In March tutor Ian White is present with Emma Hedditch and Tanja Baudoin.
In this month’s session of practice-theatre, the question we want to ask is: what does transgression mean to us, now? What forms it could take, how do these differ from or draw upon previous cultural/historical moments?
Following last month’s meeting with Jimmy Robert, we discussed a text by Claire Bishop in which she referrenced a DIY or punk method of working in relation to performance. Thinking further about punk now with Emma Hedditch, we will talk about how punk made use of certain conventions to explore the construction and power that these conventions maintained. We will look at the attitude of punk as a way to think about and take on costumes and props, both literally and theoretically. Students are asked to wear what they wear as a costume, either a newly constructed outfit or assemblage, or what we usually wear, but to wear it with intention.
In preperation to the meeting we will read Susan Sontag’s Notes on Camp and watch a selection of films.
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