On Accidents
edited by Michael LeVan

(editor's introduction)

Chasing the Wreck: On Accidents    [html & pdf]
Michael LeVan

(Essays & Artist Pages)

Performing the Accident: I. Through Richard Maxwell’s Ode to the Man who Kneels    [ pdf]
Performing the Accident: II. In an Untitled Sound Piece    [mp3 | runtime: 03:12]
Ioana Jucan

Practical Preparedness: How to Navigate a Riot   [video, images, text]
Ellen Mueller

Tempting the Sacred: Happy Accidents and the Unpredictability of the Moment    [pdf]
Matt Saltzberg

Car Crashes, the Social Turn, and Glorious Glitches in David Hoyle’s Performances     [pdf]
Daniel Oliver

Performing Post-Accident Professional Identity in Personal Narrative: Grappling with Embodied Vulnerability     [pdf]
Julie-Ann Scott

<notes on contributors>

» Ioana Jucan is a PhD student in the Theatre and Performance Studies program at Brown University, where she is also pursing an MA in Philosophy. She is an alumna of the Watermill Summer Program 2011 under the artistic direction of Robert Wilson and has worked with Richard Maxwell and the New York City Players as dramaturg for Vision Disturbance (Abrons Arts Center, NYC). She is co-founder and artistic director of the Listening LabOratory performance group at Brown.

» Michael LeVan is a founding editor and editor-in-chief of Liminalities.

» Ellen Mueller has exhibited nationally and internationally as an interdisciplinary artist exploring the shared, everyday challenge of resisting change and maintaining control. She creates experiences that engage the cultural conscience of the audience, while addressing social and political issues through image, performance, and installation. She currently lives and works in Buckhannon, WV as an Assistant Professor at West Virginia Wesleyan College. She received her MFA in Studio Art from University of South Florida. She earned a BA in Theatre and Art, and a BS in Design Technology from Bemidji State University. Additionally, she has obtained training at Dell'Arte International and the Brave New Institute. Recent exhibits include 9/11 Ripple at CNN.com, Starting Fires at University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum in Tampa FL, and VIDEOHOLICA in Bulgaria. Recent artist residencies include Vermont Studio Center where she received an artist grant, Ucross Foundation (May 2012), and Santa Fe Art Institute (June 2012).

» Daniel Oliver is a Queen Mary studentship funded PhD candidate in the Drama department at Queen Mary, University of London. His research is focused on the socio-political efficacy of awkwardness in contemporary participatory performance, partially in relation to art’s ‘social turn’. He pays particular attention to the performance work of David Hoyle and the art collective Reactor. He has also worked as a solo performance artist and a collaborator across the UK and overseas since 2003. His performance practice experiments with site specificity, incapability and the uneasy modes of interactivity.

» Matt Saltzberg is Visiting Assistant Professor of Performance, Dramatic Literature, and Theatre History at St. Lawrence University. He recently completed an appointment in the University of Missouri-Columbia’s Department of Theatre as the Mizzou Advantage Postdoctoral Fellow in Managing Innovation: Navigating Disruptive and Transformational Technologies.

» Julie-Ann Scott is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Her research focuses on performance of identity through personal narrative.

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

editor-in-chief: Michael LeVan (University of South Florida)
the city editor: Daniel Makagon (DePaul University)
digital horizons editors: Craig Gingrich-Philbrook (Southern Illinois University) and Daniel (Jake) Simmons
   (Angelo State University)
performance & pedagogy editor: Keith Nainby (California State University Stanislaus)

banner photo/design ("splattered & frayed") by Michael LeVan

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