Schedule

Find a full schedule with abstracts here.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 29
Location: Fairmont, the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, room: Matapedia (Convention Floor Level)

BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION (9:00AM)

WELCOME (9:30AM)
Steve Luber & Jasmine Mahmoud

URBAN NOSTALGIA (9:45AM – 11:15AM)
Moderator: Todd Coulter, Colby College – PSFG Secretary

Michelle Liu Carriger, UCLA
“Streets of Memories in a City of Dreams”

Ethan Philbrick, NYU
“‘Reverence can be a form of forgetting’: Jace Clayton and The Julius Eastman Memory Depot

Mark Ingram, Goucher College
“Ethnographic Autobiography and the performance of neighborhood identity in the quartiers nord of Marseille”

Sascha Just, CUNY
“Mardi Gras Indian Performance Practices: Resistance and Remembrance Between Archive and Repertoire”

REMEMBERING TECHNIQUE (11:25AM – 12:55PM)
Moderator: Steve Luber, Connecticut College – PSFG Pre-Conference Curator

Susanna Weygandt, Princeton University
“The ‘Body’ of the Text in Ivan Vyrypaev’s Drama, and the Sonic Inscription of the Actress Polina Agureeva”

Alexander Munro, University of Hawaii
“The Unrecognized Actor in Simulated and Standardized Patient Programs”

Christine Mazumdar, University of Toronto
“Remember the Feeling: Embodied Memory and Improvisation in Aesthetic Sport”

Anna Griffith, York University
“Memories of Muscle, Bone and Breath: Embodying Resistance in Capoeira”

LUNCH (1:00PM – 2:00PM)
at 1:45pm, Dr. Joshua Abrams (Principal Lecturer, Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance, University of Roehampton) and Dr. Jennifer Parker-Starbuck (Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies, Head of Department, University of Roehampton), co-founders of the Performance Studies Focus Group at ATHE, will give a brief talk on vital memories of the PSFG.

TECHNE, TECHNOLGY: ECHOES, DOCUMENTS, AND DOUBLES (2:00PM – 3:50PM)
Moderator: Patrick McKelvey, Brown University – PSFG Graduate Student Representative

Li Cornfield, McGill University
“An Echo from the Past: Technologies of Memory in the Carousel of Progress”

Bryan Markovitz, Brown University
“The Fugitive and its Double”

Eleanor Russell, Northwestern University
“Third Mimesis and Subversive Embodiments: The Politics of Live EEG Musical Performance”

Gwyneth Shanks, UCLA
“Textual Remains and the Performance of Value: Marina Abramovic’s Re-performers”

Aniko Szucs, NYU
“Embodied Documents, Embodied Memory – Theatricalized State Security Files in the Performances of X mm from Y km and of The Files

SONIC MEMORIES AND MEMORIES OF HOME (4:00PM – 4:45PM)
Moderator: Jasmine Mahmoud, Northwestern University – PSFG Pre-Conference Curator

Jamara M. Wakefield, NYU
“Rosie”

Colleen Daly, NYU
“It’s a Lot of Words and That’s Not One of Them”

KEYNOTE (4:55PM – 5:50PM)
T. Nikki Cesare Schotzko, University of Toronto

“#nihilism: Hashtag Memories, Climate Change, and the Unbelievable Significance of Shia LaBeouf in a Metamodern World”

ENTRE CHIEN ET LOUP (6:00PM – 9:00PM)
performance art walking tour of Montreal

curated by Didier Morelli, with:
Adriana Disman
Christian Bujold
François Morelli
Victoria Stanton
Étienne Tremblay-Tardiff

Entre chien et loup refers to that time of day when it is difficult to distinguish between THIS (dog) and THAT (wolf). This evening of site specific performances takes this liminal period of the day as an opportunity to explore the potential of performative interventions in urban public space. It uses the city of Montreal’s downtown area as an architectural, social, and political environment to play off of. The event brings together five local artists who have contributed to shaping, growing, teaching, and promoting performance as a medium, form, and community in the city. The evening itself offers a fluid environment where artists engage with the structure of the city. Guiding the audience through the city with furtive and more spectacular works and actions, each performance responds in its own way to space as a historical landmark or reality. The audience, as a procession, is invited to accompany, witness, and take part in these ambulant works in order to discover the city and its past through performance. Through these works, the street becomes an active site of play, exchange, and spectatorship as the artists animate both visible and invisible landmarks that have marked the city.

THURSDAY, JULY 30
Location: Fairmont, The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, room: Bersimis (Convention Floor Level)

BREAKFAST (8:00AM)
TDR, the journal of performance studies, welcomes the ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group as PSFG’s cosponsor of this pre-conference breakfast. Please join us, and visit TDR Associate Editor Mariellen Sandford throughout the conference at the TDR/MIT Press table in the Exhibit Hall to discuss your current work and submitting articles to the journal.

HAUNTOLOGIES: BREATH, DECONSTRUCTION, AND THE ARCHIVE (8:15 – 9:45AM)
Moderator: Lindsay Adamson Livingston, Brigham Young University – PSFG Treasurer

Isabel Stowell-Kaplan, University of Toronto
“Playing with Then and Now: The Liveness of Breath”

Sarah Lucie, CUNY
“Memory Deconstruction in The Wooster Group’s Cry, Trojans!

Marc Arthur, NYU
“Post-Trauma Camp”

Dominika Laster, University of New Mexico
“‘Agency for Hiring the Dearly Departed:’ Kantor’s Theater of Death as a Living Archive”

REPERTOIRES OF TEXT AND TEXTURE (9:55AM – 11:05AM)
Moderator: Beth Hoffman, George Mason University – PSFG Conference Planner

James R. Ball III, Texas A&M University
Hamlet in the Security Council: Text, Space, and Institutional Memory at the United Nations”

Chelsea Adewunmi, Princeton University
“Easier to Haul Silk Than Cotton: Haptic Memory in Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel

Leon Hilton, NYU
“Vitality, Memory, Displacement: Bhanu Kapil and Ana Mendieta, between Poetry and Performance”

CLOSING DISCUSSION (11:10AM – 12:00PM)

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