In conjunction with the viewing of Teater Fot’s children’s performance Verken Fugl eller Fisk (Neither Fish nor Fowl), we invite you to a seminar on post humanism and art for kindergarten children. The seminar is open to all those interested, and will be held in Norwegian.
The seminar ponders small children’s encounter with art: Do they need to understand what they are experiencing? Are there perhaps more ways to understand? Do subconscious factors play a part in understanding? What role do material, visual, phonic, or bodily experiences play? How important is the performer’s competencies with small children, improvisation, and play? And last but not least: How do theory and philosophy interact with the artistic process?
The seminar’s starting point is the ongoing debate on post humanistic perspectives in kindergarten research. It will touch upon the relationship between art and research, and the question surrounding how philosophical reorientations have affected both the arts and scientific inquiry.
Anne Beate Reinertsen, professor in pedagogy at DMMH, will present on post humanism and kindergarten research.
Lise Hovik, artistic head of Teater Fot and associate professor in drama and theatre at DMMH, will present on the field of arts made for small children, and will share her experiences from the creative process of Verken Fugl eller Fisk (Neither Fish nor Fowl).
Following the presentations, the floor will open to questions and a discussion.
The seminar will be succeeded by another seminar in the fall. The Verken Fugl eller Fisk project also has a baby theatre version, and following these performances there will be a new seminar on theoretical perspectives. This seminar will be arranged as a philosophical conversation on the meaning of affect in art for the little ones, based on texts by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari.