On 01 February 2019, the CDTPS will host its second colloquium of this academic year! We invite the CDTPS community and interested friends to enjoy food, fellowship, and stimulating discussion as Julija Pesic (PhD, year 3) and Samantha Greco (upper-level undergraduate) share the insights they have acquired at this phase of two very exciting programs of research.
“Hybridity/Fusion/Interaction, and/or Interference in the Performance Art” — Julija Pesic
Julija explores the ways in which performance art and its study consider the concept of hybridity/fusion/interaction, and/or interference, paying particular attention to hybridity as a methodology and process that go into its production. Through an examination of Balkan Baroque (1997) and Balkan Erotic Epic (2005), Julija investigates Marina Abramovic's artistic methodology as a process of hybridization/fusion and/or interference through which she challenges various cultural models as an amalgam of different influences (both culturally specific and global).
“Acoustic Mimesis: Representation of Reality in Theatre Soundscapes” — Samantha Greco
Samantha’s research turns its focus on the innate aural nature of theatre. As she advocates for ethical sound design, she proposes that sonic dramaturgy become a necessary aspect of the sonic/ theatrical creation process in hopes of garnering theatre sound practices that are created with intention and awareness of sonic potentialities through which to produce creative and connected works of sound design. In this project, Samantha examines two texts: Theatre Aurality by Lynne Kendrick and Mimesis and Representation in Music by Charles Underriner and three case studies.