From experience to the world: possible forms of relationship through the arts
In this seventh edition of (Un)safe Conversations, taking advantage of their presence in Lisbon within the scope of the Actuar no mundo initiative – a project hosted by the Centre for Theatre Studies, with the coordination of Matteo Bonfitto, on the subjective, social and political implications of acting – we invited Eleonora Fabião and Jorge Larrosa for an open conversation, to which both will contribute their perspectives on experience: in one case the one that stems from the art-making (Eleonora Fabião) and in the other the one that is built within a more existential look (Jorge Larrosa). In any case, addressing the various possibilities of being in the world, taking the arts as a vehicle for interrogation and ontological problematization. And because this will be the first time they will be together, the conversation will unfold like a blind date, within which attention to the other and the desire to get to know each other better can reveal other contours of meaning.
Organisation: Gustavo Vicente & Maíra Santos
Date: 26 October 2023, 18h (Lisbon time)
Venue: Bar da Barraca
Languages(s): português, castelhano e portuñol
Chairing: Gustavo Vicente & Matteo Bonfitto
Eleonora Fabião is a performer and performance theorist. She holds actions, exhibitions, lectures, teaches and publishes internationally. Things that need to be done (Performa Biennial, NY 2015) is the title of a work and also a way of referring to the practice. Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) – Graduate in Theater Directing and Postgraduate in Performing Arts. PhD and Master in Performance Studies (New York University) and Master in Social History of Culture (PUC-Rio). CNPq-level 2 researcher.
Jorge Larrosa is a retired professor of Philosophy of Education at the University of Barcelona. Guest professor at several European and Latin American universities. He has worked with artists from diverse disciplines. His themes of interest are the relationship between language, experience and subjectivity, as well as the form and materiality of educational, artistic and cultural devices.