PhDArts Public Defense k.g. Guttman

You are cordially invited to the public defense by artist k.g. Guttman of the research project entitled Territoriality and Choreography in Site-Situated Performance. On 10 November at 16.15 Guttman will defend her dissertation at Leiden University.

Guttman researches the material and discursive forces of the host, guest, and site within colonial and settler colonial conditions. Written and explored from the perspective of a Canadian settler scholar and artist, the dissertation argues for a critical and creative mode of engagement with the social, material, and political relations of a site and the world-building potential of performance.

This argumentation resonates in Guttman’s artistic work through which a series of residential sites in Canada and the Netherlands are performatively activated. Through these choreographed encounters between host-dancer, guest-audience, and site-performance, forces of territoriality are animated. Documentary photographic images, voice recordings, and drawings constitute a final form of the research.

10 November 2020 at 16.15 CET
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Prof. dr. Janneke Wesseling, Professor in Practice and Theory of Research in the Visual Arts, Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden University
Prof. Frans de Ruiter, Professor emeritus of Creative and Performing Arts, Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden University
Dr. Sher Doruff, DAS Research, Academy of Theatre and Dance, Amsterdam University of the Arts



Tue 10 November 2020 16.15 - 17:00


Leiden University (online via live stream)

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