Generative Constraints - 16 November 2013 - London

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Practice-Based Research, RHUL
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Generative Constraints is an interdisciplinary practice-based conference that intends to interrogate the politics, poetics and performativity of limitation and production. Organised by postgraduate researchers across departments of English and Drama at Royal Holloway University of London, the aim of this conference is to foreground practice as a means of exploration and creative criticality. Considering the place of limitation and constraint within artistic production, we invite subversion, intervention and adherence in the form of performances, workshops, durational works, screenings, installation pieces and academic papers.

The conference is open to postgraduate students, career researchers and artists from all disciplines, presenting work that both relates to the theme and has practice as an integral element of a new way of thinking. Addressing the possibility of liberation and freedom through constraint, we welcome abstracts concerned with:

• Working with form and source material
• Repetition, as appropriation or as commitment
• Physical, mental and emotional limitations
• Compulsion towards rebellion or conservation
• Practicalities and the arbitrary

In submissions, please indicate the nature of your participation, whether workshop, performance or twenty minute paper. Submit proposals to by 16th August 2013. For further information see: