Toward a Transindividual Self is an ambitious and capacious effort to theorize a new way to approach collectivity for political purposes through the lens of performance. Convinced that the current neoliberal conjuncture has only heightened a form of capitalist individualism that blocks notions of the social, the authors aim to show that a “transindividual formation of the self can bring about different courses of action and a more socially driven imagination.”
Transindividuation, they assure us, shows how “we form ourselves on the basis of interdependence, sharing, commonality, as well as indispensability of the individual as the agent of creativity/knowledge, freedom, and change, who ‘possibilizes’ their own conditions of formation.”
—Professor Janelle Reinelt (University of Warwick), co-editor of Critical Theory and Performance (University of Michigan, 2006)
Toward a Transindividual Self
Fossveien 24, 0551 Oslo, Norway
Preradovićeva, 18 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
In collaboration with Lokomotiva – Centre for new initiatives in culture and Station Service for contemporary dance, and is part of the project Life Long Burning (supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union).