[dance-tech] interdiscipline-research seminar series at Brunel, London

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Arts & Humanities

DRAMA STUDIO, GASKELL HALL, Cleveland Rd, Uxbridge UB8 3PH
Wednesdays 16:oo – 18:oo


Precarity and the Politics of Art: Performative and Critical Empowerment after

This Research Series aims to probe troubling interpretations of the increasing
unrestrainment of capital, and its impact on all social-economic, cultural,
creative, and educational sectors in the developed world; the sustainability of
democracy is an urgent emerging research theme for those of us in the
performing arts/creative field becoming intensely aware of the multiplication
of realities (virtualization; networked infrastructures) and the growing
depoliticization of culture and art. The main objective of the Series is to
articulate various perspectives on the emptying of politics in favour of the
aestheticization of pure ideology within the context of precarization and the
operations of unknowable information technologies. In particular, the series
will examine

• Labour and virtuosity / refuge and asylum
• Decolonization and the politics of ‘not-quite’ identities
• The aestheticization of performativity
• Ritual politics, gender relations, social and sectarian conventions
• Algorithmic culture and participatory art

October 21 > Decolonizing Gestures and the Colonial Gaze <
Melissa Blanco-Borelli (Royal Holloway)
“Bodily Archives and Hi(p)-stories: Dancing in Cuba’s academias de baile”
Broderick Chow (Brunel, Theatre) “Animatedness
and the Filipino/a performing body”

October 28 Olu Taiwo (University of Winchester) “The Street and
Expanded Theatre”
Jaime del Val (Madrid, Istituto Reverso) –
“Metabody: embodied media and the wars of indeterminacy and control””

November 25 Pascale Pollier (Brussels/London) - “Curating Fabrics
of Human Bodies”
Marina Grzinić (Institute of Philosophy at the
ZRC SAZU, Ljubljana): “Necropolitics, Racialisation, and ‘Social’ Curating”

January 27 Anshuman Mondal (Brunel, English) “Racial Politics and
Political Performance”
Taghreed Elsanhouri (filmmaker, screen writer)
“Autopsy of a Partition” (video installation)

February 17 Piotr Cieplak (Brunel, Documentary Practice) “Archives
of Terror”
Maria Kastrinou (Brunel, Anthropology)
“Poetics of Intimate Violence: Movement Theatre in Syria”
Royona Mitra (Brunel, Theatre) “Bodies,
Not-quite Identities, and Cultural Representations”

March 09 Holly Maples (Brunel, Theatre) “Aesthetics and
Politics of Remembering”
Marios Chatziprokopiou (Athens) “The Mourning
Others” (fieldwork/performance)

International Laboratory:
April 4 – 10 [all week] METABODY: Media Embodiment Tékhne &
Bridges of Diversity

http://people.brunel.ac.uk/dap/meta.html /

May 25 “Algorithmic culture and participatory art”

Bojana Kunst (Ljubljana) Precarity & Participation
Arthur I. Miller (UCL) “Third Culture: Making the Invisible Visible”
Soenke Zehle (Saarbruecken) “Exit Strategies”
Additional particiapnts/practitioners to be announced.

Coordinated by Johannes Birringer
Director Center for Contemporary & Digital Performance, Brunel University

All Research Seminars are co-produced with dance-tech live TV and streamed
online as well as archived.: http://dance-tech.tv/videos/daplabtv/

This Research Seminar Series is supported by a grant from Brunel University
Entry: Free
Contact: +44 (0)1895 267 343


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