By Susan Broadhurst
Liminal functionality is an rising style which has surfaced merely lately and describes more than a few interdisciplinary, hugely experimental, performative works in theatre and function, movie and music-performances which are obvious to prioritize the physique, the technological and the primordial. Broadhurst argues that conventional and modern severe and aesthetic theories are eventually poor in reading liminal functionality. This progressive paintings first surveys conventional aesthetics within the writings of Kant, Nietzsche and Heidegger and juxtaposes them with modern aesthetics within the writings of Foucault, Derrida, Baudrillard and Lyotard. a sequence of case stories follows and, Broadhurst concludes with a precis description of liminal performances as an rising style. Works mentioned intimately comprise: Pina Bausch's Tanztheater, the cutting edge Theatre of pictures of Robert Wilson and Philip Glass, the debatable social sculptures of the Viennese Actionists, Peter Greenaway's painterly aesthetics, Derek Jarman's queer politics, digitized sampled track, and neo-gothic sound.