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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

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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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Athens, 23-24 September 2017

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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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Pragmatics : Practice : Praxis: Keynote- Performing Lives with Barbara Formis

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Pragmatics : Practice : Praxis: Keynote- Performing Lives with Barbara Formis

Time: July 13, 2017 from 6pm to 7:30pm
Location: Io Myers Studio, UNSW Sydney
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Event Type: keynote
Organized By: Theron Schmidt
Latest Activity: Jul 9

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Pragmatics : Practice : Praxis is a three-day workshop that brings together artists and researchers from Europe and Australia. Its aim is double: first to explore how different forms of practice are deployed and given value in the fields in which we work; second to create space for cross-fertilization and experimentation by sharing, transferring and then implementing researchers’ established methods and tools, thus producing new hybrid models of practice.  

The workshop begins with this keynote presentation from Barbara Formis, titled 'Performing Lives':

Thinking is a bodily and immanent practice. As a speculative and abstract dimension of human understanding, philosophy is traditionally considered to be in dialectical tension with physical experience and as such philosophers have often disconnected ideas from movements and gestures in so far as sensibility was habitually thought to be an obstacle to clear reflection.

In contrast to this conventional perspective, this talk attempts to show that not only do we constantly think via gestures, movements and physical experiences, but also that there is no need to disconnect a concept from its own embodiment once the concept has emerged. The concept remains immanent to the body. Passing from Wittgenstein’s idea of “form of life” to the pragmatist aesthetics initiated by Dewey’s idea of “art as experience”, I propose an analysis of the philosophical framework of postmodern dance (Yvonne Rainer) and of Happenings (Allan Kaprow), in order to underline the theoretical and conceptual research that is already at work in the field of performance, the latter being understood as a sensorial dimension intrinsically linked to ordinary life.

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Comment by Theron Schmidt on July 9, 2017 at 23:47

Not recorded -- but I understand that some of the ideas from the talk are being developed for a forthcoming issue of the Performance Philosophy journal later this year.

Comment by Rebecca Warzer on July 8, 2017 at 2:16

Will the keynote talk be livestreamed or videotaped? Thanks.

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