Search Party vs. . . : Sports Commentary, Participation, and the Sport/Art Event

Phillips, P. (2015) Search Party vs. . . : Sports Commentary, Participation, and the Sport/Art Event. Contemporary Theatre Review, 25 (3). pp. 455-459. ISSN 1048-6801

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Search Party is the collaboration between live artists Jodie Hawkes and Pete Phillips. In 2007 we started making Search Party vs… - an interactive, durational performance exploring our reoccurring interest in sport. We’re fascinated by sport; in narratives of the sports event, the relationship between task and failure, fandom and the sporting gaze, and how these ideas can be used as strategies for creating, framing and performing live art events. We make performances for theatres and public spaces and our sports related practice has existed in both contexts. Search Party vs… takes place in public and is predominantly concerned with a desire to engage with the inhabitants of public places, creating performative contexts which generate shared endeavor. Existing somewhere between mass public spectacle and intimate 1-on-1 performance, Search Party vs... borrows the notion of team from sport to examine connections between the personal and the geographic, exploring ideas of community, place and belonging.

Publication Type: Articles
Uncontrolled Keywords: Theatre, live art, site specific, sport, performance, durational performance
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1600 Drama > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The theater
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2041 Performance studies
Divisions: Academic Areas > Institute of Arts and Humanities > Theatre
Depositing User: Pete Phillips
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2019 13:50
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2019 13:50

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