PhDArts Public Defense & Exhibition Eleni Kamma

You are cordially invited to the public defense by visual artist Eleni Kamma of the research project entitled Taking Place: Parrhesiastic Theater as a Model for Artistic Practice.

On 2 December at 10.00, Kamma will publicly elucidate her artistic work for the doctoral examination committee in the exhibition Casting Call: The Collector of Proverbs, The Animal, The Fool, The Selfie-Junkie, The Innocent, The Child, The Drunk, The.
At 13.45 on the same day, Kamma will defend her dissertation in the Academy Building of Leiden University.

Taking Place: Parrhesiastic Theater as a Model for Artistic Practice

Eleni Kamma examines how local and traditional European forms of parrhesiastic theater relate to and provide new insights into critical artistic practices today. Kamma’s understanding of parrhesiastic theater comprises events, actions, and performances staged by characters who speak their minds through scenes of excess and laughter. Parrhesiastic theater takes place in public view and incites the spectator’s agency to speak their mind.

Kamma’s research resonates in Casting Call (2017–ongoing), a series of artistic attempts, events, and manifestations that address aspects of miscommunication between citizens of the European Union due to its many languages and regional rituals. Kamma employs performative strategies inspired by old, stereotypical characters from European popular culture, art, theater, and cinema, brought together in the format of a parade. Kamma developed the Parade through a collection of commissioned texts and props and invited professionals, extras, and respondents to speak their minds by using this collection in playful ways.

PUBLIC DEFENSE ELENI KAMMA

2 December at 10.00
WEST Den Haag
Lange Voorhout 102, The Hague

2 December at 13.45
Great Auditorium
Academy Building, Leiden University
Rapenburg 73, Leiden

EXHIBITION CASTING CALL: THE COLLECTOR OF PROVERBS, THE ANIMAL, THE FOOL, THE SELFIE-JUNKIE, THE INNOCENT, THE CHILD, THE DRUNK, THE…

26 November 2021 – 30 January 2022
Opening hours: Wednesday – Sunday from 12.00 – 18.00
WEST Den Haag
Lange Voorhout 102, The Hague

SUPERVISORS

Prof. dr. Janneke Wesseling, Professor in Practice and Theory of Research in the Visual Arts, Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden University
Prof. dr. Bart Verschaffel, Professor at the Department of Architecture & Urban Planning, Ghent University
Jean Bernard Koeman, visual artist, exhibition maker and scenographer

Details

Date

Thu 2 December 2021 10.00 - 15:00

Location

WEST Den Haag & Academy Building, Leiden University

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Public Defense Eleni Kamma

10.00: WEST Den Haag
13.45: Great Auditorium, Academy Building, Leiden University

Date

Fri 26 November 2021 12.00 - Sun 30 January 2022 18.00

Location

WEST Den Haag Lange Voorhout 102, The Hague

More info

EXHIBITION CASTING CALL: THE COLLECTOR OF PROVERBS, THE ANIMAL, THE FOOL, THE SELFIE-JUNKIE, THE INNOCENT, THE CHILD, THE DRUNK, THE…

Opening hours: Wednesday - Sunday from 12.00 – 18.00