHATZICHRISTODOULOU (aka Maria X) is Director of Postgraduate Studies, Lecturer in Theatre and Performance in the School of Arts & New Media, University of Hull, UK, curator, performer, and co-editor of the volume Interfaces of Performance (Ashgate, 2009). Maria has taught at Goldsmiths, Birkbeck, Queen Mary, and Richmond University (UK); co-founded/co-directed the festival and symposium Intimacy: Across Visceral and Digital Performance (UK), international festival Medi@terra, and Fournos Centre for Digital Culture (Greece); and performed with Diplous Eros ensemble (Greece). She holds a PhD in Art and Computational Technologies (Goldsmiths University of London). RACHEL ZERIHAN is a Lecturer in Theatre and Performance at the University of Sheffield, UK. She has taught at Queen Mary University of London, Laban Trinity and Brunel. Rachel co-directed the live and digital art programme Intimacy: Across Visceral and Digital Performance (2007). She was commissioned to prepare a Study Room Guide on One to One Performance for the Live Art Development Agency (2008) and co-edited a collection of works examining the use of technologies in contemporary performance - Interfaces of Performance (Ashgate, 2009). Her PhD examined Catharsis in Works of Contemporary Female Performance and was awarded by Roehampton University in 2008.


  1. Introduction
  2. Part I: Ethical Readings of Political Intimacies
  3. 1 The Body in Your Lap
  4. 2 Not Citizens, But Persons: The Ethics in Action of Performance's Intimate Work
  5. 3 Collapsing Alibis: Intimacy and the Ethics of Wit(h)nessing
  6. Part II: Familiar Intimacies: Bodily Fluids and Microbiology
  7. 4 The Hazardous Conversation: The Practice of Intimacy in Performance at The Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home
  8. 5 Performing with Mother's Milk: The Lactation Station Breast Milk Bar
  9. 6 The Normal Flora Project: Intimate Revelations in Art and Science
  10. Part III: Abuse, Perversion and Obscenity: Knotty Intimacies in Contemporary Performance Practices
  11. 7 Ecstatic Intervals: Performance in a Continuum of Intimacy
  12. 8 Between Bodies: An Artist's Account of the Oral Connection Between Human and Dog
  13. 9 Intimate Pervy Avatars
  14. Part IV: Visceral Technologies: From MySpace to My Body
  15. 10 Intimare
  16. 11 Bodies of Colour/Media Skins
  17. 12 BioMuse to Bondage: Corporeal Interaction in Performance and Exhibition
  18. Part V: An Intimate Distance Apart
  19. 13 (Dis)Embodiment
  20. 14 Katie Mitchell: Intimate Technologies in Multimedia Performance
  21. 15 Intimacy, Delicacy and Indifference: Ane Lan's Migrating Birds
  22. A Discussion on the Subject of Intimacy in Performance, and an Afterword
  23. Bibliography
  24. Index.