From the Balcony to Caminito: An Ongoing Rhuthmanalysis

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The work of Henri Lefebvre Rhythmanalysis, Space, Time and Everyday Life (2004) is generally known as the original proposer of rhythmanalysis, inspired by the last chapter of Gaston Bachelard’s book La dialectique de la durée (1963), entitled ‘Rhythmanalysis’. Nevertheless, it was the Portuguese philosopher Lucio Pinheiro dos Santos who developed the notion of rhythmanalysis. In this chapter I address this episode of the genealogy of rhythmanalysis aiming to contribute to a broader understanding of its context of origin. I also present fragments of a rhythmanalysis exercise developed in Caminito, Buenos Aires, as part of my research in the field of art studies. Following a pre-Platonic notion of rhythm (Benveniste, 1966), I draw on those fragments as much as on the reflexive confrontation of rhythmanalysis with feminist and ch’ixi epistemologies (e.g., Haraway, 1988; Rivera, 2018) in order to propose what I come to call rhuthmanalysis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRhythmanalysis
Subtitle of host publicationPlace, Mobility, Disruption and Performance
EditorsDawn Lyon
PublisherEmerald Publishing Limited
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-83909-972-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-83909-973-1
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Rhuthmos
  • Rhuthmanalysis
  • Situated knowledges
  • Ch'ixi epistemology
  • Travessia


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