Bettina Knaup & Katleen Van Langendonck
Performance Art and Feminism
Performance past and present
If you would like to learn more about performance art before you venture into the Performatik festival, you can take our four-part course entitled What is Performance Art? On the usefulness or pointlessness of the collective term ‘performance’. On performance past and present, in art and the performing arts. In each part we examine performance from a different angle, after which you will watch a performance (in a theatre or museum) that touches on the theme. On each occasion Katleen Van Langendonck, Kaaitheater’s programmer and the curator of Performatik, and a different specialist will guide you through the performance art landscape in words and images.
With Bettina Knaup, independent curator in Berlin, curator of Re.act.feminism – a performing archive
Fr 10/10 18:00>20:00 Kaaistudio’s
20:30: performance by Mette Ingvartsen
Cultural producer and curator with a background in theatre and film studies, political science and gender studies. She is interested in the interface of live arts, politics and knowledge production, and has curated and/or produced transnational projects such as the ‘open space’ public arts and science programme at the International Women’s University (Hannover, 1998-2000), and the IN TRANSIT transdisciplinary performing arts laboratory (Berlin, House of World Cultures 2002-2003). Between 2001 and 2004 she co-curated and co-directed the CITY OF WOMEN international festival of contemporary arts (Ljubljana). Body Affects' (Sophiensaele Berlin 2012, with S. Bake), as well as the longterm project 're.act.feminism #2 - a performing archive', which travelled through seven European countries from 2011-2013.