the audience: drafts 1-x is a series of experiments and expositions, which pose the audience as a performative question. It is realized as live events in which the attendees form an audience which reflects upon itself. Through this operation it attempts to disclose qualities of audienceness in performative events:
what is an audience?
why are they there?
what kind of collectivity do they manifest?
the audience: drafts 1-x premieres in various venues and contexts, more or less connected to the medium of performance. It is part of the artistic doctoral research by Tuomas Laitinen, based at the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts in Helsinki, Finland.
The program handouts available here function as instruments of research in the live events and become their traces afterwards. The live expositions realized so far are:
draft 1 at the Theatre Academy of Helsinki on the 24th January 2018
drafts 2-20 at the Theatre Academy of Helsinki on the 16th February 2018
drafts 21-22 at the Theatre Academy of Helsinki on the 15th March 2018
drafts 23-30 at Dance Hallerne in Copenhagen on the 9th April 2018
draft 31 at Palestine Performance Symposium in Ramallah on the 9th of May 2018
drafts 32-34 at Summer Academy for Artistic Research at Inter Arts Center in Malmö on the 15th of August 2018
drafts 35-37 at Moving in November contemporary dance festival and Baltic Circle international theatre festival in Helsinki on the 3rd, 5th and 13th of November 2018
drafts 38-70 at A Kilo of Art -workshop at Baltic Circle international theatre festival in Helsinki on the 14th of November 2018
draft 71 at Research Day III: Performance Pedagogy, organized by the research project How to do things with performance, at the Theatre Academy in Helsinki on the 16th of November 2018