This case study explains how to integrate performance with a written text and the speculation of the self. It also looks at how a proposal in activating performance might inform a document of research experience, interpolated as dramatic content emerging from a model of reflexive framing and inter-modality. It shows how a process of reproduction might contribute to a shape of a particular modified case study methodology appropriated from Qualitative social research theorist, Robert K Yin. This methodology has three frames: exploratory, descriptive and explanatory. The composition of these frames is a process of making and reflecting on the making. The composition of the frames engenders an explanation of the experiment as much as they translate the experiment. It means making a system that is actively aware of its own histories. It is a transformative and original methodology that relies on framing and perforating the frame. In the context of the chapter, it also becomes a research document that introduces the notion of hauntology as contribution to this making of methodology. It is the ghost who emerges from the perforation, into the frame. This is Derridean and the chapter’s reflection is an ongoing research project – with its primary source being derived from his Specters of Marx. This is also the ghost of Florence Phillips that speaks back at the work through the reflective document of a stage play called Florence. The presentation of dramatic text forms part of both the explanatory frame of research and the reflexive space in performance. I present, in the later half of the chapter, three fragments from the stage play: Florence.
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A Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries 1950-1975 is the first publication to deal with the postwar avant-garde in the Nordic countries. The essays cover a wide range of avant-garde manifestations in arts and culture: literature, the visual arts, architecture and design, film, radio, television and the performative arts.
It is the first major historical work to consider the Nordic avant-garde in a transnational perspective that includes all the arts and to discuss the role of the avant-garde not only within the aesthetic field but in a broader cultural and political context: The cultural politics, institutions and new cultural geographies after World War II, new technologies and media, performative strategies, interventions into everyday life and tensions between market and counterculture.