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When Using the Natural Environment’s Sources on the Body, Can Tactile and Photographic Documentation be Enough to Uphold the Live Performative and Ephemeral Event?


Doyle's practice-based research investigated the immersed body, the costumed body and the performing body via limited photographic documentation as opposed to a live audience as documentation of material ephemerality. The environmental materials used on the body as costume ranged from shells, to sand, to water. The reactions of these materials on skin was captured with a digital camera, resulting in still action and reaction.

Photography courtesy of Brigid Doyle.

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