Prof. Dr. Marcelo de Andrade Pereira
THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN IN-COMMON IN THE ARTISTIC RESIDENCIES OF PINA BAUSCH
Marcelo de Andrade Pereira – Universidade Federal de Santa Maria – UFSM, Brasil
Abstract: The research project entitled The construction of an in-common in the artistic residencies of Pina Bausch intends to make a rigorous reflection on Pina Bausch's creative process – in particular, of the pieces staged through artistic residencies – relating it to philosophical issues, such as the relationship between art and the construction of a common space, as well as the coexistence and sharing between the singular and the plural. The project intends to discuss, based on data collection at the University of Hamburg and the Pina Bausch Foundation, a set of theoretical and poetic elements that will allow researchers to better understand the construction of a space for sharing and collaboration between individuals in the realm of art. The main objective of this research project is to advance the theoretical studies about Pina Bausch, which may enable the development of new research approaches to the renowned German artist and to dance-theatre creation processes, as well as to analyse the poeticpedagogical character of the artistic residencies regarding the construction of a common space for interaction. The main question of this research project is: how to create and dwell in a common space from a space of passage, migration, movement or visitation? How can passing by – like Pina and her dancers passed by the cities in question – coincide with dwelling? Based on the philosophy of Martin Heidegger and Giorgio Agamben it’s assumed that the artistic residencies developed by Pina and her ensemble in many different territories, enabled artists to move subjectively through places, spaces and histories, following trails that led them toward an Other, which builds bridges between a supposed self, a place of origin and an Other, taken in the same way as an origin. Considering this, it’s also assumed that
artistic residencies establish themselves as spaces for encounter between different ways of being in the world, empowering the artist with an immersive space for experimentation with and provocations in their own bodies, the body of others, structures, meanings and stories. To this extent, it’s possible to affirm that the relationships established between artists suggest different orders, different ways of understanding the dimension of the body and its being/doing in the world.
Marcelo de Andrade Pereira is an Associate Professor (with tenure) of Aesthetics and History of Art at the Federal University of Santa Maria, since 2009. He is speaker of the Floema – research group on aesthetics and education of the Federal University of Santa Maria. Associate editor of the Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies.
His Research Fields are: Performance Studies; Philosophy of Art; Art and Politics; Critical Theory; Aesthetic Theory; Dance-Theatre.
PhD in Education by the Faculty of Education of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul; Subject: Words and its usages: poetry and education.
Master in Philosophy by the Faculty of Philosophy of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul; Subject: The concept of experience and tradition in Walter Benjamin’s philosophy.
Master in Education by the Faculty of Education of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul; Subject: poetry, philosophy and education.
Graduated in Philosophy by the Faculty of Philosophy of the Vale do Rio dos Sinos University. Subject: Walter Benjamin’s philosophy: time and tradition.
Visiting professor at New York University, at Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. Subject: Performance and education.
Editor of Scientific Journals
Editor in Chief of Revista Educação UFSM
2011 – ongoing
Associate editor of the Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies
Involvement in Professional Associations
2006 – ongoing
Speaker of the research group Education and Arts at the ANPEd – Associação
Nacional de Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação em Educação (20013-20017)
Member of the Scientific Board (20017 – ongoing)
Schoolarship of the Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal, CAPES, Brasil.