Manifesto Now! (Book)
Instructions for Performance, Philosophy, Politics
While the manifesto has been central to histories of modernity and modernism, this book contends that its contemporary resurgence demands a renewed interrogation of its form, its content and its uses. With contributions from trailblazing artists, scholars and activists currently working in the United States, the United Kingdom and Finland.
Manifesto Now! maps the current rebirth of the manifesto as it appears at the crossroads of philosophy, performance and politics. While the manifesto has been central to histories of modernity and modernism, the editors contend that its contemporary resurgence demands a renewed interrogation of its form, its content and its uses. Featuring contributions from trailblazing artists, scholars and activists currently working in the United States, the United Kingdom and Finland, this volume will be indispensable to scholars across the disciplines. Filled with examples of manifestos and critical thinking about manifestos, it contains a wide variety of critical methodologies that students can analyse, deconstruct and emulate.
Laura Cull is senior lecturer in theatre studies at the University of Surrey, UK.
Will Daddario is an assistant professor in the School of Theatre and Dance at Illinois State University, USA.
Manifesto Now! (Again!) – Laura Cull and Will Daddario
Absent Futures: The Ironic Manifesto in an Age of Austerity – Michael Shane Boyle
Duration and Space: The New Manifesto of Occupy Wall Street – Maurya Wickstrom and Stephanie Vella
Standing By Their Words: The Manifestos of the Freee Art Collective – Ken Wilder
Twenty-First-Century Political Art: The Freee Manifesto for Art & Twenty-First-Century Socialism – The Freee art collective
Manifesting A Star: An Essay in Two Directions – Lin Hixson
The Sense of the Manifest/o – Branislav Jakovljevic
What Is the University For? A Story from the Dreamtime of a Possible Future – Stuart McLean
Manifesto for Reification – Mary Overlie
[One Less] Manifesto for a Theatre of Immanence – Laura Cull
Sustenance: A Play for All Trans [ ] Borders – Electronic Disturbance Theatre and b.a.n.g. lab (Ricardo Dominguez, Brett Stalbaum, Micha Cárdenas, Amy Sara Carroll, and Elle Mehrmand)
Manifesting the Animal: Human-Animal Interactions in Contemporary Performance – Lourdes Orozco
Provisional Absolutes: The Second Manifesto for Generalized Anthropomorphism – Esa Kirkkopelto
'The collection is both timely and seriously engaged with time'