Friday’s Waffle Chat brought together Annie B Parson Lazar, David Neumann, Okwui Okpokwasili, and Brian Rogers in a talk that centered about practice, resistance and live/virtual performativity. All four panelists are invested in liveness and the body in ways that rubs up against mediated intimacy. Again, I will leave you with a string of questions raised by this talk:
How can live art engage the technocratic impulse of daily life? Can performance be both live and virtual? How might these artists, who choose not to engage with social media as an artform be in conversation with those that do? Is it important that these two communities be in conversation? What does the word “community” mean, and how might the assumptions of the space created by it hinder interpersonal connection and recreative oppressive frames?