Performance as Research Working Group
Proceedings of the meeting at the IFTR (International Federation for Theatre Research) conference, University of Hyderabad, India 6.-10.7.2015.
IFTR 2016—Hyderabade, India
Performance-As-Research Working Group
JM Rossi’s Notes In-Digest for Conference Proceedings
Sub-Group 1 Workshop - Day 1
JM’s Score for 15-minute workshop
Overlapping Themes Identified
* Juan: appropriation/recycling of political slogans/phrases; participation in demonstrations as the other
* Annette: collaboration with others (all inclusive of things)
* Walmeri: the public space as a battlefield, and the body as a battling entity
1 minute, Frame the notion that we are going to create a work-in-progress that explores the experience of being the other. (Preliminary exploratory work for $Am'z Inferno?)
3 minutes, free write with prompts:
I can't breathe/
no justice no peace/
black lives matter/
criming while white/
3 minutes, to first consider how you've collaborated and with who/what, already in this writing action; explore a way to use that writing to collaborate with others.. Make choice to collaborate with something/one
3 minute, improvisation to present your exploration in this public space
* JM: ethics of collaboration/Internet as a public space/ ownership
Then: 3-5 minutes,
JM shapes the collective work into something else through a rehearsal.
JM documents the 5 minute work-in-progress; photograph/video/writing/observing
Whose work is it? Who is the author? How has the experienced been framed to allow/prevent participation/co-authoring?
Is it ok for me to take this material further to serve/fulfil my own vision and artistic/project plan? Might someone else also take material from this experience and make use of?