Die Eröffnungsfeier für Ausgabe 2 des Journal of Institutionelle Performance:
The “form” of this institutional performance is the launch party for a journal: in this case, it’s the Eröffnungsfeier for thesecond issue of the journal of institutional performance.
The theme of this second journal “Between Performance and Institutions” indicates the nature of the institutional hybridization at place. “Institutional performance” has an inherent doubleness to it, as both a form of performance art and a term of art in organizational studies.
The “issue” of the journal is, in a sense, both a prop in our performance and the result of our initial round of studies: here, we seek to work on the edge of “performance studies” and “the new institutionalism.” Both fields are interdisciplinary hybrids, already, therefore our work involves a sort of “metahybridization” – that is, a symbiosis of symbiotic elements.
Our essay, “Institutional Realism: the organization as artform” will sit next to interviews with practitioners of institutional performance, and book “syntheses” connecting organizational and systems perspectives with reflections in contemporary aesthetics.