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CFP - Dossier: ANTONIN ARTAUD AND REVERBERATIONS

Started by Luciana da Costa Dias Aug 21, 2019. 0 Replies

CALL FOR PAPERS Dossier: ANTONIN ARTAUD AND REVERBERATIONSThe Ephemera…Continue

Available Online IMAGINED THEATRES issue #03

Started by Daniel Sack Aug 13, 2019. 0 Replies

We are pleased to announce the launch of issue #03 of …Continue

Tags: imagined, writing, theatres, open, access

Workshop CFP: The Mimetic Condition: A Transdisciplinary Approach

Started by Daniel Villegas Vélez Jun 3, 2019. 0 Replies

Workshop CFP: The Mimetic Condition: A Transdisciplinary ApproachInstitute of Philosophy, KU Leuven (Belgium)December 5-6, 2019Keynote: Prof. Gunter Gebauer (Free University of Berlin)Since the…Continue

Tags: workshop, transdisciplinarity, mimesis

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"Further Evidence on the Meaning of Musical Performance" Working Paper

Posted by Phillip Cartwright on January 15, 2020 at 21:28 0 Comments

Karolina Nevoina and I are pleased to announce availability of our working paper, "Further Evidence on the Meaning of Musical Performance". Special thanks to Professor Aaron Williamon and the Royal College of Music, Centre for Performance Science.…

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HOW NOT TO MISS THE 'MISSING' IN THE UNIVERSE AROUND US

Posted by Anirban Kumar on October 20, 2019 at 22:01 0 Comments

Smolded through ages as lifeless form

Utterly colorful and yet chaotic

A life born out of debt as symbiotic

Caged in green lush, more or less as a unique…

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Division of Labor - Denis Beaubois

Posted by Gabrielle Senza on February 23, 2018 at 0:36 0 Comments

I just came across Denis Beaubois, an Australian multidisciplinary artist whose work, Currency - Division of Labor might be of interest to researchers here.

It is a series of video/performance works that use the division of labor model in capitalism as a structural tool for performance.

From his website:

The Division of labour work explores…

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Alexander Theo Giesen joined Will Daddario's group
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Adorno

This group seeks to investigate the philosophy of Theodor W. Adorno specifically as it relates to theatre and performance.See More
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Alexander Theo Giesen joined Edward Lewis's group
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MARXISM AND PERFORMANCE

MARXISM AND PERFORMANCEDespite efforts to declare the Grand Narrative of Marxism dead, at this time of crisis the need for performance based on a clearly defined progressive agenda underpinned by a clear philosophy is paramount. Anyone interested in exploring Marxist focused reponses in and to eprformance is invited to join this group. See More
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Alexander Theo Giesen joined Stuart Grant's group
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Phenomenology of Performance

Group for phenomenology in of as or about the study and or practice of performanceSee More
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Alexander Theo Giesen joined Broderick D.V. Chow's group
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Zizek, Lacan and Performance

This group is open to all researchers interested in the work of Slavoj Žižek and its implications and applications for theatre and performance studies, as well as consideration of performance in relation to Žižek's study Lacanian psychoanalysis, Hegelian idealism, and Marxian political economy.Work on the first edited collection to consider Žižek and Performance is underway, and we invite researchers to continue the conversation and propose new projects.See More
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Alexander Theo Giesen joined James McNicholas's group
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Theatre and Philosophical Principles

Theatre practitioners have often underpinned their training and performance practices with principles. Those principles can often be defined and described as being philosophical in nature and focus. Obvious names are Grotowski, Gordon-Craig, Suzuki and Artaud, to name but a few.This group explores theatrical practices based around or culminating in philosophical principles, which often begin not as philosophy, but rather emerge from theatrical practice itself.See More
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Alexander Theo Giesen joined Anna Dreher's group
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Performance Philosophy (in) Germany//German Researchers-Artists-Teachers

A place for performative philosophers, performative social scientists, performative thinkers and researchers of all kinds who live in, come from or work in Germany to connect and get to know each other('s work)See More
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Alexander Theo Giesen joined Jena A Zelezny's group
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Alexander Theo Giesen is now a member of Performance Philosophy
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Institution (if affiliated)
King's College London
Research Interests
aesthetics, epistemology, art, performance, sublime, ideology, materialism, interdisciplinarity, language, performativity, dance, opera, physics, biology, psychology, reception, semiotics, everyday life...

Adorno, Althusser, Austin, Bausch, Barad, Barthes, Brecht, Butler, Diderot, Du Bois, Epicurus, Einstein, Fannon, Federici, Foucault, Freud, Gilroy, Habermas, Hegel, hooks, Horkheimer, Jamerson, Johnson, Kant, Lacan, Lucretius, Marlowe, Marx/Engels, Mies, Milton, Piscator, Plato, Rousseau, Saussure, Shakespeare, Spinoza, Toller, Voltaire, Žižek

But mainly the relationship of art to life and vice-versa.

Currently working on:

Pina Bausch's (or Tanztheater's) methodology and what it can tell us about the art—life dichotomy and the idea of 'transgression'.

Lucretius's influence on John Milton's materialism and the appeal of reader's (of Paradise Lost) to involve in the process of philosophising.

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