Hemispheric Institute Encuentro, “The World Inside Out: Humor, Noise, and Performance,” Mexico City from June 9–15, 2019

XI Encuentro: The World Inside Out: Humor, Noise, and Performance 

Haga clic aquí para obtener más información en español y portugués.June 9- 15, 2019
Mexico City
Deadline for Applications: October 29, 2018

The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, in collaboration with the Department of Literature and Theatre of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, the University Center for Theatre, the Graduate Program in Art History, the Cátedra Bergman initiative, and the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), along with Ex Teresa Arte Actual, invite scholars, artists, and activists from all disciplines to present proposals around the theme of The World Inside Out: Humor, Noise, and Performance for our 11th Encuentro, to be held in Mexico City from June 9–15, 2019. 

In the face of increasing inequality, rising authoritarianism and violence, and ongoing threats to democratic institutions, we seek to forge spaces of critical practice and creative inquiry to theorize and instrumentalize satire, humor, laughter, music, and noise in their broadest senses in order to make visible, unfold, denounce, fracture, and revert the assemblages of power behind these alarming processes. As we also celebrate liberatory and democratizing victories big and small, we propose to confront both our outrage and our collective hopes by mobilizing art, action, and critique that—through aesthetic inversion, mockery, critical pirouettes, noisy denunciation, and strident celebration—can reveal, disarm, and decolonize and, at the same time, give meaning to our desires for better futures.

Artists, scholars, activists: we invite your provocations, proposals, and irreverent manifestos to participate in work groups, performances, street-art actions, and cabaret. For all work group descriptions, and for details on how to apply, please visit: http://beta.hemisphericinstitute.org/en/enc19-homepage.html

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 October 29, 2018. 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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About nicholasjoncrane

Assistant Professor of Geography at University of Wyoming
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