Maaike Bleeker [Utrecht University] (NL)

Fri 12 May, 13:00
De Brakke Grond


Maaike Bleeker is a researcher and professor, who combines approaches from the arts and performance with insights from philosophy, media theory and cognitive science.

She received her training in Philosophy, Art History, and Theatre Studies from the University of Amsterdam, where she also obtained her PhD from the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA). Currently, Maaike holds the chair of Theatre Studies in the Department of Media & Culture at Utrecht University, and serves as the president of the international organisation Performance Studies international (PSi).

Maaike is completing a book manuscript about movement, media and embodied thinking (Corporeal Literacy: Movement. Media and Thinking (in) Motion) and preparing another one on contemporary dramaturgy (together with dramaturge Janine Brogt) and one on posthuman approaches to knowledge production and transmission. She is a partner in research projects about Social Robotics, Spectacular Astronomy, posthuman performativity (Rock-Body), digital archiving of artistic work, and artistic creation processes. Her monograph Visuality in the Theatre was published by Palgrave (2008) and she has also (co) edited several volumes including Anatomy Live. Performance and the Operating Theatre (Amsterdam University Press, 2008) Performance & Phenomenology. (Routledge 2015) and Transmission in Motion. The Technologizing of Dance(forthcoming with Routledge, 2016).

Maaike Bleeker is part of the Moving Matter(s) in the Red Space panel on Friday.