Session 4 January 27, 2021 6:15pm CET
PERFORMATIVITY AND MATERIALISM
Sam Chua, Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Amsterdam
Ella Fisher, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem
Carly Rose Bedford, KABK Den Hague
Moderators: Karen Donnellan, Alfred University, Alfred
Jens Pfeifer, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam
To define performativity is to look both at performativity as an act of social or artistic manifestation and as the inherent feasibility of any entity to perform within or outside a given context. Are material interaction and the process(ing) of material per definition forms of performativity? This seminar will try to approach the different semantic presumptions and how artistic practice can be a tool or a result of performativity and materialism.