THE NECESSITY OF WORDS: PEDAGOGICAL & PERFORMATIVE PROGRAMM dates & location to be confirmed
2 Days - Performative Theater Event
2 Days - Reading/Training Session
The invitation to participate should appeal to everybody- however, it is specially aimed at people interested or involved in contemporary culture, creative practices, cultural research, language studies expanded, performance art or social interaction more broadly.
The Necessity of Words is a four-day experiential program combining performative theater events and reading/training sessions.
What are words made of? What are they good for? How do we relate to them? Do we need words in some essential way? What a world without words just might look like? Are they as necessary-and as powerful-as art itself?
The program blends together Lalo Gomes ́s own set of artistic practices and the philosophical and the physical, the moral and the mystic, the essential and the social of words. It becomes a shared experiment to rethink questions of words in relation to transindividual potential, and not only to show but to practice strategies of creation, relation and transformation with words in artistic, collective contexts within an off-balance societal infrastructure.
ABOUT THE SESSIONS
Each 8-hours session focus on examine the creational role of words and how words are inscribed in artistic expressions; and, on using words as a practical tool in the creative process. Participants will be encouraged to do specific analytical-practical work with the tools provided by Lalo Gomes according to his expertise in both, artistic research and practice.
The session ́s methodological approach is from open-space and co-elaboration. In both sessions alike, a reading group and a practical lab will be held. The content and exercises will be different each day. The idea is to discuss and play using new dynamics in every session; aiming that participants could gain knowledge to develop, serve and insert into his/her own creative live, research process.
Participants who enroll in one session will have free admission to one performance.
ABOUT THE PERFORMANCES
Using the means of performance art events, this two-evening program will explore, on one hand, how words can be an instrument of transformation in social relationships and, on the other hand, when can they be used as a tool of resistance, reconfiguration and dissidence.
Both Performances use the frame of an open-ending story, playing with the diverse nature of words. The proposal will be to encounter participatory ways of developing the story together, through tracing of existing associations between words, but also, through opening new associations that are artificial (“artistic”) yet also productive, in that they are generators of knowledge, affections, content and discourse.
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