4th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art,
3rd Performance Festival
Academic coordinator: Dr Angeliki Avgitidou
This day conference touches upon the privileged position that presence has held in experiencing, understanding and reflecting on performance art. This problematic follows preceding discussions on the correlation of photography, truth, reality and the event. How is the historically problematic relationship of performance and product viewed in the light of its documentation? From the “innocent” years of scarce black and white photographs to the digitally facilitated compulsion of documenting everything, how has this discussion shifted? What are the implications of this change for the documentation, archiving and curating of performance art?
This day-conference brings together practitioners, scholars and curators of performance art, in order to exchange ideas within the framework of the Performance Festival. Issues such as documentation and authenticity, documentation as trace or residue of performances, archive and memory, performance photography and re-enacted performances will be discussed.
Speakers: Adrian Heathfield, Dimitris Alithinos. Manuel Vason, Eva Fotiadi, Angeliki Avgitidou.
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