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Performing Viral Pandemics?

Started by aha. Last reply by aha May 11, 2020. 2 Replies

Hi.Hopefully all is well!The shorty is a suggestion to start an online conversation group to elaborate questions from theCovid-19 oriented period and Performance Philosophy?eg. Intra-Active Virome?…Continue

We all have the same dream?

Started by Egemen Kalyon Apr 2, 2020. 0 Replies

Hello, "We all have the same dream" is my project that aims to create an archive from the dreams of our era and reinterpret Jung's "collective unconscious" concepts with performance and performing…Continue

Circus and Its Others 2020, UC Davis CFP

Started by Ante Ursic Mar 15, 2020. 0 Replies

Circus and its Others 2020November 12-15University of California, DavisRevised Proposal Deadline: April 15, 2020Launched in 2014, the Circus and its Others research project explores the ways in which…Continue

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"Further Evidence on the Meaning of Musical Performance" Working Paper

Posted by Phillip Cartwright on January 15, 2020 at 21:28 0 Comments

Karolina Nevoina and I are pleased to announce availability of our working paper, "Further Evidence on the Meaning of Musical Performance". Special thanks to Professor Aaron Williamon and the Royal College of Music, Centre for Performance Science.…


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…




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Performance Crisis: An anti-performance manifesto by Stefania Mylona

Why perform?

Can we not not perform?

Against performance for performance’s sake.

Performaniacs, chill. (Writing to myself)

Never perform when you do not feel like it.

Never perform for others. Perform for yourself. Yes, the audience is not a prerequisite yet it will always be there.

Perform when you need to do so. Necessity is vital.

Never perform what others want you to perform unless you like it.

You are your performance.

Perform whatever you want.

Perform wherever you want.

Perform however you want. Do not allow contextual barriers, site-specificity and others confine you in any way.

Perform your own restraints.

Never misperform. Even when you do.

Never perform for free. Always gain at least something.

Don’t care what happens to your performance, especially afterwards.

Your performance constantly leaves you.  

Hear what others have to say but never listen to them. Not even me.

Reflect reflection. 

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Performance Philosophy School of Athens

Posted on March 7, 2014 at 11:54 0 Comments


Performance Philosophy School of Athens, a two-day symposium of lectures, workshops and performances organized by Stefania Mylona in collaboration with Michael Klien to be held 10.00-21.00 Saturday 15th and 11.00-19.30 Sunday 16th March 2014 at Ε.Δ.Ω. in Keramikos and in association with Performance Philosophy invites artists and scholars interested in the relationships of performance and philosophy to participate. Entrance is free so there…


Performance as Response

Posted on April 17, 2013 at 17:29 0 Comments

I was so happy to get Laura’s email asking for the participants’ feedback mostly because the truth is that I wanted to share my thoughts on others’ thoughts. But why? What is it that makes us wanting, perhaps needing or even feeling obliged to response? Otherness. In a sense, all performance can perhaps be perceived as a response.

What’s love got to do with it? Perhaps that all life performance is generated through acts of love. In practice and literally through making love (much much…


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