PIG 6: Grief and Performance



Lori Clarke, Guy Cools, Leah Lewis and moderator Lois Brown come together on zoom to talk about grief and performance. All three have written extensively on this topic and they have created or dramaturged performances around their experiences of grief. It is tempting to say this is especially pertinent conversation during Covid, but grief and performance, laments, rituals and so forth, are a profound part of the human experience.


The following are resources pertaining this conversation, and some of the artist's own work.


Leah Lewi's film "Good Grief"











Guy Cool's book "Performing Mourning" ,

and other works:

Imaginative Bodies (2016)

In-between Dance Cultures (2015)

The Ethics of Art (with Pascal Gielen, 2014)








Lori Clark's dissertation "Managing Tensions"












Leah Lewis' "The Dialysis Project"














Guy Cool's lecture "Lamenting the Future: Mourning as a source of activism"











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