The Enchantment of Performance

  • D. S. Farrer
Part of the Muslims in Global Societies Series book series (MGSS, volume 2)

Gell’s (1992) (1999) “technology of enchantment” tackles the production of the masterpiece, whereas the “enchantment of technology” refers to consumption via the magical effect a work of art potentially exerts upon its viewers. Previously, I substituted “performance” in place of “technology” because performance better reflects a nonmaterial field of art, leading me to the idea that the practice and performance of esoteric skill could unleash seemingly supernatural powers within the body of the practitioner.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. S. Farrer
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  1. 1.University of GuamMangilaoUSA

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