Ruukku Journal at Publics 25 May 6 pm

Welcome to celebrate the publication of Ruukku Journal on How to do things with performance at Publics on 23 May at 6pm. Sturenkatu 37-41.

Tervetuloa juhlimaan Ruukku 11 Miten tehdä asioita esityksellä numeron julkaisemista, Publics 23.5. Klo 18. Sturenkatu 37-41. Tilaisuus on englanniksi.

More information / lisätietoja here

How to do things with performance?

Not only what should be done, but how it should be done is today a question as relevant as ever. And some argue we should actually do less, and think a bit more, for example how we do what we do. In the research project How to do things with performance, we have focused on performance in a broad sense, asking what can be or could be done with performance and how.

How to do things with performance? -research project is proud to present the 11th issue of Ruukku – Studies in Artistic Research devoted to the theme. How to do things with performance? And we are proud to collaborate with Publics in organising a seminar-party to launch it.

Contributors to the issue include Mieko Kanno, Anu Vehviläinen, Elisabeth Belgrano, Lea and Pekka Kantonen, Elina Seye, Stephen Bain as well as the editors Annette Arlander, Hanna Järvinen, Tero Nauha and Pilvi Porkola.

Come and celebrate the publication of How to do things with performance? Ruukku 11 with us at Publics on 23 May at 6 pm, address: Sturenkatu 37-41 4b 00550 Helsinki

For more information about Ruukku – studies in artistic research and this issue, see http://ruukku-journal.fi/en/issues/11/call

For more information about the research project, How to do things with performance? see https://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/281037/281038 or https://www.uniarts.fi/en/howtodothingswithperformance

For more information about Publics, see https://www.publics.fi/

The Expositions in Ruukku 11 How to do things with performance?

Stephen Bain: Strategies of Fiction.

Mieko Kanno: Algorithmic Thinking and Musical Performance.

Anu Vehviläinen:  Quest for a Breathing Performance.

Elisabeth Belgrano: A Singing Orna/Mentor’s Performance or Ir/rational Practice.

Lea and Pekka Kantonen: Indigenous Knowledge. Performance Art and the Faltering Act of Translation

Elina Seye: Practices of Performing at Senegalese Sabar Dance Events.

Hanna Järvinen: Re-imagining: A Case-study of Exercises and Strategies

Pilvi Porkola: Objects that matter – performance art and objects

Tero Nauha: The experience of ’something’ in performance

Annette Arlander: Return to the site of the Year of the Rooster

 

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A new article published

The new issue of PARSE journal on “Work” have just been published, including an article “The Expropriation of the Force-(of)-Thought in Artistic Practices” by Tero Nauha.

http://parsejournal.com/issue/work/

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!

Performance Pedagogy … and the post-punk condition

Much is going on next week. The third Research Day with performance pedagogy as the theme is taking place on Friday 16th November at University of the Arts Theatre Academy. See program and link to registration here.

Our key note speaker professor Gavin Butt and the newly appointed professor of performance art and theory Tero Nauha will discuss performance art and the post-punk condition in an event organized in collaboration with Muu at Huuto gallery on Saturday 17th November at 5 pm. See more information here.

Both events are open to everybody, welcome!

(photo of Tero Nauha by Antti Ahonen)

Let’s Talk about Performance!

Conversations on Performance Art continue at Muu gallery on Monday 1 October at 6 pm. The guest this time is Tomasz Szrama, and the topic we begin with is the question of audience participation, or collaboration with the witnesses or whatever you prefer to call your mode of engagement. Tomasz calls his actions “Social encounters of despair” because “they are sort of a social gathering, and ‘despair’ describes their character and reasons to be committed.” More information about Tomasz and his performances is to be found on his website. More information about the event on the Muu webpage or the event on facebook, here.

Please come and share you views!

Call for proposals: Performance pedagogy 16.11. 2018

Research Day III: Performance Pedagogy

Call for proposals

The research project How to do things with performance? organises a third research day focusing on performance pedagogy with professor Gavin Butt as key note speaker on 16 November 2018at University of the Arts Theatre Academy, Auditorium 1.

What are the pedagogical dimensions of performance? Lectures and demonstrations are performances in themselves, but what about the pedagogy of performance and performance art? What can be done for, in, and with performance in a pedagogical situation and what could pedagogy give to performance practice? If performance is a site for learning, how does learning take place in it? What do we learn in performance?

In the research project How to do things with performance? (2016-2020) funded by the Academy of Finland we have looked at pedagogy and performance mainly in the edited collection Performance Artist’s Workbook. On teaching and learning performance art – essays and exercises(Porkola 2017). Influential studies of the pedagogy of performance art such as Performing Pedagogy – Toward an Art of Politicsby Charles Garoian (1999), The Analysis of Performance Art – A Guide to its Theory and Practiceby Anthony Howell (1999) or “Some Thoughts on Teaching Performance Art in Five Parts” by Marilyn Arsem (2011) as well as anthologies such as Stucky and Wimmer’s Teaching Performance Studies(2002) form the background to our discussions.

Despite our interest in performance art we understand performance in a wide sense. Performance studies, performance research and performance-as-research can be understood as the study of various practices and processes besides cultural and artistic performances. As art making in artistic research, performance or performing can function as a central research method or as one way of presenting research results. (Allegue et al. 2009; Hunter & Riley 2009; Kershaw & Nicholson 2011; Nelson 2013; Arlander et.al.2018) Here we are especially interested in the links between pedagogy and performance.

Our key note speaker, professor Gavin Butt,is a transdisciplinary scholar working across the areas of performance studies, queer studies, visual culture, and popular music. Before taking up the Attenborough Chair in Drama: Theatre and Performance at Sussex in September 2016, he was Professor of Visual Cultures and Performance at Goldsmiths, University of London. Butt was the co-director of Performance Matters (2009-2013), a creative research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, bringing together artists, curators, activists, performance organizers, and academics to investigate the cultural value of performance. He is co-editor of Post-Punk Then and Now, Repeater, 2016. Butt is currently completing a book Being in a Band: The Leeds Art Experiment and the Making of Alternative Culture 1972-1985, which explores the generative nature of collective creation on the eve of neoliberalism. It focuses on the post-punk scene in 1970s and 1980s Leeds, and on group-belonging in theatre and performance, visual art and music making. It is a case study of the radical potential of higher education at a time when access to art school and university was free to all.

We invite everybody interested in the connections of pedagogy and performance art, live art, performance-as-research, research on and in performance, or performance studies to debate these questions and ponder how pedagogy and performance are entangled. How and in what way are things done with performancepedagogy? What can be done with performance art that cannot be done with other forms of performance within a pedagogical situation? What kind of change does performance pedagogy generate?

We are especially interested in performance lectures, demonstrations, interventions, pedagogical experiments, that is, performance pedagogy in action! Please, send abstracts (max 250 words) of proposals for 15 -20 min. contributions and a brief bio, no later than 14 October 2018 to annette.arlander@uniarts.fi

Welcome!

Annette Arlander, Hanna Järvinen, Tero Nauha and Pilvi Porkola

For updates, see here

 

 

Performance Pedagogy 16.11.2018

Research Day III: Performance Pedagogy

The 3rd Research Day organized by the Academy of Finland funded research project How to Do Things with Performance? will take place on the 16th of November 2018 at the Theatre Academy, Auditorium 1. The theme of the day is Performance pedagogy.

The keynote speaker professor Gavin Butt (University of Sussex) is a transdisciplinary scholar working across the areas of performance studies, queer studies, visual culture, and popular music. Before taking up the Attenborough Chair in Drama: Theatre and Performance at Sussex in September 2016, he was Professor of Visual Cultures and Performance at Goldsmiths, University of London. 

The call will be published soon!