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Meeting PlaceThe Human Encounter and the Challenge of Coexistence$
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Paul Carter

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816685363

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816685363.001.0001

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Meeting Place

Paul Carter

University of Minnesota Press

An Australian example of an erotic encounter stabilized as a discursive meeting place (or site of exchange) is given: the language notebooks of First Fleet Surgeon, William Dawes, which mainly record a conversation with an Eora woman called Patyegarang. The discussion that follows shows that the recovery of this erotope involves a parallel performance, embodied in this case in a sound installation I made based on the notebooks and installed in a new commemorative museum.

Keywords:   Eros, Encounter, Public space, Choreography, The common place, Giacometti, Discourse, performance

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