FACING DRAG in Popular Cultures and Performing Arts

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#Wissenschaftlicher Vortrag/Symposium

Samstag, 25.6. von 10:00 bis 15:00

Hauptgebäude, Bauteil C/Fanny Hensel-Saal
Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1
1030 Wien
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Drag, a key concept in Gender Studies, has been theorized as a practice of queering, of re-signifying. Against the backdrop of manifold articulations of colonialism and racism, this transdisciplinary conference aims at re-thinking „drag". It brings together scholars and artists from different parts of the globe to address, to historicize and to contextualize – to face – practices of othering and of mimesis in performing arts and in popular culture.

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Eintritt frei

Covid-19 Regelung: Das Tragen einer FFP2-Maske während der Veranstaltung wird empfohlen. Mehr Informationen unter mdw.ac.at/ihresicherheit.

Zeit & Ort der Veranstaltung

23.06. von 17:00 bis 20:00
Hauptgebäude, Bauteil C/Fanny Hensel-Saal
Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1
1030 Wien
zum Lageplan in MDWonline

24.06. von 10:00 bis 18:00
Hauptgebäude, Bauteil C/Fanny Hensel-Saal
Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1
1030 Wien
zum Lageplan in MDWonline

25.06. von 10:00 bis 15:00
Hauptgebäude, Bauteil C/Fanny Hensel-Saal
Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1
1030 Wien
zum Lageplan in MDWonline

Programm

Thursday, 23 June 5 — 8 pm (CET)

5 pm
Welcome Address: Ulrike Sych, Rector, mdw
Introduction: Evelyn Annuß, mdw-Gender Studies

5:15 pm
Keynote: Creolization as Praxis - Zimitri Erasmus (Johannesburg)

6:15 pm
Artist Talk: Beyond Drag
Nora Chipaumire (Harare/New York)
Jay Pather (Cape Town)

Drinks

Friday, 24 June 10 am — 6 pm (CET)

10 am
Colonial Legacies
Karin Harrasser (Linz): Jesuit Drag. Shamans as Priests, Priests as Shamans
meLê yamomo (Amsterdam): Sonic Drag

Coffee

12:15 pm
(Counter-)Carnival
Aurelie Godet (Paris): Festive Drag in Context: Historicizing Transvestismin New Orleans from the Eighteenth Century to the Present
Nadia Davids (Cape Town): Creolisation, Cosmopolitanism and Queerness in the District Six Carnival

Lunch

4 pm
Plantation Afterlives
Elaine Frantz Parsons (Kent State): Masks of Whiteness/Masks of Blackness: Deadly Race Play in the Reconstruction Era United States
Eric Lott (New York): Blackface from Time to Time

Saturday, 25 June 10 am — 3 pm (CET)

10 am
Media and Performances
Raz Weiner (London): A Nation Among Nations of Nature: Zionist Blackface in Kibbutz Educational Performances
Katrin Köppert (Bochum): De-Facing Affect: On Digital Blackface

Coffee and Finger Food

1 pm
Nanna Heidenreich (Vienna): Whose Portrait? Fabulations and triangulations in Shirley Clarkes Portrait of Jason (USA 1967)
Julia Ostwald (Vienna): Performing Culture, Gender, Sexuality in European Dance Modernism

Concluding Discussion