mdw -University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

Book presentation

Knowing in Performing. Artistic Research in Music and the Performing Arts

Tuesday, 16 March 2021, 4.30-6 pm

online via zoom

This anthology takes stock of current developments in and reflections on artistic research in music and the performing arts. Thirteen international contributions explore the possibilities of processual knowledge production, taking into account participatory and experimental approaches, and examine their institutional implementation. How can performing be transformed into cognition? What does it mean to think through music, theatre, or dance?

The anthology published by Annegret Huber, Doris Ingrisch, Therese Kaufmann, Johannes Kretz, Gesine Schröder and Tasos Zembylas with transcript is based on contributions to the symposium "Knowing in Performing" in April 2018 as well as to the eponymous lecture series that took place at the mdw - University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna from 2018 to 2020. As part of the book presentation, the dancer, choreographer and artistic researcher Evfa Lilja will read excerpts from her opening statement on the state of artistic research.

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Free entrance

The event is a cooperation of mdw's Research Support Office with the ARC - Artistic Research Center.

PROGRAMME (times are approximate)

4.15-4.30 pm: Open waiting room, Arrival time

4.30-4.45 pm: Welcome & general presentation

4.45-5.00 pm: Short lecture by Efva Lilja (Sweden)
5.00-5.15 pm: Presentation of the book contributions
5.15-5.30 pm: General outlook on artistic research at art universities
5.30-6.00 pm: Discussion
(picture: angelicá castelló - noid - magnetic room)