Generative Indirections is an international meeting for artists and researchers. It is supported by the Performance Studies international (PSi) programme of Regional Clusters. It will take place from the 5th to the 8th of September 2013, in Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal.

Researching the relations between ongoing artistic, social and political forms of life, Generative Indirections intends to explore the potentialities of performance studies in the critical space between the Social Sciences, Humanities and Art, and give voice to counter hegemonic epistemologies, blurring theory and practice. In-direction thus becomes a magnetic field, moving between theory and practice, challenging disciplinary boundaries in order to question how Performance Studies can be received  in Portugal.

The idea of hospitality, a doing-together, is the modus operandi for this international event, through which we hope to build a dialogue whose boundaries are necessarily broad. We ask how Performance Studies can currently be received in Portugal, questioning the context of where we come from and the productive possibilities of what we can be.

Generative Indirections |  PSi Regional Research Cluster

Portugal | Montemor-o-Novo, 2013 – September 5 to 8 | Lisbon, September 10

Curators: Ana Bigotte Vieira, Ana Pais, Ricardo Seiça Salgado

Participants in the first stage of the project: Pedro Manuel, Manuel Henriques

Participants: Ana Mira, AndLab, Beatriz Cantinho, Buala, Exzyst/Casa do Vapor, Clarinda Mac Low, Carmella Cutugno, Katerina Paramana, Gigi Argyropoulou, Iris Van Der Tuin, José Alberto Ferreira, Maaike Bleeker, Nicholas Ridout, Paula Caspão, Paulo Raposo,  Pedro Manuel, Rogério Nuno Costa, Silvia Pinto Coelho, Susana Mendes Silva, StressFM, Teresa Fradique, Vera Mantero e CICS, Verónica Metello.

Open Call | Selected National participants: Marta Bernardes, Teresa Luzio, Cláudia Madeira, Maira Santos, Bruno Caracol, Catarina Laranjeiro, João Garcia Miguel, Ana Monteiro, Maria Carneiro, Cátia Leitão, Jorge Louraço Figueira, Isabel Bezelga Selected International Participants: Laurelann Porter, Mi You, Luciana Hartmann, Dani d’ Emilia Guests/Observers: Isabel de Naverran (Artea), Christoph Brunner (SenseLab)

Production: Beatriz Cantinho, Pedro Pires




CO-PRODUCTION:  baldioEspaço do Tempo



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Translation: Ana Pais, Ana Mira, Beatriz Cantinho, João Florêncio, Pedro Manuel, Ricardo Seiça Salgado

Revision: Ana Bigotte Vieira, Isabel Brison