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Workshop CFP: The Mimetic Condition: A Transdisciplinary Approach

Started by Daniel Villegas Vélez Jun 3. 0 Replies

Workshop CFP: The Mimetic Condition: A Transdisciplinary ApproachInstitute of Philosophy, KU Leuven (Belgium)December 5-6, 2019Keynote: Prof. Gunter Gebauer (Free University of Berlin)Since the…Continue

Tags: workshop, transdisciplinarity, mimesis

Announcing the Performance Philosophy Crowdfunding Campaign!

Started by Naomi Woo Apr 7. 0 Replies

Performance Philosophy is launching our first…Continue


Started by Lindsay Gianoukas Feb 20. 0 Replies

The Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies [Revista Brasileira de Estudos daPresença], an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal that does notcharge any submission or publication fees, invites…Continue


Material related to Tempting Failure, or “Learniing From Mistakes”

Started by john forester Jul 17, 2018. 0 Replies

A symposium on learning from mistakes in settings of city planning, drawing in part on Frank Barrett’s work on jazz in his striking Yes to the Mess:    See …Continue

Tags: aesthetics, of, cooperation, mis-takes, improvisation

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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…


The School of Making Thinking's Summer 2018 Residency Programs

Posted by Aaron Finbloom on January 9, 2018 at 15:01 0 Comments

Hi everyone!

I help run an amazing interdisciplinary artist/thinker residency program called The School of Making Thinking based out of the U.S. and I wanted to share our summer programs and encourage Performance Philosophy ppl to apply (as I think many will find them quite interested :- )

see below!




The School of Making Thinking hosts Summer Intensives for…


Playing with Virtual Realities - Performances and Symposium

Posted by Einav Katan-Schmid on November 18, 2017 at 13:14 0 Comments

PREMIERE Playing with Virtual Realities  
25. bis 28.01.2018 A research project of the Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung, Humboldt-University of Berlin   …
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Feb 10, 2015
Freddie Rokem commented on Alice Koubová's group Philosophy in Experiment
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Dec 8, 2014
Freddie Rokem joined Alice Koubová's group

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
Dec 8, 2014
Freddie Rokem commented on Jena A Zelezny's group Judith Butler and Dramaturgy
"Looking forward to contribute to thinking about dramaturgy in the context of Butler's work. Would be interesting to hear what the initial parameters are Freddie"
Oct 9, 2014
Freddie Rokem joined Jena A Zelezny's group
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Freddie Rokem left a comment for Katie Schaag
"Sorry I did not make it to your performance"
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Freddie Rokem left a comment for Leon Gabriel
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Jan 24, 2014
Freddie Rokem joined Anna Street's group

Tragedy and Comedy: Genres of Dramatic Thought

The goal of this group is to qualify the dramatic terms of the affinity between philosophy and performance. By tracing the parallel between the forms that philosophical writing adopted and their corresponding dramatic visions, this group strives to demonstrate how the genre-specific relations between philosophy and drama reveal the respective role that suffering plays in the act of understanding.See More
Oct 9, 2013
Freddie Rokem joined George Hunka's group

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
May 25, 2013
Freddie Rokem joined Broderick D.V. Chow's group

Zizek, Lacan and Performance

This group is open to all researchers interested in the work of Slavoj Žižek and its implications and applications for theatre and performance studies, as well as consideration of performance in relation to Žižek's study Lacanian psychoanalysis, Hegelian idealism, and Marxian political economy.Work on the first edited collection to consider Žižek and Performance is underway, and we invite researchers to continue the conversation and propose new projects.See More
Dec 16, 2012
Freddie Rokem commented on Laura Cull's blog post A Performance Philosophy blog, Day One: "The Future of the Field"
"Yes, very well put Laura. It is time to open up the discussion for possible, new constellations, not yet providing a definitive map of the discursive practices where drama, theatre and performance engage us in thinking. Looking forward to the Surrey…"
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Freddie Rokem joined Jess Rose's group
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Freddie Rokem left a comment for Ofer Ravid
"great to see that you have joined - welcome - Freddie"
Sep 25, 2012
Freddie Rokem joined Edward Lewis's group


MARXISM AND PERFORMANCEDespite efforts to declare the Grand Narrative of Marxism dead, at this time of crisis the need for performance based on a clearly defined progressive agenda underpinned by a clear philosophy is paramount. Anyone interested in exploring Marxist focused reponses in and to eprformance is invited to join this group. See More
Sep 7, 2012

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Faculty of the Arts, Tel Aviv University
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Encounters - see my "Philosophers and Thespians" Now engaged with trying to understand the structures of games and syllogisms in relation to drama, theatre and performance and I have no idea where this will take me...

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