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RE: CFP "In Search of Adorno's Legacy: Theory in Practice"

Started by Peter Zazzali. Last reply by Felix de Villiers Feb 24, 2016. 1 Reply

Workshop Title: In Search of Adorno’s Legacy in Performance Theory and Practice Dear Colleagues:Greetings.  My name is Peter Zazzali and I am a recent member of the Adorno discussion group.  In…Continue

Sneak Peak: Adorno and Performance

Started by Will Daddario Jan 12, 2014. 0 Replies

Hello to all members of the Adorno group. I'm sorry that I haven't been posting much here over the last year, but the silence was not due to lack of thought.Karoline Gritzner and I have been editing…Continue

Adorno Performance/Philosophy Bibliography

Started by Will Daddario. Last reply by Frank M C Kuehn Dec 10, 2012. 6 Replies

I think it would be a good idea if we started compiling a bibliography of sources dedicated to exploring Adorno's thoughts on/for performance. Please add any and all sources, in whatever language, so…Continue

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Intro to Adorno and Performance

Started by bruno roubicek. Last reply by bruno roubicek Sep 6, 2012. 2 Replies

Could anyone summarise Adorno's ideas on philosophy and performance in one paragraph? I'm quite new to performance philosophy and am very curious to know more about Adorno's thought. I'm on tour a…Continue

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"Further Evidence on the Meaning of Musical Performance" Working Paper

Posted by Phillip Cartwright on January 15, 2020 at 21:28 0 Comments

Karolina Nevoina and I are pleased to announce availability of our working paper, "Further Evidence on the Meaning of Musical Performance". Special thanks to Professor Aaron Williamon and the Royal College of Music, Centre for Performance Science.…


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…




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Hello to all members of the Adorno group. I'm sorry that I haven't been posting much here over the last year, but the silence was not due to lack of thought.

Karoline Gritzner and I have been editing Adorno and Performance, an anthology to be published by Palgrave as part of the Performance Philosophy book series. 

The table of contents will hopefully entice you! We hope you'll look for the book when it comes out in late summer/early fall 2014:

Adorno and Performance

Tentative Order of Chapters 

1. “Introduction: Thinking Adorno and Performance” – Will Daddario and Karoline Gritzner

2. “Of Adorno’s Beckett” – Michal Kobialka

3. “Thoughts that do not understand themselves” – Karoline Gritzner

4. “Performativisation and the rescue of the aesthetic semblance” – Andrea Sakoparnig

5. “On the ‘difference between preaching an ideal and giving artistic form to the historical tension inherent in it’” – Mischa Twitchin

6. “Cooking up a theory of performing” —Anthony Gritten

7. “Thinking Performance in Neoliberal Times: Adorno Encounters Neutral Hero” - Ioana Jucan

8. “Pleasing shapes and other devilry: an Adornian investigation of La Pocha Nostra praxis” — Stephen Robins

9. “Thinking – Mimesis – Pre-Imitation: Notes on art, philosophy and theatre in Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory” – Marcus Quent

10. “Theatricality of Art” — Anja Nowak

11. “Adorno and Performance: Thinking with the Movement of Language” – Birgit Hofstaetter

12. “What is Adorno Doing? Immanent Critique as Philosophical Performance” – Mattias Martinson

13. “The Vanity of Happiness: Adorno and Self-Performance” – Julie Kuhlken 

14. “Writing as Life Performed” – Martin Dixon

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