"DIS/PLACEMENT AND ART" WITH ELENA MARCHEVSKA

DESCRIPTION

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. 

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BIO

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.

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"PERFORMING THE ARCHIVE, THE DIARY AND THE COLLECTION" WORKSHOP WITH ANGELIKI AVGITIDOU

DESCRIPTION

In this workshop, documentation is examined as a method of constituting knowledge within the archive, as an expression of identity and subjective experience in the diary and as a construction of self and Other in the collection. Students observe the different systems of documentation associated with art practice through presentations and project assignments.SYLLABUS

BIO

Angeliki Avgtiidou studied Architecture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts (MA, PhD). She has exhibited internationally at venues that include the ICA (London) and the French Museum of Photography. She has participated in all three Performance Festivals of the Biennale of Contemporary Art of Thessaloniki and the Performance Biennale Deformes (Chile). She is Assistant Professor at the Department of Fine and Applied Arts of The University of Western Macedonia in Greece and teaches on the MA Graphic Arts – Multimedia of the Greek Open University. She is Sounding Board member of the i-node of the Planetary Collegium, Plymouth University. Her research interests include the everyday, autobiographical practices, body and space, gender and identity, performance and politics/activism, performance documentation and the archive.

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