Participatory Dissent (Day 5)

Oct 22, 2007



Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver


7:00 p.m.


Western Front presented an auxiliary program in collaboration with the 2007 edition of the LIVE Performance Art Biennale, which was curated around the theme of “public.” 

The fifth and final day of the program featured a panel titled “New Actants: Relational Aesthetics and the Politics of the Participatory,” moderated by Participatory Dissent curator Natalie Loveless. 

The conversation explored the intersection of relational aesthetics, “art-action,” and participatory intervention work. Six artists whose work engaged these interlocking forms debated their histories, differences, and possibilities: Marilyn Arsem, Paul Couillard, Roddy Hunter, Sal Randolph, Savic Rasovic of iKatun, and Artur Tajber.

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