What's Welsh for Performance? Beth yw 'performance' yn Gymraeg?
Talks and Presentations
Heike Roms and Yiota Demetriou (Bristol), Performing the memory of the field – PSi’s oral histories; during PSi#20: Avant-Garde, Tradition, Community, July 4-8, 2014, at the Shanghai Theatre Academy, China.
PUBLIC LECTURE: Heike Roms, 'When Yoko Ono Didn't Come to Wales: Locating the history of performance art', Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research, Harvard University, 10 June 2014. [USA] More information here.
LECTURE: Heike Roms, "Speaking of Performance", QUORUM, Queen Mary University London, 12 March 2014. [UK}.
PUBLIC LECTURE: ‘Performing Memory, Remembering Performance: Engaging Audiences in Oral History’, Oral History Society and Institute of Historical Research Seminar Series, London, 23 January 2014 [UK]. [write up available here and here]
SYMPOSIUM PAPER:‘The Eisteddfod as a site of performance’, Cultural Value in Wales and Beyond Research Symposium, School of Management and Business, Aberystwyth University, 13 January 2014 [UK]
PUBLIC LECTURE: "John Gingell - A legacy"; on occasion of The John Gingell Award exhibition, Gallery g39 Cardiff, 30 August 2013. [more information]
CONFERENCE PAPER: "Toward a historio-scenological approach to performance scholarship : a proposal"; TaPRA Theatre History and Historiography Working Group, Annual TaPRA Conference Glasgow 5 September 2013. [more information]
CONFERENCE PAPER: 'Now, Then: Accounting for the Future Histories of Performance Art', 19th Performance Studies international conference: Now, Then, Stanford University, 26 - 30 June 2013 [USA]
ROUNDTABLE CONTRIBUTION: ''Archiving Legacies: Who Cares for Performance Remains?', Roundtable to launch Performing Archives / Archives of Performance, PSi books /Museum Tusculanum Press, 19th Performance Studies international conference: Now, Then, Stanford University, 26 - 30 June 2013 [USA]
ROUNDTABLE CONTRIBUTION: ‘Bridging Performance and Scholarship, in Theory and in Practice – Performative Roundtable Discussion’, 19th Performance Studies international conference: Now, Then, Stanford University, 26 - 30 June 2013 [USA]
RESEARCH SEMINAR: ‘What is the Art School for?’, University of South Wales Newport, 22 May 2013 [UK]
SYMPOSIUM PRESENTATION: ‘Theaterpraxis zwischen Kunst, Theorie und Politik’, Table Talks Künstlerische Forschung, Symposium, Labor Theaterforschung, Universität der Künste Berlin, Urania Berlin, 19-20 April 2013 [Germany] [more information]
CONFERENCE PAPER: - ‘Missing Fluxus: A Search in 12 Actions and 1 Reaction’, Performing Documents: Conference, University of Bristol at Arnolfini, 12-14 April 2013 [UK] [more information]
KEYNOTE: 'In the Ruins of the University: Artistic Practice and the Publics of Research', Colloquium on Artistic Research in Performing Arts: The Impact of Performance as Research, Theatre Academy Helsinki, 28 February – 2 March 2013 [Finland] [more information]
WORKSHOP + PRESENTATION: ‘Echo/Ortung (Echo/Location): Performing and Locating Memories in Oral History’, Die Praxis der/ des Echo – Vom Widerhall in den Künsten, dem Theater und der Geschichte, Wissenschaftlich-künstlerisches Symposium, Universität Leipzig, 7 – 9 February 2013 [Germany] [more information]
PUBLIC CONVERSATION/ PLENARY: ‘Kunstpraxis als Wissenschaftliche Veröffentlichungsform’, plenary contribution to Artistic Research? Talks and Discussions about Education for a Future Theatre, in celebration of the 10thAnniversary of the Hessian Theatre Academy, Universität Frankfurt/Main, 7 December 2012/ D.
PLENARY: In conversation: Heike Roms, Nicholas Thornton (National Museum Wales), Iwan Bala (University of Wales: Trinity St David), Ben Borthwick (Artes Mundi), chaired by Russel Roberts (University of Wales, Newport), Symposium: Artes Mundi 5 – Social Contours: Art at the Borders, Artes Mundi & European Centre for Photographic Research, University of Wales, Newport, Cardiff 28-29 November 2012.
KEYNOTE:' Performance art (in) history – archives, memories, re-enactments', 8th Annual TaPRA Conference, The University of Kent at Canterbury, September 6, 2012. [more information]
PUBLIC CONVERSATION: Remembering Barry Summer School - Dr Heike Roms in conversation with Wyndham Heycock (Principal of Barry Summer School, 1963-1972), 18 August 2012, Art Central, King Square, Barry.
CONFERENCE PAPER: 'The Avant-Garde in the Classroom: Learning and Teaching (as) Performance Art in Britain in the early 1970s', Conference Presentation, PSi18 Performance Studies International Conference, University of Leeds 27 June – 1 July 2012. conference website
PUBLIC PRESENTATION: Heike Roms interviews Mike Pearson, Remembering Brith Gof, National Library Wales, Aberystwyth 30 May 2012.
KEYNOTE: 'In den Ruinen der Universität: Kunstpraxis als Wissenschaftliche Veröffentlichungsform [In the Ruins of the University: Artistic Practice and the Publics of Research]', Keynote, Graduiertenkolleg Versammlung & Teilhabe - Urbane öffentlichkeiten und Performative Künste, HafenCity Universität Hamburg, 20-22 April 2012.
RESEARCH SEMINAR: 'Performance (in) History – Archives, Memories and Re-enactments', Research Seminar, University of Reading, 8 March 2012 - 4pm.
PUBLIC LECTURE: on the Performance Art Pavilion at the Wrexham Eisteddfod 1977, as part of Retracing the Spiral - Beuys and the National Eisteddfod 1977' - National Museum Wales Cardiff 10 November 2011. [more info]
CONFERENCE PRESENTATION: 'Can a Network have Margins? When Fluxus came to West Wales (1968)' at Fluxus Today: Action Art in Performance, Research, Exhibition, Archive, Akademie der Künste, 21-23 October 2011, Berlin / D [more info] [mehr Infos]
CONFERENCE PRESENTATION: ‘Performing Memory: Documenting the History of Performance Art in Wales’, archiv performativ. A Model Concept for the Documentation and Re-Enactment of Performance Art Conference, 6-8 October 2011, Theater Kaserne Basel/ CH
SYMPOSIUM PRESENTATION: 'Of Firebricks and Wooden Blocks – Revisiting the Art Controversies of the Late 1970s', Culture, Change and Continuity in the 1970s Symposium, Aberystwyth University 15 September 2011, Aberystwyth / UK
CONFERENCE PRESENTATION: 'When Yoko Ono didn't come to Cardiff: Locating the early history of performance art in Wales, 1965-1979’,TaPRA 2011 Conference, University of Kingston, 8 September 2011[more info]
CONFERENCE PRESENTATION [PLENARY]: 'The Avant-Garde in the Classroom: Historical Approaches to Learning and Teaching as Performance Art 1965–1975', Lehren und Lernen von Performancekunst Conference, as part of Platform Young Performance Artists, 29 July 2011, Flutgraben e.V., Berlin / D
CONFERENCE PAPER: (with Rebecca Edwards) 'A Welsh International: Locating the international history of performance art in Wales 1965–1979', International Conference on Media and Culture in Small Nations, Cyfrwng International Conference 2011, ATRiuM, University of Glamorgan, 16–17 June 2011, Cardiff / UK [more info]
CONFERENCE PAPER: (with Rebecca Edwards) 'Archiving Legacies: Who cares for Performance Remains?', Camillo 2.0: Technology, Memory, Experience, PSi 17 Performance Studies International Conference, Theatre Studies at Utrecht University, 25–29 May 2011, Utrech t/ NL [more info]
CONFERENCE PAPER [PLENARY]: (with Rebecca Edwards)'Restaging a Revolution – The first Welsh ‘happening’ (Cardiff 1965)’ - Wales and Revolution, AWWE in collaboration with the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies 23rd Annual Conference, April 8-10 2011, Gregynog Hall / UK [more info]
CONFERENCE PAPER [PLENARY]: (with Rebecca Edwards)'"It was forty years ago today" - Locating the Early History of Performance Art in Wales 1965–1979’ - Theatre, Film and Television Studies Annual Conference for Postgraduate and Staff Research, April 5+6 2011, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth / UK
RESEARCH PRESENTATION: as part of the 'Histories of Live Art' panel, with Gavin Butt (Goldsmith) and Dominic Johnson (Queen Mary). London Theatre Seminar, 24 February 2011, Venue: G35, Senate House, Ground Floor - London.
CONFERENCE PRESENTATION [PLENARY]: "Performing the Gift of the Archive" - "Affective Archives" - PSi Regional Cluster" conference, Vercelli, Italy 11–13 November 2010. [more info]
SYMPOSIUM PRESENTATION AND CHAIR: "Living Archives - Session with Rose English and Anne Bean" - Performing Idea symposium, part of Performance Matters, Goldsmiths University of London, Roehampton University and Live Art Development Agency, funded by an AHRC Research Grant, Whitechapel Gallery and Toynbee Studios, 6 October 2010. [more info]
CONFERENCE PRESENTATION: "Performance art (in) history: disconnecting traditions, connecting histories" - "TAPRA: History and Historiography Working Group", TaPRA THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION conference, Glamorgan University, Cardiff 9–11 September 2010. [more info]
PUBLIC PRESENTATION: What's Welsh for Performance?- Creating a record of performance art in Wales- "Documentation and the Cultural Record" session at Culture Colony-Y Wladfa Newydd launch day, 7 September 2010, Aberystwyth Arts Centre. [more info and documentation]; [response]
CONFERENCE PRESENTATION [PLENARY]: "Teaching the Avant-garde - (Mis)Performing Pedagogies" - "MISperformance -an inverted approach to doing Performance Studies (international?) - PSi15 follow-up event" conference, Rijeka, Croatia 3–5 September 2010.
CONFERENCE PAPER: (with Rebecca Edwards) "'Welsh Not': Performing Wales in 1970s Performance Art" - "Theorizing Wales: Gender, Culture, Politics" conference, Swansea University, Gregynog 12–14 July 2010. [more info]
CONFERENCE PRESENTATION: Performing An Oral History of Performance Art in Wales - "[Record] [Create] Oral History in Art, Craft and Design (Oral History Society Annual Conference 2010)" conference, Victoria & Albert Museum London, 2+3 July 2010. [more info]
PUBLIC PRESENTATION/ ORAL HISTORY CONVERSATION:"'What's Welsh for Performance?’ Archiving the history of performance art in Wales 1965-2010" - Featuring Ivor Davies in conversation with Heike Roms on Destruction in Art London / Edinburgh / Durham / Bristol / Swansea 1966-1969; As part of ICA's LIVE WEEKENDS: Futures and Pasts - curated by Tim Etchells; ICA Institute of Contemporary Arts, London 22 May 2010. [more info]
CONFERENCE PRESENTATION [PLENARY]: An Oral History of Performance Art in Wales - Oral History/Theatre History: Past - Present - Future conference, Rose Bruford College London, 17 April 2010.
CONFERENCE PRESENTATION [PLENARY]: Enquiring into the properties of sculpture: Tom Hudson's performance pedagogy in the 1960s- Sculpture & Performance conference, Henry Moore Institute and Tate Liverpool, Leeds and Liverpool 24–26 March 2010. [more info]; [recording]
ROUNDTABLE CONTRIBUTION: Remembering Performance through Oral History- Roundtable: 'Remembering Performance' - A panel discussion with contributions from Claire MacDonald, Fiona Wright, Richard Layzell and Heike Roms, chaired by Paul Clarke; National Review of Live Art, Glasgow 21 March 2010. [more info]
CONFERENCE PRESENTATION [PLENARY]: Eventful Evidence: Between Memory and the Archive - ARCHIV/PRAXIS Arbeitstagung Conference, Tanzarchiv und Universität Leipzig, 10-13 December 2009.
RESEARCH SEMINAR: Performance (in) History – Archives, Memories and Re-enactments- York St John University, 23 November 2009.
RESEARCH SEMINAR: Eventful Evidence: Performance Historiographies, Dept Dance, Film and Theatre, Surrey University, 20 November 2009.
CONFERENCE PAPER: Performing the History of Performance: Re-enacting 1960s performance - The Past is Still to Change: Performing History from 1945 to the Present International Conference, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas (Lithuania), 21-23 October 2009.
PRESENTATION: Oral Histories of Performance - Digital Documentation and Performance, hosted by JISC Digital Media and the University of Bristol Drama Department - series of three one-day events on the topics of creating, managing and delivering digital documentation of performance work conference, Bristol, 23-25 September 2009. [more info]
PRESENTATION [PLENARY]: An Oral History of Performance Art in Wales - NOTES on a Return symposium (curator: Sophia Hao), Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne 4-5 September 2009.
GUEST LECTURE: Performing the History of Performance: Re-enacting 1960s performance art - Institut für Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft, Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe -Universität Frankfurt 30 June 2009.
PRESENTATION: The Gift of the Archive, Contribution to Out of the Box and Dusted Down: Foraging and Findings: A collective event to welcome Honorary Departmental Fellow Barbara Cavanagh and introduce the International Theatre Collection as an active TFTS resource - Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies and the Centre for Performance Research, Aberystwyth University, 12 May 2009.
CONFERENCE PRESENTATION: "What's Welsh for performance" archive - Panel: 'Archives as Media of Communication', Cyfrwng Conference 2009, hosted by BBC Wales, 7-8 May 2009. [more info]
DISCUSSION CHAIR: Cafe Artistique event with guest speaker Bruce Haines - Hosted by Showroom, Y Consti, Aberystwyth, 28 April 2009. [more info and documentation]
CONFERENCE PRESENTATION: Constructions of presence through documentation in early performance art: Ian Breakwell's UNWORD - Performing Presence: from the live to the simulated. An international conference, Centre for Intermedia, University of Exeter, UK, 26-29 March 2009. [more info]
PRESENTATION: Restaging Fluxus in Aberystwyth 1968-2008 - 'Repetition and Reconstruction' workshop as part of the AHRC-funded Rethinking Archives: History, Media and Memory workshop series, University of the West of England / Arnolfini, Arnolfini Bristol 4 March 2009. [project website] [project archive - documentation]
CONVERSATION: In Conversation with John Cale / Yng Nghwmni John Cale - John Cale, who will be representing Wales at the Venice Biennale of Art 2009, in conversation with artist Iwan Bala and Dr. Heike Roms, Aberystwyth University; Miner's Theatre, Ammanford 26 February 2009.
John Cale, a ddewiswyd i gynrhychioli Cymru yn Biennale Celf Fenis, 2009, yn sgwrsio gyda'r artist Iwan Bala a Dr. Heike Roms, Prifysgol Aberystwyth; Theatr y Glowyr, Rhydaman, 26 Chwefror 2009.Wales at the Venice Biennale of Art 2009 / Cymru yn Biennale Celf Fenis 2009
CONVERSATION: What’s so magic about an archive? - Malcolm Taylor, Director of the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, and Doc Rowe in conversation; Facilitator: Dr Heike Roms; as part of The Mary Neal Day, Cecil Sharp House London, 7 February 2009.
PRESENTATION: What's Welsh for Performance? - Archiving 40 years of Performance Art in Wales, London Theatre Seminar panel on archives and archiving with Kate Dorney (Curator of Contemporary Theatre Collections, V&A), Bonnie Hewson (UCL) and Matthew Reason (University of York St John), London Senate House 8 January 2009. [more info]
LECTURE [PLENARY]: What's Welsh for Performance? An Oral History of Performance Art in Wales [Kaj je valizanskega v performansu? Uprizarjanje "oralne zgodovine performansa v Walesu"] - Lecture at the East Dance Academy – On archiving, performing and displaying the history of contemporary dance and performance: Dogodek o zgodovinjenju, arhiviranju in rekonstruiranju sodobne scenske umetnosti, Maska / Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana 23-26 November 2008. [more info]
PRESENTATION: What's Welsh for Performance? - Uncovering and Archiving 40 years of Performance Art in Wales. - 1st Culture Colony - Y Wladfa Newydd conference Create, Communicate, Conserve, MOMA Wales, Y Tabernacl Machynlleth 7 November 2008. [more info] [review]
OPEN LECTURE: What's Welsh for Performance? - Uncovering and Archiving 40 years of Performance Art in Wales - Theatre Academy Helsinki, 23 October 2008
CONFERENCE PRESENTATION: Performing Place, Writing, Voice - An Oral History of Performance Art in Wales - Place, Writing and Voice conference, University of Plymouth 5-6 September 2008
CONFERENCE PRESENTATION: Eventful Evidence: Historicizing Performance Art - TaPRA (Theatre and Performance Research Association) History and Historiography Working Group - TaPRA conference, Leeds University 3-5 September 2008 [more info]
CONFERENCE PRESENTATION: Remembering Performance – Performing Memory: An Oral History of Performance Art in Wales - Capturing the Essence of Performance: The Challenge of Intangible Heritage - SIBMAS conference, Glasgow RSAMD 25-29 August 2008 [more info]
CONFERENCE PRESENTATION: Eventful Evidence: Historicizing Performance Art - as part of a panel curated by Heike Roms on Archival Events and Eventful Archives: In-Between Performance and Document with Paul Clarke, University of Bristol: 'Ephemera: Performing the Archive'; Mike Pearson, Aberystwyth University: 'Theatre/Archaeology: visualising past performance'; Johannes Lothar Schröder, Hamburg: 'Schauwerk –BLACK BOX as a Platform for Activities'. Moderator: Dee Heddon, University of Glasgow - INTERREGNUM: In Between States – PSi # 14 conference, University of Copenhagen 20-24 August 2008 [more info] [Johannes Lothar Schröder Schauwerk blog with a report from the conference in German]
CONFERENCE PRESENTATION: Un-wording: Performing Writing, Archiving Performing - Archive Fervour / Archive Further: Literature, Archives, and Literary Archives conference, Aberystwyth University 9-11 July 2008 [more info]
PRESENTATION: What's Welsh for Performance? - Conserving and Archiving Ephemeral Artworks workshop, University of Bristol 25 June 2008 [more info]
CONFERENCE PRESENTATION: Cyber/Stage - Constructing an Archive of Performance Art in Wales - New Platforms :: Convergence, CYFRWNG 2008 CONFERENCE, Aberystwyth University, National Library Of Wales, 1-2 May 2008 - [more info] / Llwyfannau Newydd :: Cydgyfeiriant, CYNHADLEDD CYFRWNG 2008, Prifysgol Aberystwyth, Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru, 1-2 Mai 2008 - [myw of wybodaeth]
PRESENTATION: What's Welsh for Performance? Beth yw 'performance' yn Gymraeg? - Presentation to a group of international curators as part of a series of events accompanying Artes Mundi 3, Aberystwyth Arts Centre 22 April 2008.
CONFERENCE PRESENTATION: Remembering Performance– An Oral History of Performance Art in Wales- Oral History and Performance: OHMAR 2008 Spring Conference, Columbia University, New York; Saturday 15 March 2008 [more info]
PUBLIC LECTURE: What's Welsh for Performance? - National Review of Live Art (New Moves International), Glasgow, Tramway 07 February 2008 [more
INTERVIEW: On Performance Art in Wales - Thursday 24 January 2008 - 18:32 Radio Wales Arts Show
Nicola Heywood Thomas presents reports and analysis in a weekly review of Wales's thriving arts scene [more info]
PRESENTATION: ... repeat it, repeat it, repeat it until something new enters the world’ – Performance, Archive and the Future - As part of the conference Prognoses on Movement(s) (Prognosen über Bewegung(en)), an interdisciplinary conference at the Berlin Free University’s Centre for Research on Movement, 1-2 December 2007. [more info]
LECTURE: What's Welsh for Performance? - Constructing an Archive of Performance Art in Wales - at the 'Performing the Archive: Works Past to Present' Research Event at University of Bristol, Department of Drama. Launch of the three-year Great Western Research project, 'Performing the Archive: the Future of the Past', which is based in the University of Bristol Theatre Collection's Live Art Archives and Arnolfini Live's archives, partnered with Exeter University Department of Drama. Theatre, University of Bristol Department of Drama, Cantock's Close, 1 November, 5.15-7pm with Professor Mike Pearson, Performance Studies, Aberystwyth University, on 'The Brith Gof Archive Project'
LECTURE: What's Welsh for Performance? - Constructing an Archive of Performance Art in Wales- Inaugural Lecture of the Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries Research Seminar Series 2007/8, ARTriuM, University of Glamorgan, Cardiff, 17.10.07
PRESENTATION: An Oral History of Performance Art in Wales - As part of the workshop on 'Staging, Exhibiting, Curating', at the European Dramaturgy in the 21st Century conference, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, 26 – 30 September 2007 [more info]
PUBLIC LECTURE: What's Welsh for Performance? - Archiving Performance Art ("Walijskosc a performance? Archiwizujac sztuke performance") . At the European Performance Art Festival EPAF Warsaw 2007, 7 September 2007. [more info]
PUBLIC LECTURE: What's Welsh for Performance? - A performance archive . At the symposium A Visual Arts Archive for Cardiff, Visual Arts Forum Cardiff, Chapter Arts Centre Cardiff - 25 June 2007 organised by Simon Fenoulhet on behalf of VAF. Other speakers: Simon Fenoulhet, Euryn Ogwen - Williams, Gary Malkin (Baltic).
PRESENTATION: An Oral History of Performance Art in Wales. At Placing (Oral) History, Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, University of Glasgow - 18 June 2007 [part of: Towards an Oral History of Performance and Live Art in the British Isles]
PRESENTATION: What's Welsh for Performance? - A performance archive - At the First Symposium on Archive, Memory and Performance, hosted by the Centre for Performance Research, Aberystwyth 25-27 May 2007
(with: Richard Gough, Judie Christie, Adrian Kear, Michal Kobialka, Mike Pearson, Heike Roms, Rebecca Schneider and Diana Taylor)
PUBLIC LECTURE: What's Welsh for performance? Uncovering and archiving 40 years of Performance Art in Wales. At Aberystwyth School of Art, University of Wales Aberystwyth - 2 May 2007 [Lunchtime Lecture Series]
[Adolygiad / Review - in Welsh]
PRESENTATION: An Oral History of Performance Art in Wales - At Curatorial Practices - From Live Art to the Archive at Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Bristol - 30 April 2007 [part of: Towards an Oral History of Performance and Live Art in the British Isles]
PRESENTATION: Archiving Performance - At the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Staff and Student Research Conference, University of Wales Aberystwyth - Gregynog 23-25 March 2007
PUBLIC LECTURE: What's Welsh for Performance?
At Franklin Furnace, New York, 8 April 2006 as part of: TRACE: in New York, Franklin Furnace, Brooklyn, New York 7th April - 7th June 2006, An exhibition of work from the TRACE archive [2000-2005]
[more info] [review]
PUBLIC LECTURE: What's Welsh for Performance?
At Le Lieu, Québec, 12 September 2004 as part of: RHWNT - Québec-Wales Exchange (Rencontre Internationale d'Art Performance de Québec 2004)
[more info] [review]
Images top: Heike Roms and John Cale, Ammanford 2009, Photo:
P. Finnemore; Heike Roms at the EPAF Festival, Warsaw 2007; Heike Roms, André Stitt and Guy Sioui Durand at Le Lieu, Quebec 2004.