Call for Research Day IV: Performance and Feminism

Welcome to present or participate in our fourth Research Day on 20 March. We are excited to have Iris van der Tuin as our keynote speaker. See more about her and the full call here.

There is a long tradition of feminist performances, feminist studies of performance and debates on how to perform feminism. From “A Vindication of the Rights of Woman” (1792) to Queer Ecologies (2010), from Alexandra Kollontai to intersectionality, feminist theorizing has been foundational for epistemological critique and utopian political thinking. And feminism has been performed, in provocations against patriarchy like Carolee Schneemann’s “Interior Scroll”, Valie Export’s “Genital Panic” or Pussy Riot’s punk rock as well as in subtle autobiographical gestures or collective consciousness raising like Meetoo. How else is feminism performed today?

We invite everybody interested in the connections of feminism and performance, performance art, live art, performance-as-research, research on and in performance, or performance studies to join us in exploring various approaches to feminism and performance. How, in what various ways, is feminism performed today? What aspects of feminist thought are important for contemporary performance art? How can performance art contribute to feminist struggles? How to do feminism with performance?

Deadline for proposals is 20 February. Welcome!

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In the year 2018…

… HTDTWP published a few texts together – not articles but reports – which are worth listing here. The serious, peer reviewed stuff each one of us published individually, but these reports describe probably much better what we have been up to:

Annette Arlander, Hanna Järvinen, Tero Nauha and Pilvi Porkola “Miten tehdä asioita esityksellä – tutkimushanke Sao Paulossa” [How to do Things with Performance – the research project in Sao Paulo] in Anna Thuring, Anu Koskinen and Tuija Kokkonen (eds.) Esitys ja Toiseus, Näyttämö ja Tutkimus 7, Teats Teatterintutkimuksen seura 2018, pp 204-214. See here

Annette Arlander, Hanna Järvinen, Tero Nauha and Pilvi Porkola “Regurgitated Perspectives – Performance”. In Geoff Cox, Hannah Drayson, Azadeh Fatehrad, Allister Gall, Laura Hopes, Anya Lewin, Andrew Prior, (eds.) Proceedings of the 9th SAR International Conference on Artistic Research, University of Plymouth, April 11th-13th, 2018, pp. 299-311. See here

Annette Arlander, Hanna Järvinen, Tero Nauha and Pilvi Porkola “How to do things with performance in relation to what is given?”. In Ruukku Journal issue 8 (voices) 2018. See here

And we made some joint conference panels and performances:

“How to do things with performance in alliance with things, concepts, bodies or plants?”, performance with HTDTWP (How to Do Things With Performance) at the conference Alliances and Commonalities,  Stockholm University of the Arts, see here, 25-27.10. 2018.

“Migrating concepts in performance”, panel at IFTR (International Federation for Theatre Research) conference Theatre and Migration in Belgrad  (see program) 19-23.7 2018.

“Networking Finland, Malta, Korea” – a performative panel across time and space with How to do things with performance? at PSi (Performance Studies International) #24 in Daegu, Chorea 3-6.7. 2018.

“What is Performativity in Finnish?”  panel at Cultural Mobility of Performance and Performativity Studies, Kraków 28-30.5. 2018.

“Regurgitated perspectives – an excerpt”  at The Spring Research Day at Kiasma, 25.4. 2018.

“Regurgitated Perspectives” performance at the 9th SAR conference – International Conference on Artistic Research Artistic Research will Eat Itself at University of Plymouth 11-13.4. 2018.

And then we had our own research days, of course:

Research Day II: Materiality of and in performance 2.3.2018

Research Day III: Performance Pedagogy 16.11.2018

So let’s see what will happen in 2019!