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book on the Antonin Artaud's influence and propositions around the world

Started by Felipe Monteiro Sep 19. 0 Replies

Good evening, I'm Felipe, Brazilian PhD in performing arts at UFBA. I and Théophile Choquet are organizing a book on the Antonin Artaud's influence and propositions around the world. We are accepting…Continue

Material related to Tempting Failure, or “Learniing From Mistakes”

Started by john forester Jul 17. 0 Replies

A symposium on learning from mistakes in settings of city planning, drawing in part on Frank Barrett’s work on jazz in his striking Yes to the Mess:    See …Continue

Tags: aesthetics, of, cooperation, mis-takes, improvisation

CFP: Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies: "Decolonial Poetics and Pedagogies"

Started by Luciana da Costa Dias Oct 16, 2017. 0 Replies

BRAZILIAN JOURNAL ON PRESENCE STUDIESRevista Brasileira de Estudos da Presença DECOLONIAL POETICS AND PEDAGOGIES CALL FOR PAPERS The Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies [Revista Brasileira de…Continue

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Knowing by singing: song, acoustic ecologies and the overflow of meaning - CfP RAI 1-3 June 2018

Started by Valeria Lembo Aug 30, 2017. 0 Replies

We invite 250-word abstracts for an anthropology and interdisciplinary conference on the theme of 'Art, materiality and representation'. The event will be held at the Clore Centre, British Museum in…Continue

Tags: Voice, Sound, Embodiment, Ecology, Epistemology

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Division of Labor - Denis Beaubois

Posted by Gabrielle Senza on February 23, 2018 at 0:36 0 Comments

I just came across Denis Beaubois, an Australian multidisciplinary artist whose work, Currency - Division of Labor might be of interest to researchers here.

It is a series of video/performance works that use the division of labor model in capitalism as a structural tool for performance.

From his website:

The Division of labour work explores…


The School of Making Thinking's Summer 2018 Residency Programs

Posted by Aaron Finbloom on January 9, 2018 at 15:01 0 Comments

Hi everyone!

I help run an amazing interdisciplinary artist/thinker residency program called The School of Making Thinking based out of the U.S. and I wanted to share our summer programs and encourage Performance Philosophy ppl to apply (as I think many will find them quite interested :- )

see below!




The School of Making Thinking hosts Summer Intensives for…


Playing with Virtual Realities - Performances and Symposium

Posted by Einav Katan-Schmid on November 18, 2017 at 13:14 0 Comments

PREMIERE Playing with Virtual Realities  
25. bis 28.01.2018 A research project of the Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung, Humboldt-University of Berlin   …


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Event Details


Time: April 17, 2018 to April 20, 2018
Location: Academy of Dramatic Art, University of Zagreb
Street: Trg Republike Hrvatske 5
City/Town: Zagreb
Event Type: workshop, &amp, lectures
Organized By: Sibila Petlevski, director of Art&Science project founded by Croatian Science Foundation
Latest Activity: Apr 10

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During his week-long residency, Phillip Zarrilli will present two lectures based on his new sole-authored book in progress, (toward) a phenomenology of acting, under contract with Routledge Press (London). Based on the Preface and Introduction of this new book, Lecture 1 is a more general/introductory lecture mapping the ‘studio’ as a meeting place for “embodied enquiry” and reflection. Lecture 2 is based on a specific chapter of the book and explore a specific topic in depth. Both lectures will make use of power-point/slide presentations, and short video clips.


18 April 2018 (Wednesday)

19.00: 20:00

Scena F22, Frankopanska 22, Zagreb

Acting without ‘meaning’ or ‘motivation’: first-person accounts of acting in the pre-articulate world of immediate lived/living experience

 Stanislavsky clearly identified the need for actors to be able to ‘discover things anew’. How might a phenomenological perspective on embodied processes help the actor learn to “discover things anew” even when she is constantly involved I processes of repetition? Drawing specifically on first-person accounts of two non-verbal performances, Samuel Beckett’s Act Without Words I, and Ota Shogo’s The Water Station, in this lecture I explore acting ‘without meaning or motivation’. Here acting as a phenomenon and process is viewed as a pre-articulate world of immediate lived/living experience. I analyze in detail the actor’s lived/living (Leib) body(mind) as a ‘messenger of the unsaid’—observing how the performer’s ‘lifeworld’ (Lebenswelt) is constituted in the pre-articulate present beforewords, meaning, or motivation. Central to my analysis of the ‘unsaid’ are key concepts drawn from the work of philosophers Martin Heidegger and Mark Rowlands.


20 April  (Friday) 
12:00: 13:00 Lecture

13:00: 14:00Panel Discussion
Velika scena, Akademija dramske umjetnosti, Trg Republike Hrvatske 5, Zagreb

Embodied Consciousness: where phenomenology, cognitive science, and performance meet

In this lecture, I explore ‘the studio’ as a site for philosophical exploration--a site where the training/practices of the actor offer the possibility of “doing” philosophy “in the flesh”. Citing the reflexive practices of key historical figures who have focused on the actor’s embodied consciousnesss--Zeami (the founder of Japanese noh), Stanislavsky, and Grotowski--I explore “the studio” as a meeting place—a location where phenomenology and cognitive science can inform the actor’s embodied process as a form of “embodied enquiry”, and (vice-versa) where reflecting on the actor’s complex modes of embodying consciousness can inform developments in phenomenology and cognitive science. Defining the actor’s work as a mode of ‘embodied enquiry’ is an invitation to further re-consider the complexitiesof the actor/performer’s embodied experience, awareness, attention, and consciousness from ‘inside’ the act of performing--a location marked by bodily/sensory/experiential depth.


Prof. Zarrilli's visit to Zagreb Academy of Drama Art is organized in the framework of prof. Sibila Petlevski's art&science project founded by Croatian Science Foundation.  

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