Southeast of Now Vol. 6, No. 1

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SPECIAL ISSUE: Pathways of Performativity in Contemporary Art of Southeast Asia
Guest-edited by Eva Bentcheva and Annie Jael Kwan with Roger Nelson


Sedimented Acts: Performing History and Historicizing Performance in Vietnam, Myanmar and Singapore
Nora A. Taylor

Fluxus Resonances in Southeast Asia
Eva Bentcheva

"With Every Breath, I Build the House": Marintan Sirait's Building a House and Its Performative Quality
Sally Oey

No Models: Sriwhana Spong's Instruments
Wong Binghao

All that Melts into Air: Locating the Audience in TheatreWorks Singapore's Flying Circus Project in Yangon
Michelle Lim


Enacting the Possible
Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez

AU CONTRAIRE—John Lee Joo-For (Malaysia/Australia)
Adele Tan

Dis/Obedience Performed
Melê Yamomo

Ontological Performativity of an Animistic World: Reflecting on Animistic Apparatus in Udon Thani
Annie Jael Kwan

Tang Da Wu: Performance and Pedagogy
Charmaine Toh

Writerly Dispositions
Carlos Quijon Jr.

documenta fifteen: Awaiting ruangrupa. A Performative Walk through Kassel, September 2021
Claudia König


Immigrating Garden: An Interview with Tuan Mami
Tuan Mami, Eva Bentcheva

Excerpt from a Messenger Chat on 21 December 2015
Lee Wen, Veronika Radulovic

Borrowed Identities/Reconstructing Borrowed Identities
Đỗ Tường Linh, Nguyễn Thuỷ Tiên

Artists’ Reflections

Dear R (or Every Day for the Rest of My Life)
Bill Nguyễn

A Permanent Process of Self-Instituting Performative of a Critical Art Practice
Judy Freya Sibayan

Diaspora Disco: Curatorial Activism and the Social Practice of Nightlife
Nicholas Tee

Unchartered Distance: Performing in between Here and There
Anida Yoeu Ali


Thanks to generous grants from the Chen Chong Swee Asian Arts Programme at Yale-NUS College, Singapore, and also the Foundation for Arts Initiatives, Paris, the journal’s online editions are now freely available via Open Access, online at Project MUSE.

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