The ballad of Isosceles : artist's pages

Matthews, AE ORCID: 2017, 'The ballad of Isosceles : artist's pages' , Performance Research, 22 (3) , pp. 114-117.

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The triangle is no Gestalt. The real structures are intersubjective. They cannot be localized anywhere; the triangle has no reality anywhere; it is a systematic metaphor, systematically pursued.– René Girard

The Ballad of Isosceles is a performance installation for two people at a time, which is then witnessed by a larger ‘shadow’ audience who sit and watch from the sidelines. The piece is concerned with the voyeurism and the weird wonders of vicarious pleasure. It was created as part of a residency at Contact Theatre (Manchester) for its 2015 Sensored Festival of Performance. It has gone on to be developed through performances at the University of Salford's Digital Performance Lab and Catalyst Arts's FIX15 Biennale of Live Performance (Belfast).

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Journal or Publication Title: Performance Research
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1352-8165
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Funders: Vice Chancellor's Early Career Research Scholarship at University of Salford
Depositing User: Dr Alison E Matthews
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2017 08:06
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 22:10

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