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Knowing by singing: song, acoustic ecologies and the overflow of meaning - CfP RAI 1-3 June 2018

Started by Valeria Lembo Aug 30. 0 Replies

We invite 250-word abstracts for an anthropology and interdisciplinary conference on the theme of 'Art, materiality and representation'. The event will be held at the Clore Centre, British Museum in…Continue

Tags: Voice, Sound, Embodiment, Ecology, Epistemology

Listening After Oliveros

Started by Ed McKeon Aug 17. 0 Replies

The School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies and School of Music at the University of Leeds are very excited to announce Listening after Pauline Oliveros: A Meditation.Thursday 12…Continue

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

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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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Towards an ethics of "things" (as one trajectory/horizon for performance philosophy)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Pulsford Nov 6, 2012. 15 Replies

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At 11:56 on January 18, 2013, Adam Potts said…

Yeah, I completely agree there! Important to be aware of what is going on but like you say, not to get too caught up in changing your ideas to suit what is hip. But you have to what you are doing can offer something to current debate, otherwise it seems a bit of a waste of time. I must admit, I am trying to brush up on the Speculative Realist stuff for this very reason...I know very litlte about it yet everyone seems very excited about it all. So I would need to know more about that side of things to consider Blanchot's relation. I would say that it is important to think the neutral without materiality though, or better yet through a different kind of materiality, perhaps closer to the way Derrida thinks materiality. The neutre is a way of thinkng in excess of any kind of positionality, any kind of truth, and any hope of temporality. It would, therefore, arrive with a different kind of temporality, sidestepping the logical modes of the visible and invisible, presence and absence, being and non-being, in favour of a neutral mode of thinking that interrupts this dialectic. That's the way I understand it I would need to know more about the 'object' focus of SR to understand how it might relate.

At 11:04 on January 18, 2013, Adam Potts said…

Yeah maybe...but I am not sure if this 'old-fashioned' thing is more to do with this Speculative Realist trend in philosophy and the move away from those thinkers said to be part of the whole linguistic turn in philosophy. I personally think there is so much that is relevant in his work. And the truth is, he hasn't been used a great deal to talk about art forms other than literature and the ones he writes about. I have only read a couple of thinks where he has been used well in relationt to music and I haven't found anything about his thought in relation to film. So there is still so much to be done with his work. And I think more than any other writer of that time, his pros are incredibly clear even if they arrive at very complex ideas. And I guess as an aside, if you work never worries about being trendy and fashionable, then it will never go out of fashion haha.

At 12:37 on January 16, 2013, Adam Potts said…

Hi Alice,

Well I must say my knowledge of performance philosophy is very limited which is why I signed up here to learn more. But because of this I can only speak generally about Blanchot. I would agree, I don't think there is much humour in it at all but that said, it's beautiful stuff. I think the key is the neutral is a way of framing what resists the realm of possibility as impossibility. It's all to do with language too, what resists us in our interpretation of the work of art, not as some kind of aesthetic sublime but as a radical impossibility. Where as the sublime is a way of thinking the impossible and still within our power, Blanchot neutral is a non-concept. The difficulty in his writing is how can you write that which resists what is written...and that is where the beauty comes in for me. I would strongly recommend The Infinite Conversation and Leslie Hill's commentaries on Blanchot, essential stuff. What is your interest?

At 12:50 on September 10, 2012, Philipp Piechura said…

Hi Alice,
Danke dir. Ja, auch wenn ich social networks irgendwie beängstigend finde, ist es super. Da finde ich doch tatsächlich endlich jemanden, dem ich dieses Buch empfehlen kann, was ich so spannend finde und dann gibt es noch mehr Leute, die es sogar gelesen haben :)


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