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Overstimulated: the Limits of Performance

February 14, 2015 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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OVERSTIMULATED is an afternoon and evening of presentations by artists, concerning the theme of limits in performance — limits of the body, performance, aesthetics, material conditions, institutional practices, pleasure, or desire.

What limits are imposed on performance? How are these imposed, both actively and tacitly, by institutions, or by form, by tradition or by history? How are limits imposed by artists themselves, towards productive ends, as constructive boundaries with which to wrestle? Or by collaboration? How do artists comply with, reject, or overcome limits in the course of their work, or in its presentation, documentation, or dissemination?


4:00 Introduction by Dominic Johnson (5-10 minutes), and first “microlecture” by Amelia Jones (10 minutes)

4:30 Panel of artists: Heather Cassils, Sheree Rose, Zackary Drucker, Nao Bustamante; followed by Q&A (chaired by Dominic Johnson

6:30 Microlecture by Jennifer Doyle (10 minutes, excerpt from Campus Sex, Campus Security); wrap-up.

7:00 Break (and chance for dinner – PHO 87 is right next door!)

8:00 Performance by Rocio Boliver and Thibault Delferière: “The Sea Anemone and the Hermit Crab” (from the series Between Menopause and Old Age)

9:00 End of event

Organised by Dominic Johnson as Scholar in Residence at University of California, Riverside, in association with UCR QueerLab. With thanks to Jennifer Doyle and Human Resources LA. With financial support from Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK).

February 14, 2015
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm