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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.
Applications…
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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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Ben Korta joined Pema Clark's group
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Buddhism and Performance

For those interested in Buddhist influences in theatre and performance both in terms of critical discourse and performance practice.See More
Apr 6
Ben Korta 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
Apr 17, 2015
Ben Korta joined Nik Wakefield's group
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Bergson, Duration and Performance

This group brings together those interested in the philosophy of Henri Bergson and performance.See More
Apr 17, 2015
Ben Korta joined Arno Böhler's group
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Philosophy On Stage

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 to elaborate this precarious status of matter within the performance of an act to show that matter is not only a necessary condition to actually fulfill an act, but plays a significant role in determining the semantic meaning of it.Slogan of the last festival Philosophy On Stage #3 at House Wittgenstein in Vienna (sponsored by the Austrian Science Funds FWF TRP…See More
Apr 17, 2015
Ben Korta joined Ioana Jucan's group
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Brown Performance and Philosophy Group

This working group is based at Brown University and explores the multiple facets of the relationship between philosophy, theatre, and performance. Themes currently under investigation include: philosophy and performance behavior; ontology and phenomenology; performance, politics, and the market; performance and pathology; philosophy and mise en scene; philosophy and film; (thought) experiments and performance; Wittgenstein; Husserl; Descartes and the post-Cartesian. See More
Apr 17, 2015
Ben Korta joined John Ó Maoilearca's group
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Laruelle and Performative Philosophy

This group looks at the work of François Laruelle and its allied notion of non-standard philosophy. Specifically, it examines non-philosophies of all types as forms of performative thought, as well as Performance in particular as a non-standard philosophy.See More
Apr 17, 2015
Ben Korta joined Alice Koubová's group
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Philosophy in Experiment

Philosophy in experiment is a group of researchers and actors of authorial theatre whose main aim is the cultivation of philosophical thinking, developed together with the cultivation of self-perception and expression. We are interested in the space of experiment, an open field, where experience returns to its foundation which consists of experimentation or trying out (experiri). Experience of this sort includes in itself the state of being moved by sense which does not give itself to…See More
Apr 17, 2015
Ben Korta joined Jonas Tinius's group
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Anthropology and Performance

This group seeks to focus and foster conversations by and about the relation between anthropology and performance. This can be in the form of anthropology as performance, performance as anthropology, or anthropology of performances or the performative. It could also be used to exchange literature, information about upcoming events, and general discussion. See More
Apr 17, 2015
Ben Korta joined Anthony Gritten's group
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Music/Performance/Philosophy

This group is interested in the multiple relationships between music, performance, and philosophy. No particular methodology or intellectual tradition is emphasised: the purpose of the group is to further the understanding of philosophy in, and as music performance, and of music performance as philosophy.See More
Apr 17, 2015
Ben Korta joined Clara Armand's group
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Intermedial Performance

This group will discuss a range of intermedial possibilities, transformations and/or issues at the interart juncture of live and recorded performance. We shall open up a forum to discuss the communicative systems of a range of art forms, which interact within the medium of performance. A media-saturated world has inevitably transformed traditional notions of performance and has inspired new perspectives and aspects of performance theory. The whole framing act of communication has been brought…See More
Apr 17, 2015
Ben Korta 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
Apr 17, 2015
Ben Korta is now a member of Performance Philosophy
Jan 18, 2015

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Institution (if affiliated)
Harvard University
Research Interests
ritual, mythology, aesthetics, phenomenology, dance, movement and improvisation, theatre and performance practice/studies, psychoanalysis, Jungian (archetypal) psychology, feminism and queer theory, Zen Buddhism, contemplative practice/studies

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