Jury 2018


Jacques Rancière (FR)

Jacques Rancière is one of the most significant and influential philosophers of our time. He is professor of philosophy at The European Graduate School and professor emeritus at the Université de Paris, VIII. Rancière is celebrated for his writing on aesthetics, education, politics, equality, emancipation, art and knowledge, among other topics. Over the last fifteen years, his work has been translated into English, and yet, while some of his writings remain untranslated into this global language, he has nonetheless cast a long shadow over the fields of politics, aesthetics, and education,well beyond the borders of France. He’s also known for being the student of the structuralist Marxist philosopher Louis Althusser with whom he co-authored the famous publication, Reading Capital (1968). More recently Rancière has written on the topic of human rights and specifically the role of international human rights organisations in asserting the authority to determine which groups of people
justify human rights interventions and even war. READ MORE

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Eisa Jocson (PH)

Eisa Jocson is a contemporary choreographer and dancer from the Philippines. Trained as a visual artist, with a background in ballet, she won her first pole-dancing competition in Manila in 2010. Her 3 solo works; Death of the Pole Dancer (2011), Macho Dancer (2013) and Host (2015) has toured extensively in major festivals worldwide, including Impulstanz, Vienna (2013), Noorderzon, Groningen (2013 & 2015), Tanz im August, Berlin (2013 & 2015), Zurich Theater Spektakel (2012, 2013, 2015 & 2017), Theatre der Welt (2014), Asia Triennial of Performing Arts, Melbourne (2017). The solos have been presented as a trilogy in LIVEWORKS festival in Sydney (2016) and Counterpulse festival & SF MOMA in San Francisco (2016). Macho Dancer won the Zürcher Kantonalbank Acknowledgement Prize 2013. She had her first solo exhibition, Philippine Macho Academy (2014) in Vargas Museum,
University of the Philippines. READ MORE



Lois Keidan (UK)

Lois Keidan is the co-founder and co-director of the Live Art Development Agency (LADA), London. LADA is a centre for Live Art: a research and knowledge centre, a production centre for programmes and publications, and an online centre for experimentation and dissemination. She was formerly the director of Live Art at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), London; Performance Art officer at the Arts Council of Great Britain; and has worked for the Midland Group Nottingham and Theatre Workshop Edinburgh. She has been awarded honorary fellowships by Dartington College of Art, and Queen Mary University, Londonand an honorary doctorate
by University of Gothenburg. READ MORE

Photo: Alex Eisenberg

Photo: Alex Eisenberg