Propositions #1 - Jan Suk & Sampada Aranke

Tuesday, October 02, 4:30 p.m.
2M Performance
MacLean Building
United States

From Performance Theatre to Performance Theater: Towards a Life and a Real

Jan Suk teaches at the Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Education, University of Hradec Králové. He has taught, lectured and published internationally (Stanford University, King’s College - London, Roehampton - London, Leeds University, Konstanz University, University of Porto, University of Batticaloa - Sri Lanka, Nuuk - Greenland, Kathmandu - Nepal, etc.) on immersive theatre, Live Art, Gilles Deleuze & performance, especially within English context. His most recent research interests include performance and/as pedagogy or proximity and/of performance theatre. Jan Suk took his PhD at Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague. His dissertation thesis examined the rich practice of contemporary British experimental theatre Forced Entertainment through the prism of Deleuzoguattarian prism. The dissertation was distinguished with Bi-Annual CDE Award for the best dissertation/habilitation in Anglophone theatre and will be published in 2019 with DeGruyter publishing house. These days he is the editor in chief of the scholarly journal Hradec Kralové Journal of Anglophone Studies.

Blackouts and Other Visual Escapes

Sampada Aranke (PhD, Performance Studies) is an Assistant Professor in the Art History, Theory, Criticism Department at The School of the Art Institute, Chicago. Her research interests include performance theories of embodiment, visual culture, and black cultural and aesthetic theory. Her work has been published in e-flux, Artforum, Art Journal, Equid Novi: African Journalism Studies, andTrans-Scripts: An Interdisciplinary Online Journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences at UC Irvine. She has written catalogue essays for Sadie Barnette, Kambui Olujimi, Zachary Fabri, and Rashid Johnson. She’s currently working on her book manuscript entitled Death’s Futurity: The Visual Culture of Death in Black Radical Politics.