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Fluid States Pasifika: spacing events through an entangled oceanic dramaturgy

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Hannah, DM, Fluid States Pasifika: spacing events through an entangled oceanic dramaturgy, Global Performance Studies, 1, (1) pp. 1-49. ISSN 2574-027X (2017) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

Fluid States Pasifika addresses the role played in PSiís 2015 Fluid States project by the Pacific region: a vast and generally disregarded oceanic territory that has radically transformed over the last 250 years through colonial encounter, settler culture, militarization, migrations, global capitalism, and climate change.

"As a liquid continent, the region tends to image itself through the ocean, te Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa: a connective space of currents, vortices, drifts, suspensions, sediments, tides, foams, and flows that resists fixity; performing in-flux" (Hannah et al. 90).

Representing a fluid, enmeshed, and immersive dramaturgical condition, its Moana/Ocean culture complicates the recent emphasis on a performative interweave with that of fluctuating entanglement just above and below an unpredictable atomized surface.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:PSi, Oceania, Fluid States project, Cook Islands
Research Division:Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Visual Arts and Crafts
Research Field:Performance and Installation Art
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Arts and Leisure
Objective Field:The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
Author:Hannah, DM (Professor Dorita Hannah)
ID Code:119594
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Creative Arts
Deposited On:2017-08-02
Last Modified:2018-05-18
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