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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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Theodor Adorno

Started this discussion. Last reply by Felix de Villiers Mar 18, 2016. 9 Replies

An account of my first discovery of Adorno may be unusual but may also lead straight into the heart of his thinking better than straight philosophical discussions.I came to him via my passion for…Continue

 

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More news about Turkey

 American leaders of whatever party have been shameless in using jihadists for their purposes, financing them, training them. The Americans deny being involved in the Turkish coup despite being deeply entrenched in that Nato country with a military base there for themselves and Israel. The Americans have been harbouring a man called Gulen a screaming jihadist who is wanted in Turkey for terrorism. Apparently he lives in luxury and his life is carefully protected by the US as he, who has his…See More
Jul 23, 2016
Felix de Villiers joined Eve Katsouraki's group
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TaPRA Theatre Performance & Philosophy

The focus of the group’s activity is the examination of any aspect of theatre and performance through philosophical frameworks. Ever since Aristotle’s Poetics in the West, and Natyashastra in what is now South Asia, philosophy has played a major role in relation to theatre, both in explaining the phenomena associated with theatre and in influencing theatre practice and theory. Besides examining the often overlooked historical links between philosophy and theatre in the works and plays of given…See More
Apr 9, 2016
Felix de Villiers replied to Felix de Villiers's discussion Theodor Adorno
"I forgot to add the link to Yeats reading his poetry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2FT4_UUa4I He explains that he is keen on rhythm and his iambics stand out very clearly but he stretches them. In the third poem he describes an old woman who has…"
Mar 18, 2016
Felix de Villiers replied to Felix de Villiers's discussion Theodor Adorno
"I will continue with some considerations of Adorno's book on musical reproduction - MR. In a previous letter I disagreed with him strongly but my esteem for him is as great as ever. Sometimes he does get his knickers in a twist.  In that…"
Mar 18, 2016
Felix de Villiers replied to Felix de Villiers's discussion Theodor Adorno
"This should come after my first comment about Adorno's theory of musical reproduction but my 'reply' refuses to go from there. Going over that MR (Musical Reproduction) book I came across this passage where Adorno rejects even the…"
Mar 9, 2016
Felix de Villiers replied to Felix de Villiers's discussion Theodor Adorno
"Musical Reproduction   Some aphoristic thoughts on Adorno's Theory of Musical Reproduction which I will refer to as MR.   This is an excellent volume of his notes for a book he never completed and contains many perceptive observations…"
Mar 8, 2016
Felix de Villiers replied to Gabriella Daris's discussion THE MODERN EROTIC in the group Erotics and drama
"Elsewhere I Expressed some disappointment about the lack of discussion and Theron Schmidt advised me to look at other groups and forums like this one.Not much luck here either or elsewhere. I expect I should accept that PP is not that kind of site.…"
Mar 1, 2016
Felix de Villiers replied to George Hunka's discussion theatre minima in the group Erotics and drama
"George, I tried again to click on you Theatre Minima link but my PC tells me it is unavailable. Bad luck!"
Mar 1, 2016
Felix de Villiers replied to Gabriella Daris's discussion THE MODERN EROTIC in the group Erotics and drama
Mar 1, 2016
Felix de Villiers replied to Gabriella Daris's discussion THE MODERN EROTIC in the group Erotics and drama
"This subject has always interested me, be it in life literature, the cinema or the theatre.AS often I see I'm running out of time, so I'll come back and stick just to one or two points. It's a pity more material from this conference…"
Mar 1, 2016
Felix de Villiers joined George Hunka's group
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Erotics and drama

A few passages in the Dialectic of Enlightenment suggest a concern with the erotic in the work of Critical Theory; Schopenhauer's philosophy also provided the basis for a new conception of sexuality and erotics in the arts. What's more, these underscore the necessity of transgressive eros in the creation of a post-catastrophic art (see especially Laurence Dreyfus' recent work on Wagner). As a playwright I am particularly interested in the role this plays in a written drama preferatory to…See More
Mar 1, 2016
Felix de Villiers replied to Felix de Villiers's discussion Theodor Adorno
"Thanks again, Theron.The fact that PP doesn't appear to have on going discussions as I have found on other sites, where even if people didn't reply to you personally, the discussion went on, was a blow to me. This was no fault of PP but…"
Mar 1, 2016
Felix de Villiers replied to Felix de Villiers's discussion Theodor Adorno
"Thanks Theron, a sign of life on our planet. Nose streaming continuously. I'll reply later with some more monologing."
Feb 29, 2016
Felix de Villiers replied to Matthew Hood's discussion Staging Moral Philosophy
"What is given as my reply above is simply the duplication of a letter by Daniel Christmann. I clicked innocently on the word Reply and found David's letter reproduced with the note underneath saying 'you have 15 minutes to edit this.I had…"
Feb 29, 2016

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Music, philosopy, literature, ballet and mmodern dance

I suppose that I should introduce myself here. I was born on Namibia and grew up in the last village on the railway line - in the African bush.For some reason I from an ealry age had a desire for lyrical expression in any form I discovered it. In a negelcted bottom drawer I fund the gramophone recors of so-called 'classical music and decided on my own that I prefererd this to the then prevalent pop music.My mother herself was anincarnation of lyrical being and though she became and from then on I was launched in the direction I have followed for the rest of my life.

To cut the whole story short, I think it was Stefan Zweig who coined the phrase Sternenstunden der Menscheit - meaning starry hours of mankind.. There were two particularly starry hours in my life; the one was with the music of Schuamnn and the other was my encounter with Adorno German students advised me to read Adorno and Benjamin, for them they were then fashionable authors whom they turned agains, for me muich more. But perhaps I should come back to this subject later in an Adrono discussiion.

I was never made for school studies or University and had to meander through the world in my own way, France, Germany, Britain, Portugal and Italy.. I Have written essays and don't know quite whom to to send them to.A great passion was the translation of poetry and while otherwise really modest I think I managed this pretty well.Three booklets of poetry were published in Verona.

 have just completed my autobiography which is full of adventures and stgrage events. Its +-130 pages wil be too long for this forum, but I'll let you know if I find a publisher or self-publish it. There will be no charge for reading it or my beloved translations of poetry into English.

Thanks for accepting me on your forum.

Felix

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More news about Turkey

Posted on July 23, 2016 at 8:33 0 Comments

 American leaders of whatever party have been shameless in using jihadists for their purposes, financing them, training them. The Americans deny being involved in the Turkish coup despite being deeply entrenched in that Nato country with a military base there for themselves and Israel. The Americans have been harbouring a man called Gulen a screaming jihadist who is wanted in Turkey for terrorism. Apparently he lives in luxury and his life is carefully protected by the US as he, who has his…

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