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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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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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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.


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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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