Skip navigation

Tag Archives: Commodities. Management



Performance and Labour Symposium

9.30 – 18.00, Saturday 3rd November 2012

Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre, Roberts Building, University College London, Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7JE

This symposium is an interdisciplinary event that will address performance in an expanded sense as a form of labour. Performance will be considered as an activity and a practice that takes place both within and outside the realm of art. The symposium will interrogate the physical and intellectual experiences of viewing and producing performances. These questions will be raised across the fields of art history, philosophy, performance studies, political economy, theatre and dance. Addressed in this expanded way, the aim of the symposium is to investigate the histories of mass performances and social choreographies in political contexts, to situate performance as a form of praxis and to interrogate the language of performance as a managerial strategy within late capitalism.

This symposium is organised by Larne Abse Gogarty and Josefine Wikström with support from the

Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University London, and the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art, History of Art Department, University College London.

For full details of the programme please visit

The symposium is free, but registration is required.

To register: email by October 27th

Keynote Lecture

Professor Randy Martin (TischSchool of the Arts, New YorkUniversity)

From the Derivative to Dance and Back: Economies of Performance


Performance, the Commodity Form and Management Cultures

Marina Vishmidt, A Dysmorphia of Assets: Performative Logics in Labour and in Art

David Hodge and Dick Higgins, Performance and Art in the Age of its Real Subsumption

Gavin Grindon Trip Without a Ticket: The Digger Free Store and the re-composition of collective performance in contemporary art

Performance and Labour-Power

Olive McKeon: Performance, Labour-Power and the Value-Form: The Performer as Worker

Rose Anne Gush: Contemporary Service/ Work in Tino Sehgal’s ‘These Associations’

Theron Schmidt: Troublesome Professionals

Rhythm and Collectivity

Bojana Cvejic: When Social Choreography Begins to Falter

Jenny Nachtigall: Rhythm and Labour: The Performance Principle from Dada Zurich to Berlin

Marina Gerber: The Production of Collective Actions

First published at:


Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas:

MySpace Profile:

Rikowski Point:


Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at:

Glenn Rikowski’s MySpace Blog:

Online Publications at: