3rd International Academic Conference on Theatricality and Anti-theatricality

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The objective of the 3rd edition of the conference Theatricality – Antitheatricality is to study the processes of scenic creation, performance, and theater through the dimensions of space, time, and text (dramatic, literary, and plastic text). We want to analyze how the multi-faceted elements of space and time organize, articulate, and manifest in other dimensions. We aim to do so by putting in dialogue different research fields such as theater, performance and body art, literature, the visual and plastic arts, and astrophysics. From Edgar Morin, Jacques Derrida, Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, among others, concepts such as complexity, dissemination, and dispersion, point to a new conceptualization of time and space. In recent years, human life has been transformed by new factors that increasingly emerge in the environment. Space is a receptor of infinite relationships and fractalities activating the idea of being in a place, here and now, but what happens when that here-and-now dimension is disrupted and transmuted?
Moving from the dynamics at play in physical and non-physical processes of creation, the construction of space-time metaphors generates new possibilities and “creative devices” (Borges, circa 1925) that bring us closer to creation events and different scenic poetics. The idea of “theatrical transmigration” (Dimeo 2015) proposes the relativization of the space-time-real dimensions in the arts of scenic creation (being it theater, performance, or installations), adding also to some literary experiences that can become scenic. We want to propose that the successive accumulation of what we call “theatrical transmigrations” (Dimeo 2015) and the modeling of various creative devices allow the artist to approach different conceptions of space and time.
We invite you to re-think scenic creation experiences through a vision that exceeds the dimension of the world in which we live, overcoming the frontier of reality. We ask you to question, review, and reconfigure known notions of space and time in the process of theatrical, scenic, and broadly artistic creation. We propose a series of ideas and themes open to further possibilities that allow us to approach new dimensions of the spatial-temporal processes of creation from a multitude of perspectives, condensed and/or disseminated in the creative spaces of the stage. These perspectives are (but we welcome more) the sidereal space, other possible worlds, virtual space, literary space, unknown dimensions of space and time, science fiction (is it possible in theater and performance, installation, the visual arts?), virtual spaces and virtual times in theater, performance, and other art forms.
Period4 Apr 20228 Apr 2022
Event typeConference
Conference number3
LocationBiesko-Biala, PolandShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • performance art
  • performance studies
  • theatre
  • drama
  • Literature;culture; linguistics
  • Transdisciplinary Collaboration
  • translation; interpreting; intercultural communication
  • Transnational Education