DRAMATURGY WITH OTHER-THAN-HUMANS (2021 – 2025)
These workshops, talks, artworks and research projects look at relationships between humans and other-than-humans within artistic processes. Who has agency and what kind of agency do they have? How do artists and dramaturgs negotiate ethical problems with working with other-than-humans while they aim to confront inequalities relating to the anthropocene*?
* ‘The Anthropocene is a new geologic epoch, defined by unprecedented human disturbance of the earth’s ecosystems’ (Aarhus University, Anthropocene Group website, accessed 2.10.22).
These activities involve thinking about how I am ‘being with’ other-than-humans. This follows a desire to dwell in more equitable, reciprocal, loving and imaginative relationships.
Writing with the other-than-human (14 January 2023) at Vivid Projects Birmingham.
Performance with non-human agents (22 September 2022) with Dramaturgy BA students at Aarhus University.
Dramaturgy with Sourdough (28 January 2023) at Muffatwerk, Munich.
Dramaturgy with Sourdough (8 August 2022) at BABLab Bio Arts Birmingham.
“Solos” with Sourdough (19 – 20 May 2022) at Converge Conference, Coventry University.
Current: Dramaturgy with other-than-human species PhD Research at Coventry University and Aarhus University (2021 – 2025).
Reading List Extract
adrienne maree brown, Emergent Strategy
Annette Arlander, Meetings with Remarkable and Unremarkable Trees (blog)
bell hooks, all about love
Donna J. Haraway, Staying with the Trouble
Julietta Singh, Unthinking Mastery
Karen Barad, Meeting the Universe Halfway
Kathryn Yusoff, A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None
Editors: Konstantina Georgelou, Efrosini Protopapa, Danae Theodoridou, The Practice of Dramaturgy: Working on Actions in Performance
Editors: Lois Weaver, Jen Harvie, The Only Way Home is Through the Show
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass
Timothy Morton, All Art is Ecological