The course is targeted for master students and professional artists who are interested in acquiring new skills for documenting and archiving body and time-based performance practices. It is focused on providing the students with new tools and insights into the procedures and values of documentation by considering it integral for the development of an artistic and embodied practice.
The main aims are:
- Examine different artistic strategies and forms of
a) documenting and archiving a performance work and
b) creating a performance canon.
- Explore the notion of "expanded documentation" (e.g. performed photography, mediated performance) by working with different medias and digital tools.
- Promote collaborative documentation processes through a laboratory work.
- Analyze the ontology of performance documentation within both the academia and performing arts field.
The structure of the course is divided into three workshops by Nathalie S. Fari, Ben Spatz and Charlotta Ruth which will be held in English.