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BADco.'s reader available for download

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BADco.'s  reader of the symposium Broken Performances: Time and (In)Completion titled Time and (In)Completion – Images And Performances Of Time In Late Capitalism (2014) is since recently available for free download.

ed. Tomislav Medak, Goran Sergej Pristaš

with Marie-Luise Angerer, Sean Cubitt, Karin Harrasser, Siniša Ilić, MASKA – Research Group (Nika Arhar, Katja Čičigoj, Martina Ruhsam, Katja Založnik), Tomislav Medak, Benjamin Noys, Goran Sergej Pristaš, Stephen Zepke

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Time and (In)Completion – Images And Performances Of Time In Late Capitalism

The reader Time and (In)Completion examines relations between the present-day modalities of time and the production of forms of life.

“Time-scarcity” becomes a relevant topic not only from a social or biological perspective, but also as a dramaturgical and performative problem. Having developed in the 20th century in connection with the principles of Fordism and Taylorism (endless motion, speed of execution, oscillation between order and chaos, the regulated and the coincidental), the development of contemporary performance, especially dance, over the last two decades has reflected the deep changes brought about by post-Fordist modes of labor (cognitive and affective virtuosity, multi-layered temporality, proximity, collaboration processes, openness of work, etc.). In this sense, different choreographic practices should not be understood only as aesthetic practices, but also as wider social processes of distributing bodies in time and space.

Simultaneously, the pervasive erosion of differences between screen technologies of cinema, television, and computers, results in new ideologies of speed and compression, which opens new possibilities to rethink elaborative slowness and strategies of recapitulation in performance and film. Therefore, it is important to open a debate on the logics of mutual translations of acquired insights and procedures from aesthetical to political processes (and vice versa) because the dominant modes of production impose consensus on the dominant images of time.

This book is published within the project TIMeSCAPES, Images and performances of time in late capitalism, a partner project of BADco. (Zagreb), Maska (Ljubljana), Science Communications Research (Vienna), Walking Theory (Belgrade), Film-protufilm (Zagreb) and Academy Of Dramatic Arts, University of Zagreb. With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union.

(D.H., 11.07.2014)