'They say it’s Cutting Edge’: Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Practice in the Visual and Performing Arts

By Mark Harvey.

Published by The Arts Collection

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Interdisciplinarity and Transdisciplinarity Practices in Visual and Performing Arts are examined in relation to the notion of the avant-garde through reading Foucault, Althusser and Zizek.

Keywords: Interdisciplinarity, Transdisciplinarity, Avant-garde, Utopias/Heterotpias, Foucault, Althusser, Zizek, Charles Koroneho, Guillermo Gomez Pena, Visual Arts, Performance

The International Journal of the Arts in Society, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp.19-22. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.626MB).

Mark Harvey

Mark Harvey is a performance artist, choreographer and writer, and lectures at the University of Auckland in Dance related practice and theory. Harvey has focussed his writing on cultural theory in relation to visual and performance practices (including choreography, performance art, installation practices and interdisciplinary approaches), as well as cultural identity. He has shown performance art and video installation works at a range of Australasian venues, including Open Home Hamper (the Physics Room, Christchurch, 2002), Home Helper (Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington, 2003), Pesudopanix (Lopdell House Gallery, Auckland, 2004), Tony and His Mirror (City Gallery, Wellington, 2005), as well as Make Me Happy (TARI 2005, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia). For the last 14 years Harvey has collaborated with artists from a range of mediums such as Charles Koroneho (performance), George Chang (artist) and Gabriel White (artist and musician). Having trained and practiced as a contemporary dancer he has a masters in performance studies and is currently engaged in a PhD in performance practice and theory (on the performance of the notion of the white man). Currently with Alys Longley and Ralph Buck Harvey has writing being published in the British journal Performance Research on the indexing and classification of Western dance.

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