Punch Line (Language)

Performance by Eleni Kamma with Margo van de Linde at ‘How do we establish, sustain and nourish a vital research culture in the arts?’, artistic research conference-festival of the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts.

Het Leidse Volkshuis, Apothekersdijk 33A, Leiden
18/10/2018, 20h

The One Whose Words Penetrate Brains

Bema at Ancient Agora

The One Whose Words Penetrate Brains stands on the Bema at the Ancient Agora and speaks about the new cyber-bema and its potential.

The One Whose Words Penetrate Brains steps on the rock and starts talking loudly

Eleni Kamma’s research project ‘Taking Place: Parrhesiastic practices of social transformation within local forms of theatricality’, examines how local European forms of theatre and urban scenographies can be rephrased as parrhesiastic practices of social transformation. Her art practice serves as starting point and framework of the project. Kamma’s viewpoint continually moves between the positions of artist and researcher, her practice being situated between a monologue and a dialogue. Kamma is working along a Mobius strip schema, that keeps shifting or circulating from her as individual artist, practicing her monologue (e.g. through drawings and objects), to dialectic collaborative attempts between individuals and herself (e.g. the journal Paroikeo, walking and talking activities, a performative event) and writing about it. On the occasion of the ten years PhDArts celebration Eleni invites theatre director, actress and singer Margo van de Linde to take the floor and step into standup comedian and writer Dimitris Dimopoulos’ newly commissioned joke Language, casting as a protagonist Kamma’s parrhesiastic character The One Whose Words Penetrate Brains.


Entrance: free after registration

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