Energy and Forces as Aesthetic Interventions
Politics of Bodily Scenarios
This volume collects academic as well as artistic explorations highlighting historical and contemporary approaches to ›the energetic‹ in its aesthetic and political potential. Energetic processes straddle dance, performance art and installations. They transform the body, evoke specific states and push towards intensities. In contemporary dance and performance art, energetic processes are no longer mere conditions of form but appear as distinct aesthetic interventions.
The contributions in this volume submit these to thorough investigation, elucidating maneuvers of mobilization, activation, initiation, regulation, navigation and containment of forces as well as different potentials and promises associated with the energetic.