Between excess and subtraction: Scenographic violence in Howard Barker’s Found in the Ground

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621671
Title:
Between excess and subtraction: Scenographic violence in Howard Barker’s Found in the Ground
Authors:
Kipp, Lara Maleen ( 0000-0001-6022-6720 )
Abstract:
The article examines the violence produced by the scenography of Howard Barker's Found in the Ground, which emerges out of the play’s formal experimentation. Thematically, the play is rife with violence, such as former Nuremberg judge Toonelhuis’ consumption of the remains of high-ranking Nazis he sentenced to death, the continuous burning of books and the retelling of various murders by the war criminal Knox. Found in the Ground re-visions the collective European memory of the Holocaust; this thematic violence is expanded and subverted by scenographic means, radically reimagining the historical context. The particularity of the spatio-temporal, audio-visual rendering of violence in Barker’s text is the focus of this article. The article relates the play to Artaud’s conception of cruelty and to Lyotard’s thinking on the sublime. It contextualises the play through Barker’s theoretical writings, Lingis’ notion of catastrophic time (2000) and Aronson’s proposition of the stage as an abyss (2005).
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Kipp, L. M. (2017) 'Between Excess and Subtraction: Scenographic Violence in Howard Barker’s Found in the Ground', Sillages critiques [En ligne], Vol. 22
Publisher:
Centre de recherche VALE
Journal:
Sillages Critiques
Issue Date:
23-Jun-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621671
Additional Links:
http://sillagescritiques.revues.org/4830
Type:
Article
Language:
en
EISSN:
19696302
Sponsors:
N/A
Appears in Collections:
School of Arts

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dc.contributor.authorKipp, Lara Maleenen
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-23T15:46:49Z-
dc.date.available2017-06-23T15:46:49Z-
dc.date.issued2017-06-23-
dc.identifier.citationKipp, L. M. (2017) 'Between Excess and Subtraction: Scenographic Violence in Howard Barker’s Found in the Ground', Sillages critiques [En ligne], Vol. 22en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621671-
dc.description.abstractThe article examines the violence produced by the scenography of Howard Barker's Found in the Ground, which emerges out of the play’s formal experimentation. Thematically, the play is rife with violence, such as former Nuremberg judge Toonelhuis’ consumption of the remains of high-ranking Nazis he sentenced to death, the continuous burning of books and the retelling of various murders by the war criminal Knox. Found in the Ground re-visions the collective European memory of the Holocaust; this thematic violence is expanded and subverted by scenographic means, radically reimagining the historical context. The particularity of the spatio-temporal, audio-visual rendering of violence in Barker’s text is the focus of this article. The article relates the play to Artaud’s conception of cruelty and to Lyotard’s thinking on the sublime. It contextualises the play through Barker’s theoretical writings, Lingis’ notion of catastrophic time (2000) and Aronson’s proposition of the stage as an abyss (2005).en
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCentre de recherche VALEen
dc.relation.urlhttp://sillagescritiques.revues.org/4830en
dc.subjectHoward Barkeren
dc.subjectScenographyen
dc.subjectAlphonso Lingisen
dc.subjectJean-Francois Lyotarden
dc.subjectSublimeen
dc.subjectTheatreen
dc.subjectHolocaust literatureen
dc.subjectViolenceen
dc.titleBetween excess and subtraction: Scenographic violence in Howard Barker’s Found in the Grounden
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn19696302-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalSillages Critiquesen
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