NPP Graduate Presentations
Tove Salmgren and Moa Franzén give insight in their research studies at the Master Programme in New Performative Practices.
(See photo above.) I will go through the main lines in my master project that I call "Objects and Speech", which is a work that could enter many different formats such as a performance, a structure for making performances, a ritual for explicit sharing of one's artistic practices, a score to make self-portraits, a self reflective workshop and probably it could take other shapes well.
The work centers around "performance" specificity, and proposes structures to imagine and try it's materiality; the concretely material and the ephemeral ("non-material"), and potential relations and transformations within and between those concepts. I will both talk about the work and do a shorter version of the score.
My work during the NPP programme placed silence - the unsaid - as a discursive and performative act in the center of attention.
Using silence as a tool in order to investigate the hegemony of speech and how speech acts - usually seen as a liberatory practice - are complex in that they are often intertwined with hegemonic discourse, my work aims at direction attention to the performance of silence - what we do not say - and how it acts within the situation of the performance in relation to power, resistance, agreement and authorship.
The presentation will take the form of a performance and a conversation.