East European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP) supports the
development of contemporary performing arts (dance and theatre)
in 18 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

Launch of the EEPAP Performative Centre: Livestreaming Lecture by Bojana Kunst by HowlRound TV on 10 Oct 2016


EEPAP is opening its Performative Centre during the 21st edition of Konfrontacje Festival in Lublin, Poland. One of the events organized to celebrate the new project is a lecture by Bojana Kunst, author of Artist at Work, Proximity of Art and Capitalism.

The lecture will be livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Monday, October 10 at 15:00 CEST (Lublin/Berlin) / 16:00 EEST (Bucharest) / 2pm BST (London) / 13:00 UTC / 9am EDT (New York). Follow @HowlRoundTV, @EEPAP and @konfrontacje on Twitter for updates.

This event marks the launch of the Polish translation of Bojana Kunst’ book Artist at Work, Proximity of Art and Capitalism, published by the Theatre Confrontations Festival and the Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute.

Bojana Kunst is a philosopher, dramaturg and performance theoretician. She is a professor at the Institute for Applied Theater Studies at Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany where she is leading an international master’s program in Choreography and Performance. She is a member of the editorial board of Maska MagazineAmfiteater and Performance Research. Her essays have appeared in numerous journals and publications and she has thought and lectured extensively at various universities in Europe. She published several publications, among themImpossible Body (Maska 1999), Dangerous Connections: Body, Philosophy and Relation to the Artificial (Maska 2004), Processes of Work and Collaboration in Contemporary Performance (ed., Ljubljana 2006), Contemporary Performing Arts (Ljubljana 2006, ed. with Petra Pogorevc), Performance and Labour (Performance Research 2012, ed. with Gabriele Klein), Umetnik na delu (Maska 2012), and Artist at Work, Proximity of Art and Capitalism (Zero Books 2015). Website: www.kunstbody.org


EEPAP Performative Centre is conceived as a research and artistic practice laboratory which creates and elaborates discourse around contemporary performing arts practices. The Centre’s mission is to create a space which enables an open, animated dialogue, not subordinated to the market principles and free from hierarchical academic structures. The program will consist of research and residency projects, seminars, discussions and workshops, always combining theory and practice in the field of contemporary performing arts.
PC is a new initiative by EEPAP and the Centre for Culture in Lublin, Poland and is curated by Marta Keil.

The Centre’s main goal is to offer the artists, thinkers and culture workers a time and space to think and practice instead of forcing them to produce a new event. The Centre offers a space which is focused on developing the choreographic and performing arts practices and strengthening a critical reflection around them in the social, political and economic context.

The first activities of the Performative Centre will take place in Lublin at the 21. Konfrontacje Festival:

10 October: seminar by Rabih Mroué
11 October: workshop by Rabih Mroué
11 October: lecture by Bojana Kunst and launch of the Polish translation of Bojana Kunst’ book “Artist at Work”, published by Konfrontacje Teatralne and Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute
12 October: "Platform. Why do we need a dictionary of common notions?" A meeting with Joanna Krakowska, Daria Odija and Marta Keil on the dictionary "Platform. East European Performing Arts Companion" published by EEPAP and the Institute of Arts of the Polish Academy of Sciences.



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