ACTS OF TRANSGRESSION, contemporary live art in South Africa

: Pather (J.) & Boulle (C.) eds.

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375pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019

 

Contributions include:
"'Madam, I can See Your Penis': disruption and dissonance in the work of Steven Cohen" by Catherine Boulle
"The Impossibility of Curating Live Art" by Jay Pather
"A Different Kind of Inhabitance': invocation and the politics of mourning in performance work by Tracey Rose and Donna Kukama" by Gabrielle Goliath
"Performing the Queer Archive: strategies of self-styling on Instagram" by Katlego Disemelo
"'Touched by an Angel' (of History) in Athi-Patra Ruga's The Future White Women of Azania" by Andrew Hennlich
"Performance in Biopolitical Collectivism" a study of Gugulective and iQhiya" by Massa Lemu.

"An illuminating and indispensable gathering of the most critical voices thinking about the role of performance..." Okwui Enwezor, former director of Haus der Kunst in Munich and artistic director of the 56th Venice Biennale

"Acts of Transgression makes us alive to the serious, playful and radical acts of imagination that are both of and beyond this postapartheid apartheid." Panashe Chigumadze, author of These Bones Will Rise Again

Catherine Boulle is a writer and researcher based at the Institute for Creative Arts, University of Cape Town.
Choreographer, curator and academic Jay Pather is Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town and Director of the Institute for Creative Arts, University of Cape Town. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Dance Theatre at New York University.