How to do things with performance

This academic project asks what can be done with performance. What actualises when a performance takes place, when it is documented, and when it is written about?

How to do things with performance?

In this project, we ask what can be done with performance - what actualises when a performance takes place, when it is documented, and when it is written about. Through these epistemological questions, we address the ontology of performance: in what ways can we understand 'performance' today, as a new materiality, as presence, and in the international, multilingual context where words, documents, and practices connote differently but are shared in online environments. We seek to update the theory of performativity vis à vis new materialist theories of agential realism and non-philosophy.

 

The project in Research Catalogue

 

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research day recordings

Below you'll find abstracts & video recordings from the Research Days organized by the How To Do Things with Performance? project.

Research Day 8 November 2017 – Presentation Recordings

Researchers

Annette Arlander, DA, is an artist, researcher and pedagogue. At present, she is professor of performance, art and theory at Stockholm University of the Arts Research Centre and visiting researcher at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki. See https://annettearlander.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hanna Järvinen, PhD, is a dance historian and performance studies scholar. She is a docent in dance history at the University of Turku, an Honorary Visiting Research Fellow at De Montfort University, Leicester, and University Lecturer at the Performing Arts Research Centre of the Theatre Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki.https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9081-9906

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pilvi Porkola, DA, is a performance artist, researcher and writer. In 2017-18 she was Professor of Artistic Research at the Performing Arts Research Centre of the Theatre Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki. She is the editor of Performance Artist’s Workbook: Essays on teaching and learning performance art (Uniarts 2017).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tero Nauha, performance artist and visual artist, holds a Doctor of Art (theatre and drama). Nauha’s doctoral dissertation at the Theatre Academy of the Universitay of the Arts Helsinki took a critical look at the relationship between artistic work and immanent capitalism. Nauha’s artistic work has been performed at several theatres and festivals both in Finland and around Europe.