Bodies of Data: Informatics in Contemporary Performance

Eddie Paterson


This article will explore the use of informatics, as a means of assembling and processing data, and its relationship to live performance. Building on Rosemary Kilch and Edward Scheer’s work, I am interested in the dialectical relationship between the materiality of bodies on stage and the ways in which informatics assembles data on social or political bodies (2012: 80). In particular, I will explore some examples of how the dominant ideological processes of ordering, naming and cataloguing are being incorporated into contemporary performances.

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