The importance of the body is particularly central in our programs through practices closely linked to performance. The theorist Richard Schechner described performance as a mode of operation or what he called “showing-doing,” in which an action is performed and rehearsed with a specific intentionality. Thus, it involves a degree of awareness of how an action is executed and how it implies specific social relations. Such actions are “decoded” by understanding its rules, conventions and actors and, most importantly, in the context, or situation where they interact.
We are interested in projects that are primarily observing art as a laboratory experimenting with forms of sociality—in work, education, decision-making, political assembly, etc. Such proposals should be particularly committed to helping explain how our cultural, economic and political systems work.