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Something like an emergency

Scicluna, Josephine and Kazas, Tom 2012, Something like an emergency. In McCulloch, Ann and Radia, Pavlina (ed), Food and appetites : the hunger artist and the arts, Cambridge Scholars Press, Newcastle, England, pp.136-150.

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Title Something like an emergency
Author(s) Scicluna, Josephine
Kazas, Tom
Title of book Food and appetites : the hunger artist and the arts
Editor(s) McCulloch, Ann
Radia, Pavlina
Publication date 2012
Chapter number 10
Total chapters 14
Start page 136
End page 150
Total pages 15
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Press
Place of Publication Newcastle, England
Keyword(s) poetry
Summary ‘Something like an emergency’ is a collaborative project between Josephine Scicluna (words) and Tom Kazas (music). It was performed at ‘The Hunger Artist: Food and the Arts’, 2010 Double Dialogues conference in Toronto. This entry presents the performance text and exegetical responses from the writer and musician, providing both a theoretical context, in the philosophies of Gilles Deleuze and Gaston Bachelard, and a discussion of the improvisational basis of the project.

The poem investigates the hunger of writing as a desire to break through impasses of language: in love and in the writer’s translation of vision. The difficulties of ordering food in different languages and countries become a metaphor for breaking communication and the writer’s (often frustrated) desire to deliver the right words onto her plate. From countless bowls of lentil soup (which were never vegetarian) on overnight bus trips in Turkey to Venice and Vegas Live on Birrarung Mar, this work forms a series of meditations on hunger - presenting the troubled body of the writer, troubled images of the body and conversations and places which have gone awry.
ISBN 9781443841542
Language eng
Field of Research 190499 Performing Arts and Creative Writing not elsewhere classified
200205 Culture, Gender, Sexuality
Socio Economic Objective 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
Related work DU:30067118
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