Discourse in Motion. A symposium.

Novembre 29, 30 2019

With : Sylvette Babin, Sarah Chouinard-Poirier, Paul Couillard, Carola Dertnig, Anique Jordan, Adam Kinner, Yen-Chao Lin, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Danielle St-Amour.

Discourse in Motion is the final event of An Annotated Bibliography in Real Time and the beginning of a series of public projects in conjunction with the research project Keeping it Live: Performances, Archives and Exhibitions. This two day symposium sets out to investigate and bring to light performances’ many histories and formats of representation that meet and are built within the discursive field of theories, notes, stories, and actions. Presented as a moment of shared reflection Discourse in Motion discusses performance’s various modes of iteration and archival existence(s) as a critical and a discursive practice - before, during and after the act. Organised as a series of artist presentations (Moving Histories and Discourses), a workshop (The Spaces of the Book), and a conversation (Writing and Performing) we will investigate the theoretical and practice-based relationships performers and writers act out and hold fast in relation to the embodiment of language through text as much as voice and gesture. We are especially interested in the slippage between lines and pages and will look at how the act of writing, various forms of publishing and the performance of their research, defines their practices. The symposium will conclude with the launch of the publication of An Annotated Bibliography in Real Time and the recording series Readings on Performance.

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