Barbara Gronau

Barbara Gronau is Professor of Theory and History of the Theater at the Berlin University

  • Aesthetics of Standstill

    Aesthetics of Standstill

    Reinhold Görling, Barbara Gronau, and Ludger Schwarte

    Essays consider the temporality and the aesthetics of “standstill.”

    "Standstill” could be the name for the kind of experience that is the hiatus between social expectations and real possibilities of agency. Standstill may also be the name of an aesthetic strategy to instill a nonlinear time of resistance and experience into the political protocol of progress. Finally, standstill can be the name for the temporal fissure in the midst of the subject, for the lapse between the subject of the enunciation and the subject of a statement, the limit that is the border between the inside and the outside. It can be the name for the mode of potentiality, for the moment of gesture, or, with Walter Benjamin, the medium of the dialectical image. The essays of this book traverse these dimensions of standstill as an in-between of time.

    Contributors Georges Didi-Huberman, Reinhold Görling, Barbara Gronau, Adrian Heathfield, Erika Fischer-Lichte, Oliver Marchart, Rita McBride, Christoph Menke, Aernout Mik, Misha Kavka, David Lapoujade, Mirjam Lewandowsky, Via Lewandowsky, Peter Osborne, Christine Ross, Marcel Odenbach, Jacques Rancière, Ludger Schwarte, Martin Seel

    • Paperback $28.00
  • How to Frame

    How to Frame

    On the Threshold of Performing and Visual Arts

    Barbara Gronau, Matthias von Hartz, and Carolin Hochleichter

    From 2012 to 2016, Foreign Affairs, the international performing arts festival of Berliner Festspiele, and the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) have been investigating the relations between the performing and visual arts. The festival has continuously produced projects with international artists that experiment with various institutional frameworks. This book is both a question and a manual, collecting ideas, knowledge and experiences that stem from the theory and practices developed over the past few years.

    Copublished with Berliner Festspiele / Foreign Affairs in cooperation with Universität der Künste Berlin

    Contributors Claire Bishop, Ellen Blumenstein, Gabriele Brandstetter, Corpus-Network, Franz Anton Cramer, Boris Charmatz, Tim Etchells, Christian Falsnaes, Barbara Gronau, Dorothea von Hantelmann, Matthias von Hartz, Carolin Hochleichter, William Kentridge, Ragnar Kjartansson, La Ribot, Hans-Thies Lehmann, Rabih Mroué, Jörn Schafaff, Shelley Senter, Stefan Troebst, Katleen Van Langendonck, Catherine Wood, Adela Yawitz

    • Paperback $22.00