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TalkMore Sincere, More Ridiculous

Finished
9 March 2018, 2pm
Cost Free
Suitability Adults

Joe Kelleher’s lecture will consider various forms as they arise in some of Ragnar Kjartansson’s works for theatre and live performance. In the case of Raw Salon (his 15-hour live theatre work), the borrowed reference is theatre, although on other occasions it may be landscape or portrait painting, popular song, pictorial set-design, narrative film-making, dressing-up, or opera singing. These are forms that would appear to have had their day, but which Kjartansson’s work sustains – for as long as the work lasts – as not quite exhausted yet spaces of attachment, of care, of invention: of human possibility.

Joe Kelleher is Professor of Theatre and Performance at University of Roehampton, London. His books include The illuminated theatre: Studies on the suffering of images (Routledge 2015) and Theatre & politics (Palgrave Macmillan 2009). In 2016 with Nicholas Ridout he co-curated a performative symposium The Things They Do in response to the Barbican’s major exhibition of Ragnar Kjartansson’s work.

 

 

 

 

Joe Kelleher
Joe Kelleher
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