Returning to Jamais Vu: Uncanny Encounters in the Live Art Archive and in the Flesh

Elaine O'Sullivan

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    Abstract

    This paper explores returning to a performance, again and again, over an extended time frame, to re-imagine and re-view the piece. It focuses on a performance entitled Jamais Vu (2005–2007) by live artist Anne Seagrave. I analyse my personal encounter with the work over time, arguing for the significance of this durational approach, and of this artist/artwork for performance philosophy. I return to the work via writing/rewriting and performing/re-performing based on archival documents and embodied memory.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)794-806
    Number of pages13
    JournalPerformance Philosophy Journal
    Volume3
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2017

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    Keywords

    • Anne Seagrave
    • Live Art
    • Uncanny
    • Re-enactment
    • Spectatorship

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