Next LTS: 18 February 2016 at 6:30, with Georgina Guy (RHUL)

Owing to scheduling conflicts, Jayna Brown is unable to present on 18 February. Happily, Georgina Guy (RHUL) has kindly stepped in to present research from her forthcoming book, Theatre, Exhibition, and Curation: Displayed & Performed (Routledge 2016).

It all takes place on Thursday, 18 February 2016 at 6:30 PM, in the University of London Senate House.

We hope to see you there!

Broderick, Louise, & Bryce

Audience in the Tanks at Tate Modern

Examining the artistic, intellectual, and social life of performance, this paper distils core ideas and pursues further key principles from my new book project Theatre, Exhibition, and Curation: Displayed & Performed (Routledge 2016). This research centres on the curated exhibition as a dynamic context in which established traditions of display and performance interact. Giving particular attention to the ways in which curators and artists attempt to mimic the ontology of performance in gallery settings, I will articulate an emerging field of practice distinct from but related to increasing arts institutional provision for ‘live’ performance. Drawing on examples from a recent proliferation of object-centric events of display that interconnect with theatre, and approaching artworks in terms of their curation together, I will ask what it means to generalise the ‘theatrical’ as the optic or directive of a curatorial concept and identify performances which work towards display rather than disappearance.

Dr Georgina Guy is a Lecturer in Theatre and Performance in the Department of Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London, where she teaches research-led modules in collecting and curating theatre and performance. She is co-convenor of the TaPRA Documenting Performance Working Group and her forthcoming book Theatre, Exhibition, and Curation: Displayed & Performed (Routledge, 2016) addresses how performance is curated, exhibited, and otherwise attended to within institutions of contemporary art.