COLLECTIVITY & IN(TER)DEPENDENCE - Symposium on Performative Arts

Date: 
September 21, 2017 - 12:00 - September 23, 2017 - 20:00
Building: 
Nador u. 15
Room: 
Quantum Room, Room 103, October Hall, Auditorium A
Event type: 
Event audience: 
Presenter(s): 
Lilla Földy
CEU host unit(s): 
Center for Arts and Culture (CAC)
CEU contact person: 
Lilla Földy
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COLLECTIVITY & IN(TER)DEPENDENCE - Symposium on Performative Arts

This is a continuation of COLLECTIVITY/RESPONSIBILITY/PERFORMATIVITY – Symposium on Performative Arts held at Central European University in September 2016. It is a hybrid, cultural-academic event bringing together academics, performing artists and cultural activists at CEU to engender dialogues between representatives of thought and creativity committed to and facilitated by the principles of democratic freedom. These dialogues may be focused on ways in which these inhabitants of different areas of reflection can defend their autonomy but the resulting insights will have bearing on a more general thought of how to ensure the freedom of creativity in the current political climate of neoliberal and illiberal austerities. What makes us independent, interdependent, and dependent? CEU’s commitment to a renewed inquiry into what open society can mean has a very close connection to what makes independent arts production a political question: performance art always demands collectivity, and mobilization as it requires the capacity to induce a resonance with an audience. It is in this resonance, always embodied and affective, that the collective is maintained for the duration of and arguably beyond the performance. Performative arts are an intrinsic democratic value of exceptional worth as its work especially illuminates the links between affect, politics, publics, and collectivity in general.

The symposium is free of charge and is led in English. Pre-registration is needed. Online registration form at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdccgdWMc8UGaLHR-QNeYdrPJBgqlXs...

Thursday, Sept 21 – Day 1:
IN(TER)DEPENDENCE
12:00 – 12:30 Registration and Welcome Drinks + Opening Speech by Márta LADJÁNSZKI (H), artistic director of L1danceFest
12:30 – 12:45 Opening performance by Joseph PIETERSON, Hilda ANDOH, Cynthia Adjovi MAWULI (GH, CEU students)
12:45 – 13:45 Presentations by Szabolcs HAJDU (H), Adriana SVĚTLÍKOVÁ (CZ) moderated by Ewan McLAREN (CAN/CZ) – Room 103
13:45 – 14:00: Coffee break
14:00 – 15:30 World Café ‘conversations that matter’ group discussions focusing on questions around collective community with the invited participants. Table Hosts: Eszter TIMÁR (H), Sanjay KUMAR (IND), Lilla FÖLDY-MOLNÁR (H), moderated by Zsuzsanna SZÁLKA (H) – Quantum Room
15:30 – 16:30 Break
16:30 – 18:00 Workshop led by Ofir YUDILEVITCH (IL) – Auditorium A
18:00 – 18:30 Closing Sharing Circle – Auditorium A
18:30 – 19:00 Break
19:00 – 19:30 Performance by Ofir YUDILEVITCH (IL) Gravitas – Auditorium A

Friday, Sept 22 – Day 2:
COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY
12:00 – 12:30 Registration
12:30 – 13:45 Presentations by Árpád TÓTH (H), Lucia KAŠIAROVÁ (SK), Alexandra KOWALSKI (FR) moderated by Ewan McLAREN (CAN/CZ) – Room 103
13:45 – 14:00: Coffee break
14:00 – 15:30 World Café ‘conversations that matter’ group discussions focusing on questions around collaborative community . Table Hosts: Eszter TIMÁR (H), Sanjay KUMAR (IND), Alexandra KOWALSKI (FR), moderated by Zsuzsanna SZÁLKA (H) – Quantum Room
15:30 – 16:30 Break
change venue from CEU Nádor street to CEU October Hall
16:30 – 18:00 Workshop led by Árpád TÓTH (H) – October Hall
18:00 – 18:30 Closing Sharing Circle – October Hall
18:30 – 19:00 Break
change venue from CEU October Hall to CEU Nádor street
19:00 – 19:45 Performance created by Vlad BASALICI (RO) It is what it is – Auditorium A

Saturday, Sept 23 – Day 3:
PARTICIPATORY ACTIVISM
12:00 – 12:45 Registration
12:45 – 13:45 Presentations 3 by Rita SEBESTYÉN (RO/H/DK), Ádám BETHLENFALVY (H), moderated by Ewan McLAREN (CAN/CZ) – Room 105
13:45 – 14:00: Coffee break
14:00 – 15:30 World Café - ‘conversations that matter’- group discussions focusing on questions around participatory activism. Table Hosts: Eszter TIMÁR (H), Sanjay KUMAR (IND), Rita SEBESTYÉN (RO/H/DK), moderated by Zsuzsanna SZÁLKA (H) – Quantum Room
15:30 – 16:30 Break
16:30 – 18:00 Workshop led by tanzmobil: Sarah BLUMENFELD (FR/AT/US) and Mira Lina SIMON (D/FR) – Quantum Room
18:00 – 18:30 Closing Sharing Circle – Quantum Room
18:30 – 19:00 Break
19:00 – 20:00 Performance by L1 Association: Márta LADJÁNSZKI (H) BY the way OFF – Auditorium A

Addresses of the venues:
Quantum Room – Nádor u. 15. 1st floor
Room 103 – Nádor u. 15. 1st floor
October Hall – Október 6. u. 7. Ground floor
Auditorium A – Nádor u. 15, Ground floor


The symposium is organized by Márta LADJÁNSZKI (H), Karolin BENKŐ (H), Lilla FÖLDY-MOLNÁR (H), Zsuzsa SZÁLKA (H), Eszter TIMÁR (H), Sanjay KUMAR (IND)


Main supporter and partner of the symposium: L1 Association, CEU, CEU CAC, EMMI, NKA
Partner organization of the symposium: CEU CAC, Embassy of Denmark in Budapest, Israeli Embassy in Budapest, Israeli Cultural Institution in Budapest, Polish Institute Budapest, Slovak Institute in Budapest, Romanian Cultural Institute in Budapest, Lucky Trimmer e.V.