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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…


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…



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.…


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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Performance and Science Fiction


Performance and Science Fiction

Science Fiction Studies has relied on performance theory in order to define itself.   For instance, the 'father' SF studies, Darko Suvin, relied on Brecht in the development of his definition of SF as the literature of cognitive estrangement. Later, Carl Freedman wrote of the effect that SF performs on the reader. And, more recently, China Miéville  draws from Austin in order to make a point that SF is 'something done with language by someone to someone' and then flirts with Stanislavski by suggesting how SF works pretty much with the possibility of an alterity based on a fictitious 'as if'.

This group is interested in discussing the interconnection that SF theory and Performance theory may have. Not only to investigate a genealogy of sorts and identify how of much of each field has entered the other, but more to think about the possibilities that doing science fiction opens with regards to performance philosophy proper, and to ponder on SF as a performative thinking. 

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Comment by Yana Kaprieva on October 8, 2014 at 22:20

Thank you very much Felipe for sharing - the book looks promising indeed! Somehow your case reminded me about that beautiful & nostalgic video: I suppose science as well as the cosmos and the star dust in it simply feels like home.

Comment by Felipe Cervera on May 30, 2014 at 16:22

For any Gilroy fan out there: 

Call for Papers 

29th Annual Symposium on African American Culture & Philosophy


Comment by Felipe Cervera on May 25, 2014 at 16:51

I have been thinking on how to construct a theory of interplanetary culture and the implications that that would have for theatre and performance. Been using a lot of SF theory in the workings of a piece that covers that question.  I will share the piece, which is titled Interplanetary Performance, once it is in better shape (soon, hopefully!). But in the meantime, and on purpose of interplanetary culture, I just found out that NASA released a free ebook titled Archeology, Anthropology and Interstellar Communication - Looks very promising. Below the link to download your copy:




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