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What does the structureless of shock look like?

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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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MA Performance

Posted by silvia battista on August 3, 2017 at 9:27 0 Comments

Dear all

Liverpool Hope University is now accepting applications for its new postgraduate programme in performance. I would appreciate if you could pass this information to any graduates who might be interested.

This MA programme offers an interdisciplinary and multicultural perspective on contemporary performance practice and research. It is primarily addressed to practitioners, curators and researches interested in performance as an expanded field of cultural and critical…


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Athens, 23-24 September 2017

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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.…


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).


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Theatre, Performance and Philosophy @ TaPRA 2015 Conference:

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Theatre, Performance and Philosophy @ TaPRA 2015 Conference:

Time: August 30, 2017 at 9pm to September 1, 2017 at 6pm
Location: University of Salford
Event Type: conference
Organized By: Fred Dalmasso
Latest Activity: May 4

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 Call for Papers

The Theatre, Performance and Philosophy Working Group co-convenors are delighted to issue a call for papers for the forthcoming conference at the University of Salford in September on any topic exploring the relation of theatre, dance or performance to philosophy. The working group’s mission is to encourage interdisciplinary debates addressing any aspect of philosophical research into the area of theatre and performance – deriving either from a continental perspective, or coming from within the analytical tradition.


This year, we welcome in particular papers or panels around notions such as populism and mobilisation. For example, contributions could be conceived as updates and responses to Badiou, Bourdieu, Butler, Didi-Huberman, Khiari, and Rancière’s book What is a People? (2016, first published 2013) from the perspective of theatre and performance: Who are the people? How can this notion (if it is a notion) be represented? Shall we go beyond clichés or sarcasms (here one might think of Gob Squad’s Revolution Now)? Can we imagine the people anew? How do we understand questions of mobility, movement and mobilisation in the wake of a new surge of popular protests in the US and around the world, following uprisings and repression in the contexts, among others, of Occupy and the Arab Spring? Do questions of theatricality, resistance and the performance of protest take on new dramaturgies or choreographies today, as we enter full throttle into an era of governmental discourse hinging on denunciations and exploitations of the false, the fabricated and the ‘fake’? How might we understand questions of travel and translation, hospitality, humanity and even ‘universality’ when borders between Europe and the UK, Mexico and the USA, among so many others, are ever more subject to controls, and individuals ever more fearful of detention and deportation? What cultures of generosity and care, complicity and sorority might we imagine in the face of this systematization of violence, waged in the name of the ‘people’? Ahead of the fiftieth anniversary of the student protests of May ’68, we further ask, what legacy do these protests represent, and what role do universities play in the new cultures of resistance today?


Contributions might be in the form of ten-minute provocations, twenty-minute papers or twenty-minute performance-papers.



Please email all abstracts (no more than 300 words in length), an additional few sentences of biographical information and precise details of the audio-visual technology you will need to make your presentation to to Kélina Gotman - and Fred Dalmasso – The deadline for the submission of proposals is Thursday 13 April 2017.


Please note: only one proposal may be submitted for the TaPRA 2017 Conference. It is not permitted to submit multiple proposals or submit the same proposal to several Calls for Papers. All presenters must be TaPRA members, i.e. registered for the conference; this includes presentations given by Skype or other media broadcast even where the presenter may not physically attend the conference venue.


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