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Performance making and the Archive ||Conference Call ||  16th - 17th March 2018
This conference is interested in a conversation on the nature of the archive and its transformation within the context of performance making. Theoretically performance has been understood as ephemeral, located in the present, bearing affective excess, having transformative powers, identified as disappearance etc. Its material absence has been at the heart of these theoretical formulations. On the contrary, it has also been understood as ‘circulation of representations of representations’ and the romanticism around its liveness has been argued over. Within this gamut of arguments and counter arguments and epiphanies that mark human passion and obsession with performance making, how do we begin to look at performance (here used very broadly)? Especially performance which works with the archive and historical consciousness as its material – performance that is interested in the document. Do we consider such perfo…
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