Being in Touch: A metamorphosis of Jan Fabre’s The Castles of the Hour Blue into bodies of longing

Authors

  • Sylvia Solakidi University of Surrey

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21476/PP.2022.71348

Keywords:

Jan Fabre, Hour Blue, Metamorphosis, Covid-19, Longing

Abstract

The writer searches for ways of not losing touch with people during the covid-19 pandemic and the rules of social distancing. She realizes that isolation from people has led to a parenthesis of time and isolation from the future. By re-viewing her experience from the exhibtion The Castles of the Hour Blue of the Belgian visual and theatre artist Jan Fabre that she has visited twice, she explores the possibility of a future as longing, through the concept of metamorphosis and Fabre's creative coping with time.

Author Biography

Sylvia Solakidi, University of Surrey

Sylvia Solakidi is at the final year of a PhD at the Centre for Performance Philosophy, University of Surrey, which explores contemporaneity, presence and duration in postdramatic theatre. She has published research papers in: Platform Postgraduate Journal, Antennae Journal, Kronoscope Journal, Performance Research Journal, Global Performance Studies Journal, Streetnotes Journal, Critical Stages/Scènes Critiques.

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Published

22-04-2022

How to Cite

Solakidi, Sylvia. 2022. “Being in Touch: A Metamorphosis of Jan Fabre’s The Castles of the Hour Blue into Bodies of Longing”. Performance Philosophy 7 (1):212-26. https://doi.org/10.21476/PP.2022.71348.