Nov. 14 at 5:00 p.m.
Farkas Hall, Room 203
12 Holyoke St, Cambridge, MA

In this talk, Frédérique Aït-Touati will discuss how performing research can be a way to develop creative relationships between art and theory. She will present some of the collaborative projects she has participated in, whether theatrical plays, performances or exhibitions, that seek to develop a new sensitivity. Theater will be envisaged and discussed according to various heuristic functions that have been encountered: as a model, a simulation, a thought experiment, a test or a tool for visualization.

Frédérique Aït-Touati is a stage director and a historian (CNRS, Paris). Her research focuses on the relationship between fiction and knowledge. Since 2014, she leads the Experimental programme in arts and politics at Sciences Po (SPEAP) and collaborates with the Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers.

Co-sponsored with Theater, Dance & Media and the Mahindra Humanities Center’s France and the World Seminar