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Making Time at Human Resources: Alexandro Segade

Central to the PoLAAT is a performance lab in which participants are trained in the tactics and techniques of the Post-Living Ante-Action Theater. Classes are comprised of exercises designed to educate the participants in the five principles: 1) Estrangement, 2) Indistinction, 3) Suspension of Beliefs, 4) Mandate to Participate and 5) Inspirational Critique. Songs based on these principles are taught to the group.

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Making Time at Human Resources: Ryan Kelly

My collaborative practice with Brennan Gerard has centered around the production of live performances informed by dance and engaged in a dialogue with the histories and legacies of Minimalism. In recent work we have interrogated the couple as the hegemonic formation of intimacy.

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Making Time at Human Resources: Suzanne Lacy

TWO WORKS I’m thinking about:

1) Otis Public Practice at CAA: Radical pedagogy and educational critique are key concepts in current debates on artistic public practices. Pedagogical models are explored, re-imagined, and deployed by art practitioners in highly diverse projects comprising laboratories, discursive platforms, temporary schools, participatory workshops, and libraries.

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Making Time at Human Resources: Brennan Gerard

The past five years have witnessed the explosion of dance in an art context. Major exhibitions exploring the relationship of dance and the visual arts have been mounted at the Museum of Modern Art (2010), Institute of Contemporary Art Boston (2011), Hayward Gallery (2011), and the Centre Pompidou (2012), while choreographers have been the subject of solo shows as well as articles and monographs in visual art publications.

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Making Time at Human Resources: Megan Hoetger

In a recent conversation with a performance scholar whom I respect deeply, the issue of re-performance, or as it is also often referred to re-enactment (the distinction between these two terms being another topic ripe for conversation), was brought up only to be quickly written off as kitsch and as a sign of a lack of any new platforms for performance production, signaling a sort of dead end in performance’s political efficacy.

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Making Time at Human Resources: EJ Hill

Sometimes (most times), I act on irrational impulses. Several nights ago as I was driving home from my studio in Culver City to my apartment in Koreatown, I realized that I had never counted out loud to 1,000. As soon as the thought occurred, I began counting: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 . . . 246, 247, 248, 249 . . . I had parked my car somewhere between 487 and 518.

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Making Time at Human Resources: Tavia Nyong’o

I have been mulling the historical and political contexts and consequence of our present fixation with “participation” — as the art world calls it — or “participatory culture” as it is referred to in media and cultural studies. In a well-known essay, Claire Bishop teased out one key assumption: that between participation and democracy.

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Making Time at Human Resources: Judith Rodenbeck

Several issues emerged from my work on Allan Kaprow and happenings and have been taking up headroom for some time now.

1) “Strips of behavior” and the repertoire and how these two concepts do or don’t map onto advanced art practice.

2) Deskilling and its self-conscious institutionalizing as “resistant” practice.

3) Institutional critique as necessary decoy.

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Making Time at Human Resources: Nizan Shaked

Out of the six exhibitions my students curated since I began heading the Museum and Curatorial Studies program at Cal State Long Beach, two have taken the issue of exhibiting performance as their primary concern. In 2008 Un-figuring the Body (lead by Megan Hoetger) investigated the posthumous representation of performance-related objects in the gallery space, tackling the problem of how to represent the (intensely) physical work of performance after the event took place, and the theoretical implication of how the human body becomes “figured” in representation.

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