Dramaturgies of Hauntology through practice-based research methodologies in Dwelling and The Strange Geometry of Time (2018-2020) [REF2021 collection]

Steadman, M (2021) Dramaturgies of Hauntology through practice-based research methodologies in Dwelling and The Strange Geometry of Time (2018-2020) [REF2021 collection].

Item Type: Artefact
Creators: Steadman, M
Abstract: The Strange Geometry of Time premiered at University Theatre, Bath Spa University, June 2018. It toured to the Dreams Before Dawn Festival of European Theatre in Paris, 3rd-8th July 2018. A final performance took place in the University Theatre, November 2018. Dwelling premiered at the Arnos Vale Cemetery, October 2019. The 2020 tour of Dwelling to venues: Poltimore House; Wycombe Arts Centre; and the Anglican Chapel, was postponed and rescheduled for 2021 (due to Covid-19). The research was presented at the Creative Corporealities Research Group, and ‘Creative Practice and Critical Thinking Symposium’, February 2020, at Bath Spa University. The projects aimed to creatively activate theories of Hauntology and Spectrality posited by Derrida (1994), Luckhurst (2016), Fisher (2013, 2016), Rayner (2014), Blanco and Pereen (2010, 2013), Gordon (2008). The research methodology draws on terms and concepts derived from Derrida’s Specters of Marx (1994), specifically the figure of the ghost as a deconstructive tool to explore the way in which the present is not present to itself, is haunted. This Collection comprises a multi-component output with contextualising information. Two performances make up the central outputs, The Strange Geometry of Time (2018) and Dwelling (2019-20). Evidence of the outputs and contextualising information are provided by the following: Strange Geometry of Time: The output is documented in a video of the full performance and performance photographs. Contextualising information includes video of rehearsals, performance posters, and a text document detailing methods and processes. Dwelling: The output is documented in a collection of five short films, a video of the full performance, and a performance trailer video. Contextualising information includes publicity design, a text document detailing methods and processes, and a text document detailing Covid-19 pandemic-related delays to the project. Context for the overall research is provided in a 300-word statement, research timeline, and research questions.
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.17870/bathspa.c.5322782
Date: 2021
Note:

This Collection is a collation of research disseminated over the period 2018-2020, included in the REF2021 submission. Further dissemination is expected in 2021 due to Covid-19 delays.

Divisions: Bath School of Music & Performing Arts
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2021 20:26
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2021 10:37
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