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What does the structureless of shock look like?

Started by Jim Daly. Last reply by Bernard Roddy Feb 22. 1 Reply

You can't impose structure on shock, can you? Continue

Bishop and Bourriaud

Started by Bernard Roddy. Last reply by Monica Gontovnik Aug 19, 2016. 1 Reply

Claire Bishop's book, Artificial Hells, provides a useful resource to engage with a set of works in performance of relevance to studio practice today. I am uploading my notes on the the first pages…Continue

Claire Bishop and Nicholas Bourriaud

Started by Bernard Roddy Jul 26, 2016. 0 Replies

Claire Bishop's book, Artificial Hells, provides a useful resource to engage with a set of works in performance of relevance to studio practice today. I am uploading my notes on the the first pages…Continue

Tags: aesthetics, relational, criticism, art, performance

Nowhere Near London (or, The Late Walter Benjamin)

Started by Fred Dalmasso Jun 23, 2016. 0 Replies

is to be given its premiere in the main auditorium at theWatford Palace Theatre on Monday, July 4th, 7.30pmsee …Continue

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THE OBJECT TURNED INSIDE OUT

Posted by Allen Alain Viguier on June 16, 2017 at 17:36 0 Comments

Object art is entirely processual and performative. No object preexists a perspective, a context and a participant-observer. The object post-object was not has been turned on its head, and turned inside out. A site dedicated to second order observation.…

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Notes on Performance art, the Body and the Political.pdf

Posted by Andrea Pagnes (VestAndPage) on March 12, 2017 at 15:54 0 Comments

For anyone interested, I have linked on my page profile at the voice 'texts' my curatorial and post event catalogue text of the 2nd Live art exhibition project Venice International Performance Art Week: Ritual Body-Political Body (Venice, 2014).

DAAD Faculty Summer Seminar on Performance Theory/Performance Practice

Posted by David J Levin on February 20, 2017 at 21:17 0 Comments

Hi All, a quick note to remind everyone that applications for the DAAD Faculty Summer Seminar on Performance Theory & Performance Practice to be held on the campus of the University of Chicago are due March 1. The seminar, organized in cooperation with the Chicago Performance Lab, will take place from June 19, 2017-July 15, 2017. Information on stipends & applications can be found …

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Experimental Residency Programs for Artists & Academics (Spring/Summer 2017)

Posted by Aaron Finbloom on February 7, 2017 at 16:46 0 Comments

The School of Making Thinking hosts a summer residency program for qualified artists and thinkers to work alongside each other for one to three week sessions. We continually experiment with structure, approaches to programming, and alternative pedagogies. Our residents have included sound and performance artists, poets, philosophers, painters, botanists, dancers, playwrights, filmmakers, video artists, documentarians, and historians, among other diverse practices.
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Allen Alain Viguier commented on Laura Cull's page Texts
"Hello. I would like to suggest under a new category a few books out of many. The category is: OBJECT AND PERFORMANCE. The following authors invert the longstanding study of how people make things by asking also how things make people, and how things…"
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THE OBJECT TURNED INSIDE OUT

Object art is entirely processual and performative. No object preexists a perspective, a context and a participant-observer. The object post-object was not has been turned on its head, and turned inside out. A site dedicated to second order observation.…See More
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Phenomenology of Performance

Group for phenomenology in of as or about the study and or practice of performanceSee More
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Anna Street commented on Anna Street's group Genres of Dramatic Thought
"Looking forward to your panel, Jim! Thanks for the heads up!"
Jun 6
Pia Houni commented on James McNicholas's group Theatre and Philosophical Principles
"Dear James, unfortunately I am not coming to Prague this summer. Thank you for replayd to my message. I will look at Zarill again and perhaps we could change thouhts more about this issue, which still interested me."
Jun 5
James Hamilton commented on Eve Katsouraki's group TaPRA Theatre Performance & Philosophy
"I really wish I could go to the TaPRA conference this year in Salford. Unfortunately, funding -- and the fact I am going to the Performance Philosophy meeting in Prague in about two weeks -- prevents this. I have always benefitted from the…"
Jun 5
James Hamilton commented on James McNicholas's group Theatre and Philosophical Principles
"Dear Pia, This is a very good question. I think it is complicated by the fact that many people draw a false distinction between acting and performing. It is perhaps better resolved by observing the distinction between theories that are normative --…"
Jun 5
James Hamilton commented on Anna Street's group Genres of Dramatic Thought
"At the meeting in Prague, one of the issues I will address is the alleged distinction between acting and performance. (I believe that is a false distinction, by the way; and will provide the basis for thinking it so.) Look for the panel led by David…"
Jun 5
James Hamilton replied to Simon Rose's discussion Improvisation in the group Phenomenology of Performance
"Oh, and of course, Aili Bresnahan and others on dance improvisation... Best, --Jim"
Jun 5
James Hamilton replied to Simon Rose's discussion Improvisation in the group Phenomenology of Performance
"Hey Simon, This looks pretty cool. Have you looked at the extensive literature in philosophical aesthetics on musical improvisation? If not, you might want to look up work by Lee Brown, Alessandro Bertinetto, Andrew Kania, Philip Alperson, and Susan…"
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