Logomimesis – A Treatise on the performing body

Research project by Esa Kirkkopelto outlines a theory of the performing body.

Introduction

I am preparing a monograph which aims at outlining a theory of the performing body. My focus is in particular in the event of the scenic transformation and virtualisation, when a word is embodied or bodies start to speak scenically. What happens if we give primacy for the artistic phenomena of this kind?

My research, moving in the domains of artistic research and performance philosophy, considers the deconstructive consequences of this “logomimetic” turn for the traditional “mimetological” discourses and the modes of knowledge formation. The work was published by Tutkijaliitto in 2020.

Contact information for the project

    • Esa Kirkkopelto

    • Visiting researcher, Tutkimus Teatterikorkeakoulu, Theatre Academy

Project name

Logomimesis - A Treatise on the performing body

Time

01/2018-12/2020

Funder

The Finnish Cultural Foundation