publication . Article . 2015

Co-performance of bodies and buildings : Compagnie Willi Dorner’s bodies in urban spaces and fitting and Asphalt Piloten’s around the block

Haedicke, Susan C.;
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  • Published: 04 Dec 2015 Journal: Theatre Journal, volume 67, pages 643-661 (eissn: 1086-332X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Project Muse
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Street performances disrupt everyday activities in public spaces and challenge the status quo with propositions of alternative possible worlds. While many street performances rely upon urban public spaces and architecture as a way to expose normative behavioral codes and social constructions of seemingly neutral spaces, Compagnie Willi Dorner and Asphalt Piloten focus attention on re-placing the human body in and on city buildings to interrogate the complex materiality of urban architecture and imagine symbiotic links between bodies and buildings that revise expectations about city life. Their ephemeral performance installations appear to merge bodies and buildi...
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free text keywords: Architecture, Pessimism, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Normative, Possible world, Sociology, Literature, business.industry, business, Futures contract, Status quo, Materiality (auditing), Social constructionism, HT, N1, NA, PN2000
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Fig. 5. Asphalt Piloten, Around the Block. Chalon-sur-Saône, France. July 2014. Photograph by Danilo Rasori.

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