Performance in the Field: Interdisciplinary practice-as-research

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Performance in the Field makes a compelling case for ‘performance fieldwork’ as a vital new approach to interdisciplinary collaboration. Refocussing the histories and practices of field research, it shows how creative methods and artistic processes can contribute to an embodied and situated knowledge of complex landscapes and environments. The book brings together case studies of innovative research in the fields of ecology, clubbing, heritage, mobility and deep time, which took place in the United Kingdom between 2009 and 2021. These accessible and engaging field notes connect to international and intercultural contexts, with attention to alternative experiences and perspectives throughout. Together, they provide a critically informed ‘toolbox’ of playful and exploratory strategies for working with a diverse range of urban and rural sites – including a river, a museum, a nightclub, a motorway and a cave. This is a timely methodology that reaches across disciplines to demonstrate how performance continually plays out ‘in the field’.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages193
ISBN (Electronic)9783031214257
ISBN (Print)9783031214240
Publication statusPublished - 29 Apr 2023

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • fieldwork
  • art
  • theatre
  • site
  • environment
  • landscape


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