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Assigning and Arranging in Dance and Art

International Conference of CRC 626 at Freie Universität on December 7/8 in ICI Berlin

№ 367/2012 from Dec 04, 2012

Methods of presentation in dance and visual art are the focus of an international conference to be held at Freie Universität on December 7 and 8 in Berlin. The conference participants will explore concepts used in the arts and theatre studies such as mise en scène, situation, setting, and choreography, to describe artistic presentations and aesthetic presentations. The conference is being organized by researchers at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICI) Berlin, which is part of the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 626 on Aesthetic Experience and the Dissolution of Artistic Limits. The conference "Assign and Arrange. Methodologies of Presentation in Art and Dance" is public, and admission is free. The conference language is English.

What the terms have in common, is that they point to particular methodologies of assigning and arranging; different ways by which spaces, objects, meanings and people are activated and related to each other. Therefore, to ask who or what assigns or is assigned in what way, who or what arranges or is arranged, is of critical importance in order to understand the interrelations and transgressions that have developed between the visual arts and dance since the 1960s.

The conference was conceptualized by researchers involved in two projects within the CRC 626, Topographies of the Ephemeral. Choreography as Procedure and Operation and The Interrelated Dynamics of Display and Situation within Aesthetic Reflection, and by the Zentrum für Bewegungsforschung.

Accompanying the conference, there will be a performance of After Trio A by Andrea Bozic from the Netherlands on Friday, December 7, 2012, in the Hebbel Theater am Ufer (HAU 2). Tickets can be purchased at the box office of the HAU (

Time and Location

Friday, and Saturday, December 7 and 8, 2012, in the ICI Berlin (Institute for Cultural Inquiry), Christinenstr. 18–19 (Bldg. 8), 10119 Berlin