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International Conference 'ASSIGN AND ARRANGE: Methodologies of Presentation in Art and Dance'

07.12.2012 - 08.12.2012

With Gabriele Brandstetter, Gregor Stemmrich, Liz Kotz, Nina Gülicher, Ramsay Burt, Andrea Bozic, Adrian Heathfield, Franziska Bork Petersen, Minnie Scott, Christian Teckert, Ina Blom, Dorothea von Hantelmann and Ursula Frohne

A cooperation of the research projects B6 Topographies of the Ephemeral. Choreography as Procedure and Operation, B8 The Interrelated Dynamics of Display and Situation within Aesthetic Reflection within the Collaborative Research Center 626 Aesthetic Experience and the Dissolution of Artistic Limits at Free University, Berlin, and the Zentrum für Bewegungsforschung.

In recent transdisciplinary discourses, contributors from visual art and dance have used terms such as mise-en-scène, situation, setting, parcours and choreography to define artistic forms of presentation, as well as to specify the aesthetic experience made by the spectators. What these terms have in common, is that they point to particular methodologies of assigning and arranging; different ways by which spaces, objects, meanings and people are activated and related to each other. Therefore, to ask who or what assigns or is assigned in what way, who or what arranges or is arranged, is of critical importance in order to understand the interrelations and transgressions that have developed between the two fields since the 1960s.

Taking into account historical and current examples, and involving perspectives from art history, dance studies and architecture, this conference discusses methodologies of assigning and arranging in visual art and dance. Focusing on moments of transgression, it aims to explore similarities and differences in the respective practices, as well as in the theoretical concepts they correspond with.


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The conference will be held in English at the ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry.No registration required, free admission to the conference. Tickets for the performance at HAU theatre box office.

Concept and organization: Gabriele Brandstetter, Gregor Stemmrich, Maren Butte, Kirsten Maar, Fiona McGovern, Marie-France Rafael, Jörn Schafaff

Contact: sfb626@zedat.fu-berlin.de / +49 (0)30 838 57400

Zeit & Ort

07.12.2012 - 08.12.2012

ICI Berlin Institute of Cultural Inquiry, Christinenstraße 18-19, Haus 8, 10119 Berlin