Iconography of the Performing Arts

One of our lecturers, Chris Price will be presenting a paper entitled “The Canterbury Catch Club: a performance of class” at a conference on Iconography of the Performing Arts, entitled “Decoration of Performance Space: Meaning and Ideology”, which will be held from 17 to 20 May 2016, at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice.

This paper will interrogate the well-known print of the Canterbury Catch Club dating from 1826 in order to reveal the performative essence of the picture, aiming to show that this carefully calibrated representation is concerned, above all, to depict the club its members wanted to present both to themselves and to the outside world. With all the trappings of nineteenth-century class and culture clearly on display, it is a masterclass in the performance of class.

 

This is a link to the Call for Papers: http://www.ictmusic.org/group/103/post/13th-symposium-call-papers