An intimate performance about theatricality and cruelty, The Feeling of Doing requires a single willing co-performer, one spectator, and a kitchen. The current "Barter Amateur Theatre" project--as seen in Europe, North Africa, and the US--is now available for booking in Australia.
Other Performance Works
Information about other recent and on-going projects and work-in-progress.
Writing about performance, cruelty, human rights, food, animals, and social practice art/performance.
Michael also collaborates with Laurie Beth Clark under the name Spatula&Barcode to make social practice performance works, usually involving food and the grammar of hospitality.
Michael Peterson teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, writes about contemporary performance, and makes both performance art pieces and "social" performance works.
Barter Amateur Theatre
mutually produced experiences
- a non-monetary exchange of efforts
- scaled for self-organizing ensembles
- exploring implications of face-to-face
- partially a secret
- not necessarily nice
What Else Is Michael Good For?
Michael would love to talk to you about:
Performance & Popular Culture
--especially Las Vegas
Non-Human Animals in Performance
--and how ideas about acting work in the artworld, pop culture, etc.
Teaching Performance Art, Performance Studies, & Cultural Criticism
--where making culture is often a path to critiquing it
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