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Timmy De Laet (°1983) is a junior researcher at the Department of Theatre and Film Studies at the University of Antwerp and a member of the Research Centre for Visual Poetics. He had a three year actor training in the class of Dora van der Groen at the Herman Teirlinckinstitute, studied Theatre and Film Studies at the University of Antwerp and completed his education at the Freie Universität Berlin. Since October 2009 he is a Fellow of the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) at the University of Antwerp, preparing a Ph.D. on the practice of re-enactment in contemporary dance and performance art. In 2011 he was awarded the Routledge Prize for excellent research paper at postgraduate level from the region at the PSi#17 conference in Utrecht.

A full bibliography can be found on my University of Antwerp home page


Upcoming and recent publications:


De Laet, Timmy. 2013. “Bodies With(out) Memories. Strategies of Re-enactment in Contemporary Dance.” In Performing Memory in Art and Popular Culture, eds. Anneke Smelik and Liedeke Plate. London and New York: Routledge.


De Laet, Timmy. 2013. “Archival Revivals. Re-enactment at the Intersection of Preservation and Provocation.” In Archive Practice, eds. Patrick Primavesi and Janine Schulze. München: epodium Verlag: München.


De Laet, Timmy. 2012. “Dancing Metamemories.” Performance Research: a Journal of Performing Arts - ISSN 1352-8165 - 17 (3), p. 102-108.


De Laet, Timmy. 2012. “pERFormanceGOED : re-enactment en de artistieke toe-eigening van erfgoedfuncties.” [Performing Heritage: Re-enactment and the Artistic Appropriation of Heritage Functions]. Courant: berichtenblad van het Vlaams Theater Instituut - ISSN 0776-1198 - 102, p. 7-16.


De Laet, Timmy. 2012. “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Memory? A Re-enactment from Stage to Page (and Back Again).” In Bewegung Lesen / Bewegung Schreiben, ed. Isa Wortelkamp. - ISBN 978-3-86895-122-6 - Revolver Publishing: Berlin, p. 129-149.


De Laet, Timmy. 2010. Wühlen in Archiven [To Dig in the Archives]. Tanz - ISSN 1869-7720 - 3, p. 54-59.


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