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Maruška Svašek

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Chapter 5: Improvising in a World of Movement: Transit, Transition and Transformation

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Improvising in a World of Movement: Transit, Transition and Transformation
Improvising in a world of movement: Transit, transition and transformation
MaruškaSvašek

This chapter uses the concept of ‘improvisation’ to examine how globalizing forces stimulate cultural production, appropriation and recontextualization. It also explores to what extent these processes are controlled, welcomed or criticized by the various actors involved, and points more generally at the ethical dimensions of transnational projects. It will argue that creativity should be measured by the whole production process, exploring the active embodied engagement of cultural producers with their work in progress; it explores three projects in which Ghanaian artists – two flag makers and one contemporary artist – interacted with various individuals and groups in Northern Ireland. It deploys three key notions. ‘Transit’ alludes ...

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