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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

Tags: Bibliography, Adorno

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

Blog Posts

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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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!

best,

Aaron



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The School of Making Thinking hosts Summer Intensives for…

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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

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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Adorno

This group seeks to investigate the philosophy of Theodor W. Adorno specifically as it relates to theatre and performance.

Members: 33
Latest Activity: May 15, 2017

Call for papers:

 

Global Adorno.

International Conference at the University of Amsterdam, March 20-23, 2016.

 

It is constitutive for Critical Theory that it is linked to a moral and political ideal of self-reflexive enlightenment and emancipation. It is constitutive as well that such a theory is dependent on historical and cultural experiences. Theodor W. Adorno, the most prominent and intellectualy accomplished representative of Critical Theory made in Frankfurt, always has emphasized these constitutive elements.

Almost fifty years after the first climax of the - predominantly political - reception of the work of Adorno during the late 1960s, the conditions for reading his work obviously have changed a lot in the sign of so-called "globalization". For this reason the conference mainly is interested in two questions:

- What are the various local contexts of the reception of Adorno's work today?

- What does Adorno have to contribute to pushing questions of a globalized world? Questions of cosmopolitanism for example? Or of a critique of post-colonial power? Or of political strategies of anti-nationalist and internationalist movements?

The conference wants to bring together a number of international scholars - from Europe, North and South America, East Asia and maybe other parts of the world - to discuss these questions.

 

Confirmed speakers until now: Rodrigo Duarte (Belo Horizonte/Brazil), Samir Gandesha (Vancouver/Canada), Gertrud Koch (Berlin/Germany), Giovanni Matteucci (Bologna/Italy), Cecilia Sjöholm (Stockholm/Sweden), Ruth Sonderegger (Vienna/Austria), Zhao Qianfan (Shanghai/PR China).

 

Please send a short proposal (of about 400 words) and a short cv (of about 400 words as well) to the organizers of the conference, Josef Früchtl (j.fruchtl@uva.nl) and Johan Hartle (j.f.hartle@uva.nl). Deadline: 15th of November.

 

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Prof. Dr. Josef Früchtl

University of Amsterdam

Department of Philosophy

Oude Turfmarkt 141-147

1012 GC Amsterdam

 

Tel.: xx31- (0)20 - 525 4529

Email: j.fruchtl@uva.nl

Website: http://home.medewerker.uva.nl/j.fruchtl

 

Discussion Forum

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

Tags: Bibliography, Adorno

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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Comment by Drew Milne on September 10, 2012 at 14:02

Yes, I was aware of these connections, own the cds of his compositions, but I was more interested in his personal praxis as a performer and the extent of his awareness of performance arts beyond the Vienna school / Darmstadt models.

Comment by Darla Crispin on September 10, 2012 at 13:34

Adorno's principal art-practice was composition, in which he was taught by Alban Berg, amongst others.  His work with Berg also precipitated encounters with Arnold Schoenberg, which were not always easy; I suspect that neither Berg nor Schoenberg had the highest estimation of Adorno's compositions - but you can make your own estimation of these, since some (string quartets and orchestral pieces) are available online for listening and purchase.  

Repeated study of Towards a Theory of Musical Reproduction leads me to believe that Adorno held performers in low esteem, but the fragmentary quality of that work gives us some room for 'practice-based rebuttals', which, in my view, are sorely needed.

Comment by Drew Milne on September 10, 2012 at 13:11

I don't usually read biographies of critical theorists, but is it known whether Adorno did any performance on stage rather than on a lecture podium or on radio etc himself? I recall the Italian opera connection through his mother, but don't remember anything about him appearing as a performer.... Which raises the question, too, as to what sorts of performance art he knew about. My sense is that he followed developments in music performance keenly, but not 60s happenings, Fluxus, Beuys etc.... Anyone know?

Comment by Drew Milne on September 5, 2012 at 9:48

I'm interested in finding out what has already been published on Adorno on performance. I've published an exploratory essay myself, some time ago now, but I imagine there's interesting stuff out there I just haven't seen...

 

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