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

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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 - Nov 2017

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

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Returning to Jamais Vu: Uncanny Encounters in the Live Art Archive and in the Flesh. / O'Sullivan, Elaine.

In: Performance Philosophy Journal, Vol. 3, No. 3, 11.2017, p. 794-806.

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