Concluding Thoughts

  • Silvia BattistaEmail author


This concluding chapter offers reflections on the productiveness of performance as a lens of investigation of spirituality. It argues that performance as an optic of investigation allows a consideration of technologies of the self as onto-epistemological instruments of exploration of ecologies that are nomadic and unstable. It explicates how the book benefits from the study of artistic modalities which bring together artistic, scientific and religious discourses to destabilize the conventional binary oppositions of science and religion, inside and outside, self and other, performer and spectator, spirit and matter. Posthumanism is emphasized as the theoretical foundation of this project. Ultimately, what this last chapter stresses is an intimate relationship between theatre, imagination, faith, belief, technologies and apparatuses, and an encouragement towards theoretical and participative methods of engagement with these relationships.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Drama, Dance and Performance StudiesLiverpool Hope UniversityLiverpoolUK

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