Friday, January 20, 2012
G634 Haven Hall.
Workshop with Puerto Rican artist Aravind Enrique Adyanthaya"Escritura Acto" Workshop with Puerto Rican artist Aravind Enrique Adyanthaya. (4 hours, limited capacity, please contact Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes to pre-register.) "Escritura acto" is a form of theatrical poetics that explores the staging of the act of writing. Its setting is based on letting the spectators view the contents of what is written through a video projection of the document as it is being produced in the computer. This mode of representation examines relationships between the writer and the written, the medium and the message, the audience/spectators and oral and written perceptions. It also works to performatively explore notions of language hybridization and belonging in different cultural contexts. Automatic writing and contact improvisation principles will also be presented in the context of escritura acto. Some of the exercises will take the form of brief unipersonal and group pieces performed by the participants. Participants can work in any language they choose. To register please contact Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes .