The course is targeted for master students and professional artists from different fields (performing arts, fine arts and music) 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 essential 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, video-essay) by working with different media and digital tools.
- Promote collaborative documentation processes through a laboratory work.
- Acquire basic skills in video-editing.
- Elaborate a documentation concept by using different platforms and formats.
- Analyse the ontology of performance documentation within both academia and the performing arts field.
The structure of the course is divided into intensive workshops with experienced artist-researchers from the performing arts field specialised in the topic. The language of the course is in English.