Performance Ecologies: The Art of Survival
Performance Presentation for PhD confirmation of candidature (AUT University)
This presentation explores my PhD practice-led participatory performance research that responds to notions of survival. It does so within the realms of ecological discourses surrounding the recently termed era of the Anthropocene —and investigates participatory performance as a way to develop a practice of minimal ethics in performance and everyday life. These scenes of performance encounters are designed around implications of survival technologies and their drills. The PhD practice locates its working environment materially within sitespecific, marine locales through notions of attention to everyday tasks, slowness and poetics. This research aims to develop Participatory performance eco-osophy as an accumulatory ethical methodology that pays attention to the care for bringing forth, living-with and being-with care — such concepts are mobilized with the support of eco-philosophy and geopolitical thinking enumerated on in this presentation. The presentation will begin with a performance work followed by a seminar.
When: Thursday 30th April 2015, 10am
Meeting place: Outside WM Building AUT 40 St Paul Street.
A Performance will start here and conclude with an Oral presentation of my PhD research in WG703.