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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

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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

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Nowhere Near London (or, The Late Walter Benjamin)

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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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OPEN CALL: Symposium Performance Philosophy School of Athens II

Posted by Stella Dimitrakopoulou on July 20, 2017 at 17:30 0 Comments

Athens, 23-24 September 2017

Performance Philosophy School of Athens II, is a two-day symposium, organised by Stefania Mylona and Stella Dimitrakopoulou, in association with the Performance Philosophy network. This year will focus on Performance Dance, performances of all kinds that stand in-between dance and performance art or more broadly the visual arts world. The symposium…

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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).

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The current version of the Performance Philosophy bibliography (which appears on the 'TEXTS' page of this website) is very much a work in progress.

As it stands, it is clearly very partial and heavily dominated by Anglophone texts.

All members of Performance and Philosophy are warmly invited to propose new entries and new categories for entries to the bibliography by adding them to this forum thread.

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Few bibliography additions on Theatre, Performance, Anthropology, Politics. There would be many more to add, of course. I've mentioned my own publication as well, hopefully is not too self-serving. However, I personally think that could be a good idea (just a suggestion) if Performance Philosophy openly fosters all his members to mention their own publication if any.

Barba, Eugenio and Savarese, Nicola (2006) A Dictionary of Anthropolgy: The Secret Art of the Performer (London and New York: Routledge), revisited ed.

Richards, Thomas (2008) Heart of Practice: within the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richard (London and New York: Routledge)

Schechner, Richard (1985) Between Theatre and Anthropology (University of Pennsylvania Press)

Schechner, Richard (1988) Performance Theory (London and New York: Routledge)

Schechner, Richard and Appel (1990) Willa By Means of Performance: Intercultural Studies of Theatre and Ritual (Cambridge University Press)

Schechner, Richard (2002) Performance Studies: An Introduction (London and New York: Routledge)

Schechner, Richard (2004) The Future of Ritual: Writings on Culture and Performance (New York: Taylor and Francis)

Phelan, Peggy (1993) Unmarked: The Politics of Performance (London: Routledge)

Pagnes, Andrea (2010) The Fall of Faust: Considerations on Contemporary Art and Art Action (Florence: VestAndPage press)

Some suggestions to bolster the Lyotard and Performance section (no vested interest there...) Thanks, Kiff

Lyotard and Performance


Bamford, Kiff (2013) A Late Performance: Intimate Distance (Yingmei Duan). In: Bickis, H. and Shields, R. eds. Rereading Jean-François Lyotard. Farnham, UK: Ashgate


Bamford, Kiff (2012) Lyotard and the ‘figural’ in Performance, Art and Writing, London & New York: Continuum


Bamford, Kiff (2012) ‘Acconci’s Pied-à-terre: Taking the archive for a walk’. Performance Research: a journal of the performing arts, 17 (2), pp. 54-61


Birringer, Johannes (1986) ‘Overexposure: Les Immatériaux’ Performing Arts Journal, 10:2, pp.6-11


Grebowicz, Margaret (ed. 2007) Gender after Lyotard, Albany, NY: State University of New York Press


Jones, Graham (2014) Lyotard Reframed, London: I.B.Tauris


Mendez, Matthew (2013) '. . . A Power of Sonorous Paradoxes . . . ': Passivity, Singularity, and Indifference in Jean-François Lyotard’s Readings of John Cage In: Cultural Politics. Vol. 9 Issue 2. 2013, p170-187.


Readings, Bill (1991) Introducing Lyotard: Art and Politics, London: Routledge


Quick, Andrew (1998) Time and the Event. In: Lash, S ; Quick, A. & Roberts, R. eds Time and Value London: Blackwell



Ofer Ravid said:

I'd like to suggest a few sources to the phenomenology section:

Butler, Judith. “Perfomative Acts and Gender Constitution: An Essay in Phenomenology and Feminist Theory.” Performing Feminisms: Feminist Critical Theory and Theatre. Ed. Sue-Ellen Chase, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, (1990): 270-282.

Farleigh, Sondra. “A Vulnerable Glance: Seeing Dance through Phenomenology.” Dance Research Journal, 23.1, (1991): 11-16.

Heidegger, Martin. “The Age of the World Picture”. In The Question Concerning Technology and Other Essays. NewYork: Harper & Row, 1977.

Jones, Amelia. Body/Art: Performing the Subject. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1998.

Kosel, Susan. Closer: Performance, Technologies, Phenomenology. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2007

Merleau-Ponty, Maurice. “The intertwining—the Chiasm.” In The Visible and the Invisible. Evanston: Northwestern UP, 1968.

Rayner, Alice. Ghosts: Death's Double and the Phenomena of Theatre. Minneapolis: U. of Minnesota P., 2006.

Shephard, Simon. Theatre, Body and Pleasure. London and New York: Routledge, 2006.

Silverstein, Marc. ““Body-Presence”: Cixous's Phenomenology of Theater.” Theatre Journal, 43.4, (Dec., 1991): 507-516.

Wilshire, Bruce. Role Playing and Identity: The Limits of Theatre as Metaphor. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1982.

I would like to add the following to the bibliography:

Burke,Kenneth. The Grammar of Motives. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Burke,Kenneth.The Rhetoric of Motives.Berkeley: University of California  Press.1969

Goffman, Erving.The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life.Doubleday:New York.1959

 Reply by Flore Garcin-Marrou on October 21, 2013 at 20:16

Deleuze is for me an important inspiration that brought me to this platform / plateau. I never realized that Guattari  could be even so inspiring. Thanx !

Hello,

I am surprised not to see Jose Ortega y Gasset and Sartre. 

Jose Ortega y Gasset "The Idea of Theater". In "Phenomenology and Art" (New York City: W. W. Norton & Company, 1975)

Jean Paul Sartre "Sartre On Theater" (New York City: Pantheon Books. 1976)

to be added to bibliography under Beckett and Philosophy,  and/or Deleuze and Performance:

Deleuze and Beckett, eds S E Wilmer and Audrone Zukauskaite, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015

Hi everyone,

I'd like to suggest Posteering, my book with Maria O'Connor, under a new category—Blanchot, Levinas and Performance.

Harris, Brent and O'Connor, Maria (2015) Posteering (Christchurch, NZ: The Physics Room and The School of Art + Design, Auckland University of Technology, in association with M/K Press) http://physicsroom.org.nz/publications/posteering

Thanks,

Brent

Thanks for posting this useful bibliography in progress...

Julia Lee Barclay-Morton said:

A bit confused by what is and isn't in this bibliography right now, but think I'm adding new things.  If any repeats, apologies in advance.  Hope it's not too bold to also add my unpublished PaR PhD thesis, but because it directly relates - indeed addresses in its entirety this subject - thought it was relevant....

Bibiliography additions:

Barclay, Julia Lee (2009) Apocryphal Theatre: practicing philosophies, Ph.D. thesis, Northampton, UK: University of Northampton.

Barthes, Roland (1977) Image Music Text, trans. Stephen Heath, London: Fontana Press.

Bleeker, Maaike (2009) ‘Thinking through Theatre’ in Deleuze and Performance, ed. Laura Cull, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 147-160.

Brecht, Bertolt (1987) Brecht on Theatre, ed. and trans. John Willett, London: Methuen.

Cage, John (1973) Silence, London: Calder and Boyars.

Chaikin, Joseph (1984) Presence of the Actor, New York: Atheneum.

Foreman, Richard (1992) Unbalancing Acts: Foundations for a Theater, New York: Theatre Communications Group.

Grotowski, Jerzy (1984) Towards a Poor Theatre, ed. Eugenio Barba, London: Methuen.

Kantor, Tadeusz (1993) A Journey Through Other Spaces: Essays and Manifestos, 1944-1990, ed. and trans. Michael Kobialka, Berkeley, Los Angeles and London: University of California Press.

Melrose, Susan (2005) ‘Words Fail Me’, keynote address, Centre for Performance Research: www.sfmelrose.u-net.com/wordsfailme

______ (2005a) ‘Out of Words’, keynote address, Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music: www.sfmelrose.u-net.com/outofwords.

Hello,

I would like you to add two books in English.

Badiou, Alain (2008) Rhapsody for the Theatre: A Short Philosophical Treatise. Theatre Survey / Volume 49 / Issue 02 / November 2008, pp 187-238

Badiou, Alain (2015) In Praise of Theatre. Polity Press

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