The Performing Arts Research Centre at the University of the Arts, Theatre Academy Helsinki welcomes artistic researchers at doctoral and post-doctoral levels to take part in the fourth biennal colloquium on artistic research in performing arts:
June 11 – June 13, 2015 THE NON-HUMAN AND THE INHUMAN IN PERFORMING ARTS: BODIES, ORGANISMS AND OBJECTS IN CONFLICT
June 10, 2015
Pre-Colloquium workshop “Artistic Research Expositions” and Object-Oriented Bring-a-Dish Picnic
The colloquium approaches its topic area without specific disciplinary framings, collaboratively, and performatively, in an attempt to support the fruitful meeting of various points of view. It seeks common points of contact, resonating surfaces, and rhythmic interference between its heterogeneous but constituent parts. A variety of topics related to artistic research in performing arts, from dance and theatre, music, interdisciplinary practices and beyond, is discussed and dealt with in the papers, presentations, performances and workshops held by invited participants.
CARPA4 reflects on performing practices from the point of view of their non-human factors. We asked for the topics of the colloquium in the call for presentations:
Whether performance is no longer considered a typically human behavior, expressing and reflecting the intentions and needs of human beings, but rather a point of encounter and a collaborative relation between heterogeneous elements, components or materials, like bodies, organisms and objects?
How can human performers find their place within performative arrangements, where the logic no longer serves human purposes? What to do with bodies that no longer are “mine” or “living”?
In which ways can different life forms in their wide diversity enter the scene of performing arts and deconstruct this scene?
What kind of objects does a performance consist of? How can a performance create, liberate, or reunite objects, beyond “object theatre”?
How is the question of the inhuman defined and resolved in each case?
These issues will be dealt with our distinguished Keynote speakers: