Diagrams — Virus : War : Climate and Performance/Media Research

Miško Šuvaković


I first read Jon McKenzie's text when his book Perform or Else: From Discipline to Performance was translated in Zagreb (2006). My attention was drawn to an ambivalent idea: (1) to extend the concept of performance to different areas of human activity and to different forms of life; and (2) to construct and derive a general theory of performance as tactical and strategic performance with consequences. McKenzie caught my attention with his interests in radical critique and “reenchantment” of everyday life and testing the boundaries of traditional art and aesthetics. In response, what follows is a diagrammatic exploration of those ideas.

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