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Thursday, October 19 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Disrupting and Dismantling Dis-Content

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Title:  Disrupting and Dismantling Dis-content: performances and a panel discussion

Event description:

Disrupting and Dismantling Dis-content is a performance/presentation with a panel discussion that presents the work of Peggy Robles-Alvarado, Nicholson Billey, Alexandria Johnson, and Feng Jiang and is moderated by Julia Steinmetz. Through performance and presentation, Disrupting and Dismantling Dis-content intends to challenge the conventionalized aesthetics and content of identity based performance by cultivating minoritarian modes of self-presentation.  Acknowledging the exhaustion that results from perpetually shouldering the burden of representation, we take up disidentification as a point of departure for survival and flourishing.

Statement of Merit:

Disrupting and Dismantling Dis-content as a performance/presentation is centered in the intersectional practices and performance perspectives of four MFA candidates from the inaugural class of the Performance + Performance Studies program at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. These artists perform their dis-content by elaborating performative art-based spaces within academic and artistic discourses related to their creative, theoretical, and methodological work. As a pedagogical unit, this panel demonstrates a particular legacy of José Esteban Muñoz’s practice of teaching: one in which the evidentiary status of ephemera is taken as a given, where we birth new worlds by means of disidentificatory performance, and where the medium of our mutual transformation is nothing less than love. 


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avatar for Feng Jiang 江峰

Feng Jiang 江峰

Performance and Performance Studies MFA, Pratt Institute
Feng Jiang is a dancer, writer, singer and actor. He obtained his BA in English and Chinese literature from National Taiwan University. As the 2015 recipient of the Government Fellowship for Studying Abroad from the R.O.C. government, he has resided in the U.S. since August 2016... Read More →


Thursday October 19, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Poetry Center Library

Attendees (10)