Acts of transgression [electronic resource] : contemporary live art in South Africa / edited by Jay Pather and Catherine Boulle
- Johannesburg : Wits University Press 2019.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (375 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
- Additional Creators:
- Pather, Jay and Boulle, Catherine
- Restrictions on Access:
- License restrictions may limit access.
- In this groundbreaking collection of critical essays, 15 writers explore the experimental, interdisciplinary and radically transgressive field of contemporary live art in South Africa. Set against a contemporary South African society that is chronologically 'post' apartheid, but one that continues to grapple with material redress, land redistribution and systemic racism, Acts of Transgression finds a representation of the complexity of this moment within the rich potential of a performative art form that transcends disciplinary boundaries and aesthetic conventions. The collection probes live art's intersection with crisis and sociopolitical turbulence, shifting notions of identity and belonging, embodied trauma and loss, questions of archive, memory and the troubling of colonial systems of knowing, an interrogation of narratives of the past and visions for the future. These diverse essays, analysing the work of more than 25 contemporary South African artists and accompanied by a striking visual record of more than 50 photographs, represent the first major critical study of contemporary live art in South Africa; a study that is as timeous as it is imperative.
- 9781776142804 (ebook) and 9781776142798 (hardback)
- Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 30 May 2019).
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