Issue of Performance Paradigm, focusing on “Performance, Choreography and the Gallery,”

This issue of Performance Paradigm, focusing on “Performance, Choreography and the Gallery,” takes the 2016 Biennale of Sydney (BoS20) as a starting point. The Biennale featured scores of performances that ranged across of a variety of genres (one-to-one, live art, theatre, dance, opera, installations, walks, talks, and tours) and a variety of sites (libraries, galleries, post-industrial halls, inner city streets, and harbour islands). The Biennale’s artistic director Stephanie Rosenthal and two of her ‘curatorial attachés’, Adrian Heathfield and André Lepecki, have been working at this intersection for years, along with curators such as Pierre Bal Blanc, Catherine Wood and Mathieu Copeland. 

 This collection of articles and artist pages seek to engage with the performance dimension of a sprawling, international art event and related work outside the Biennale, along with the associated field of literature. The articles proceed primarily through female case studies such as Alex Martinis Roe, Shelley Lasica, Noa Eshkol, The Brown Council, Mette Edvardsen and Julie-Anne Long, and link the work of such artists to major themes circulating in this field. Of the many themes covered in this writing—including practice, choreography, labour, ethics, discipline, collaboration, visuality, power, spectatorship—we choose materiality, attention, agency, sensation and instability to frame this introduction.

 
The Table of Contents is below 
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Edited by Erin Brannigan, Hannah Mathews, and Caroline Wake 
This issue of Performance Paradigm investigates the relationship between performance, choreography, and the gallery.
Erin Brannigan, Hannah Mathews
1–6
Theron Schmidt
7–28
Sally Gardner
29–41
Fayen d’Evie
42–65
Marie-Louise Crawley
66–79
Julie-Anne Long
80–96
Erin Brannigan
97–117
Rea Dennis
118–133
Amelia Wallin
134–147
Victoria Wynne-Jones
148–162
Caroline Wake
163–173
 
Artist Pages
Agatha Gothe-Snape, Brooke Stamp
174–188
Lizzie Thomson
189–195
Rebecca Hilton
196-200
Rebecca Hilton
201–204
Shelley Lasica
205–212
Alice Heyward
213–226
 
Book Reviews
Peta Tait
227–230
Thomas Kampe