.. already since July 2004 Unfriendly Takeover are presenting their project called “Performing Lectures”. A series of investigative performances aiming to explore the practical and theoretical possibilities and borders of lecture performances.
|For some years now, even decades, there is talk about the fusion of artistic practice and its theory, about the crossing of the borders of genres, about self-reflective art and creative science. No wonder that Xavier Le Roy’s “Product of Circumstances” of 1999 lecture performances have become more and more popular.|
|Popular as a thrilling, performative and discursive medium for choreographers, performers, directors and theorists alike. The seemingly narrow formal limitations of the performance lecture offer a set of unique, often quite complex opportunities and challenges. The lecture as performance, reflection as self-reflection, content as form, language as action.
Yet a lecture is not automatically a performance, and a performance not automatically a lecture. What lies behind all this? Which possibilites do lecture performances offer for arts as well as for passing knowledge? … (link)
videos of the single performances can be downloaded via their site.