Performative practices

The performativity of practice refers to the ability of ritualised and continuous actions to constitute reality. The term follows the linguistic concept by John L. Austin reformulated by Judith Butler, that understands language and movement not only as descriptive or assumptive but as having the potential to create reality. Through continuous use, acts and actions can shape bodies, perspectives, and the subjectively perceived world (Butler 1993).

Butler, Judith (1993): Bodies that matter – On the Discursive Limits of Sex. New York: Routledge.