Jon McKenzie is Centre for the Humanities SPRING Festival Fellow 2018. On May 23 he will present his current research in a very special form, namely a lecture performance (together with Aneta Stolnic) titled “Thought-Action Figures”. This will take place in the theatre hall of Parnassos and it is open for the public.
This lecture performance focuses on performance, technology, and post-ideational thought, the reinscription of ideas with a broader spacetime suggested by Artaud, Derrida, Haraway, Lehmann, and others. What figures guide our thoughts and actions? What role might post-dramatic, post-conceptual personae and machinic genres play in rethinking the past, negotiating the present, and enacting the future? How to navigate the ladders and trees and grasses of this world and others? How might one become a thought-action figure