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|Date Posted:||Mon, 4 Feb 2019|
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About Performance 16: Fashioning Performance/Performing Dress
Editors: Rosie Findlay and Amanda Card
University of Sydney Dept of Performance Studies
The mutual resonances accommodated by performance and fashion – and the respective fields of scholarship devoted to their critique and analysis, performance studies and fashion studies – provide a rich theoretical ground from which the articles in this volume have emerged. Their range and breadth mirror the parallel interests of performance studies and fashion studies in the historical and the contemporary, the political and the decorative, in texts and practices, and in the professional and the everyday. However, at the same time, we encourage readers to attend to the ways in which these concepts merge and flow into one another in these works, indicating towards the messiness and capaciousness of both performance, and fashion and dress. Here we encounter everyday dress as political, fashion shows as anti-Western, fashion images as live performance, costume as material memories of performances past, and an ongoing oscillation between text and self, cloth and body, surface and depth.