Thursday, 30 September 2010

Performance Matters - Performing Idea

by Mary Paterson

A week long programme of events, lectures and performances on 'Performing Idea'.

Performance Matters is a 3 year creative research project carried out by Goldsmiths University of London, Roehampton University and the Live Art Development Agency. It explores, 'the contemporary values associated with performance at a time when it has increased resonance as a cultural phenomenon, and as a concept and metaphor in critical discourse.'

The first year is is themed 'Performing Idea', and the Performing Idea seminar launches on Saturday 2nd October.

Not to be missed!

The organisers have just announced there will be a specially commissioned video of Hélène Cixous in conversation with Adrian Heathfield (by Hugo Glendinning) in the Performing Idea Symposium on Friday 8 October.

The programme is spectacular. My personal highlights include the conversation on 'Moving-Writing' between Adrian Heathfield and Jonathan Burrows on Monday 4th October, the Performing Idea Archive Presentation on Thursday 7th October, and the showing of Rabih Mroué's new film 'The Inhabitants of Images' on Saturday 9th October. But you will find more to engage and excite you when you browse the full programme on the Performance Matters site here.

Book tickets here.

All events are held at the Whitechapel Gallery and Toynbee Studios, London.

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