How to Incite a Vivid Archive – Margit Galanter


The  Dance Studies Working Group  is hosting Margit Galanter this week for an artist talk / feedback session.

How to Incite a Vivid Archive
Thursday, October 275-7pm
Room 44B in Dwinelle Hall on the Berkeley Campus
(on the C level of the building)
Alongside Margit Galanter’s multi-year and multi-varied Cave Forms performance research, she has been involved in asking with collaborators: what is a vivid archive? In part an archive can extend beyond the bougie-ness of a Catalogue and work with what is underneath, how we index. An archive can be an extension of (non)activity, an opportunity for it to see itself from new angles, and a method for transducing and branching into new forms, breathing new life. Writing, video, graphs, drawings, and transdisciplinary materials have emerged from the Cave Forms project, some of which are surprising, and some of which offer the specificity of propositions on how to make meaning from the things made in the live(d) space.

In this moment, Cave Forms is also engaging with a project of collectivizing this inquiry, with a constellation of people from various disciplines, and in so doing is also examining the ever-important issues of authorship, collectivity, Capital, and the Man. So, this discussion and work session in fact is part of the process, as we ask the questions together – what and how is the vivid archive?

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In advance of a series of events Cave Forms Landings, November 4 – 12 at Temescal Arts Center
Margit Galanter is a movement investigator and dance poet living in Oakland, California. Her inquiries range from performance, teaching and her private practice to galvanizing larger-scale cultural praxes. Margit is dedicated to the prisms of cultural inquiry, conversation, perceptual vibrancy, and nourishing life. Galanter has written and edited various articles and creative writing projects, and most recently published an interview with Sherwood Chen in Contact Quarterly and co-edited the book Embodied Lives: Reflections on the Influence of Suprapto Suryodarmo and Amerta Movement.
Upcoming Lecture hosted by the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies
Sino-Corporealities: Contemporary Choreographies from Taipei and Hong Kong
A Talk by Lin Yatin (Taipei National University of the Arts)
Monday, 11/7 – 12:30-2pm
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