“Polyvocal Tongue!” Tale Næss
The presentation will focus on relational ethics and polyvocality in performative text. It will also explore the use of plural languages in a play, looking at how a polylingual praxis can open up new aesthetic potential in playwrighting and in artistic research in general.
The artistic material will echo how addresses can be the base for, or in itself constitute, the generic force in the text.
At the chore of both the talk and the artistic work, will be the idea of reciprocity as fundamental both for ethical thinking and performative praxis. Inspired by the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas – I will look at how the “opening up” for “the other” can create a potential of change, and through that turn an exchange into an event in itself. I will also reflect on how this exchange can constitute a potential communal space where new thoughts and experiences, both political and private, can be produced and shared.
The presentation will address how and in what way polyvocality/the poly-lingual and relational ethics have influenced my artistic research, and on its potentials for opening artistic research up for vulnerability through a “real” or reciprocal exchange. It will also explore how working within a relational ethics can create a hospitable space for communal thinking that increases its vitality.
The presentation consists of two parts – an introduction followed by a dramatic metalogue.
Listen to an audio version of a dramatic metalogue developed over similar topics during my artistic research here:
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