Notes from Galveston (week 2 extra)

The Artist in Theatre: the primacy of the subjective narrative

Presented by
Jac Saorsa, MPhil, Ph.D.

Thursday, May 29, 2014
10:00 a.m. — 11:30 p.m.
Room 2.268
Primary Care Pavilion

When a drawing is complete the story is far from over, indeed it has only just begun. A drawing’s inherent communicative force lies in its capacity as an autonomous art object to maintain a dialogical aspect beyond the relationship with its creator. As a work of art it can be conceived as of narrative character in that it can simultaneously express and provoke emotional significance in a  intersubjective relation with the viewer, thus opening up a discursive space within which he or she can create his or her own narrative, and, most importantly,  this significance need not necessarily be tied to logic or any sense of linearity.

This talk will focus on the idea of subjective narrative as a fluid and ‘living’ entity that maintains a fundamental and facilitating role in respect to the author’s work in the Drawing Women’s Cancer project.  It will focus particularly on  work related to attending operations in theatre.


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