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Marvin Gaye Chetywnd, Gatekeeper (2011). Copyright the artist, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London

Marvin Gaye Chetywnd, Gatekeeper (2011). Copyright the artist, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London

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Abandoned Practices & Endangered Uses

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11 Mar 2014

An Illustrated Talk by Professor Alan Read,
Director, Performance Foundation, Kings College London 
 
Respondent: Paul Clarke, Lecturer in Performance Studies,
School of Arts, University of Bristol
 
 

 

Alan Read maps out the thinking behind “abandoned practices”, an emerging field of enquiry, proposed within his writing and developed in practice by a widening number of performance-oriented artists and researchers. Drawing a theoretical basis from the work of Isabelle Stengers and Giorgio Agamben, Read’s argument shifts attention to lost, redundant and marginalised practices, over and above those that survive, continue, or are successful in contemporary impact. His talk seeks to identify, recover, and examine examples abandoned for economic, political or disciplinary reason, arguing for the value of a radical inclusivity, rather than reduction. 
 
Live Broadcast Online
 
6.30pm - 8pm
 
Free, The Space
 
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