Performance und Performativität in Kunst, Bildung und Forschung

Marie-Luise Lange (Hrsg.), paperback, 184 pages, ISBN-13: 9783946320203, fabrico verlag, 2019, only in German

«Performance and Performativity in Art, Education and Research – Symposium of Art Education at the (University of Technology) TU Dresden»

At the beginning of the 21st century, we live in a time of permanent transitions and apparent change. Identities and perspectives are changing and once fixed assumptions are destabilising.

The artistic images of performative scenarios possess the fantastic power to generate new (magical) realities. In this world of play, improvisation and embodied action, dichotomous world references and theorems such as subject and object, artist and spectator, signifier and signified are suspended. Performers and audience alike embark on an experimental path that not only grants them new spatio-temporal, bodily-sensual and aesthetic experiences, but also unfolds and transforms their selves.

The volume on the symposium act.move.perform. Performance and Performativity in Art, Education and Research describes how the international performance artists Nezaket Ekici, Stefanie Trojan, Dorothea Rust, Kineret Haya Max, Vivian Chinasa Ezugha, BBB Johannes Deimling, Wolfgang Sautermeister and Arti Grabowski succeed in developing effective performances with teachers, students and pupils. The workshops, documented in words and pictures, present eight different artistic-didactic ways of developing performative acts.

The practical examples are complemented by introductory texts by Marie-Luise Lange, BBB Johannes Deimling, Antje Dudek and Christin Lübke, which illuminate the teaching of performative processes from different perspectives.

trial reading in German