At PSi#22 Melbourne, the Future Advisory Board created a Wunderkammer installation and hosted a Strange Gardening Workshop.
In the Borgesian labyrinth of labyrinths, the maze and the book are involuted in a vertiginous ecology of times “which approached one another, forked, broke off, or were unaware of one another for centuries” and embraces all possibilities of time, proliferating endlessly. The
Strange Gardening Workshop: Cultivating the Futures of Performance Studies
In a lunchtime session, the PSi Future Advisory Board (FAB) hosted a workshop on cultivating seeds of the future for our collective milieu. The workshop was structured around encounters, reflections, and conversations that cross-fertilise, across generations of performance scholars, from various localities and flows of epistemic traditions. In the spirit of queering genealogies and processes of (re)production, we invited participants to tend to our garden of theories past, make way for new deterritorialisations/ reterritorialisations, and sow the seeds for a futurity that is not yet here.