Aboriginal performance: Politics, empathy and the question of reciprocity
Grehan, H. (2010) Aboriginal performance: Politics, empathy and the question of reciprocity. Australasian Drama Studies (56). pp. 38-52.
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For [Emmanuel] Levinas, being able to think or respond in concrete contexts presupposes a necessary subjection before the infinite alterity of the other; response presupposes that one is first open to the other, in a social space or ‘proximity’ that is characterized by ‘vulnerability’ or inexorable exposure.
One must bear (carry) and thus transport and translate stories of past injustices beyond their moment of telling by taking these stories to another time and space where they become available to be heard or seen … [T]hrough words, images or actions, one must indicate to others not only why what one has seen or heard is worthy of remembrance but also how such remembrance may inform one’s contemporary perceptions and actions.
Roger I. Simon and Claudia Eppert
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|Publisher:||La Trobe University. Theatre and Drama Program|
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