P o P - Exploring and exploding the Potentials of Performance
10.00 - 18.00 + evening events with special guests
Fri 26 and Sat 27 October, 2012
Across The Yard Theatre, ]performance s p a c e [, and The White Building, London
P o P orientation: 10.00 at The Yard Theatre
Following Performing Idea (2009/2010) and Trashing Performance (2010/2011), this year's theme Potentials of Performance focuses on performance's emergent and unrealised potential: what does performance hold in store in its present-day testing of the limits of the social, the cultural, the vital and the critical? What lies latent within and around performance? What is waiting to be realized, developed, and made legible?
Fri 26 & Sat 27 October
10.00 - 18.00
Featuring the Performance Matters Associate Researchers
(note: 10.00 P o P orientation at The Yard Theatre)
The Performance Matters associate researchers look towards possible futures through a series of collaborative Dialogue Projects.
Each project has been developing over the past six months across a range of geographic, creative and critical terrains. These will be staged at P o P through sessions including performances, screenings, workshops, talks, chat shows and archives. Audiences and participants will be invited to navigate their way through these sessions, a Materials Room and PoP-up lunchtime activities over two-days and across three venues.
Fri 26 October
Featuring Dr. Zoë Brân and Plastique Fantastique
Taking the unrealisable potentials of performance as a point of departure, this evening programme convenes in ceremony around a set of practices working both through and beyond artistic modes. It will explore the potentials of impossibility by probing otherwise inaccessible pasts and futures. What’s going on over there?
Sat 27 October
18.00 - late
Featuring P o P Respondents Nicola Conibere, La JohnJoseph, Eirini Kartsaki, Harun Morrison and Joe kelleher, the Performance Matters directors, and music by Holestar
This is a time to celebrate, to reflect, to respond, to let go, to hold on, and to start something else. The P o P party will feature staged responses to the programme by invited respondents working across the creative and critical fields of performance, a conversation between the Performance Matters directors, and music and performance by special guests.
Download the P o P map here.
Tickets are FREE but are limited and must be reserved
The Yard Theatre
E9 5EN London
Performance Matters is a collaboration between the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London, the Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance at Roehampton University, and the Live Art Development Agency.