"Performing the Archive" Conference

Friday, December 5, 2008 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
5th Floor Conference Room, New York University (20 Cooper Square)

A one-day conference that brought together scholars, artists and cultural institutions to explore the practical and conceptual challenges posed by 'live' practices and embodied repertoires to conventional understandings of the archive and archival practice.

Invited participants included George Lewis, Tavia Nyong’o, Jean Howard, Elin Diamond, Diamela Eltit, Anna Deveare Smith, Lois Weaver (Split Britches), Reverend Billy, Ozzie Rodriguez (La MaMa E.T.C.), Mary Marshall Clark, Marvin Taylor

Keynote Address:

Animating the Archive and Re-imagining Scholarship

Tara McPherson (University of Southern California)