PhDArts, international doctorate programme in art and design through Leiden University Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA) and the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague, hosts Publishing as Performance, the day-long symposium critically focused on the role of artists/authors engaged in new forms of publishing practices.
Publishing as Performance conceptualizes the act of publishing as the global act of making a text public. It centres on the question how dissemination is creatively conceived of through acts of appropriation, reframing, performance and circulation.
The symposium will take up the works of artists/authors engaged in tactics of disrupting and re-interpreting existing modes of dissemination through the spectrum of institutional, commercial and autonomous practices. How can the artist/author develop new forms and means of distribution in order to generate new meanings?
Special guests include Eva Weinmayr, co-founder of AND Publishing and The Piracy Project, Simon Morris, co-founder of Information as Material, and Sarah van Lamsweerde, who will perform her celebrated piece 80 Words (Het Veem production). Publishing as Performance is an interdisciplinary forum for considering the dissemination of the text.