Performance Philosophy is an international network open to all researchers concerned with the relationship between performance & philosophy.

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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)

  • Bio-Politics and Performance

    3 members Latest Activity: Feb 3, 2013

    A working group originating from ASTR

  • Theatre and Philosophical Principles

    53 members Latest Activity: Sep 23, 2016

    Theatre practitioners have often underpinned their training and performance practices with principles. Those principles can often be defined and…

  • Fashion and Performance

    12 members Latest Activity: Nov 2, 2016

    The point of the group is to promote the discussion and analysis of the ways that fashion is performed.

  • COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PHILOSOPHY FOR NONPHILOSOPHERS GROUP

    4 members Latest Activity: Feb 4, 2015

    This working group was founded in 2012 and is hosted by the Columbia University graduate reading group in Theatre and Performance Studies. It…

  • Intermedial Performance

    49 members Latest Activity: May 15

    This group will discuss a range of intermedial possibilities, transformations and/or issues at the interart juncture of live and recorded…

  • Zizek, Lacan and Performance

    55 members Latest Activity: Nov 2, 2016

    This group is open to all researchers interested in the work of Slavoj Žižek and its implications and applications for theatre and performance…

  • Phenomenology of Performance

    165 members Latest Activity: May 15

    Group for phenomenology in of as or about the study and or practice of performance

  • MARXISM AND PERFORMANCE

    52 members Latest Activity: Apr 6, 2016

    MARXISM AND PERFORMANCE

    Despite efforts to declare the Grand Narrative of Marxism dead, at this time of crisis the need…

  • Philosophy On Stage

    50 members Latest Activity: Apr 24

    Philosophy on Stage is a festival format at the edge of philosophy and arts.

    A main interest of of this format to do philosophy is…

  • Bergson, Duration and Performance

    52 members Latest Activity: Apr 24

    This group brings together those interested in the philosophy of Henri Bergson and performance.

  • ATHE PFSG Philosophy and Performance Working Group

    7 members Latest Activity: Oct 29, 2013

    Philosophy and Performance exists as a working group within the Association for Theater in Higher Education's Performance Studies Focus…

  • TaPRA Theatre Performance & Philosophy

    53 members Latest Activity: May 11, 2016

    The focus of the group’s activity is the examination of any aspect of theatre and performance through philosophical frameworks. Ever since…

  • Adorno

    33 members Latest Activity: May 15

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

  • Madison Performance Philosophy Collective

    11 members Latest Activity: Jan 23, 2015

  • PERFORMANCE PHILOSOPHY - FRANCE

    27 members Latest Activity: Mar 23, 2015

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

  • Laruelle and Performative Philosophy

    31 members Latest Activity: Apr 5

    This group looks at the work of François Laruelle and its allied notion of non-standard philosophy. Specifically, it examines non-philosophies of…

  • PSi Performance & Philosophy Working Group

    44 members Latest Activity: Oct 13, 2012

    Founded in 2008, this working group was proposed to encourage debate and collaboration between members of Performance Studies international (PSi)…

  • Deleuze, Guattari & Performance

    70 members Latest Activity: Oct 21, 2013

    This groups is open to all researchers interested in the implications of the work of Deleuze and Guattari for performance, and, vice versa, of…

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