Dr Jo Cole, a particle physicist from the College of Engineering Design and Physical Sciences (CEDPS). and I were recently funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (2015-2017) to develop a pilot project entitled The Elusive Ms Higgs: a detective fiction of elementary truths which sought to investigate the use of immersive theatre practice as a tool to engage school pupils with the particle physics associated with the discovery of the Higgs boson.
I have published papers and articles on live art and performance. Most recently, a article which considers, Tino Sehgal's approach to producing without producing objects: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/intellect/chor/2017/00000008/00000002/art00002#
A fully revised and updated second edition of my monograph on Marina Abramović (Routledge) will be published later this year.
- Art and participatory practice
- Durational performance
- The performative body in extremis
- Outreach performance and the communication of science
- The performance of democracy and democratic processes
My research interests include a concern with the performance body in extremis, the politics of participatory practice, live art and representation. I would be happy to hear from potential research students with corresponding interests.