Curating the Practice/The Practice of Curating

Douglas Rosenberg

in Screendance

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199772612
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949670 | DOI:
Curating the Practice/The Practice of Curating

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This chapter situates the practice of curating within a discussion of criticality and discusses the need for both in the field of screendance. Criticality and activist curating practices encourage an expanded notion of the identity of screendance as a viable art form. The typical models of exhibition and circulation by which screendance enters the culture is at odds with other modes of contemporary arts practices, following instead, a model somewhere between film festivals and dance performances. Typically, dance is programmed while art is curated, a model that has been adopted by screendance within the festival circuit. That difference is not without distinction and this chapter addresses the tension present in screendance as these two modes of presentation and organization confront each other.

Keywords: criticality; activist curating; film festivals; dance performances; programming; screendance

Chapter.  6373 words. 

Subjects: Dance

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