History of a particular it: a fictional narrative of practice


Romano, Paul Dominic (2012) History of a particular it: a fictional narrative of practice. PhD thesis, Victoria University.


Throughout the duration of the research I have been concerned with finding ways to present, interrogate and speak about practice – through, in and as practice. Encompassing the practices of dancing and writing, the inquiry seeks to resist the codification, definition and traditions of formal discourse, and to unsettle the hold of the conceptual. The research concerns the ontology and genealogy of performance - what is a work, where does it begin and where does it end? History of a particular it isn’t a search for or about something; it is something, something the project repeatedly attempts (and often fails) to communicate by embedding its outcomes within its own ongoing processes. The live performance works are both inseparable from and other than the physical practice from which they emerged. And similarly, the writing is reflective of and other than the performance works.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/19423
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Communication and the Arts
Historical > FOR Classification > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Keywords dancing, writing, history, boxes, laneways, choreography, performance, burning, fire, poetry, poems, plays, ashes, artworks
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