Commemoration: Sacred Differentiation of Time and Space in Three World War I Projects

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Abstract

This chapter discusses three World War I projects, commissioned to mark anniversaries, through the lenses of Eliade's 'fixed point' and Haney's 'liminal zone' found in 'the shift of consciousness that effects the blurring of boundaries between subject and object, self and other[ (Haney in Yarrow 2007, p. 68). It proposes that these experiences are momentary hierophanies (manifestations of the sacred), in which an action is shifted from merely marking an anniversary to commemorating it.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStaging Loss
Subtitle of host publicationPerformance as Commemoration
EditorsM Pinchbeck, A Westerhouse
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherBloomsbury
Chapter4
Pages59-76
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-97970-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-97969-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Nov 2018

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Keywords

  • Commemoration
  • loss
  • Performance
  • Practice-Led Research
  • Embodied knowledge
  • World War 1

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NEWALL, H. (2018). Commemoration: Sacred Differentiation of Time and Space in Three World War I Projects. In M. Pinchbeck, & A. Westerhouse (Eds.), Staging Loss: Performance as Commemoration (pp. 59-76). Bloomsbury. https://doi.org/10.978-3-319-9797-0-0