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Aesthetics of Contemplation: Poetry Leaves

Posted by Jack Beglin on October 3, 2017 at 14:06 0 Comments

He met her in the foyer of a theatre, novel in her hand, clip board in his hand,

Market research on the tip of his tongue,…


Playing with Virtual Realities - Introduction

Posted by Einav Katan-Schmid on September 25, 2017 at 17:00 0 Comments


The project Playing with Virtual Realities takes place in the research group, at the Excellence Cluster an Interdisciplinary Laboratory, Humboldt University of Berlin.

The project explores how VR-technology and the embodied practices of gaming and dancing enact and design imagination and perceptual experience. The project is a collaboration of gaming, dancing, VR design, philosophy of technology, embodied…


Dance movement therapy contextualised within a Shambhala Buddhist Vision of Enlightened Society.

Posted by Jack Beglin on September 23, 2017 at 17:30 0 Comments

Context :

This essay was written during my visiting scholarship to Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado U.S.A, August - December 2016. Naropa is a Buddhist inspired University founded in 1974 by…


International University “Global Theatre Experience” The Ostrenko Brothers and Embodied Statues of the Psyche

Posted by Jack Beglin on September 15, 2017 at 17:30 0 Comments

ArtUniverse is an international arts agency created in 2006 in Great Britain with the mission;

‘ To develop transnational cultural collaboration and exchange between arts and culture workers, to strengthen international cultural links through artistic expression and to…



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Philosophy in Experiment


Philosophy in Experiment

Philosophy in experiment is a group of researchers and actors of authorial theatre whose main aim is the cultivation of philosophical thinking, developed together with the cultivation of self-perception and expression. We are interested in the space of experiment, an open field, where experience returns to its foundation which consists of experimentation or trying out (experiri). Experience of this sort includes in itself the state of being moved by sense which does not give itself to consciousness immediately and therefore is often perceived, mistakingly, as unphilosophical or unreal.
Philosophical terms take, in the open field of experiment, the journey from an impulse to the full expression again. Non-representational theatre practice, which is for instance the (Inter)acting with the inner partner or partners ( free stage acting) of Ivan Vyskocil who inspires us, enables the emergence of crucial philosophical principles. That is why we also develop an open dramatic play and authorial theatre. The conscious work with voice or dance and contact improvisation also inspires us.

No less important for our investigations are philosophical inspirations treating directly the intertwining between the theatre and reflection or bringing by their force the experience and experimentation into the motion. Among the philosophers who are relevant to this issue belong Nietzsche, Husserl, Bergson, Merleau-Ponty, Rombach, Artaud, Deleuze, Guattari, Bataille, Badiou, Derrida, Foucault, Kristeva, Austin, and many others.
We try to provide access to our theatre experimentation and philosophical research for the (specialized) public by means of workshops, conferences, performances, and philosophical texts. In this way, we are searching for the possibilities of the topology of the subjectivity, ontology of multiplicity,phenopractice, phenomenology of improvisation, philosophy of sensuality and corporeality, exploration of creative experience, and authorial acting.

Project Philosophy in experiment is being realized currently with the support of the Academy os Science of the Czech Republic as a project of international cooperation (M300091203). In the frame of this project Philosophy in experiment cooperates with the centre Mbody. Research in media, somatics, dance and philosophy (Freiburg, Germany). We will appreciate any cooperation with groups of relevant interest.

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Location: Prague, Czech Republic
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Latest Activity: Sep 11

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