ATW TALKS EDITION NO. 3
BOOK LAUNCH OF
ARTIST AT WORK
BY BOJANA KUNST
AN EVENING OF
The third edition of the ATW TALKS is a special edition dedicated to the recent publication of the book Artist at Work by Bojana Kunst, professor for choreography and performance at the ATW.
The edition is organised by a group of ATW students who have been meeting for reading sessions since last November with the purpose of relating their experiences as emerging artists to the diagnosis in Bojana's study. Concrete examples and counter-examples of core problems such as the impact of post-fordist capitalism on artistic work and the fetishisation of artistic subjectivity will be investigated.
We warmly invite you to take part in the discussion by bringing your concerns coming from your very own artistic or academic practice. Instead of confirming the sometimes all too fatalist discourse on art and capitalism, we encourage you to come with a bag full of irrational and hopeful thinking, openings on how to do less, how to make love and not art, and how to find a way to move together with the big pink capitalistic elephant in the room. There will be some discussing together, some reading out loud, drinks, food, dancing – and you can also get your copy of the book signed by the author!
Members of the reading group are Fabrício Belzoff, Ida Daniel, René Alejandro Huari Mateus, Catalina Insignares, Romuald Krężel, Carolina Mendonça and Zuzana Zabkova.
EDITION NO. 3 – SPECIAL EDITION
Thursday, 21/11/2015, 7.00 PM
Georg-Büchner-Saal, Bismarckstraße 37, D-35390 Gießen
The ATW TALKS is a series of talks and lectures at the ATW, the Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft at Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen. They have been taking place since the end of 2015 in irregular intervals, though at least twice a semester. Their aim is to create a forum for discussions on contemporary dance, theatre and performance, contributing to the academic and artistic discourse at the institute, in the city and in the Hessian theatre landscape. What is often considered an advantage of the ATW, will be equally true for the talks and lectures: hidden away from a general public with its necessity for self-representation, the context in Gießen offers a unique possibility for an open exchange with a critical perspective, for intense and extensive debates. Each edition of the ATW TALKS will be moderated by members of staff working at the institute. Invitations are extended to artists and academics from the performing arts and affiliated disciplines. The talks and lectures will generally be conducted in English, on certain occasions though, they might be conducted in German or French.
Concept and organisation: Georg Döcker
Moderation: Staff of the Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft