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15/03/18

Block Universe - London’s Performance Art Festival



Il 22 Marzo si svolgerà, presso la Goldsmiths University di Londra, un simposi sulla storia delle performance in apertura alla rassegna  performativa che avrà luogo dal 26 Maggio a 3 Giugno. 


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Organised by Block Universe and hosted by the Visual Cultures Department at Goldsmiths University, the panel will discuss the past and current dynamics of performance art in the UK.The panelists will explore ideas of an active, living archive, one that takes into account the ability of performance to sustain itself and live on through the body rather than the record, thus re-positioning the body as the centre for knowledge in place of the archive. Can we take the inherent choreographic vocabulary in dance as an example? How can performance as memory exist?  

Participants include the subversive 1980s performance group The Neo Naturists, Ellen Van Schuylenburch, one of the founding members of Michael Clark Company, artists Evan Ifekoya & Victoria Sin, who are contributing to this year’s edition of the Block Universe festival, and Jane Pritchard, curator of dance for the Victoria and Albert Museum, in discussion with Louise O’Kelly, Festival Director of Block Universe and Astrid Schmetterling, Senior Lecturer in Visual Cultures.

Find information about the upcoming edition (26 May – 3 June 2018) on Block Universe’s website.

Symposium on the history of performance art in the UK

Goldsmiths University, New Cross, SE14 6NW London, UK
Symposium: Thursday 22 March, 6-8.30pm

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