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What does the structureless of shock look like?

Started by Jim Daly. Last reply by Bernard Roddy Feb 22. 1 Reply

You can't impose structure on shock, can you? Continue

Bishop and Bourriaud

Started by Bernard Roddy. Last reply by Monica Gontovnik Aug 19, 2016. 1 Reply

Claire Bishop's book, Artificial Hells, provides a useful resource to engage with a set of works in performance of relevance to studio practice today. I am uploading my notes on the the first pages…Continue

Claire Bishop and Nicholas Bourriaud

Started by Bernard Roddy Jul 26, 2016. 0 Replies

Claire Bishop's book, Artificial Hells, provides a useful resource to engage with a set of works in performance of relevance to studio practice today. I am uploading my notes on the the first pages…Continue

Tags: aesthetics, relational, criticism, art, performance

Nowhere Near London (or, The Late Walter Benjamin)

Started by Fred Dalmasso Jun 23, 2016. 0 Replies

is to be given its premiere in the main auditorium at theWatford Palace Theatre on Monday, July 4th, 7.30pmsee …Continue

Blog Posts

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).

DAAD Faculty Summer Seminar on Performance Theory/Performance Practice

Posted by David J Levin on February 20, 2017 at 21:17 0 Comments

Hi All, a quick note to remind everyone that applications for the DAAD Faculty Summer Seminar on Performance Theory & Performance Practice to be held on the campus of the University of Chicago are due March 1. The seminar, organized in cooperation with the Chicago Performance Lab, will take place from June 19, 2017-July 15, 2017. Information on stipends & applications can be found …

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Experimental Residency Programs for Artists & Academics (Spring/Summer 2017)

Posted by Aaron Finbloom on February 7, 2017 at 16:46 0 Comments

The School of Making Thinking hosts a summer residency program for qualified artists and thinkers to work alongside each other for one to three week sessions. We continually experiment with structure, approaches to programming, and alternative pedagogies. Our residents have included sound and performance artists, poets, philosophers, painters, botanists, dancers, playwrights, filmmakers, video artists, documentarians, and historians, among other diverse practices.
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CFP--Approaching Dance: Transdisciplinary Methodologies and Modalities of the Moving Body in Performance

Posted by Eylül Fidan Akinci on January 13, 2017 at 21:24 0 Comments

Approaching Dance:

Transdisciplinary Methodologies and Modalities of the Moving Body in Performance

 

May 11, 2017

Ph.D. Program in Theatre

The Graduate Center, The City University of New York

 

Deadline extended: February 15, 2017. http://approachingdance.com…

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All Groups (46)

  • Erotics and drama

    10 members Latest Activity: Mar 1, 2016

    A few passages in the Dialectic of Enlightenment suggest a concern with the erotic in the work of Critical Theory; Schopenhauer's philosophy also…

  • Aberystwyth Performance

    16 members Latest Activity: Jul 29, 2013

  • Dance Philosophers

    62 members Latest Activity: Feb 11, 2014

  • PERFORMANCE AND CARE ETHICS

    6 members Latest Activity: 17 hours ago

    Exploring the intersections between performance making and research and feminist care ethics.

    Unaffiliated site on care ethics:…

  • Performance Philosophy and Design

    3 members Latest Activity: May 15

    For anyone working on, or interested in philosophy and the technical elements of performance: sound, lighting, scenic design, costume,…

  • Northwestern Performance Philosophy Community

    7 members Latest Activity: Jan 13, 2015

    This working Group is based at Northwestern University and was founded in January 2015. It aims to address the relationship between theatre,…

  • State of Encounter as performance (estado de encuentro)

    2 members Latest Activity: May 9, 2016

    We are performance artists and from other disciplines, which through a practice of composition, experimentation, and improvisation in…

  • Performance and Science Fiction

    18 members Latest Activity: Nov 2, 2016

    Science Fiction Studies has relied on performance theory in order to define itself.   For instance, the 'father' SF studies, Darko…

  • University of Roehampton

    7 members Latest Activity: Apr 6, 2015

    University of Roehampton staff and students with an interest in Performance Philosophy

  • Genres of Dramatic Thought

    51 members Latest Activity: Oct 8, 2014

    The goal of this group is to qualify the dramatic terms of the affinity between philosophy and performance. By tracing the parallel between the…

  • PERFORMANCE PHILOSOPHY - POLAND

    6 members Latest Activity: Dec 24, 2016

    The aim of the group is to gather scholars living in Poland around the concept of "performance philosophy" to exchange, develop this field…

  • Anthropology and Performance

    40 members Latest Activity: 17 hours ago

    This group seeks to focus and foster conversations by and about the relation between anthropology and performance. This can be in the form of…

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