Organized by Kati Röttger, k.e.röttger@uva.nl
The notion of performance is not strictly limited to theatre. Performance is happening in diverse (new) media, the same as it can be questioned to which extend and how media perform. On the other hand, it has to be taken into account not only the mediality of theatre performance, but also the play of intermediality that it sets out. The group aims to share extensive lectures of theoretical texts that touch upon key concepts and methodologies in the field of Performance-and Media Research. It includes questions and concepts of aesthetics and politics that go along with medial and performative phenomena, taking additionally into account their historicity. The group meets once a month. For every meeting one of the participants proposes and prepares a text or an object of consideration s/he wishes to discuss with the group. It might be a scholarly text she/he struggles with during his/her research, it might be a a chapter of the own PhD in procedure, or a performance . Main object is to share research questions and problems within the group.