This class is envisioned as a response to response to global demographic shifts and unprecedented levels of human displacement. During the class we will examine the internal connections between research, creation, and displacement viewing their interconnections as generative and a mode of creative activity. The class looks closely at the process of gathering sources and how these sources become catalysts for realizing and structuring a work. It investigates the role of displacement in visual theory and aesthetic politics.
Dr. Elena Marcevska is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher (BA, Theatre directing MFA, Performance The School of The Art Institute of Chicago; PhD, University of Northampton). Following her doctoral study on Screen and feminist performance practice, she continued to focus on contemporary multimedia performance practices.
For a number of years, her primary interest was on the use of the screen in performance. Through exploring performances which brought together screen, somatic performance practice and auto ethnography, she has increasingly turned her attention to relationships between performance, female body and digital writing. She is currently working on research about radical self-organised performance practices in South East Europe and their urban manifestation.