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Symposium May 26: Beyond Subject/Object Divide - The Work of Kris Verdonck

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Symposium May 26: Beyond Subject/Object Divide - The Work of Kris Verdonck

Time: May 26, 2016 all day
Location: The Martin E Segal Theatre Center, Graduate Center CUNY
Street: 365 Fifth Avenue
City/Town: New York
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Event Type: symposium
Organized By: Peter Eckersall, Kristof van Baarle
Latest Activity: May 9, 2016

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Hosted by PhD Program in Theatre, CUNY Graduate Center

The work of Belgian visual artist and theatre maker Kris Verdonck is characterized by the premise that objects and subjects are no longer two distinct categories. Humans are objectified and objects are livelier than we usually suspect them to be. Performative objects and human performers entangled with objects or technological devices – all indicated with the term ‘figure’ (Eckersall, Van Kerkhoven, van Baarle) – populate Verdonck’s body of work. His installations and performances relate in an innovative way to theories of posthumanism and deal with the political, social, economic and ecological contexts of contemporary technologies while fundamentally questioning the “human” as a distinct category. Verdonck operates on the frontier between visual arts and performing arts, often with works indicated as ‘theatrical installations’, presented in both theatre and museum dispositives. A dramaturgy of objects relates the socio-political and the aesthetic issues and redefines what performs and in which kind of space and time. This international symposium invites contributions reflecting on the various aesthetic, dramaturgical, political and philosophical aspects relating to Verdonck’s oeuvre.

Kris Verdonck will also be in conversation in a public lecture on 25 May 2016 6.00-8.00 PM at the Martin E Segal Theatre Centre

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