Journal article

Compost and Air-conditioning: Beyond biospherical performance and towards the shimmer

Edward Paterson

Performance Research: a journal of the performing arts | Routledge - Taylor & Francis | Published : 2019


Drawing on Bruno Latour‘s Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime (2018), this essay links compost, and the biological and cellular processes of growth, flow and disintegration, to contemporary responses to climate politics through performance. I elaborate on the notion of theatre of things: a dramaturgy of networks, of atmospheres, actors and affects; in order to reconstitute the relation between climatic conditions across the world and stage.

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