Performing Mourning – Laments in Contemporary Art

21,50

(Ed.)
Guy Cool

Softcover
210 × 135 mm, 224 pages
Valiz
2021

In stock

ISBN 978-9492095985 Category:

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The pandemic has once made us more aware of the fragility of life and the importance of being able to properly mourn the dead. Dramaturg Guy Cools has been researching laments and other rituals of mourning. He is particularly interested in how the emotions of loss need to be externalised. The laments are a formal device, used in many cultures to express and contain the emotions of grief. In a poetic, meandering, personal way Cools explores cultural habits, traditions, rituals, and artists’ performances.

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Language

English

Publisher

Valiz