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!

 

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HTDTWP – retreated to Tampere / vetäytyi Tampereelle

Last year we went to Riga for a weekend at the end of the year, whereas this year we wanted to economize and to consider the climate, and headed modestly to Tampere (two hours by train from Helsinki). A full day in a meeting room was productive this time as well, despite the fact that one of us had a flue and participated via Skype. The program consisted of work on the theme issue of Ruukku Journal, How to do things with performance?, the articles of which are at the moment in peer review – some of them already return ed – and which we hope to publish in Spring, as well as a book presenting performance philosophy in Finnish. We also discussed the next research day, which will take place on 20th March, with the theme performance and feminism and with Iris van Der Tujn as the preliminary key-note speaker. And of course other plans for next year were discussed, too. Moreover, we tried a new working method, a recorded conversation, which seemed promising – you will hear more about that soon!

Viime vuonna lähdimme vuoden päätteeksi viikonlopuksi Riigaan, mutta tänä vuonna halusimme olla taloudellisia ja ilmastolle ystävällisempiä, joten suuntasimme vaatimattomasti Tampereelle. Kokonainen päivä kokoustilassa oli tehokas myös tällä kertaa, siitäkin huolimatta että yksi tutkijoista osallistui flunssaisena Skypen välityksellä. Ohjelmassa oli tekeillä olevan Ruukku-julkaisun teemanumero, Miten tehdä asioita esityksellä, jonka artikkelit ovat tällä hetkellä vertaisarvioitavina – osa on jo palautettukin – ja jonka toivomme saavamme julkaistua keväällä, sekä performanssifilosofiaa suomeksi esittelevä kirja. Kevään tutkimuspäivästäkin puhuttiin, sen ajankohdaksi on sovittu 20 maaliskuuta, teemaksi performance and feminism ja pääpuhujaksi on jo alustavasti lupautunut Iris van der Tujn. Ja tietysti ensi vuoden suunnitelmat olivat muutenkin olivat keskustelussa mukana. Lisäksi kokeiltiin uutta työtapaa, äänitettyä keskustelua, joka vaikutti lupaavalta – siitä kuullaan pian lisää!

(photo by / valokuva: Tero Nauha)

 

Migrating Concepts in Performance

One month ago, 9-13 July 2018, HTDTWP participated in the IFTR World Congress in Belgrade, Serbia. The IFTR website is already focusing on the next 2019 conference in Shanghai; the conference program and book of abstracts can nevertheless be found – with a little digging – in the archive, here https://www.iftr.org/conference/past-conferences/2010s The theme of the conference was “Theatre, Nation and Identity: Between Migration and Stasis”. The panel we proposed, a further development of the one we prepared for Krakow, was titled “Migrating Concepts in Performance”, a title so difficult to translate into Finnish (esityksessä vaeltavat käsitteet?) that I decided to write this short post in English only.  We were scheduled for the very first day: Pilvi Porkola began with “Questions of Translating in Library Essays”, Hanna Järvinen continued with “Restaging, remaking, reconstructing, reimagining“, Annette Arlander followed with “Authorship, agency and performing in ‘Year of the Dog-Sitting in a Tree’“ and  Tero Nauha concluded with “Performance as thinking or performance philosophy?” We had quite an audience, at least compared to some other occasions, which was inspiring. And it was nice to have the presentation in the beginning of the conference, in order to be able to join the working group sessions (Performance as Research for Pilvi Porkola and me, Choreography and Corporeality for Hanna Järvinen) or follow the general conference program. All in all, the organizers were very serious about making this congress a memorable event, and I guess they succeeded in many ways. – Our abstracts and some images are available on the RC, here https://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/281037/281038/7484/1305