CFP Apr 21, 2013

Becoming-Image (UAAC/AAUC, Banff, 17-20 Oct 13)

UAAC/AAUC Conference, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Oct 17–20, 2013
Deadline: Jun 4, 2013

Milena Tomic

2013 UAAC/AAUC Conference

Becoming-Image: Contemporary Performance and Its Formalization

Studies of performance art have long been mired in questions of
documentation, repetition, and reification. Scholars such as Sven
Lütticken, Rebecca Schneider and Judith Butler have addressed a
“repeat performance” that pervades all social relations under
capitalism. In response, recent works by a number of artists show a
changed approach in which live performance art is already an image or
object designed for display or reproduction. This panel sets out to
discuss the becoming-image or becoming-object of ephemeral, body-based
work through such topics as: artistic engagements with repertories of
gesture drawn from high culture and popular media or with historical
systems of formal notation; the commodification of performance art
within an “experience economy”; the institutional development of
specific vocabularies and formal aesthetic criteria; and attempts to
codify durational works for re-enactment by other bodies in other
contexts. We welcome papers and artistic contributions that engage
with new thinking on contemporary performance and its formalization in
a broadly geographic, political and interdisciplinary sense.

Please submit abstracts (150-word maximum) for 20-minute papers
directly to the session chairs, along with a brief curriculum vitae
(300-word maximum) that specifies your rank and institutional
affiliation (if applicable).

Session Chair: Jessica Santone Affiliation : Instructor, School of the
Art Institute of Chicago, Email address:

Session Chair: Milena Tomic Affiliation : Independent Scholar, Email

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