Temporal Singularities

I aim to discuss the ambiguous approach to neutrality and its relation to a traditional understanding of time through the lens of the performing arts. In this essay, I argue that in order to disrupt temporality, we need to revisit the emancipatory aspects of performance and politics and rethink how the body is understood in Western practices. My research question is elaborated as follows: how can the deconstruction of the linearity of time rethink how we understand the body within the performing arts?  To answer this question, I suggest a reading of performance and the body as phenomena following various perspectives from theorists such as Karen Barad, Donna J. Haraway, Eduardo Miranda, Bojana Kuns, and Rolando Vázquez. I attempt to offer decolonial tools that can be applied within the performing arts highlighting their multiple singularities and relational perspectives.


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