Performare la natura: dal dispositivo rappresentazionale al ‘teatro delle specie’. Tra pratica e teoria in Donna Haraway, Una Chaudhuri e Marta Cuscunà - Laura Budriesi - Vita e Pensiero - Articolo Comunicazioni Sociali Vita e Pensiero

Performare la natura: dal dispositivo rappresentazionale al ‘teatro delle specie’. Tra pratica e teoria in Donna Haraway, Una Chaudhuri e Marta Cuscunà

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rivista COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI
fascicolo COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 2021 - 3. Theatres and Politics Today Lights and Shadows of a Long Relationship
titolo Performare la natura: dal dispositivo rappresentazionale al ‘teatro delle specie’. Tra pratica e teoria in Donna Haraway, Una Chaudhuri e Marta Cuscunà
Performing Nature: From Zoo Perspective to the Theatre of Species. Between Practice and Theory in Donna Haraway, Una Chaudhuri and Marta Cuscunà
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Editore Vita e Pensiero
formato Articolo | Pdf
online da 02-2022
doi 10.26350/001200_000137
issn 0392-8667 (stampa) | 1827-7969 (digitale)
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In March 2020, people were confined inside their homes, and wild animals regained urban spaces. But the insufficient problematization of the paradox, made these images “unthinkable”. In this delicate historical moment the  human/non-human relationship seems to need a supplement of reflection. The author deals with the fruitful intertwining between Performance Studies and Animal Studies, defining it ‒ in accordance with Laura Cull – “Animal  Performance Studies”. In this context, the performative dimension can be particularly fruitful for Animal Studies, defined as It is by some characteristics: embodiment, presence, process, event ‒ shared with non-humans; it can be a  terrain for exploring new relational modes between different species capable of going beyond the reductive, logocentric definition of language that would exclude other species from the start. The choices of reference for theories and  practices ‒ Haraway, Chaudhuri and Cuscunà ‒ combine transfeminist and antispecist theoretical reflection, performance and political activism. The performative project of Marta Cuscunà ‒ Earthbound ‒ is analyzed in the last part of  this writing and becomes a concrete example of the ‘theater of species’ suggested by Una Chaudhuri.

keywords

Performance; animal performance studies; ‘teatro delle specie’.

Biografia dell'autore

Università di Bologna ‒ laura.budriesi@unibo.it

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Anno: 2022 - n. 1

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