The Spring 2010 lecture series, “The Theatrical/ The Performative/ The Transformative”, will introduce screenings and panel discussions with paradigmatic works by key artists with strong influence on contemporary art and its theoretical discourse. The focus will be on time-based work that navigates between art, film, theater, and dance. We also seek to juxtapose artists and cultural activists of different generations and backgrounds who share an interest in feminist discourses and politics.

The series is directed by Associate Professor Ute Meta Bauer, 4.310 Contemporary Curatorial Practice: Theatrical Fields; along with Professor Joan Jonas, 4.360 Performance Workshop; and Lecturer Amber Frid-Jimenez, 4.332/4.333 Advanced Seminar in Networked Cultures and Participatory Media.