The ruin in question

Murray, S. and Lorimer, H. (2015) The ruin in question. Performance Research, 20(3), pp. 58-66. (doi: 10.1080/13528165.2015.1049037)

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An inquisitorial encounter with the ruin in built form, this essay is arranged according to a series of questions-and-answers. The ruin in question was once St. Peter’s Seminary, theological college of the Roman Catholic Church and icon of post-war Scottish Modernist architecture. Set within a landscaped estate of parkland and woodland, luxuriantly overgrown since abandonment, the entire site is a crucible for ruinous thought and responsive action. The essay rewrites the ruin according to its past, present and possible future, offering sense-impressions of what is to be found in its midst, and the kinds of experimental performance that it invites.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Ruin, St Peter's Seminary, Kilmahew, performance, graffiti, Roman Catholic Church.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Murray, Dr Simon and Lorimer, Professor Hayden
Authors: Murray, S., and Lorimer, H.
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts
Journal Name:Performance Research
Journal Abbr.:PR
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN (Online):1469-9990

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