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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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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…


2-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship on “Aesthetics of Performative Environments: Immersivity, Agency, Avatar” - University of Milan

Posted by Emmanuel Alloa on September 10, 2017 at 22:36 0 Comments


The Department of Philosophy at the University of Milan offers a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship on “Aesthetics of Performative Environments: Immersivity, Agency, Avatar


The Fellow will carry out the activities at the Department of Philosophy of the Università degli Studi di Milano under the supervision of Andrea Pinotti and Chiara Cappelletto.


Description of the research project:  Immersive environments impact on artistic…


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…


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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New performance art channel on Vimeo.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Setzer Aug 14, 2014. 1 Reply

Hey, Contemporary Performance Network.I've started a new Performance Art Channel on Vimeo--there were a couple, but they're not very active.If you have a Vimeo account please follow the channel…Continue

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Gary Setzer replied to Gary Setzer's discussion New performance art channel on Vimeo.
"Okay, only a few days old and I decided that a blog was a much better format. Keeping the Vimeo channel in place, but the blog will allow for articles, interviews, Youtube, etc. Want me to feature your work or link to an article you've written?…"
Aug 14, 2014
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New performance art channel on Vimeo.

Hey, Contemporary Performance Network.I've started a new Performance Art Channel on Vimeo--there were a couple, but they're not very active.If you have a Vimeo account please follow the channel here: is a "shout box" on that page--if you'd like one of your performance videos on the page plug a link to it in the shout box.Keep performing,Gary SetzerSee More
Aug 11, 2014
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"Today, I'm reaching out on this network and trying to add some folks. I think that's what this site is for, right? So, "hello.""
Oct 29, 2013
Gary Setzer 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
Jul 27, 2013
Gary Setzer joined Clara Armand's group

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
Jul 27, 2013
Gary Setzer joined Anthony Gritten's group


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
Jul 27, 2013
Gary Setzer joined Stuart Grant's group

Phenomenology of Performance

Group for phenomenology in of as or about the study and or practice of performanceSee More
Dec 6, 2012
Gary Setzer is now a member of Performance Philosophy
Sep 2, 2012

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University of Arizona School of Art
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Performance, Video Art, Sound Art, Installation, Interdisciplinary Art.

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At 1:12 on October 30, 2013, Jeff Friedman said…

hey gary,

coincidentally, this evening i was working on our new dance MFA degree which focuses on cross- and interdisciplinary collaborations.  having briefly viewed your web site, i'm interested in knowing more about how you theorize/practice sound in regards to embodied performance.  


At 0:30 on October 30, 2013, Jeff Friedman said…

Hey Gary,

What's up?

Jeff Friedman

Rutgers University


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