PRESENTED WITH OR GALLERY
Ideas Series events are designed for all audience members who seek a deeper engagement with artists and the work they create. Ideas Series events are open to the public.
An afternoon of brief presentations and a roundtable conversation to think alongside the work of Or Gallery’s 2019 artist-in-residence and PuSh Festival visiting artist Ligia Lewis. Addressing the theorists and texts that inform Lewis’s performance practice, four speakers have been invited to discuss their ideas on the performing body as a simultaneously abstracted and connective site.
Lewis is a Berlin-based performer and choreographer. Engaging with affect, empathy and the sensate, her choreography considers the social implications of the body while evoking its potentiality. In 2017, Lewis was awarded a Bessie for Outstanding Production for her work minor matter and the Prix Jardin d’Europe for Sorrow Swag.
PARTICIPANTS: Joshua Chambers-Letson, Associate Professor, Performance Studies, Northwestern University; Laura U. Marks, Professor, School for the Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University; and Tina Post, Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of English, University of Chicago
MODERATOR: Phanuel Antwi, Assistant Professor, Department of English Language and Literatures, UBC