Thursday, October 12

V4-03 Race, Gender and Animacy in Object Performance

Thursday, October 12, 8:00 am–10:00 am

session will be recorded and available for later viewing online

Chair: Meltem Türköz () and Paulette Richards (Independent)

8:00 am
An Unofficial History of Little Amal in Turkey
Deniz Basar (Boğaziçi University)

8:30 am
Digital Resurrections and Material Performance
Jasmine Erdener (Koç University)

8:45 am
Mechanical Negroes
Paulette Richards (Independent)

9:00 am
Uranian Alchemy: Objects, Assemblage, and Syncretic Religion on the Lower East Side
Mark J. Sussman (Concordia University, Montreal)

9:15 am
Performing Death: Puppetry within Narratives of Death
Cariad Astles (Unima)

9:30 am
Meltem Türköz ()

9:45 am
optional discussion time

What are performing objects with agency called upon to do in a time of uprooting? Object performance helps us think about ways that materials such as masks, statues, panels, dolls, and puppets serve as vehicles of entertainment, mourning, transformation and healing in ordinary and intensified space and time. How have gendered, racialized objects of various dimensions been animated in traditional and contemporary settings for roles of entertainment, wonder, and ritual passage?