Time-Based History: Perspectives on Documenting Performance


  • Nik Wakefield Royal Holloway, University of London


This extended review charts some approaches to performance documents and their implications. Its focus on temporality aims to reveal new insights into these historiographical practices.

Author Biography

Nik Wakefield, Royal Holloway, University of London

Nik Wakefield conducts artistic research in the realm of performance philosophy. His practice-based PhD is titled Time-specificity of Performance. Recent solo works include Three and 2: untitled, performed in London, Helsinki, California and New York. He participates in international conferences through presenting and organising, and recently founded a gallery of practice as research. He received an MA with Distinction in Practising Theatre and Performance from Aberystwyth University and a BFA Cum Laude from Boston University in Theatre Arts. Nik has worked professionally with Heritage Arts Company, Every House Has a Door, Robert Wilson and Punchdrunk.