Le Balcon

KIVLAND, Sharon (2018). Le Balcon. In: The Other Room Anthology. Manchester, The Other Room Press.

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Joanne Ashcroft, Alan Baker, Thomas A Clark, James Davies, Erkembode, Patricia Farrell, Allen Fisher, SJ Fowler, Calum Gardner, Edmund Hardy, Jeff Hilson, Tom Jenks & Catherine Vidler, Juxtavoices, Sharon Kivland, Jazmine Linklater, Stephen Mooney, Camilla Nelson, Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl, Pascal O’Loughlin, William Rowe, Robert Sheppard, Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir, Vicky Sparrow, David Steans, Scott Thurston and Matthew Welton Foreword by Scott Thurston. Edited by James Davies and Tom Jenks. Associate Editor: Scott Thurston Kivland rewrites Jean Genet's play Le Balcon according to male and female costume. A single trait is borrowed from the person who is its object. It arises from an object but it is not the object. It is something in the object. It is first in or of an object, then it is taken as a sign. The single trait, an unbroken line, a single- stroke, a unary trait, begins as a sign. It becomes a signifier when it enters a signifying system. It is the first signifier, a notch on a stick. It comes before the subject, a word, a letter. Sometimes it is no more than a cough, the cough of a father; or a moustache, la petite moustache. There is one—and it is the first one. Then there are two, and more. The count of one, a line, a stroke, a notch, a mark on a bedpost, starts the function of counting. It might be vestments, a mitre, a sword. It might be a name: Bishop, Judge, General.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Department of Art and Design
Depositing User: Sharon Kivland
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2018 11:06
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2018 11:06
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/21383

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