Desiring Powerlessness and Radical Change.
Technologies of Power, Affect, and Judgement in the Dispositifs of Art and Theatre.
International Conference organised by the DFG-funded Research Project "Theatre as Dispositif", Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft, Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen
Prof. Dr. Gerald Siegmund, Dr. Lorenz Aggermann, Georg Döcker, M.A.
April 12-14, 2018, Giessen, Germany
No registration required
Location: Margarete-Bieber-Saal, Ludwigstr. 34, 35390 Giessen
Day 1, Thursday, April 12
14.30h: Introduction "Desiring Powerlessness and Radical Change"
Gerald Siegmund, Lorenz Aggermann, Georg Döcker
15.30h: Keynote 1 "The Non-Performativity of Protest Politics and the Erotics of Resistance"
16.30h: Coffee Break
Panel 1 "Power and Powerlessness in Art and Politics"
16.45h: "Activism and Transition"
17.30h: "You have the Artists too. Power of Political Self-Instrumentalisation in Arts"
18.15h: "Plastic Animals in Praxes of Metamorphosis"
19.00h: "Illusion as Dispositif. Play, Media, and Theatricality in Contemporary Politics"
Sebastián Calderón Bentin
Day 2, Friday, April 13
Panel 2 "Speaking Truth and Suspending the Power of Judgement"
09.30h: "After the Law, Dispositifs, and Governmentality: Parrhesia as Self-Relation"
10.15h: "Towards an Aestheticisation of Judgement. The Power(lessness) of Milo Rau's Theatrical Tribunals"
11.00h: "Beyond the phantasm of unconditionality. On the illusion of powerlessness and emancipatory possibilities of theatre in Milo Rau and René Pollesch"
"From the Art of Powerlessness to Strategies of Radical Change?"
Panel 3 "Biopower, Logistics, and Cybernetics in Theatre, Dance, and the Social"
14.00h: "Choreography Pornography Governance"
14.45h: "Logistics, Dance, and Techniques of Choreo-Power"
15.30h: "Cutting in the Middle-Men. Cybernetic Conditions and the Thinking of the Chorus"
Panel 4 "Performance, Social Change, and Precariousness in Neoliberalism"
16.30h: "Winning While Losing. Paradoxes of the (Artistic) Neoliberal Subject"
17.15h: "Towards a Domestics of Performance"
18.00h: "Who is enjoying poverty? A Critical Passage Through Renzo Martens' Institute of Human Activities"
Kati Röttger and Alexander Jackob
"Precarisation and (Queer) Debts"
Day 3, Saturday, April 14
Panel 5 "Negativity and Change in Processes of Subjectification"
9.30h: "Complexity of Power in the Ludic Stance"
10.15h: "Des/Orientation as it Happens"
Katharina Kleinschmidt & Lea Spahn
Panel 6 "Affects of Powerlessness and Change: Performance and Modes of Negativity"
11.15h: "Wounds of the Eroded Image: Hopelessness and the Problem of a Beautiful End in the Work of Kris Verdonck"
12.00h: "An Undecidable Collective Body"
12.45h: "What About Idleness? Theatrical Modes of Undoing and the Morality of Inactivity"
14.30h: Closing Discussion