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Performance Matters: Announcing the Performing Idea Public Programme

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Time 23:00
Date 01/10/10
Price £15
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Performing Idea: workshops led by three internationally acclaimed artists; a symposium with leading writers, thinkers and artists; a sound and video archive of seminal performance lectures...


Performance Matters presents
Performing Idea
2nd-9th October 2010
Whitechapel Gallery and Toynbee Studios, London.

Performing Idea is a programme of events at Whitechapel Gallery and Toynbee Studios that investigate the shifting relations between performance practice and discourse, event and writing.

It comprises a set of workshops led by three internationally acclaimed artists; a five day symposium with leading writers, thinkers and artists; a sound and video archive of seminal performance lectures; and a series of new performance lectures and redos by UK and international artists.

With contributions from: Janine Antoni, Ron Athey, Anne Bean, Wafaa Bilal, Maaike Bleeker, Silvia Bottiroli, Jonathan Burrows, Gavin Butt, Cabula 6, Augusto Corrieri, Robin Deacon, Rose English, Tim Etchells, Matthew Goulish, Adrian Heathfield, Hannah Hurtzig, Shannon Jackson, Janez Jansa, Joe Kelleher, Tellervo Kalleinen, Lois Keidan, Ong Keng Sen, Bojana Kunst, Boyan Manchev, Fred Moten, Rabih Mroué, Giulia Palladini, Owen Parry, Peggy Phelan, Heike Roms, Lara Shalson, and Julie Tolentino.

Performing Idea is the first year of Performance Matters, a three-year creative research project rethinking why performance matters through the matter of performance. At a time when performance and live art have increased visibility in the worlds of art, theatre, dance and the academy, Performing Idea asks how such experimental performance forms signal changes in understandings of both art and the world beyond through a set of critical and creative exchanges and research processes.

Symposium tickets only £15/£10 per day, or £50/£40 for a five day pass. Please visit www.thisisperformancematters.co.uk for full details.

The Performing Idea Symposium and evening programme of Performance Lectures & Redos take place at Toynbee Studios and bookings must be made through Artsadmin: http://tinyurl.com/3yqv7d5

Bookings for the Archive presentation at Whitechapel Gallery auditorium (7th October, 8:00pm) must be made through the Whitechapel Gallery: http://tinyurl.com/34wjz82

Spaces are limited - early booking is advised.

Performance Matters is a collaboration between the Live Art Development Agency; Goldsmiths, University of London; and Roehampton University. Performance Matters is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Performing Idea is also supported by Visiting Arts.

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