The Onto-theology of Performance
Seminar by Fred Moten

  • The Onto-theology of Performance

    photo: Fred Moten

In the wake of the public lecture, this seminar will try to examine some of the ways that intersections of blackness and performance challenge, and therefore deepen, normative understandings of ontological and theological concepts of poverty.

The work of contemporary theorists J. Kameron Carter and Nahum D. Chandler will provide a (disruptive, reconstructive) way into the ground upon which performance theory and performance studies is based. Hopefully, this will allow us to look with fresh eyes upon the name and the work of Jerzy Grotowski.

Registration for the seminar requiered. Applications consisting of a bio (max. 300 words) and a brief explanation willingness to participate in the seminar (max. 500 words) should be sent to:, with "Points of Convergence" in the subject line. Deadline: June the 17th, 2014.

Fred Moten

Specialist in Afro-American art and culture (black studies), within the framework of which he mainly deals with issues from the field of performance, poetry and critical theories.

The author of: “Arkansas” (Pressed Wafer Press, 2000), “Poems” (with Jim Behrle; Pressed Wafer Press, 2002), “In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition” (University of Minnesota Press, 2003), “I ran from it but was still in it” (Cusp Books, 2007), “Hughson’s Tavern” (Leon Works, 2008) and “B Jenkins” (Duke University Press, 2010). Lecturer on modern poetry at the Riverside University w USA

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