The CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY AND DIGITAL PERFORMANCE at Brunel University, London, invites you to: Daniel Ploeger “Thinking Critical/Looking Sexy” January 30, 2013 Cultural theorist Rob Cover (2003) has suggested that the unstable character of relational contexts in postmodern culture results in all nudity potentially signifying sexuality. Accordingly, I suggest that the presentation of naked bodies […]
Scott deLahunta (Project Leader, Motion Bank, William Forsythe Company) “Choreographic Objects: artifacts and traces of physical intelligence ” This talk will focus on the idea of a growing collection of self-determined reflections on dance practice being published by choreographers in a variety of formats. Often working in collaboration with researchers, editors and designers, these heterogeneous […]
Dani Ploeger is an artist and theorist, currently living and working in Berlin and London. Heralded in the press as the ‘Jimi Hendrix of the sphincter’, Dani’s performance installations often involve cheap readily available medical technologies and explore themes around the technologized body, sexuality and vanity.
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“From Bogeyman to Bison: a herd-like amnesia of HIV/AIDS in theatre?”
Queer theorists from across a broad range of disciplines argue that we are in a “normalizing” or “homonormative” period, in which marginalized subjectivities strive to align themselves with hegemonic norms. In terms of LGBTQ rights and representation, it can be argued that this has resulted in an increased visibility of “desirable” gays (monogamous – ideally civil-partnered, white, financially-independent, able-bodied) and the decreased visibility of “undesirable” gays (the sick, the poor, the non-white, the non gender-conforming). Focusing specifically on the effects of this hierarchy on the contemporary theatrical representation of gay HIV/AIDS subjectivities, this article looks at two performances, Reza Abdoh’s Bogeyman (1991) and Lachlan Philpott’s Bison (2009/10). The essay argues that HIV/AIDS performance is as urgently necessary today as in the early 1990s, and that a queer dramaturgy, unafraid to resist the lure of normativity or the ‘gaystreaming’ of LGBT representation, is a vital intervention strategy in contemporary (LGBT) theatre.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Performance Research Seminar
GB048 Drama Studio 16:oo-17:30 pm
Jaime del Val
(Reverso // Madrid Spain)
“Microsexes/Microdances: Metahuman Technologies – Undoing anatomy in capitalism of affects”
CAROLINE BERGVALL Research Seminar 11.16.11 Brunel University, London
Wednesday November 16
4pm Drama Studio Gaskell Building 048
Caroline Bergvall (Writer and cross-disciplinary artist, London)
“Languages, Writing, Acoustic Investment”
DAP-lab.TV broadcasts selected Performance Research Seminars live from the Brunel University Drama Studio – making them available to anyone in the world interested in the subject. Johannes Birringer and Marlon Barrios Solano are co-producing the seminars, discussions and workshops as live webcasts, and the Series is also archived here. The partnership between the Brunel’s Center for Contemporary & Digital Performance and dance-techTV is an experiment in collaborative video broadcasting and in disseminating interdisciplinary research on performance, physical theatre and digital choreographies. Powered by dance-tech.tv, this is the Channel of the Design And Performance Lab (Brunel University, London, UK).