Justus-Liebig-Universität GießenInstitut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft

On Labour and Performance

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

Starting: 13. 10. at 14.00 – 16.00, after that every 14 days from 12.00 – 16.00.

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. We will especially focus on theories of postfordism, explore theoretical and aesthetic concepts of labour and present several examples from the recent artistic practice and production.