Performative sides/sites of performance: exploring the corporeal

Activiteit: Talk or presentation at a conference


Influenced by the contemporary knowledge society, artists and artist researchers have to communicate their understandings. By prioritizing academic presentation tools, artists potentially ignore their own resources and limit knowledge and transmission practices. This article considers the act of performance and its performativity as one of these resources. Translating Austin's and Searle's concepts of performativity from the linguistic domain to performance arts, we will consider the potential of 'artistic embodied utterances' to communicate knowledge and ways of knowing: from the specific embodied expertise — dance, music, drama — to varied utterances — verbal and non-verbal. Effects and affects of communication depend upon both illocutionary (what the artist is attempting to do in that expression) and perlocutionary forces (the actual effect the performance of that expression has on the public). The analysis will rely upon artistic research practices and upon the work of the collaborative and trans-arts (music-dance-drama) research group CORPoREAL at the Conservatoire of Antwerp.
Periode28 feb 2015
EvenementstitelThe Reflective Conservatoire Conference
LocatieLondon, United Kingdom
Mate van erkenningInternational