Notes on An Invitation to Participate in a Performance of Silence:
This invitation was presented in a leaflet at the beginning of the conference ‘What is Performance Philosophy: Staging a New Field’. A copy was anonymously left on each chair in the lecture theatre. These are notes made in diary form throughout the conference, followed by reflections on reactions to the invitation. At the end is the extended proposal further contextualising the performance.
1. Initial attempts…Continue
“On the information sheet in a New York hotel, I recently read: ‘Dear guest! To guarantee that you will fully enjoy your stay with us, this hotel is totally smoke-free. For any infringement of this regulation, you will be charged $200.’ The beauty of this formulation, taken literally, is that you are to be punished for refusing to fully enjoy your stay … The superego…Continue
Added by Chris Green on April 21, 2013 at 11:42 — No 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…Continue
Added by Stefania Mylona on April 17, 2013 at 17:29 — No Comments