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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

CFP: Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies: "Decolonial Poetics and Pedagogies"

Started by Luciana da Costa Dias Oct 16, 2017. 0 Replies

BRAZILIAN JOURNAL ON PRESENCE STUDIESRevista Brasileira de Estudos da Presença DECOLONIAL POETICS AND PEDAGOGIES CALL FOR PAPERS The Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies [Revista Brasileira de…Continue

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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, 2017. 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

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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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broken heart syndrome

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Giselle comes to mind, of course, but are there any other performance pieces which highlight death from a broken heart?Continue


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Savannah Dalcourt joined Stuart Grant's group

Phenomenology of Performance

Group for phenomenology in of as or about the study and or practice of performanceSee More
May 29, 2014
Andres Leon-Geyer replied to Savannah Dalcourt's discussion broken heart syndrome
"As far as I know, the "broken heart" is often the door which allows illness to take over, by making people giving up. La Boheme is a classical case: guess the idea is that illness has spread due to her being so hurt.  Mental illness…"
Jan 23, 2014
Savannah Dalcourt commented on Nik Wakefield's group Bergson, Duration and Performance
"the question of duration/endurance became especially interesting to me after having read this review: "Hoghe is comfortable with a…"
Jul 19, 2013
Savannah Dalcourt joined Will Daddario's group


This group seeks to investigate the philosophy of Theodor W. Adorno specifically as it relates to theatre and performance.See More
Jul 19, 2013
Savannah Dalcourt joined Nik Wakefield's group

Bergson, Duration and Performance

This group brings together those interested in the philosophy of Henri Bergson and performance.See More
Jul 19, 2013
Savannah Dalcourt 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
Jul 19, 2013
Mark D Price replied to Savannah Dalcourt's discussion broken heart syndrome
Mar 29, 2013
Mark D Price replied to Savannah Dalcourt's discussion broken heart syndrome
"If you're looking for something concerning a 'broken heart' that itsn't overdetermined by sexual or romantic relationship, there is always Kafka. Back in the late 80's- early 90's Steven Berkov (or Stephan Birkoff,…"
Mar 29, 2013
Graham Wolfe replied to Savannah Dalcourt's discussion broken heart syndrome
"In An-sky's The Dybbuk, the male protagonist Khonen dies instantly on hearing that the woman he loves has to marry another man. (He'll later return as a dybbuk to possess her ...)"
Mar 22, 2013
Savannah Dalcourt replied to Savannah Dalcourt's discussion broken heart syndrome
"I'm currently researching the medicalization of said condition and hoping to juxtapose it against its Romantic understanding. John Ford's The Broken Heart, and the 1913 silent film Marble Heart have both been brought to my…"
Mar 9, 2013
Savannah Dalcourt posted a discussion

broken heart syndrome

Giselle comes to mind, of course, but are there any other performance pieces which highlight death from a broken heart?See More
Mar 4, 2013

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University of King's College, Halifax NS
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sound & movement, poethics, temporality & duration, the gaze, psychoanalytic theory, medical humanities

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