El próximo domingo 1 de marzo Bojana Cvejic impartirá una conferencia en el Centro de Estudios del MNCARS

 El próximo domingo día 1 de marzo, Bojana Cjevic impartirá una conferencia pública en el Centro de Estudios del Museo Reina Sofía entre las 11:00 h. y las 13:00 h.


Notes for a Society of Performance: On Dance, Sports, Museums, and Their Users

What if Guy Debord was to resurrect under a commission to rewrite his Society of  Spectacle for the current form of capitalism, characterized as neoliberal and post- Fordist, entertaining the notions of experience and service (economy), as well as knowledge (production)? In my imaginary exercise of a theoretical pamphlet for2014, Debord would be ready to relinquish the concepts of “image” and“representation” and substitute “performance” for them. Society of performance, in difference to the society of spectacle, entails another ideological mechanism, away from the ocular regime of false consciousness or blindness, distorted image or speech, toward a conscious and self-monitored re-embodied doing and showing doing. We are speaking here of a ritualized motion based on the psychosocial power of embodiment, the affective-experiential ground of persuasive expression by which the subject finds a more real sense of the self. The talk presents five theoretical stories about homo performans in sports and everyday life, in dancing solo and the museum of the self.   
Bojana Cvejic (Belgrade) is a performance theorist and maker based in Brussels, and a co-founding member of the TkH editorial collective ( Cvejic holds degrees in musicology and philosophy (PhD, Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, London). Since 1996, she has (co-)authored and collaborated in many dance and theatre performances with J. Ritsema, X. Le Roy, E. Salamon, M. Ingvartsen, and E. Hrvatin. Her latest books are Choreographing Problems: Expressive Concepts in European Contemporary Dance and Performance (Palgrave, forthcoming), Drumming & Rain: A Choreographer’s Score, co-written with A. T. De Keersmaeker (Mercator, Brussels, 2014), Parallel Slalom: Lexicon of Nonaligned Poetics, co-edited with G. S. Pristaš (TkH/CDU, Belgrade/Zagreb, 2013), and Public Sphere by Performance, co-written with A. Vujanovi? (b_books, Berlin, 2012). Cvejic teaches at various dance and performance programmes throughout Europe (e.g. P.A.R.T.S. Brussels). Her latest works include the exhibition Danse Guerre at CCN Rennes (2013) and Spatial Confessions at Tate Modern (2014).