PERFORMING ENTANGLED HISTORIES
PERFORMING ENTANGLED HISTORIES
Interdisciplinary conference in cooperation with the Centre for Atlantic and Global Studiesat the Leibniz University, Hannover
FRI June 21st 11.00 am - 3.30 pm Niedersächsische Sparkassenstiftung
SAT June 22nd 10.00 am - 4.00 pm Schauspielhaus Foyer
As part of Entangled Histories, the conference is funded by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes. With kind support from the Niedersächsische Sparkassenstiftung.
KEYNOTE: THE AESTHETICS OF ENTANGLEMENT IN THE RISE OF THE BRITISH NOVEL
Elahe Haschemi Yekani, Professor of English and American Literature and Culture with a focus on Postcolonial Studies, Masculinity/Gender Studies and Queer Theory at the Department for English and American Studies, Humboldt University of Berlin
FRI June 21st 11.00 am
ARTISTIC WORK IN THE BLACK DIASPORA
In her choreographies, nora chipaumire explores black bodies and black identities in a very diverse way; in her trilogy #PUNK 100% POP *N!GGA using different styles of music. Chipaumire was born in Mutare. She lives and works in New York City.
nora chipaumire, choreographer and dancer, in conversation with Anja Bandau, Professor for Romance Literature and Cultural Studies at Leibniz University, Hannover
FRI June 21st 12.00 pm
Artistic strategies for multi-layered narratives
While Marco Canale worked with senior citizens from Hannover for months on Die Geschwindigkeit des Lichts, Mats Staub invited people from Hannover for a conversation about births and deaths. Both pieces give the participants’ own stories space. What strategies do the artists use? What role do the individual biographies play? What does their work tell us about Hannover?
Mats Staub, artist Death and Birth in My Life and Marco Canale, director of Die Geschwindigkeit des Lichts, in conversation with Lidia Becker, Professor for Romance Languages/Spanish Studies and Marta Estévez Grossi, research assistant at the Romance Seminar at the Leibniz University, Hannover
FRI June 21st 2.00 pm
Language German, English, Spanish
ACADEMIA AND AUTOBIOGRAPHIES
How does one’s own biography influence one’s academic career path and to what extent can it inform one’s own scholarly practice? And are research and constructing theories appropriate means of making one’s own identity more graspable?
Abigail Fagan, research assistant at the English Seminar at Leibniz University, HannoverLondi Gamedze, PhD student at the University of California, Berkeley Dominika Ferens, Professor for American Studies at the University of Wrocław in conversation with Bettina Soller, research assistant at the American Studies at Carl Ossietzky University Oldenburg.
SAT June 22nd 10.00 am
PERFORMING ARTS AND AUTOBIOGRAPHIES
In Adoption, Selina Thompson and Scottee use their own biographies and invite the audience to share their lives with them too. The two British artists explore aesthetic strategies and negotiate personal and social issues in a performative relationship.
Selina Thompson, artist Adoption in conversation with Bettina Soller
SAT June 22nd 11.00 am
Which movements are inscribed on which bodies?
In A Call to Dance, Amrita Hepi collected movements from local Hannover people and shaped them into a performance. In one-on-one conversations, she asked them about belonging, public space, intellectual property, bodies. Who owns what? Who controls what, and who can use what? Who is excluded?
Amrita Hepi, choreographer and dancer, in conversation with Ruth Mayer, Professor for American Studies at Leibniz University, Hannover
SAT June 22nd 1.00 pm
DOCUMENTARY THEATRE AS WITNESSING
How can documentary theatre function as a witness? While in Untitled, former political prisoners give an account of their experiences framed artistically, in Aleppo: A Portrait of Absence, actors speak documentary texts, which the audience adds to. What possibilities and aesthetic strategies for witnessing does documentary theatre offer and what difficulties and limits are inherent to the form?
Omar Abi Azar and Junaid Sarieddeen, Zoukak Theatre Company, directors Untitled, Mohammad Al Attar and Omar Abusaada, artists Aleppo: A Portrait of Absence, and Monika Borgmann, UMAM Documentation & Research, in conversation with Andrea Frisch, Professor and guest researcher at the Romance Seminar at Leibniz University, Hannover
SAT June 22nd 2.00 pm