Poétique et discours du corps-frontière : explorer les frontières sociales et culturelles et le rapport de la corporalité à l’espace

Authors: Simard, Mélissa
Advisor: Camelo Suarez, Constanza.Dospinescu, Liviu
Abstract: This creation as research thesis focuses on the different forms of the borderbody and its representations in performance art. Hybrid corporality (through its culture, gender, sexual orientation or social class), the borderbody is inscribed as an out-of-norm entity, in breach of the dominant discourses. First, the thesis analyses the works of established performers, both in Quebec and internationally, who have addressed the themes of dehumanization and marginalization and who have used in their works the intimate body, public space and/or corporal traces as mediums. In a second phase, the thesis relates autopoietically a process of artistic creation, which concentrated on representing the narratives of three populations : immigrant people, the visually impaired and women. The various creative laboratories have poetized the relations that maintains the body with the public space. By exploring this socially shared territory and spreading discourses that were once reserved for the private space, the creations contributed to symbolically and poetically transform the urbanspace, with the ultimate objective of rehumanizing a disembodied territory. By enabling the various representations of corporalities to cross the frontier imposed by the social body and its codifications, the projects also aimed at a symbolic reaffirmation/restsession of disturbed identities, dispossessed corporeities. Thus, the performative corpopoetic approach taking as subjects of minority populations, or likely to live on social boundaries, has made possible to change the status of the borderbody to one of transboundary body. Non-lieux spaces, borderbody and reality have a potential to express themselves as places of individual and collective memory, through the intermediary of the artist who approaches their reality through the performance and the aestheticization of their discourses.
Document Type: Thèse de doctorat
Issue Date: 2019
Open Access Date: 15 October 2019
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/36896
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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