Reenactment: rethinking the history of visual and performing arts

By the ‘Re-‘ Interdisciplinary Network, Nov 7th 2020 An online international conference about the special relationship between ideas of reenactment and multifold arts historiographies and methodologies, November 19th/20th 2020. Co-organized by ‘Re-‘ Network convenor Cristina Baldacci,1 this first major event in Susanne Franco‘s Ca’ Foscari University of Venice plurennial research project Memory in Motion: Remembering […]

Geoff Mulgan’s idea of Collective Intelligence

Geoff Mulgan (CEO, National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts, or NESTA) delivered this keynote lecture on 26 June 2019 at Tacit Engagement in the Digital Age, a Re- Network conference funded by AI and Society Journal, the Polanyi Society and supported by CRASSH and the Faculty of Music, Cambridge. As Geoff points out in his […]

Photo: Thomas Aurin of Rüping's 'Hamlet'

Why do theatre directors work with canonical dramatic texts?: Lars Maagerø on Rüping’s 2017 Hamlet

The most striking moment in the production was the ‘To be or not to be’-soliloquy, which was removed from its dramatic context in the third act and given as the culmination of the performance. The soliloquy was staged not as Hamlet’s private contemplation of suicide, but three actors in the production delivered the speech simultaneously and directed it outwards, towards the audience.