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Immaterial Extensions of The Material


MASKA, Vol. XXVII, No. 145–146 (spring 2012)

The first issue of Maska in 2012 is partly a heritage of the last year's Editorial Board presided by Maja Murnik but under the new Board it already indicates the subjects addressed to consolidate the journal as the central platform for integration of reflections and research in the field of contemporary performing arts in Slovenia.

The new double issue brings two new columns: Love and Sovereignty focused on the current topics of cultural policy, their reflection and ambitious answers and solution whilst Maska's Hexagram will feature discussions on the selected topic; this time we addressed the work of expert commissions at the former Ministry of Culture and municipalities. Two shorter theory sections – The Body, The Gaze, The Touch and Immaterial Extensions of the Material – provide theoretical contributions and interpretations of selected theatrical phenomena and/or phenomena of theatricality. The journal ends with the analysis of the performance Cheap Lecture by Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion held in Ljubljana in March.


Love and Sovereignity

Simon Kardum: Relaxed, Again!

Maska's Hexagram

Jedrt Jež Furlan: » “The More Democratic a Society, The More Opportunities There are For Artists!”

The Body, the Gaze, the Touch

Maja Murnik: Fragmenting the Integrity of Body Trough Performative Art Practices

Alenka Spacal: Valie Export’s Emancipation Potential in Her Performance in Which She Allows Her Breasts to be Touched

Immaterial Extensions of the Material

Mladen Dolar: The Voice of Valie Export

Ixiar Rozas: Voic(e)Scapes – Two Faces of the Same

Martina Ruhsam: Voices, Fog, Dust and Dots Traversing a Post-Human Future

Jonathan Burrows

Katja Čičigoj: A Performative Manifesto: Contrapuntal Meaning-Making

Editorial Correction


MASKA Performing Arts Journal
Since 1920
vol. XXVII, No. 145–146 (spring 2012)

ISSN 1318-0509


Published by: Maska, Institute for Publishing, Production and Education | Metelkova 6, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia | Phone: +386 1 4313122 | Fax: +386 1 4313122 | E-mail: [email protected] | www.maska.si | For the publisher: Janez Janša


Acting Editor-in-chief: Amelia Kraigher | Acting Editorial Board: Pia Brezavšček, Katja Čičigoj, Zala Dobovšek, Ida Hiršenfelder, Janez Janša, Jedrt Jež Furlan, Simon Kardum, mag. Diana Koloini, Andreja Kopač, dr. Bojana Kunst, mag. Aldo Milohnić, dr. Barbara Orel, Alja Predan, Martina Ruhsam, Ana Schnabl, Miha Turšič, Rok Vevar | Contributing Editors: Nika Arhar, Nenad Jelesijević, Nika Leskovšek, dr. Mojca Puncer | International Advisory Board: Inke Arns, Maaike Bleeker, Eda Čufer, Ivana Ivković, Ana Vujanović, Marko Peljhan, Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, Luk Van Den Dries


Content Visualisation: Miha Turšič | Slovene Language Editors: Amelia Kraigher, Melita Silič | English Language Editor: Eric Dean Scott | Print: Cicero | Naklada / Copies: 400


Price of double issue (international): 7 € | Annual international subscription: Individual rate 47 €, Institutional rate 60 € (Package and postage not included) | Secretary: Ana Ivanek | Subscription and distribution: [email protected] | Account number: 02010-00165250861


The journal is supported by the Slovenian

Book Agency.


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