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Available Online IMAGINED THEATRES issue #03

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Workshop CFP: The Mimetic Condition: A Transdisciplinary Approach

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Workshop CFP: The Mimetic Condition: A Transdisciplinary ApproachInstitute of Philosophy, KU Leuven (Belgium)December 5-6, 2019Keynote: Prof. Gunter Gebauer (Free University of Berlin)Since the…Continue

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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.

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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 :- )

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Playing with Virtual Realities - Performances and Symposium

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

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


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The title of this organization is "Performance Philosophy" that is, two nouns joined together.Or is "performance" being performed here as an adjective?Then again, I am wondering, seriously though, is the organization promoting the Philosophy OF Performances or Philosophy AS Performance?That is,as discursive performances to given audiences...

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Dear Robert, Performance Philosophy as an organisation does not propose any single definition of performance philosophy; indeed it supports the questioning of its own definition and of the two terms that compose it. Within the group there are certainly those of us concerned with the idea of philosophy as performance and as performative, but there are also many interested in the idea of a philosophy of the performing arts. But PP can also be understood in many ways beyond this and it is the job of scholars and practitioners in the field like yourself to explore these understandings.

also wondering... as far as I am concerned I would say that:

a) Philosophical thinking is always escorted by performative aspects as its reflections normally come out of the reflected reality and lead back to where they started. This is the standard 'position' of any theory regarding the reflected reality. Moreover philosophical thinking had always been a kind of performance: remind the situative context of any philosophical dialogue - more or less there are accidental aspects which are important for the ongoing perfoming thinking within the dialogue (see Plato). This aspects could be also seen as simple place holders for reality (see Flauberts éléments superflues) - but I don't think so.

b) Getting aware of this aspect (a) means to get aware that there could be another kind of presentation that could be even relevant for the use and practise of philosophical thinking (or even thinking on itself) - I call this the quest for a new kind of presentation in philosophy.

c) Realizing that we are at the very beginning of this awarnes a "short look" on the existing theories about performing arts and perfomances itselfs can be even relevant for the theoretical justification of a non-theoretical approach in contemporary philosophy.

d) Far away from this theoretical justification the practical attempt to "perform" such a kind of philosophy and its non-theoretical approach to reality has an intrinsic value. It creates a new reality of philosophical thinking and being. It shifts the representation of reality to a presentation of reality THROUGH reality.

So this is what I call "Perfomance Philosophy". And therefore I wonder what kind of practical impacts could there be.


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