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.