PFS Symposium 2015


PFS Symposium 2015: Practicing Bodies, Performing Ecologies

Friday, Oct. 9 2015: Della Davidson Dance Studio

2.15 – 2.30pm Welcome, Introduction, and Coffee

In an effort to reduce waste, we’re encouraging everyone to bring their own mugs for tea and coffee, and plates for dinners. There will be extras in case you forget or don’t want to schlepp materials from out of town, but we might ask you to scrub a dish or two.

2.30 – 4.15      Roundtable Presentations

Perform Yourself in 3 Minutes! For your presentation, you will have 3 min (no more) to share the topics, projects, and concepts that you have been working with. Of course this is not enough time, but it is enough to get a sense of our community and make connections between people who otherwise would not find each other. It will be rushed, funny, inspiring, and surprising. Make the most of it, but don’t stress. This is a performance. If you have slides, please submit ASAP.

4.15 – 4.45      Break and Brief Report on PFS Online
4.45 – 5.30      Performances:

Emma Waldron, An Introduction to ASMR (Installation)

Lucas Hatton, I’ll See You In My Dreams: The Jack L. Morris Project (excerpt)

Caro Novella, Ero-chemica
5.30- 6.00        Break for Dinner

6.00 – 8.00      Student Films

Deepa Mahadevan, Tradition Objectified

Emelie Mahdevian, After the Curtain

Saturday, Oct. 10 2015: Della Davidson Dance Studio

8.30 – 9.00am Continental Breakfast

9.00 – 10.40    Panel #1 – PULSES

Gina Bloom, Moderator 2.0

Gretchen Jude “The Cyborg Electrovocality of M.I.A.: Movement, Motion, Emotion”

Emma Waldron, “IT FEELS SO REAL!”: Sense and Sexuality in ASMR Videos

Colin Johnson, “Indexing Motion and Capturing Eyes”

Eric Taggart, “Optimistic Infants: Attachment Theory and Lauren Berlant’s Cruel Optimism

10.45 – 11.45  Performance: An Ecosexual Walking Tour with Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle

11.45 – 12.00  Talk back with our Tour Guides

12.00 – 12.30  Lunch Break

12.30 – 2.20    Panel #2: ECHOES

Lynette Hunter, Moderator

Sarah Thompson, “Before Reaching Your Mind: Translation, Philia, Opacity”

DeNNiSOmeRa, ““Black on Black Ink Violence”: FormaLANGUAGExperimentation in M.NourbeSe Philip’s ZONG! Digging for dignity in the legal documnTexT of an African slave massacre at sea”

Amber Muller, “Disappearance and Haunting in The Unnatural and Accidental Women and Pig Girl

Sarah Haughn, “Middle Passage, Birth Passage: Gestational Poetics in the Global Afterlife of Slavery”

2.30 – 3.00      Performance: Kevin O’Connor,Still Moving

3.00 – 4.50      Panel #3: FLOWS

Josy Miller, Moderator

Nicole Peisl, “Yellow is Uneven”

Lisa Quoresimo, “Charlotte Charke, A Shilling, and a Shoulder of Mutton: The Risk of Performing Trauma”

Caro Novella, “Ero-chemics: performance research into new modes and practices of desire”

John Zibell, “The Appropriated: Beckett and Critical Training”

5.00 – 5.30      Joe Dumit, “Don’t know where you are going: notes on anthropology and improvisation”

5.30 – 6.30      Potluck Dinner

6.30 – 8.00      After Party with DJ Nina Cole

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