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Moving Spaces

Enacting Dance, Performance, and the Digital in the Museum

edited by

Susanne Franco    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

Gabriella Giannachi    University of Exeter, UK    



This collection of essays investigates some of the theories and concepts related to the burgeoning presence of dance and performance in the museum. This surge has led to significant revisions of the roles and functions that museums currently play in society. The authors provide key analyses on why and how museums are changing by looking into participatory practices and decolonisation processes, the shifting relationship with the visitor/spectator, the introduction of digital practices in collection making and museum curation, and the creation of increasingly complex documentation practices. The tasks designed by artists who are involved in the European project Dancing Museums. The Democracy of Beings (2018-21) respond to the essays by suggesting a series of body-mind practices that readers could perform between the various chapters to experience how theory may affect their bodies.

Sept. 16, 2021
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17x25.5 cm
Copyright: © 2021 Susanne Franco, Gabriella Giannachi. This is an open-access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction is permitted, provided that the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. The license allows for commercial use. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

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Moving Spaces, Rewriting Museology Through Practice
Susanne Franco    Gabriella Giannachi   
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A Still and Warm Dance to a Space
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Seismographic Choreographies of Difficult Heritage in Museums
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A Casual Meditation for Anywhere and Anytime
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