I want to see the world: stratifying wanders

Savage, Karen (2014) I want to see the world: stratifying wanders. In: Theatre and Stratification: FIRT-IFRT World Congress 2014, 27 July- 01 August 2014, University of Warwick.

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I want to see the world. Stratifying wanders.

In his article, ‘Making routes: Relational journeys in contemporary performance’, David Overend responds to contemporary performance practice “acting upon the impulse to travel and connect with others” (p.379), he suggests that “technological innovation and globalization have placed journeys and travel at the centre of this global stage” (ibid)
Derrida considers globalization as mondialisation, the world, rather than the globe. The globe is foreclosing and completes itself – full circle, “for Derrida, the difference between the Anglo- American “globalization” and the Latinate French mondialisation is the difference between a teleologically informed homo-hegemonization of the earth and a world [monde] exposed to infinite universalization, to what is forever ‘to come.’” (Li, pp. 141-154, 2007). My presentation will explore the notion of the journey and how Overend’s thoughts can be considered alongside intermedial practice. How does travel fit within intermediality? Can we consider the centre of travel? Does the performance of a journey inhabit a central space or a temporal dimension that can be considered to stratify time – time-travel. We will consider this alongside the Derridean ellipsis, using video and performance to reposition the notion of the journey and what it might mean to travel and ‘see the world’

Keywords:Performance, stratification, wanders, intermediality, travel
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W213 Visual Communication
W Creative Arts and Design > W440 Theatre studies
W Creative Arts and Design > W690 Cinematics and Photography not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts (Performing Arts)
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Deposited On:15 Oct 2014 11:30

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