AUT Symposium: Art and Performance


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Over the last 10 to 15 years, performance art, and modes of performativity, have increasingly influenced a range of visual arts practices.  In exhibition programmes and prominent awards such as the Walters Prize we have seen an unprecedented emergence of performance.

This one-day symposium, accompanied by performance events, addresses the nature of performance and performativity especially for Aotearoa New Zealand.

Specialist academics and artists will address the extraordinary characteristics of Māori, Pasifika and Pākehā visual arts performance with a focus on our histories, communities, new media culture, dance and environmental ecologies.

Symposium schedule

9.30am: Doors open (entry via the Clock Tower, corner of Kitchener and Wellesley Streets)
9.45–10am: Welcome from Natasha Coland

All day performance by Layne Waerea, Free Volunteers, throughout the Gallery

First panel of papers

10–10.30am: Balamohan Shingade – Time-pass: performance art and inoperative politics
10.30–11am: Kate Brettkelly Chalmers – Seeking Real Time Connections: performance art in the digital age
11–11.30am: Victoria Wynne-Jones – Unfolding Relations: instances of performance in Aotearoa New Zealand engaging with choreography
11.30–12pm: Chris Braddock – Quiet Please! Radical Silence in Performance Art

12.20–12.50pm: performance by Olivia Webb & Chris Braddock, Skull Acoustics, North Atrium
12.15–1.20pm: performance by val smith, Single Fitted Pink Sheet, public non-exhibition spaces throughout the Gallery

Second panel of papers

1.30–2pm: Layne Waerea – Socio-legal Performance and the Treaty of Waitangi
2–2.30pm: Janine Randerson and Rachel Shearer – Dark Sun: performing solar frequencies, solar affects
2.30–3pm: Caroline Vercoe – Performance Art Pacific

3–3.30pm: Afternoon tea
3.30–4.30pm: performance by Jeremy Leatinu'u, The Word Exchange, public non-exhibition spaces throughout the Gallery

Presented by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki in collaboration with the Art & Performance Research Group, School of Art + Design Te Kura Toi a Hoahoa, AUT University

Auditorium, lower ground level