Colloquium 2021: Schedule


1. Mapping the Field

May 29–30, 2021

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Day One: Saturday, May 29 

1:00-1:30 pm Introduction

1:30-2:15 pm Keynote: Pip Laurenson: Charisma, Desire and Understanding in the Conservation of Performance Art  

Panel 1: Making Performance Last

2:15-2:45 pm Erin Brannigan and Louise Lawson: Precarious Movements: Contemporary Dance as Contemporary Art 

2:45-3:15 pm Rachel Mader and Siri Peyer: Interfrictions (a rubbing together) – the ‘Ephemeral’ Meets the ‘Static’  

Performance Interlude

3:15-3:30 pm Frieder Butzmann & theallstarszoomensemble, [<zooms‘n‘spells‘n’lights> – recharged], 2021

3:30-4:15 pm Break 

Panel 2: Capturing liveness between theory and practice

4:15-4:45 pm Hélia Marçal: Vitality and the Conservation of Performance

4:45-5:15 pm Farris Wahbeh: A Continuum of Instances: Archival Strategies for Performance-based Artworks

5:15-5:45 pm Lizzie Gorfaine, Ana Janevski, Martha Joseph, and Kate Lewis: Intellectual Gifts: Case Studies in Collecting Performance

5:45-6:00 pm Break

6:00-6:45 pm Keynote: Gabriella Giannachi: Conserving the Un-conservable: Documenting Environmental Performance for the 21st Century

6:45-7:30 pm Discussion 

Day Two: Sunday, May 30

1:00-1:45 pm Keynote: Barbara Büscher: From the Work to the Performance and its Traces/Documents: Performance Art at the Intersection of Art History and Theatre/Performance Studies

Panel 3: Practicing and Festivalizing Care

1:45-2:15pm Sooyoung Leam: Festivalising Performance: Communication-Art Group (Un)archived 

2:15-2:45 pm Karolina Wilczyńska: Maintenance is Never Done: Care and Preservation in Mierle Laderman Ukeles’s Performances

Performance Interlude

2:45-3:00 pm Gisela Hochuli, In Strange Hands, 2021

3:00-3:45 pm Break

Panel 4: Experimental Acquisitions and the Politics of Stewardship

3:45-4:15 pm Iona Goldie-Scot: An Experimental Acquisition: Conflicting Conventions and Infrastructural Barriers (Ralph Lemon at the Walker)

4:15-4:45 pm Brian Castriota and Claire Walsh: Collecting In the Shadow of the State: Acquiring Performance at the Irish Museum of Modern Art and Institutions of Care in the Irish Context

4:45-5:15 pm Ana Ribeiro and Louise Lawson: Caring for Performance Art in the Museum: From Acquisition to Activation

5:15-5:30 pm Break

5:30-6:15 pm Keynote: Rebecca Schneider: Not, Yet: When Our Art is in our Hands. With Antiphonal Interludes by Hanna Hölling

6:15-7:30 pm Discussion & closing remarks