Studies of performance art have long been mired in questions of documentation, repetition, and reification. Scholars such as Sven Lütticken, Rebecca Schneider and Judith Butler have addressed a “repeat performance” that pervades all social relations under capitalism. In response, recent works by a number of artists show a changed approach in which live performance art is already an image or object designed for display or reproduction. This panel sets out to discuss the becoming-image or becoming-object of ephemeral, body-based work through such topics as: artistic engagements with repertories of gesture drawn from high culture and popular media or with historical systems of formal notation; the commodification of performance art within an “experience economy”; the institutional development of specific vocabularies and formal aesthetic criteria; and attempts to codify durational works for re-enactment by other bodies in other contexts. We welcome papers and artistic contributions that engage with new thinking on contemporary performance and its formalization in a broadly geographic, political and interdisciplinary sense.
Please submit abstracts (150-word maximum) for 20-minute papers directly to the session chairs, along with a brief curriculum vitae (300-word maximum) that specifies your rank and institutional affiliation (if applicable).
More information is available here: http://www.uaac-aauc.com/files/UAAC-AAUC%20%20Call%20for%20Papers%20-%20Appel%20de%20communications%202013%20final.pdf
Session Chair: Jessica Santone
Affiliation : Instructor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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