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EVENT NAME AND LOCATION
INTEROCEANIC: ISTHMUS | ZONE | CANAL
The Panama Canal
Panama City, Panama


 
DATES
5-11 January 2015
 
KEYWORDS
Panama Canal, isthmus, empire, zone, engineering, sovereignty
 
PROJECT DESCRIPTION
From before its inception as a nation-state the Isthmus of Panama has been at the crossroads of biogenetic migration, colonial expansion, international trade, scientific experimentation, naval engineering and cultural bricolage. As the home of the Panama Canal and as part of a strategic geopolitical history rooted in transoceanic trade and cultural migration, Panama joins PSi-2015 Fluid States with a series of performance interventions on and about the Panama Canal, the country’s emblematic marker. The two-day event will begin with performance work that addresses the history and politics of Panama by using the canal as a performance site. The second day will convene artists and scholars in panels and round tables to discuss the relationship between the canal and questions of sovereignty, developmentalism, empire, ocean trade, engineering, and ecology.
 
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

This conference will be curated with no open call for Presenters + Performers, but there will be a call for Local and Visiting Correspondents - scholars, artists or activists who have an interest in the topic who would like to attend as part of their own research agenda, participate, then present a creative, scholarly or other sort of response that reads the conference conversations through the lens of their own research on the LOG.

Call for Local and Visiting Correspondents available here.


 
ORGANIZERS, INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION AND SPONSORS
Complete list of organizers coming soon.
 
CONTACT
Sebastián Calderón Bentin: sscb@stanford.edu.

Tags: Mobility Travel Transport and Performance   Performance Studies in the Americas   

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