Walking, Writing and Performance (Book)
Autobiographical Texts by Deirdre Heddon, Carl Lavery and Phil Smith
This collection charts three projects by performers who generate autobiographical writing by walking through inspirational landscapes. Included in the book are the full texts of The Crab Walks and Crab Steps Aside by Phil Smith, Mourning Walk by Carl Lavery, and Tree by Deirdre Heddon, each accompanied by photographs and contextual essays. Taken together or separately, the work of all three artist-scholars raises important issues about memory, the ethics of autobiographical performance, ritual, life writing, and site-specific performance.
Roberta Mock, originally from Canada, is a performance theorist and practitioner. She is a reader in performance and associate dean for postgraduate affairs in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Plymouth. She is the editor of Performing Processes: Creating Live Performance, also published by Intellect books, and series editor of Intellect’s Playtext series.