This week the academy held their annual conference-festival for lectures and performances, this year the theme has been the brain.
It was interesting. I enjoyed specifically a presentation by the artist Mette Edverdsen who is part of a project called “Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine” where a group of artists commit to memorise a book by heart and thereby “become” the book and perform by reciting the book to a “reader” in one-to-one sessions.
This is an example of a “performative practice” that is ongoing.
It is also political in a way. Memory is radical today. To have information or to be information?
More about the conference: