Date of Publishing:
April 28, 2024

© Dominique Savitri Bonarjee

Understanding Practice – Dominique Savitri Bonarjee with Jack Halberstam

17 May 2024, 16:00

University of Applied Arts, Vienna

Vordere Zollamt Straße 7


1030 Vienna

Performance & Discourse
17 May 2024, 16:00

COLLAPSE: ‘Every Body is Exhausted’

Dominique Savitri Bonarjee centers the body as primary material and research interface. Dominique seeks to untether forms from (human) cultural perceptions and experience matter’s nameless state through dance, physical, and vocal experiments. Performed in public space, in different locations worldwide over the last few years, Dominique’s Collapse is a ritual of resistance and surrender, a dance for listening to gravity, time, the weather, the climate, and the movements of an expanded field of aliveness.

For Understanding Practice, Dominique’s Collapse will be enriched by Jack Halberstam’s response, which is to research collapsing as an opportunity to imagine and create new ways of living and relating to one another.

Understanding Practice is an event series hosted by the Support Art& Research and the Artistic Research PhD Programme (PhD in Art) from the University of Applied Arts Vienna. With our renowned guests, we explore their respective practices and experiences, questioning the possibilities of understanding and practising art and research together. In a staged performance or lecture and a conversational workshop and exchange format, we will dive into different art and research perspectives. This approach allows for an encounterwith the invited guests' work and a joint reflection on their practice and itsspecific challenges and implications.

Jack Halberstam’s contribution is made possible with the kind support of the Department of Art History and Department of Art Theory of the University of Applied Arts, and the Department of Gender Studies (IKM), mdw, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna.