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Performing Viral Pandemics?

Started by aha. Last reply by aha May 11, 2020. 2 Replies

Hi.Hopefully all is well!The shorty is a suggestion to start an online conversation group to elaborate questions from theCovid-19 oriented period and Performance Philosophy?eg. Intra-Active Virome?…Continue

We all have the same dream?

Started by Egemen Kalyon Apr 2, 2020. 0 Replies

Hello, "We all have the same dream" is my project that aims to create an archive from the dreams of our era and reinterpret Jung's "collective unconscious" concepts with performance and performing…Continue

Circus and Its Others 2020, UC Davis CFP

Started by Ante Ursic Mar 15, 2020. 0 Replies

Circus and its Others 2020November 12-15University of California, DavisRevised Proposal Deadline: April 15, 2020Launched in 2014, the Circus and its Others research project explores the ways in which…Continue

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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.…


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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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
Feb 13, 2021
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(Fig. i)*Smolded through ages, as a lifeless formColorful but yet chaoticBorn but yet symbioticCaged in green lush, as a unique uniformAt the stroke of creator's fulgarationMorbid smolder of chalk poursOver the meadow of mountain in scoresAs if planted in time, through curator’s dilationLets take an example. On the bus route (Flixbus) from Berlin to Venice near northern…See More
May 13, 2020
Anirban Kumar joined Ashton Kohl Arnoldy's group

Performing Ecology

The central concern of this group is the question of ecological existence: how does one inhabit, consciously, ecological being? How might we engage the unfolding ecological crisis through philosophy and performance in ways that are efficacious, transformative?See More
May 12, 2020
Anirban Kumar liked Egemen Kalyon's group Jung,Dreams And Performance
Apr 27, 2020
Anirban Kumar joined Egemen Kalyon's group

Jung,Dreams And Performance

WE ALL HAVE THE SAME DREAMCould we all be having the same dream? The famous psychoanalyst Jung answered yes to this question, describing the collective unconscious as human psychic accumulation. In the years just before World War I broke out, portrayals of apocalypse were common in European art and literature. Wasily Kandinsky wrote in 1912 on universal disaster. Between 1912 and 1914, Ludwig Meidner painted a series of paintings known as apocalyptic landscapes with ruined cities, corpses and…See More
Apr 27, 2020
Anirban Kumar joined Nik Wakefield's group

Bergson, Duration and Performance

This group brings together those interested in the philosophy of Henri Bergson and performance.See More
Nov 5, 2019
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Oct 20, 2019
Anirban Kumar joined Felipe Cervera's group

Performance and Science Fiction

Science Fiction Studies has relied on performance theory in order to define itself.   For instance, the 'father' SF studies, Darko Suvin, relied on Brecht in the development of his definition of SF as the literature of cognitive estrangement. Later, Carl Freedman wrote of the effect that SF performs on the reader. And, more recently, China Miéville  draws from Austin in order to make a point that SF is 'something done with language by someone to someone' and then flirts with Stanislavski by…See More
Oct 20, 2019
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Jawaharlal Nehru University
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Walter Benjamin, Political Performance, Performance Philosophy, Urdu Poetry, Aesthetics, Object Oriented Ontology.

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