The Audience Commemorating the Dead
Where: The Cooper Union
7 E. 7th St. | 41 Cooper Sq.
212-353-4100 Price: Free
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Interactive performance and live art offer an unexampled space for audiences to engage in an embodied knowledge of the other. During these designed encounters, the audience is the artist’s co-creator and collaborator. This talk explores interactive live art that challenges nations’ borders. Drawing from her own live art practice, the artist examines the systems of embodiment that are facilitated by interactivity and their political potential in allowing audiences to embody the lives (and deaths) of others.
Tania El Khoury is a live artist creating installations and performances focused on audience interactivity and its politics. She is a Distinguished Artist in Residence of Theater and Performance and co-director of MA in Human Rights & The Arts at Bard College, New York. Her work has been presented in multiple langua-ges across the world. She is a 2019 Soros Art Fellow and the recipient of the Bes-sies Award, the International Live Art Prize, the Total Theatre Innovation Award, and the Arches Brick Award. Tania holds a PhD in Performance Studies from Royal Holloway, University of London. She is co-founder of Dictaphone Group rese-arch and performance collective.