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

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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…

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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…

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THE OBJECT TURNED INSIDE OUT

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.…

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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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All Groups (47)

  • 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…

  • Laruelle and Performative Philosophy

    34 members Latest Activity: Jul 17

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

  • Phenomenology of Performance

    172 members Latest Activity: Aug 11

    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…

  • Brown Performance and Philosophy Group

    23 members Latest Activity: Dec 28, 2015

    This working group is based at Brown University and explores the multiple facets of the relationship between philosophy, theatre, 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…

  • 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

  • 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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