Astrid Breel is a performance artist and has
finished her PhD at the Centre for Cognition, Kinesthetics
and Performance at the
Her PhD research considers the aesthetics and ethics of participatory performance, arguing that they are inherently interlinked in participatory practices. Looking at interpersonal relationships created by the performance, the embodied experience of the work and the creative contribution made by the participant, her research explores the issue of agency in participatory performance. She is also very interested in the personal, idiosyncratic experience of being a participant, which inevitably impacts on the work (as it influences the way you respond to the work), but also in the way that taking part in performance can offer an encounter with yourself as well as with others.
She is a member of Residence, which
is an artist-led organisation creating space for artists to make performance,
live art and theatre in