X Encuentro



X Encuentro
eX-céntrico: dissidence, sovereignties, performance

July 17-23, 2016
Santiago, Chile
Deadline for Applications: November 4, 2015

The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics and the Universidad de Chile invite scholars, artists, and activists from all disciplines to formulate and present work around the theme of eX-céntrico: dissidence, sovereignties, performance, at our Xº (10th) Encuentro, to be held in Santiago, Chile from July 17-23, 2016.

The Xº Encuentro seeks to examine the eX-centric—that which stands apart, on the peripheries of power—as a site of identity, struggle, creativity, and political power. We understand the eX-centric as the dissident, that which stands apart, creating a space outside that makes possible other futures, subjectivities, and ways of doing and knowing. We seek to explore politics and aesthetics generated from without, from an outside that marks its distance and non-desire to be written in dominant codes, destabilizing common sense and disarranging the blueprints of the possible. We are drawn to the proactive and creative charge of these un-framings, to their capacity to generate sovereignties in bodies and territories that yield eX-centric subjects and collectivities —styles and poses, movements and nations, traversed by indigeneity, disability, queerness, blackness, as well as punk, trans, proletarian, and migrant sensibilities. These sovereignties resist and interpellate the centers of power with aesthetic ruptures, liberatory autonomies, and disobedient body politics. In this context, performance —performance art, theater, underground cultures, occupations of public space, digital corporealities, body art, drag, cabaret, the music that animates the nightlife of social movements— is a central tool both for the creation of new meaning and for the transmission of knowledge, memory, and identity.

Artists, scholars, activists: we invite your eX-centric provocations, proposals, and manifestos to participate in work groups, performances, and street art-actions. For all work group descriptions, and for details on how to apply, please visit: http://hemisphericinstitute.org/hemi/en/encuentro-2016

Encuentro participation is by application only. You must fill out an online application form, where you will submit all required materials as outlined on our website and within the application form itself. Application deadline is November 4, 2015. All those who are interested in attending the Encuentro as general participants, even without proposing a project, must still apply using this application form and submit a personal Letter of Intent, and Individual Bio, and a CV/Résumé. If you would like to propose a performance, or if you would like to apply to participate in a Work Group, you will be able to submit the required materials for each.

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