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Fluid States Pasifika: spacing events through an entangled oceanic dramaturgy

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Hannah, DM ORCID: 0000-0003-1644-5074 2017 , 'Fluid States Pasifika: spacing events through an entangled oceanic dramaturgy' , Global Performance Studies, vol. 1, no. 1 , pp. 1-49 .

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Abstract

Fluid States Pasifika addresses the role played in PSi’s 2015 Fluid States project by the Pacific region: a vast and generally disregarded oceanic territory that has radically transformed over the last 250 years through colonial encounter, settler culture, militarization, migrations, global capitalism, and climate change."As a liquid continent, the region tends to image itself through the ocean, te Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa: a connective space of currents, vortices, drifts, suspensions, sediments, tides, foams, and flows that resists fixity; performing in-flux” (Hannah et al. 90).Representing a fluid, enmeshed, and immersive dramaturgical condition, its Moana/Ocean culture complicates the recent emphasis on a performative interweave with that of fluctuating entanglement just above and below an unpredictable atomized surface.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Hannah, DM
Keywords: PSi, Oceania, Fluid States project, Cook Islands
Journal or Publication Title: Global Performance Studies
Publisher: Performance Studies International
ISSN: 2574-027X
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