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Check out the lineup for our spring programming. We’ve planned an exciting series of events, including discussions, screenings, an art exhibit, a poetry reading, a symposium, a four-day visit by international guests P.A. Skantze and Matthew Fink, and a performance and brown bag with visiting artist-scholar Gregg Bordowitz!

METHODOLOGIES IN MOTION

P.A. SKANTZE  MATTHEW FINK

Warm-Up to Methodologies in Motion

March 6 @ 4:30, Elvehjem, L170

In preparation for P.A. Skantze and Matthew Fink’s four-day series of collaborative workshops and performances, we will meet to discuss Skantze’s Itinerate Spectator/Itinerant Spectacle (2013) accessible at: http://punctumbooks.com/titles/itinerant-spectator-itinerant-spectacle/

Public Manifesto and Conversation

March 26 @ 6, Elvehjem, L140

All that Fell:  Physical Radio

Workshop: March 26 & 27, 3-5 PM at the Center for Visual Cultures in Memorial Library
Performance: March 28 @ 8, Elvehjem, L160

afterKLEIST: anORATORIO

Workshop: March 28, 12-2 PM, The CVC in Memorial Library
Performance: March 29 @ 6, The University Club


This participatory collaboratorium with international guests P.A. Skantze and Matthew Fink is dedicated to the mobilization of a political aesthetics of affective attention. A public manifesto sets the stage for public conversation that is at once demonstration, provocation and practice in the cultivation of “attention.” The workshops and public performances aim to energetically re-enliven what might seem the deadening or inert questions of “research methods,” moving past the hide-bound and binding divisions of the grounded and practical how-to and the seemingly abstruse and airy speculations of the theoretical and the aesthetic. Skantze and Fink provocatively prompt us toward methods that convey and embody the motion and vibrance of performance, of the spectacular and the aud-actular.

All events are open to the Public. Please email the CVC at cvc@education.wisc.edu in advance, to participate in workshops and performances. A part of the Center for Visual Cultures lecture series “Global Affect, Materiality, and the Senses” and with the support of the Anonymous Fund and co-sponsorship from the Department of Art, and the Department of Theatre and Drama. For additional information: http://www.visualculture.wisc.edu/

WORD IS BOND

HELEN HAWLEY JEANNINE SHINODA ANNA VITALE

March 26-April 17, The Curatorial Lab, Elvehjem

WORD IS BOND: CLOSING PARTY + POETRY

April 17 @ 6-9, show @ 7 w/ Lewis Freedman and Cover Cover

MAD THEORY

A PERFORMANCE PHILOSOPHY SYMPOSIUM

April 12, 10:00am-6:00pm, Madison Public Library Central Branch

With a balance of performance and discussion, “Mad Theory” will provide space to both demonstrate and discuss work.  The symposium will feature a diversity of approaches, styles, and methods:  lecture performances, paper presentations, experimental talks, live art, interactive installations, roundtable discussions, collaborative praxis-based workshops, site-specific work, durational work, and hybrid theory-practice sessions.  Hosted by Performance Philosophy Collective

GREGG BORDOWITZ

Discussion of works by Gregg Bordowitz, April 25 @ 4, L150 Elvehjem
Performance, May 1 @ 7, L150 Elvehjem
Brown Bag, May 2 @ 12, L170 Elvehjem

Gregg Bordowitz’s career is a nexus for thinking through artistic creation, theoretical reflection, and disciplinary boundaries. He has played a crucial role in AIDS media activism. His video Fast Trip, Long Drop (1993) explores the difficulty of living with AIDS in an age when narratives of triumph prevail. He is the author of several books, including General Idea: Imagevirus (2010), a study of AIDS as word and image, and The AIDS Crisis Is Ridiculous and Other Writings 1986–2003 (2004), a collection of historical, theoretical, and autobiographical writing. Most recently, his work turns to performance, including improvisational lectures and an opera about Michel Foucault’s History of Sexuality.

Co-sponsors: Art Department, Department of Art History, and Department of Communication Arts.

TO RECEIVE EVENT UPDATES: art.scholarship.mellon@gmail.com     

http://humanities.wisc.edu/workshops/a.w.-mellon-workshops/

https://artandscholarship.wordpress.com          

https://www.facebook.com/MellonWorkshopArtScholarship

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