Rhythmic Routes : Developing a nomadic physical practice for the daily commute. / Overend, David; Bissell, Laura.

Scottish Journal of Performance. 2014.

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Rhythmic Routes : Developing a nomadic physical practice for the daily commute. / Overend, David; Bissell, Laura.

Scottish Journal of Performance. 2014.

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abstract = "How can the contemporary performance practitioner maintain a deterritorialised, nomadic existence within the regulated systems of twenty-first century mobile life? Elliott and Urry (2010) argue that {\textquoteleft}life “on the move” appears to unfold faster and faster in the early days of the twenty-first century, as people become more reliant upon interdependent, digitised systems{\textquoteright}. In contrast, the nomad is an aspirational figure, {\textquoteleft}cut free of roots, bonds and fixed identities{\textquoteright} (Pearson, 2010). Responding to the increasingly globalised context of mobilities and Braidotti{\textquoteright}s (2011) notion of {\textquoteleft}becoming-nomad{\textquoteright}, this keynote asks whether nomadism can offer an alternative to the physical cultures created through the systemisation and repetition of everyday journeys. Rejecting conventional narratives of the {\textquoteleft}weary and dystopian commuter{\textquoteright} (Edensor, 2011), we aim to develop a series of performative interventions that reimagine commuting as a creative and productive embodied practice with the potential for nomadic disruptions to the routines and rhythms of our everyday journeys.",
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