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Dorota Sajewska: Necroperformance: Theory as Remains
Necroperformance: Theory as Remains
(p. 125 – 142)

Dorota Sajewska

Necroperformance: Theory as Remains

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  • Theodor W. Adorno
  • art
  • art theory
  • aesthetics

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Dorota Sajewska

Dorota Sajewska

is assistant professor of interart (Eastern Europe) at the University of Zurich and at the Institute of Polish Culture (section for theatre and performance), University of Warsaw. She studied Polish and German philology at the Warsaw University and modern German literature, theatre studies and cultural communication at the Humboldt University of Berlin. In 2008–2012 she was deputy artistic director of the Dramatic Theatre in Warsaw. Her scientific interests oscillate between culture studies, historiography and anthropology, theatre, performance and contemporary art. Sajewska explores performativity of the body and materiality of objects, as well as interrelations between theatre, politics and media. She also specializes in theories of archiving, particularly concerning documentation of theatre and performance. She is an author of various publications on theatre and performance, theatre scripts and three monographs.
Other texts by Dorota Sajewska for DIAPHANES
Dieter Mersch (ed.), Sylvia Sasse (ed.), ...: Aesthetic Theory

There is no theory that is not aesthetic in a certain way. Adorno, too, did not understand his aesthetic theory simply as a theory of the aesthetic, but was aware of the aesthetic implications of theory. At the same time we have to do with aesthetic objects and events in which an aesthetic theory is inherent, which show themselves as art. So from both sides—theory and aesthetics—a link can be made to the etymological meaning of θεωρία (theōria), which understands the theoretical as a seeing or perspective. The book examines this link and simultaneity, focusing equally on the aesthetic implications of theory and the theoretical implications of aesthetic events.

Contributors: Frauke Berndt, Elisabeth Bronfen, Sandra Frimmel, Julia Gelshorn & Tristan Weddigen, Fabienne Liptay, Dieter Mersch, Klaus Müller-Wille, ­Barbara Naumann, Boris Previšić, Dorota Sajewska, ­Sylvia Sasse, Rahel Villinger, Benno Wirz, Sandro Zanetti.

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