Journeys in Performance 2010-2020
Laura Bissell and David Overend
Documenting journey-based performance
In 2010, Laura Bissell and David Overend became interested in the ways in which theatre and performance often took place on the move. They wanted to follow the paths being made in this field and to create their own.
To this end they established ‘Making Routes’ – a network and online resource for artists and researchers working with mobilities in contemporary performance. Over a decade later, the mobile collective that emerged is still going strong, with a growing membership, flourishing website and serving as a valuable testing ground for new thinking and practice in journey-based performance.
This book documents their collaborations, projects and findings, gathering texts of their own and others (including Jamie Lorimer, Phil Smith, Laura Ogden, Adrian Howells and Lewis Hetherington - see full list below) to consolidate their ongoing research project, take stock of their journey, and to ask, ‘where next?
The book is intended for anyone who makes, or wants to make, walking/journeying art or walk/journey-performances, and for anyone interested in psychogeography, radical walking, drift and dérive.
Publication: September 2021
List Price: £25
Format: ~ Paperback - 242 pages
Size: 15.2 x 22.9 cm
Tags: walking, walking arts, journey-based performance, drift, dérive, mythogeography, psychogeography.
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Helen Billinghurst: Lecturer at Plymouth College of Arts
Nic Green: award-winning performance-maker
Lewis Hetherington: playwright, director and performance-maker
Sarah Hopfinger: performance practitioner, researcher and lecturer
Adrian Howells (1962-2014): a leading figure in the field of one-to-one performance practice.
Jamie Lorimer: Professor of Environmental Geography, University of Oxford
Ishbel McFarlane: performer, writer and theatre maker
Sofie Narbed: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow and former Lecturer in Cultural Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London
Laura Ogden: Dept. of Anthropology, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire
Phil Smith: writer, artist and researcher and Associate Professor (Reader), Univ. of Plymouth
Filipa F. Soares: environmental anthropologist and cultural geographer; research fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon
Jenny Swingler: performance artist, writer and researcher
Scott Twynholm: composer