Performance Lab

Conceived as an international platform, the Performance Lab brings together a community of researchers who are exploring contemporary issues that link embodiment, society and technology.
The ambition of the project is to renew the ways in which research is conceived and practiced at Univ. Grenoble Alpes by developing new methods inspired by Anglo-Saxon notions of Performance as Research (PAR), research creation, practice-led and based research.

The aim of Performance Lab is to conduct state of the art research in the fields of performance, digital documentation, performance literacy tools and immaterial and material forms of heritage. The collaborations that will be put into place with non profit and cultural partners in the professional art world both nationally and internationally will allow us to build cutting edge artworks, new tools and methods, as well as innovative documentation that can be integrated into the fields of performance and social sciences.

The WPs

  • Performance as research observatory
    How to circulate embodied knowledge and PAR / BRP between the fields of arts, humanities and sciences?
    This project deals with the ontological, methodological and epistemological issues raised by the Practice Based Research (PBR) and Practice As Research (PAR) methods through a multidisciplinary perspective focused on the relationships between the body, society and technologies.
  • Digital dramaturgies
    The stage as a field: the virtual and the physical worn by Rémi Ronfard and Julie Valero.
    This project, which brings together performance and computer specialists, focuses on digital dramaturgies at the crossroads of virtual and physical scenes.
  • Gestures & Frequencies
    Body data capture from the extraordinary to the infraordinary carried by Lionel Reveret and Gretchen Schiller
    Targeted laboratory sessions will allow us to diversify the perspectives from which the body is understood and represented, by performing motion capture tests with experts in their work environment (in a rehearsal studio), with simultaneous capture by an academic observer as an incarnated archivist.
  • Choreographic cartographies
    Mapping movement (bodies, spaces, territories) carried by Anne Laure Amilhat Szary and Gretchen Schiller
    "What is choreography if not an embodied practice that requires a continuous reorganization of space?" (Osterweis 2016). But how does this reconfigure the power of action?