24 Nov 2022, 16:00 – 18:00
Cally Spooner: DEADTIME TALKS #2 Rehearsal

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Join the second in a series of talks on performances by Cally Spooner. ‘Deadtime Talks’ is an artist-initiated, audience-led talk series hosted by performance artist and O—Overgaden research fellow Cally Spooner with Will Holder and guests. Thursday’s special guest is Andreas Führer.

Taking place at O—Overgaden over the course of a year, this series of talks investigates how performance has come to govern the entire realm of our social bonds. How might this governance be resisted?

Each talk fluctuates between live performance, casual conversation, and academic content to build an ongoing local conversation on our present “performance condition”.

The evening’s terms will be set out by Will Holder who will vocally publish a first draft of Cally Spooner’s ‘An Essay on Rehearsal’, which reflects on a resistance to controlled performances of the self, via a study of moving furniture, remaining vigilant, keeping vigil, inherited grief, tonality, child development, and free-market economy free-fall. To explore works and individuals that are coherent, vital, and eternally preparatory, the talk will be followed by a presentation: ON REHEARSAL by Andreas Führer.

‘Deadtime Talks’ is part of Cally Spooner’s long-term research project Deadtime, in which she finds and handles temporal structures beyond the clock-time standardizations that force labor, bodies, nervous systems, and digital technologies into a completely metric-orientated future.

More talks in the ‘Deadtime Talks’ series to come in spring 2023.

Free entry / all welcome

Cally Spooner & O—Overgaden

Last year, O—Overgaden welcomed Cally Spooner as associate research fellow, in collaboration with the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and the University of Copenhagen, to develop a long-term itinerant performance, moonlighting as book, philosophy study, rehearsal, and opera.