Two black scribbles on a beige background.
© Alex Malik
Two black scribbles on a beige background.
© Alex Malik
Material Goods
Conference / Discourse

International Expert Conference of the Cluster of Excellence »Understanding Written Artefacts«

Past dates

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Thursday

2/2/23

4:30 PM

k2

bis 19:30

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Friday

2/3/23

10:00 AM

k2

bis 19:30

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Saturday

2/4/23

10:00 AM

k2

bis 16:00

Since the 2000s, contemporary dance and performance art have been concerned with the relationship between the ephemeral and the permanent, the medial and the material, the physical and the substantial. Similar to scientific fields, such as science and technology studies (STS), praxeology, or new materialism, they have ascribed intrinsic value and meaning to objects, substances, materials, and have challenged an anthropocentric view of the concept of the actor. The conference aims to open a debate on such developments and reflections in dance and performance art and in science. What kinds of material is generated during rehearsals? How is it used? In which ways the artistic process is documented and archived?

More information via e-mail: franz.cramer@uni-hamburg.de


Thursday, 2 February

  • 4:30 – 5:00 Amelie Deuflhard, Konrad Hirschler, Gabriele Klein: Welcome and Introduction to the Conference
  • 5:00 – 6:00 Keynote: Aleida Assmann (Konstanz): Archiving the Body – Limits and Possibilities
  • 6:00 – 6:45 Panel 1: Aleida Assmann, Johannes Odenthal (Berlin): Archiving Memories // Moderator: Gabriele Klein (Hamburg)
  • 8:00 Show: Sasha Waltz & Guests: In C

Friday, 3 February

Chair: Philippa Sissis (Hamburg)

  • 10:00 – 10:15 Franz Anton Cramer (Hamburg): Introduction to the Day
  • 10:15 – 11:00 Sybille Krämer (Berlin): Notational Iconicity, Diagrams, Spatiality: The Creativity of Artificial Flatness
  • 11:00 – 11:45 Annet Dekker (Amsterdam): From Documentary to Generative Preservation
  • 11:45 – 12:00 Coffee break
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Panel 2: Lou Forster, Claudia Henne, Sasha Portyannikova: Archiving Im/Materialities // Moderator: Franz Anton Cramer
  • 1:00 – 2:30 Lunch break

Chair: Sebastian Schirrmeister (Hamburg)

  • 2:30 – 3:15 Cristina Baldacci (Venice): ‘Things that Death Cannot Destroy’: The Afterlife and Performativity of Images (Linda Fregni Nagler)
  • 3:15 – 4:00 Gabriele Klein, Franz Anton Cramer: Choreographic Writing. Material Practices of Artistic Production
  • 4:00 – 4:15 Coffee break
  • 4:15 – 5:00 Pelenakeke Brown (Auckland): In-Between Space, Movement and Time
  • 5:00 – 6:30 Dance Studies Meeting // Moderator: Susanne Foellmer (in German language)
The announced talk with Sasha Waltz is unfortunately cancelled.

Saturday, 4 February

Chair: Neela Bhaskar (Hamburg)

  • 10:00 – 10:15 Franz Anton Cramer: Introduction to the Day
  • 10:15 – 11:00 Timmy De Laet (Antwerp): Enactivist Dance Archives: Bodies, Artefacts, and Multiple Materialisms
  • 11:00 – 11:45 Hari Krishnan (Middletown): Dancing through Interocular Archives: Mediated Histories of Bharatanatyam and the Early Cinema in South India
  • 11:45 – 12:00 Coffee break
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Panel 3: Jonathan Burrows, Matteo Fargion, Axel Malik, Ursina Tossi: Writing Practices in Performance Art // Moderator: Gabriele Klein
  • 1:00 – 2:30 Lunch break

Chair: Sabine Sörgel (Düsseldorf)


Concept: Gabriele Klein Organisation: Franz Anton Cramer With: Aleida Assmann, Cristina Baldacci, Pelenaakeke Brown, Jonathan Burrows, Franz Anton Cramer, Bojana Cvejić, Annet Dekker, Timmy De Laet, Matteo Fargion, Lou Forster, Claudia Henne, Gabriele Klein, Sybille Krämer, Bojana Kunst, Hari Krishnan, Axel Malik, Johannes Odenthal, Sasha Portyannikova, Lucia Ruprecht, Ursina Tossi