Performing Knowledge: What Does Learning Feel Like?

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Dec 12, 2019
Dec 12, 2019
Segal Theatre

Thursday, December 12
Segal Theatre
12pm onwards: All day lecture performances

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served

What can knowledge feel or look like? How might it move us? What might the emotional and aesthetic effects of knowledge be, in addition to the cognitive? How does one know or come to know? What place do repetition, gesture, rhythm, mimesis, rehearsal, meditation, and travel have in knowledge?

Now in its second year, Performing Knowledge is a one-day festival of knowledge performances that accommodate and celebrate contradiction, that find their meaning in specific social contexts, and that may end with a question mark. Prominent scholars and graduate students across disciplines come together to reframe research and knowledge as happy human and intrinsically social occasions.
Co-Produced by Margit Edwards and Cory Tamler.
Click here for the full program.


Afternoon Installations + Iterative Works (Room 3111 + James Gallery)


– Lecture Karaoke, in Room 3111
  • Ongoing 12:00pm – 3:00pm
  • 1:30pm – Theatre Department Mic Grab
– Question Begging (Aaron Finbloom), in the James Gallery
  • Ongoing 12:00pm – 4:00pm
  • 12:30pm – Activation
  • 2:30pm – Audience Demo
– Post Nightingale: Translation in Process (Bibi Calderaro, Iréne Hultman Monti, Maria Litvan)
10 minutes long performed 3 times in the James Gallery:
  • 1:15pm
  • 2:15pm
  • 3:15pm
Evening Knowledge Performances (Segal Theatre)
– Part I
  • 3:00pm – Twenty Minutes on a Treadmill (Tomo Imamichi)
  • 3:30pm – To Make a Pigeon-Pye (Jennie Youssef)
  • 4:00pm – Attuning (detuning and retuning self) (Vered Engelhard, Carolyn Hietter)
  • 4:30pm – How to Human™: Disruptor Mechanism Protocol Training [Level I] (ELÆ [Lynne DeSilva-Johnson])
  • 5:00pm – The Oceans are Changing (Simone Johnson)
– Part II
  • 6:30pm – Buscando a Marina (Looking for Marina) (Jean Carla Rodea, Art Jones)
  • 7:00pm – Electro-Acoustic Echoes of Erra (Deniz Khateri, Bahar Royae, Farah Zahra)
  • 7:30pm – dis place (Drastic Action: Aviva Geismar, Kirk German, Heather Huggins)
  • 8:00pm – coming apart/the power of gravity compels me (Sierra Ortega)

Eylül Akinci, Stephen Cedars, Taylor Culbert, Margit Edwards, Maria Litvan, Cen Liu, Sarah Lucie, Nina Angela Mercer, Cory Tamler, Alison Walls

Performing Knowledge was conceived by Amir Farjoun and Mara Valderrama, Ph.D. Students of Theatre and Performance at the Graduate Center CUNY, in 2018 in collaboration Frank Hentschker of the Segal Center.

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