Bodies in Dissent

Delivery Date: 03 – 15 February 2020 | taught by: Dr. Pavlos Kountouriotis, Fenia Kotsopoulou, Verena Stenke and Andrea Pagnes

module synopsis | This module examines the socio-political and philosophical underpinnings of performance works that utilize transgression as a mode of challenging normative and subjugating perceptions around the body and subjectivity. These performative acts of transgression are contextualized as methodologies to expose and provoke the dominant ideologies that have cultured and shaped contemporary bodies excluding otherness and creating hierarchical societal rules of subjugation. The students will have the opportunity to practically work towards the creation of a collective performance challenging the normative Body and promoting failure and transgression as liberating and highly politicized tools for performance creation.

Indicative Reading | https://korinakordova.wordpress.com/bodies-in-dissent-indicative-reading/

VestAndPage Reading | https://korinakordova.wordpress.com/vestandpage-reading/

Time plan

03.02 | Lecture 1: The Transgressive Body | Dr. Pavlos Kountouriotis | https://korinakordova.wordpress.com/bid-lecture-1-the-transgressive-body/

03.02 | Mayday | VestAndPage

04.02 | Lecture 2: Nudity – Nakedness – Eroticism – Pornography | Dr. Pavlos Kountouriotis | https://korinakordova.wordpress.com/bid-lecture-2-nudity-nakedness-eroticism-pornography/

04.02 | Mayday | VestAndPage

05.02 | Writing Lab | Maeve O’ Brien

05.02 | Mayday | VestAndPage

06.02 | Lecture 3: Abjection | Dr. Pavlos Kountouriotis | https://korinakordova.wordpress.com/bid-lecture-3-abjection/

06.02 | Mayday | VestAndPage

07.02 | Writing Lab | Maeve O’ Brien

07.02 | Mayday | VestAndPage

10.02 | Lecture 4: Camp – Failure – Queerness | Fenia Kotsopoulou | https://korinakordova.wordpress.com/bid-lecture-4-camp-failure-queerness/

10.02 | Mayday | VestAndPage

11.02 | Lecture 5: Artivism | Fenia Kotsopoulou | https://korinakordova.wordpress.com/bid-lecture-5-artivism/

11.02 | Mayday | VestAndPage

12.02 | Writing Essay | Dr. Pavlos Kountouriotis | https://korinakordova.wordpress.com/bid-writing-essay/

12.02 | Mayday | VestAndPage

13.02 | Writing Lab | Maeve O’ Brien

13.02 | Preparing for Performance

14.02 | Performances