Can Performance Teach us about History and Historical Time?

9 November 2015, 17:00 - 19:00

Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Sanja Perovic (French, King’s College London)
Stuart Brisley (Painter, Sculptor and Performance Artist, widely regarded as a key figure in British art)

Sanja Perovic in discussion with Stuart Brisley

Dr Perovic will give a specific account of her current and ongoing collaboration with the time-based performance art of Stuart Brisley: 'Dead History, Live Art: Encounters with Stuart Brisley’. This presentation will introduce the French Revolution calendar (the topic of Dr. Perovic's previous research) and then consider the implications of the calendar in Brisley's recent work to pose the question:  what, if anything, can performance teach us about history and historical time?

Dr Sanja Perovic (The Calendar in Revolutionary France: Perceptions of Time in Literature, Culture and Politics, Cambridge University Press, 2012)

 

 

 

Open to all.  No registration required
Part of the Cambridge Interdisciplinary Performance Network (CIPN), series

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