10 Performances: Call for Proposals
21 July 2009
10 Performances is a text-based performance project led by Danae Theodoridou, a postgraduate student of Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at Roehampton University. It is funded by AHRC's Student-led Initiative scheme as part of the Beyond Text programme. The one-day event will be held on Thursday 26 November 2009 at Roehampton University, London.
This project will explore the nature of performative writing and its relation to the staged event of performance. 5 established international artists and 5 UK based postgraduate artists will contribute one written work each. Sharing a concern with language “not as a text, but, as an event”, as Tim Etchells*, the artistic director of Forced Entertainment, has aptly noted, the project’s aim is to explore the notion of writing as a way of performing as well as the ways that performance is being elaborated through linguistic and writing processes. The main aim of the artists participating in the project is therefore to expand the forms and ways that one can “make writing perform” (Pollock, 1998:75)**.
The five established artists participating in the project are: Barbara Campbell (Australia), Robin Deacon (UK), Matthew Goulish (USA), Akillas Karazisis (Greece) and Cathy Naden (UK).
These artists and 5 postgraduate artists will work individually over a period of two months in order to create 10 PERFORMANCES. The 10 new works will be presented via a one-day event and an interactive website.
One-day event: Thursday 26 November 2009
Deadline for submissions: Monday 10 August, 6pm
Postgraduates interested in performative writing, particularly those working on practice-led projects in the areas of Live Art, Visual Art, Performance and Contemporary Theatre, are invited to submit proposals for pieces of work for inclusion in the project by completing the following form (citing reference “10 PERFORMANCES PROPOSAL”):
Contact Telephone number:
Short CV mainly containing the relevant to the project experience (150 words):
Abstract – Main concept (50 words):
Samples of previous work (3 maximum):
Successful applicants will receive a stipend of £100 for their participation in the project.
Further information, enquiries and submissions:firstname.lastname@example.org
*Etchells, T., 1999, Certain Fragments, London: Routledge
** Pollock, D., 1998, ‘Performing writing’ in Phelan, P. and Lane, J. (eds) The ends of performance , New York and London: New York University