The Jacket Ran Away 
A new text by Lucy Reynolds on the film work of Corin Sworn can be read here.

 

To “change ones copy,” became a common 16C expression for any alteration of “style, tone, behavior, or course of action” so abrupt and startling as to suggest that a person had assumed an entirely new character. To attempt a pretensence or imposter, was to make “a copy of ones countenance.” …. Embedded within the idiomatic analogy between legal and social forms of identity was a new and somewhat sinister implication that the human face was an autonomous, even alien, instrument of misrepresentation.

Worlds Apart, Jean Christophe Agnew, Cambridge University Press, 1986. p. 59


Viewing List


The Photographic Universe | Photography and Political Agency
Hito Steyerl and Victoria Hattam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqQ3UTWSmUc

Seduction of a Cyborg
Lynn Hershman Leeson, 1994
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nc9efa0j8O4&t=320s

Sharkey’s Day
Laurie Anderson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaBbHGKLp88


Reading List

Theatre, Cinema, Power
Dan Graham
Parachute no 31, 1983

Cybernetics, Expanded Cinema and New Media:
From Representation to Performance Practice
Chris Welsley in
Expanded Cinema: Art, Performance, Film
p278-288

Edited by A.L. Rees, Duncan White, Steven Ball and David Curtis

 

Texte Zur Kunst
Issue No.103 / September 2016 ‘Poetry’

Worlds Apart,
Jean Christophe Agnew
Cambridge University Press, 1986.

Transnational Mobilities in Early Modern Theatre
Richard Andrews
Taylor & Francis Ltd, 2014

Performance and Literature in the Commedia dell’Arte
Robert Henke
Cambridge University Press, 2010

Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the World,
Walter Ong
Rutledge, Second ed. 2002

Liquid Times
Zygmunt Bauman
Polity Press, 2007

The circulation of clothes and the making of the English Theatre
A. R. Jones and P. Stallybrass
Cambridge University Press, 2000

Sincerity, Fraud, and Audience Reception in the Performance of Early Modern Poverty
Robert Henke
From Renaissance Drama,  Robert Henke New Series, Vol. 36/37, Italy in the Drama of Europe (2010), pp. 159-178, University of Chicago Press, 2010

The Flexible Personality For a New Cultural Critique
Brian Holmes
http://eipcp.net/transversal/1106/holmes/en, 2002