Conceitos e dispositivos de criação em Artes Performativas, Fernando Matos Oliveira



Title: Conceitos e Dispositivos de Criação em Artes Performativas (Concepts and Devices of Creation in Performing Arts)

Author: Various (edited by Fernando Matos Oliveira)

Typology: Essay Collection

Language: Portuguese

Year: 2017

Publisher: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra (University of Coimbra Press)

Colection: Olhares

ISBN:978-989-26-1271-3 / Digital ISBN 978-989-26-1272


Synopsis: This volume makes public a collection of materials resulting from the International Conference of the same title, held in Coimbra from the 26th to the 28th November 2015. In its original formulation, the proposal for a meeting of researchers and creatives was meant to focus on the growing (self)reflection in contemporary art, a creative ecology defined simulaneously by a strategic becoming of devices (Foucault) and by their continuous proliferation (Agamben). In this context, art tends to move beyond its traditional operative framework, defined by the mastering of skills, ways of making and modes of expression. The growing value given to ideas and concepts, as world-creating and horizon-widening forms, both cognitive and sensorial, occurs in a context favourable to experimentation, transdisciplinarity and a vast number of material and technological mediations. As architectures of expression and staging, as models regulating the experience of the public, the accumulation of devices also suggests diverse modes of conceiving the self and of (re)activating traditional disciplinary contexts. The authors who accepted this invitation for shared reflection, display the different ways in which this framework markedly contaminates contemporary creation in the field of performing arts.