Study Line

Showing-Doing

Showing-Doing is a study line, a theme that links programming across venues and platforms.

Showing-Doing refers to actions that are rehearsed and performed with a specific intent. The term was coined by performance theorist Richard Schechner and helps us in decoding bodily actions and social relations in artistic practices. Through this Showing-Doing lens, we look at art projects that experiment with forms of sociality.

Image: Adrian Piper, This is Not the Documentation of a Performance, 1976. Silk- screened newspaper article with altered photograph and text. 49" x 45”. Collection Lonti Ebers, New York. © Adrian Piper Research Archive (APRA) Foundation Berlin.