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Rai 37 the political aesthetic of parliament is not an addendum – it is inextricably woven into the fabric of the everyday workings of the institution. We understand institutions through performance of their ceremonies and rituals, historically and in their present. These performances reflect and shape institutional politics through which we, as citizens, either accept as authentic (representative) or the performance is not ‘smooth’ and we feel let down, betrayed and angry. Affect of performance has effect on the relationship between citizens and representatives of parliament.

If this is so, then the acceptance, challenging, neglect or ignoring of political narratives can be read not as something fixed, as presented by the author, performer or artist but as an act that is mobile, stretched and struggled over. The audience then shapes the narrative, even as it receives it – it is a dialectical relationship between the audience and performance. In the context of parliament, the issue of the audience is a complex one. Who is the audience of the MPs who debate and vote in parliament?

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