Joseph is a performance practitioner and scholar. Voices from the Village marks the culmination of his practice-as-research PhD project, entitled Regenerating the Live: The Archive as the Genesis of a Performance Practice. The archive – as a physical space and philosophical concept – underpins all of his practice.
The city is Joseph’s stage. Live performance allows participants to experience the city’s manifold presences; the city is a vessel which holds sites of conflict, of celebration, of alienation, of decay, of preservation, of
remembering and of forgetting. The archive offers a potential for navigating this palimpsest.
The archive has fascinated Joseph for many years; the archive manifests our obsession with recording and preserving everyday living experience in photographs, text, film and sound, in order to etch ourselves onto an emerging futurescape, a time and place that is always just out of reach, yet has a strong presence in our lives.