Justus-Liebig-Universität GießenInstitut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft

Performance and Labor

MA 01, MA 03, CuP 02, CuP 07, CuP 09

Course in English

Performance and Labor
This seminar is focused on the political aspects of performance practice, especially the ones who are related with changed conditions of the contemporary artistic labor. In the seminar we will examine the role of contemporary artist and reflect about the conditions of her/his work, especially in the relation to the flexibility and precarisation of labor, the role of creativity and production in contemporary culture. We will also examine the history of artistic work dealing with the labor issues and economy of production in the last decades and relate it to the theoretical questions presented in the seminar. Students will get the insight into the various aspects of contemporary post-fordist culture, especially in the notions of virtuosity and immaterial work.