23 May 2018 from 15:00 to 16:30

Lecture performance by Jon McKenzie & Aneta Stojnic: “Thought-Action Figures”

By: McKenzie Stojnić

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

Jon McKenzie

Jon McKenzie

Jon McKenzie is Dean’s Fellow for Media and Design and Visiting Professor of English at Cornell University. He is the author of Perform or Else: From Discipline to Performance and such essays as “Laurie Anderson for Dummies,” “Democracy’s Performance,” and “Global Feeling: (Almost) All You Need Is Love.” His work has been translated into a half-dozen languages. McKenzie’s StudioLab pedagogy combines seminar, studio, and lab activities to bring scholarship to communities and policy-makers. He also creates experimental videos and gives workshops on performative scholarship and transmedia knowledge. In 2013, HOBO Art Foundation and the New Theatre of Warsaw co-produced Disastronauts, an experimental theatre work with dance and Theremins based on Perform or Else and his video The Revelations of Dr. Kx4l3ndj3r.

By: McKenzie Stojnić
By: McKenzie Stojnić
Start date and time
23 May 2018 15:00
End date and time
23 May 2018 16:30
Entrance fee
Free