The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage is pleased to share our latest publication, The Sentient Archive: Bodies, Performance, and Memory, available now in hardcover and paperback from Wesleyan University Press.
Edited by Bill Bissell, director of performance at the Center, and Linda Caruso Haviland, professor and founder/director of the dance program at Bryn Mawr College, The Sentient Archive features essays, poems, artist statements, and more by leading artists and cultural scholars in performance, architecture, science, and the visual arts who consider the nature of physicality in 28 rich essays.
Contributors include Tomie Hahn, Patricia Hoffbauer, Jenn Joy, Ralph Lemon, André Lepecki, Bebe Miller, Juhani Pallasmaa, and Marcia B. Siegel, among others. In drawing connections between body and archive, the essayists consider how and why the moving body generates and stores information for recall, retrieval, or reenactment.
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