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Documents & Performance

Maska – Performing Arts Journal, nos. 172–174

How do documents matter in theater performances? Do documents perform? How do ‘events’ become documents? What can be known about those events through documents? And what are the political implications of acts and regimes of documentation? – By taking up these questions, this issue investigates performative practices of collecting, displaying, reconstructing, and disseminating documents in order to reconsider the relationship between performance and documents as well as to examine the role documents play in shaping artistic modes of writing history. The contributions by scholars, artists, and curators assembled in this issue manifest that exploring documents in and through performance as well as exploring performance in and through documents is not primarily about reconnecting to and preserving a past that is irretrievably lost or displaced. Instead, they advance an epistemological understanding of the relations between performance and documents – characterised by constant translations and shifting constellations – as the basis for outlining a contemporary theater of documents and for bringing into view the processes of historicisation within the performing arts.

CONTENT

Maska 172–174

AUTUMN 2015 

Dragana Alfirević: THE WEIRD DINNER GUEST WHO CAME AND THEN JUST STAYED: INTERVIEW WITH ANDREW MORRISH 

DOCUMENTS & PERFORMANCE 

Daniela Hahn: PERFORMANCE & DOCUMENT 

Daniela Hahn: ENCOUNTERING DOCUMENTS – HISTORICIZING PERFORMANCE DOCUMENTATION: INTERVIEW WITH PHILIP AUSLANDER 

Ulrike Hanstein: ENGAGING IMPERMANENCE 

Dorota Sosnowska: FAKE IT OR RE-MIX IT: PERFORMANCE ART HISTORY ON THE PERIPHERIES 

Domenico Quaranta: LIFE DOCUMENTATION 

Maria Hlavajova: FORMER WEST: DOCUMENTS, CONSTELLATIONS, PROSPECTS 

Veronika Darian: THE SCENARIO OF THE MAP: DISCOVERING DOCUMENTS AND PERFORMANCE IN THE EAST ART MAP PROJECT BY IRWIN 

Rok Vevar: WAIST MANAGEMENT: SELF-INTERVIEW ON THE TEMPORARY SLOVENIAN DANCE ARCHIVE 

Carmen Levick: THEATRES OF REVOLUTION: THE PERFORMATIVITY OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE MEMORIES IN ROMANIA AFTER 1989 

Anna Aizman: DOCUMENTING MIGRANT LABOR IN MOSCOW'S TEATR.DOC 

Daniela Hahn: “THINKING WITH AN AUDIENCE” – DISSECTING WHAT IS TO BE REMEMBERED AND FORGOTTEN: INTERVIEW WITH RABIH MROUÉ 

Minou Arjomand: OLD DOCUMENTS, NEW MEDIA: ELEVATOR REPAIR SERVICE'S DOCUMENTARY THEATRE 

Trine Friis Sørensen: HISTORICALLY SPEAKING: THE WORKINGS OF THE PAST IN A PERFORMANCE BY OLOF OLSSON 

MLADI LEVI FESTIVAL 2014 

Zala Dobovšek: DOCUMENTARY = ARBITRARY: A FEW PRACTICAL-THEORETICAL IMPULSES 

CRITICISM WITHOUT ADJECTIVES 

Anja Rošker: DISAPPEARING OBJECT? 

IN MEMORIAM ANDREJ INKRET 

Vasja Predan: THE GREAT WITNESS OF SLOVENIAN THEATRE

COLOPHON

MASKA Performing Arts Journal
Since 1920
Vol. XXX, Triple issue 172–174 (Autum 2015) 

ISSN 1318-0509 ISSN 

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

Editor-in-chief: Amelia Kraigher | Editor-in-chief Assistant: Nika Leskovšek | Editorial Board: Nika Arhar, Pia Brezavšček, Katja Čičigoj, Janez Janša, dr. Nenad Jelesijević, Jedrt Jež Furlan, Simon Kardum, mag. Diana Koloini, mag. Andreja Kopač, dr. Bojana Kunst, Gašper Malej, dr. Aldo Milohnić, Rok Vevar, Dragan Živadinov | International Advisory Board: Stefan Apostolou- Hölscher, Thomas Irmer, Katarina Pejović, Ixiar Rozas, mag. Martina Ruhsam, André Schallenberg 

Design and Layout: Ajdin Bašić, Mitja Miklavčič | Slovene Language Editors: Tatjana Capuder, Mateja Dermelj, Amelia Kraigher, Gašper Malej | English Language Editors: Anthony C. Prince, Eric Dean Scott | Print:Cicero | Copies: 400 

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Although we have tried our best to track down copyright holders of photos and other visual materials, we have not always succeeded. The authors are kindly asked to contact the editorial board. 

Photo on the cover: Janez Janša 

Maska was founded in 1920 by the Ljubljana sub-committee of the Association of Theatre Players of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (Udruženje gledaliških igralcev Kraljevine SHS). In 1985, the Association of Cultural Organisations of Slovenia (Zveza kulturnih organizacij Slovenije) revived this publication under the title of Maske. In 1991, its original name was restored and its co-founder – Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis – reinstated. 

Chief and/or executive editors thus far: Rade Pregarc (1920–21), Peter Božič & Tone Peršak (1985–90), Maja Breznik (1991–93), Irena Štaudohar (1993–98), Janez Janša (1998–2006), Katja Praznik (2007–2009) & Maja Murnik (2011). 

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The journal is supported by the Slovenian Book Agency.