Towards a Relational Understanding of the Performance Ecosystem.

Davis, T., 2011. Towards a Relational Understanding of the Performance Ecosystem. Organised Sound, 16 (2), pp. 120-124.

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DOI: 10.1017/S1355771811000069

Abstract

This article seeks to form a deeper understanding of the performance ecosystem by drawing parallels with Bourriaud's Relational Aesthetics and Guattari's conception of subjectivity as outlined in Chaosmosis. Through an examination of participation within performance, and a recognition of the mutability of the roles of performer, listener, instrument and environment in the creation of the music event, this article examines the place of subjectivity, the capacity for self-creation, in the formation of a group aesthetic. Such a concept places the creation of meaning not within the individual participant but rather within the relationship between participants in a situation, a relationship that recognises the interaction between individuals, societies and institutions in its production. Such a discussion helps further our understanding of the performance ecosystem as a conceptual tool.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1355-7718
Subjects:Arts > Music
Group:School of Design, Engineering & Computing
ID Code:18253
Deposited By:Dr Thomas Davis
Deposited On:04 Jul 2011 14:14
Last Modified:07 Mar 2013 15:46

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