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Searching for Redemption with Cardboard Wings: Forced Entertainment and the Sublime

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/09/1994
<mark>Journal</mark>Contemporary Theatre Review
Issue number2
Volume2
Number of pages11
Pages (from-to)25-35
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This essay examines the work of Forced Entertainment, in pticul Mina & Lee and Emanuelle Enchanted, and their relationship to Romanticism and Lyotd's re-workings of Kant's Sublime. The specul relationship between performer and audienceis positioned as the deconcatenated moment(s) of the inexpressible/unpresentable (the sublime) thatdisrupts the operations and opens out the limits of representation.