Agency and the Crafting of Discourse around Filipino Performance Art 

FOR THE RECORD: a forum on the problematics between historiography and performance Jef Carnay| Lena Cobangbang | Boyet Demesa | Judy Sibayan moderated by Eileen Legaspi Ramirez 3-5pm, 19 January 2013 @ 98B COLLABoratory How is performance art represented in the narratives of Philippine art and what are the problems underlying this stream of creative practice vis-à-vis the disposition of its practitioners to participate in its historicization? Alternately, how do artists and witnesses (or audience- participants who include the critic-historian) produce themselves through documentation, these moments of historicization--which Rebecca Schneider calls “performance remains?” How is documentation re-constituted as an aspect of a history of performance art practice? Taking off from Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez's ongoing research on the problematics between historiography and performance, this forum will attempt to tease out and confront narratives of performance art in the Philippines as evoked in a discussion among artists who constitute the field through a spectrum of performative practices.

Photos by Dante Castillo & Vitzka Altre

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