The centrality of performance in today’s contemporary art landscape suggests the explicit importance of the body and embodied practices in the visual art field. As it has become generally accepted that all culture is performance, as are all relations in the social sphere—inflected by gender, class, racial difference, citizenship, and so on—how do we distinguish, define, and practise the performative work that artists and writers do? How do we understand the production of meaning through the singular and social body—a body that includes an audience?
This workshop will focus on the performance of language—the voice—an everyday enactment that is often cast, inaccurately, as “natural,” inevitable, and unrehearsed. It will examine how the performance of language encourages the development of a radical subjectivity, as well as how a new kind of oral and literary culture—one that circulates through digital technologies via messaging and online practices—has transformed how we conceive of and perform language on a daily basis.
Workshop fee: S$35
Registration required at performingthevoice.peatix.com
For detailed biography of Quinn Latimer.
A public programme of Published! Singapore Art Book Fair 2019.
Venue: The Seminar Room, Block 43 Malan Road
When: 30 Jun 2019, 10am - 1pm