Afterlives: The Persistence of Performance

Artists, curators, and thinkers gather over three days to present talks and stage intensive conversations on vital issues for contemporary performance practice.

Performance is increasingly documented, archived, institutionally incorporated, and globally disseminated. While often celebrated, performance's ephemerality also binds performance to its many returns, its mediations, and afterlives. Now criticism is focused more on the recurrence and persistence of performance than on its disappearance. Whether a performance lingers as vague memories, oral legend, transmitted techniques, or as an infrastructure of feeling, performance’s material remains support and project its continuing radical inclinations. Participants will rethink how performance matters and persists in time.

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Date: Past Event
Location: FIAF & The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)