ISBN: 978-960-589-167-1 | σελίδες: 280 | διαστάσεις: 19×12εκ. | τιμή: 18.00€
The book draws on the performance project. The Practice of Democracy/An Analogue Campaign, which ran from 2019-2021 in different European cities. It is written in two parts, interspersed with fragments from the project’s performance score. The introduction sets the theoretical and critical ground for the book, discussing the current crises of politics, democracy, and social imagination across Europe and the Western world, and the way performance relates to these cities. Part I introduces the newly proposed neologism publicing as a term and practice inflecting a new understanding of the relation of art to politics, marking a shift from “relational aesthetics” and “participatory art” to speculative artistic processes that construct public space in ways distinct from the dominant neoliberal ones. Part I further proposes some working principles through which performance might construct more affective experiences of publicness. Part II hosts the voices of people who took part in The Practice of Democracy/An Analogue Campaign, and of other art workers exploring the relation between arts, politics, and democracy. Every contribution makes a concrete suggestion about the way artistic processes might assist the reactivation of democratic practices and the emergence of different social imaginaries.
Danae Theodoridou is a performance maker and researcher based in Brussels. She studied literature and linguistics at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and acting at the National Theatre of Northern Greece. She completed her PhD in dramaturgy of contemporary theatre and dance at Roehampton University in London. Over the last few years, her artistic work has focused on the notion of social imaginaries and political alternatives. At the same time, Danae teaches at Fontys University of Applied Sciences and at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; she curates practice-led research projects and presents and publishes her research work internationally. She was the co-creator of Dramaturgy at Work (2013-2016) and the co-author of The Practice of Dramaturgy: Working on Action in Performance (Valiz, 2017). For more information: www.danaetheodoridou.com