For the first of three Engagement Party Art Talks on performance and social practice, Shannon Jackson, director of the Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley, will discuss the theater and the visual art gallery as different venues of display that are simultaneously in the process of redefining each other. Surveying contemporary performance and event–based artworks, Jackson investigates how vocabularies for understanding motion and stasis, action and object, social engagement and social detachment differ depending on the inherited conventions of different sites. Moreover, she suggests that new opportunities for visual/theatrical collaboration emerge when we understand theater to be more, less, and different from the theatricality of the minimalist art gallery.

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