On Cartographies: Skins, Surfaces, Doings

Guest Editors: Stacy Holman Jones & Anne Harris

On Cartographies: Skins, Surfaces, Doings     [pdf]
Anne Harris & Stacy Holman Jones

Traveling Skin: A Cartography of the Body    [pdf]
Stacy Holman Jones & Anne Harris

Negotiate & ReCollect    [two video performances]
Nirmal Raja

Porous    [pdf]
Paola Bilbrough

Articulation: 7 Maps of Joint Custody     [pdf & video]

Making a Mess of Everything: Excursions Through Communities, Musics, Academics,
Longing, and Belonging
    [pdf & video]
Kiera Galway and Deanna Yerichuk

Map to Homes   [pdf]
Honor Molloy

Mapping the Self in the World: An Arts Based Narrative Curriculum
for Career Resiliency
    [pdf & video]
Carly Stasko

Postkarten aus Deutschland: A Chapbook of Ethnographic Poetry   [images, audio, & pdf]
Sandra L. Faulkner

Imagining Borders    [pdf]
Khadija Baker

Home: An Exploratory Journey with Young Somali-Australians     [essay & video]
Caitlin Nunn, Tamsin Sharp & Collaborators

Before Dispossession, or Surviving It    [prezi & pdf]
Angie Morrill, Eve Tuck, and the Super Futures Haunt Qollective

a hole in the light    [video & pdf]
Lyndsay Michalik

Mapping Flow    [animated pdf]
Jonathan M. Gray

Topographies of Desire: The Death and Disappearing of Alison Hargreaves    [pdf]
Bryanne Young

<notes on contributors>

» A.B. is a poet, performance artist, photographer, and scholar from Los Angeles, California. She is currently a doctoral student in performance studies at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

» Khadija Baker is a Montreal-based, multi-disciplinary artist of Kurdish-Syrian descent. Her installations investigate social and political themes centered on the uncertainty of home as it relates to persecution, identity, displacement, and memory. As a witness to traumatic events, unsettled feelings of home are a part of her experience. Her multi-disciplinary installations (textile, sculpture, audio/video) involve participative storytelling and performance to create active spaces of empathy and greater understanding. Her most recent work explores the social aspects of violence in the Arab world and specifically how it affects women and children. You can see examples of her work at khadijabaker.com

» Paola Bilbrough is a filmmaker, widely published poet, and scholar whose work sits at the juncture of art and critical ethnography. She is particularly interested in collaborative and auto/biographical work and tensions between ethics and aesthetics. She is a lecturer at Victoria University, Melbourne.

» Sandra L. Faulkner is Associate Professor of Communication and Director of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Associate Professor of Communication at Bowling Green State University. Her poetry appears in places such as TAB, Literary Mama, and damselfly. She authored two chapbooks, Hello Kitty Goes to College (dancing girl press, 2012), and Knit Four, Make One (Kattywompus, 2015). Sense published her memoir in poetry, Knit Four, Frog One (2014), and a co-authored book (with Sheila Squillante) on Writing the Personal (2016). She lives in NW Ohio with her partner, their warrior girl, and a rescue mutt.

» Kiera Galway is an educator and musician currently teaching at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland. She is also choral director at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist and bassoonist with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra. Currently completing a Ph.D in Music Education at the University of Toronto, Kiera’s research focuses on cultural and musical geographies in Canada, mapping the intersections of space, identity, and music in three Canadian urban centres (St. John's, Toronto and Iqaluit).

» Jonathan M. Gray is an associate professor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where he teaches courses in rhetoric, visual communication, performance, and environmental studies. He currently holds the Minor Professorship in Creative Communication. His research focuses on the intersections of performance, rhetoric and environmental communication. His publications appear in The Drama Review, Text and Performance Quarterly, Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture, Call to Earth, and Communication Teacher. His creative work has appeared in Xerolage, Rain, and Palooka: A Journal of Underdog Excellence. He is a performer and director, with two solo environmental performances currently in his repertoire: “Trail Mix: A Sojourn on the Muddy Divide Between Nature and Culture” and “Cross/Waking.”

» Anne Harris is Senior Lecturer at Monash University, and researches in the areas of creativity, performance and diversity. She is the series editor of Creativity, Education and the Arts (Palgrave) and has published over 50 articles and 6 books, including her latest: Creativity, Religion and Youth Cultures (forthcoming from Routledge, 2016).

» Stacy Holman Jones is Professor in the Centre for Theatre and Performance at Monash University, Australia and in Communication Studies at California State University, Northridge. Her research focuses on performance as socially, culturally, and politically resistive activity. She specializes in the use of critical qualitative methods, particularly critical autoethnography and performative writing and is the founding editor of Departures in Critical Qualitative Research.

» Lyndsay Michalik (PhD, Louisiana State University) is an Assistant Professor at Georgia Gwinnett College, where she teaches courses in Film Studies. Her research and creative interests include adaptation studies, remix culture, internet memes, performance devising, documentary film, and video art.

» Honor Molloy is a third generation theatre-maker, born in Dublin, Ireland. She has spent a large part of her writing and performing life chasing her father in the dark—trying to figure out who he was. The son of a Music Hall clown, John Molloy appears in one form or another in her dramatic work: Molloy, Murphy, Me the Howlin, Crackskull Row, In Pigeon House, What's Taken and in her novel Smarty Girl: Dublin Savage. Her father was a comedian who performed on Raidió Teilifís Éireann, in films and original revues, and in Beckett plays. A beloved Irish actor, he moved to Berkeley, California, in 1981. He presented rambling performance art in nontraditional venues in the city, such as the Bingo Hall at the back of St. Joseph the Worker round the corner from his studio apartment. He died in 1999 in an Oakland hospital.

» Angie Morrill holds a PhD in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, San Diego. She is the Coordinator of Native Recruitment at University of Oregon and an enrolled member of The Klamath Tribes.

» Caitlin Nunn is a researcher in the Department of Social Inquiry at La Trobe University. Her research focuses on the experiences of migrants and refugees, particularly in relation to identity and belonging, practices of representation, and generational change and intergenerational relations. Much of her work involves collaborative and arts-based research practice.

» Eve Tuck is Associate Professor of Critical Race and Indigenous Studies in the Department of Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Educaiton, University of Tornoto. She is the co-author of Place in Research: Theory, Methodology and Methods with Marcia McKenzie (Routledge, 2015) and is an enrolled member of the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island, Alaska.

» Nirmal Raja is an inter-disciplinary artist living and working in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Born in India, Raja has lived and travelled in several countries. Raja received a Bachelor's of Arts in English Literature in India, a diploma in Graphic Design from the Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia and a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Painting at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She has participated in solo and group shows in the Midwest, nationally and internationally. She is a mentoring resident at RedLine Milwaukee, an urban arts incubator and community print shop. She teaches in various local institutions on a part-time basis. She has received several awards locally including grants from the Wisconsin Arts Board and the Milwaukee Arts Board. Most often, her work deals with concepts of displacement, cultural negotiation and memory.
Visit her artist website: nirmalraja.com, as well as RedLine Milwaukee: redlineartmke.org

» Tamsin Sharp is co-founder of Australian video production company Singing Bowl Media. Her work encompasses short films, documentaries, music videos and video artworks, and includes work produced alongside communities including indigenous elders, culturally diverse young people and people with disabilities. Tamsin has won a number of awards for her work, including from Tropfest, the South Australian Film Commission, and the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival.

» Carly Stasko is a self-titled Imagitator—one who agitates imagination. She is also an artist, activist, educator, writer, producer, creative healer, culture jammer and mother. In 2014, Carly developed and facilitated the pilot project of the Dream Job Academy at the University of Toronto where she works as Program Coordinator at Hart House, a centre for experiential learning. As founder of the Youth Media Literacy Project she has led various workshops across North America on Media literacy, Globalization, and Creative Resistance. She is a former television producer with CBC Newsworld’s live debate show “counterSpin” and has published in books, journals and magazines. Her work as a culture jammer and Imagitator is featured in several documentaries as well as the best-selling book “NO LOGO” by Naomi Klein. She earned a Bachelor of Education and an honours MA from OISE/UofT where her graduate research focused on Holistic Media Literacy and Transformative Learning. In her spare time she occasionally acts as a “superhero-make-over consultant”, produces freelance radio stories and blogs about creative and mindful parenting.

» Super Futures Haunt Qollective (SFHQ) is an art and research based collaboration between three avatars: SFAOW (Specularity: Fugitive-Alterity Or Whatever), Agent O, and Lady HOW (Haunting or Whatever). They are also sometimes known as the science fiction pop stars F. Sam Jung, C. Ree, and Angie Morrill. In their terrestrial forms, F. Sam Jung is a community organizer turned M.A. Candidate in the Urban Planning department at MIT and C. Ree (MFA University of California, Irvine) is an artist and film programmer based in California, and Associate Faculty in Art at MiraCosta College. SFHQ shares a theoretical and visceral relationship to haunting as a decolonial and inevitable response to the violence of colonialism. SFHQ also shares an affective, life-generating bond rooted in love that affirms our own existence and those of all people that impels us to look for, create, and demand (with critical hope) more ethical futures not-yet-here.

» Deanna Yerichuk completed her Ph.D in Music Education at the University of To-ronto, conducting a historical investigation of the discursive formations of community music in Canada’s social reform era, which received the 2012 SOCAN Foundation/CUMS Award for Writings on Canadian Music. As a professional singer, she operates a private voice studio, and led the voice and choral department at Dixon Hall Community Music School for five years. Deanna also periodically acts as a guest conductor Echo Women’s Choir, an 80-voice non-auditioned choir that rehearses and performs in downtown Toronto. She lives in Edmonton with her partner and two sons in their ‘house of loving chaos.’

» Bryanne Young is a PhD Candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research is situated at the interstices of Performance and Critical Cultural Studies, Lacanian psychoanalysis, and feminist theory. With investments in performative writing, representational ethics, and deconstructionism, Bryanne’s research explores performances of violence, the social and political possibilities such performances condition, and the affective, psychic, and discursive traces they leave behind.

Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies (issn: 1557-2935)

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