Purcell-Gates, L (2016) '‘The terrible things I’ve done’: undisciplined subjectivity of the cyborg within intermedial performance practice.' Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, 21 (3). pp. 413-417. ISSN 1470-112X

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In 15-minute slots, theatre company Invisible Ink invited participants to enter a room by themselves, make a call on a rotary phone, and tell an answering machine about a terrible thing they had done and how they felt about it. In this paper I argue that the body of each participant, in the moment of speaking into the phone, became a cyborg body, producing a new form of cyber-subjectivity by revealing an abjected story. I examine this moment as an instance of rupture in the disciplinary processes of self-curation through the strategic use of intermediality.

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Part of a special issue entitled 'Responding to Intermediality'.

Keywords: abject, cyber-subject, cyborg, facilitation, intermediality
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2016 15:11
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