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How does performance represent, critique, enact and construct "the real"?

The "Performance of the Real" Research Theme is a multidisciplinary project that investigates why representations and performances of the real are particularly compelling.

At its core is the study of how performance and performativity, in its many cultural, aesthetic and social forms and discourses represents, critiques, enacts/re-enacts and constructs/reconstructs the real.

This project includes the investigation of the impulses, desires and/or social and political impetuses behind the drive to represent the real.

The team of researchers will offer the first project of its kind by comprehending the ethical, relational, political, social or formal issues involved in representing the real. 

Performance of the Real in 2017

The "Performance of the Real" Research Theme is pleased to announce the interdisciplinary conference The Performance and Performativity of Violence. The event will take place between the 19th and 20th June 2017.

Download the information about how to submit a paper and attend the conference. (PDF, 107KB)

Visit the registration page to attend this event. The last day of registration is 14 June 2017.

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