Jens Hauser / Aliens in Green / Špela Petrič : Microperformativity and Biomediality
Blue Skies – Bodies in Trouble
Blue Skies ,
With: Jens Hauser, Aliens in Green, Špela Petrič
The term microperformativity was coined to emphasize the attention that has been recently paid to non-human agencies (biological and technical). It challenges the mesoscopic tradition in which our phenomenological concepts remain rooted. At a time when performance art, which largely involves human bodies, is shifting towards a general performativity in art, the notion of the body is redefined and the focus is shifted from physical gestures to physiological processes and from staged diegetic time to the real performative time of an experiment. As a result, principles of biomediality take the stage as part of an epistemological turn in artistic practices inspired by the technosciences.
In the framework of: Blue Skies – Bodies in Trouble (10. – 14.07.2019)
The growing impact of technology on life as we know it brings changes to our bodies, our communities and the environment—what can we do? How can we understand and shape these changes collectively? ›Blue Skies‹ is a festival series conceived to run over several years that invites us to think together. The first edition took place at PACT from July 10 to July 14 under the title ›Bodies in Trouble‹ encompassing performances and contemporary art works, panels, discussions and workshops.