performance seaerch notice (circulation #0005)
print and digital B & W poster
First issued on the occasion of the 2nd Oceanic Performance Biennial, Rarotonga, 9-11 July 2015.
Reissued in the journal Performance Research volume 21 issue 2 ‘On Sea / At Sea’, 2016.
The serial CIRCULATIONS project emerged in relation to PSi#21 Fluid States, the Performance Studies international globally distributed 2015 program. The project provided a speculative mode of practice research generating a reflexive operational logic for participating in numerous regional Fluid States cluster’s programs, whilst particularly feeding the Melbourne cluster program Performing Mobilities. Employing salt as material and performative medium, the project explored the dynamics of local specificities and global connectedness of cultural and ecological systems. Salt is a material in cyclical movement and transformation – through bodies of water, through the bodies of living organisms, through land; a material that elicits awareness of the porosity of entities and raises questions of equilibrium and change. Our attention is directed to the range of human negotiations with natural systems and resources – commonly containing and capitalising – whilst circulations of salt continue to exceed control.