Performing the Archive: 15 Years of the Hemispheric Institute


Performing the Archive: 15 Years of the Hemispheric Institute

July 10–11, 2013

Events may also be seen via livestream.

July 10th | 6–9pm

An evening program investigating performance practices, embodied repertoires, and primary materials from the Hemispheric Institute archive.

Re-performance LIVE from the Archive | 6pm
Performance artists Carmelita TropicanaArthur Aviles, and Split Britches will re-perform pieces from their individual repertoires that now “live” in our online archive as digital bodies of work.

Long Table: Performance and the Archive | 7pm
Professor Diana Taylor will lead a Long Table discussion on digital corporeality in online archives; affective experience as a form of ephemera; the abject body in performance documentation; archivist practices in processing performance materials; and the performativity of documentation.

Performing the Archive Exhibit Inauguration and Reception | 8pm
Performing the Archive will examine how primary materials from live performance—artifacts, photographs, books, props, and moving images—enact moments of liveness post-performance.

The exhibit will feature materials by the following artists: 2boystv, Arthur Aviles, Nao Bustamante, Coatlicue Theatre Company, Colectivo de Acciones de Arte (CADA), Susana Cook, Fulana, Guillermo Gómez-Peña & La Pocha Nostra, H.I.J.O.S., Regina José Galindo, Mujeres Creando Comunidad, Jesusa Rodríguez, Split Britches, Carmelita Tropicana, and Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani.

Due to space limitations, we ask that you please RSVP to secure a seat at the July 10th event.

A reception will follow.

July 11th | 5–7pm

Roundtable: Performing the Archive
The roundtable will bring together scholars, artists, and archivists to reflect on the challenges posed by ‘live’ practices and embodied repertoires to conventional understandings of the archive.

Performing the Archive events will take place at the Hemispheric Institute, which is located at 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10003.



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