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'The In-common of Phenomenology: Performing KMA’s Congregation'

Nedelkopoulou, Eirini (2015) 'The In-common of Phenomenology: Performing KMA’s Congregation'. In: Bleeker, Maaike and Foley Sherman, Jon and Nedelkopoulou, Eirini, (eds.) Performance and Phenomenology: Traditions and Transformations. Routledge, pp. 152-172

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Abstract

This chapter explores the relationship between the individual and the group by considering the experience of solitude in the context of the interactive public work Congregation by KMA. Taking into account the current context of participatory art and performance, the chapter discusses phenomenology’s approaches to social mechanisms through Jean-Luc Nancy’s sociopolitical negotiation of “in-common.” In response to economic and cultural tensions that define popularized conceptualizations of participation, the intermissive structure of in-common offers a theoretical and material format that “reinvents the stage” of our lived encounters. Congregation stages a performance space where participants are in-common through their limited communication. That is, they open up to each other, they are together and separate and, most importantly, they are alone while together. Solitude defines a creative space that is part of the in-common of participants’ openness and co-existence.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: "This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in Performance and Phenomenology: Traditions and Transformations on 20/04/2015, available online: https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138805514”
Status: Published
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
School/Department: School of Performance & Media Production
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/969

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