An artistic medium praised for its immediacy, performance art has relied on the mediated document for writing its history. Photographs and video recordings were the privileged access points to works defined by liveness and ephemerality. In this session, we will focus on forms of documentation produced by artists and intimately connected to their performance works. In an act of collective reading and listening, we will explore interviews, scores, and notebooks as performative means of artistic self-archiving. No prior reading is required for participants in this session.
Anca Rujoiu (Romania/Singapore) is a curator and editor. Curator for exhibitions and later manager of publications, she was part of the founding team of the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore contributing to numerous exhibitions, the public and publishing programme of the institution between October 2013 and January 2018. Together with Ute Meta Bauer and Lee Weng Choy, she co-curated the Centre’s inaugural programme Free Jazz (2013–14). She is the co-editor of Place.Labour.Capital (NTU CCA Singapore and Mousse Publishing, 2018), Becoming Palm (NTU CCA Singapore and Sternberg Press, 2017), and Theatrical Fields (NTU CCA Singapore and Koenig Books, 2016), amongst others. Since 2010, she joined FormContent, a curatorial initiative adopting a subjective attitude towards cultural production and experimenting with curatorial formats. She is currently teaching at LASALLE College of the Arts Singapore.
A public programme of Stagings. Soundings. Readings. Free Jazz II.