Location: In Flux Space, E110 Regis Center for Art, 405 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis.
Title: "Conditions Lacking Confidence: Things Hidden Since the Foundation of Performance Studies"
Description: Alan Read is a Professor of Theatre at King's College, University of London. Author of Theatre and Everyday Life: An Ethics of Performance (1993/1995), The Fact of Blackness: Frantz Fanon and Visual Representation (1996), Architecturally Speaking: Practices of Art, Architecture and the Everyday (2000). Editor of two issues of the journal Performance Research: On Animals (2000) and On Civility (2004). Recently completed a five year research project supported by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council entitled: Performance, Architecture, Location during which the international conference Civic Centre: Reclaiming The Right to Performance was staged in London in 2003 (see www.civiccentre.org.uk from Spring 2007). Currently developing the 1829 anatomy theatre and museum at King's College London on the Strand as an interdisciplinary research centre exploring performance inherent to Law, Medicine, Warfare, Physics (see www.anatomytheatre.com from 2007). Recently completed a monograph follow up to Theatre and Everyday Life entitled: The Last Human Venue: On Performance as Such & On Human Performance in Particular.