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KCA - DANCEHOUSE PUBLIC PROGRAM - LECTURE with ADRIAN HEATHFIELD

LECTURE & CONVERSATION with ADRIAN HEATHFIELD

THE PERSISTENCE OF PERFORMANCE

"Taking a close look at the situation of performance practice in the museum, this talk questions the temporal dynamics and cultural resonance of distributed acts. How do recent innovative shifts in curatorial practice - the exhibition as artwork, the artist as curator, the artwork as durational event – address history, contemporaneity and accelerated life? What is the relation between the aesthetics of 'stasis' and latency and the generation of unknown futures?"

 

ADRIAN HEATHFIELD writes on, curates and creates performance. His books include Out of Now, a monograph on the Taiwanese-American artist Tehching Hsieh and the edited collections Perform, Repeat, Record, Live: Art and Performance, Small Acts and Shattered Anatomies. His numerous essays have been translated into seven languages.

He currently works on a creative research project – Curating the Ephemeral – at Columbia University where he is a Marie Curie International Fellow in the School of Arts. He was co-director of Performance Matters, a four-year AHRC funded research project on the cultural value of performance (2009–2013).

He co-curated the Live Culture events at Tate Modern, London (2003) and a number of other performance and durational events in European cities over the last ten years. He is a curatorial adviser and attaché for the 20th Biennale of Sydney and an artistic director with the collective freethought of the 2016 Bergen Assembly, Norway. He has worked with many artists and thinkers on critical and creative collaborations including film dialogues, performance-lectures, writing and workshop projects.

He was President of Performance Studies international (2004–2007) and is Professor of Performance and Visual Culture at the University of Roehampton, London.

 

Date: APRIL 5
Time: 7pm
Where: DANCEHOUSE, Sylvia Staehli Theatre (wheelchaire accessible)
Cost: $15 / FREE for Dancehouse Members & Students *

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The Keir Choreographic Award Dancehouse Public Program is presented by Dancehouse in partnership with the Victorian College of the Arts at the University of Melbourne, Lucy Guerin Inc. and Deakin University and in association with the 20th Biennale of Sydney.

Dancehouse gratefully acknowledges the support of the 20th Biennale of Sydney in bringing Philipp Gehmacher, Adrian Heathfield, Adam Linder and Chyrsa Parkinson to Australia. Philipp Gehmacher and Chyrsa Parkinson are part of ghost telephone, a one-month-long chain performance curated by Adrian Heathfield for the 20th Biennale of Sydney, opening 18 March 2016 at venues throughout Sydney.

Dancehouse would like to warmly thank Phillip Keir and the Keir Foundation, Stephanie Rosenthal and Jenny Kinder for making this public program possible.

The 2016 Keir Choreographic Award is presented by Dancehouse, Carriageworks and the Keir Foundation, with support from the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.