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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

Claire Bishop and Nicholas Bourriaud

Started by Bernard Roddy Jul 26, 2016. 0 Replies

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

Tags: aesthetics, relational, criticism, art, performance

Nowhere Near London (or, The Late Walter Benjamin)

Started by Fred Dalmasso Jun 23, 2016. 0 Replies

is to be given its premiere in the main auditorium at theWatford Palace Theatre on Monday, July 4th, 7.30pmsee …Continue

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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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THE OBJECT TURNED INSIDE OUT

Posted by Allen Alain Viguier on June 16, 2017 at 17:36 0 Comments

Object art is entirely processual and performative. No object preexists a perspective, a context and a participant-observer. The object post-object was not has been turned on its head, and turned inside out. A site dedicated to second order observation.…

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Notes on Performance art, the Body and the Political.pdf

Posted by Andrea Pagnes (VestAndPage) on March 12, 2017 at 15:54 0 Comments

For anyone interested, I have linked on my page profile at the voice 'texts' my curatorial and post event catalogue text of the 2nd Live art exhibition project Venice International Performance Art Week: Ritual Body-Political Body (Venice, 2014).

DAAD Faculty Summer Seminar on Performance Theory/Performance Practice

Posted by David J Levin on February 20, 2017 at 21:17 0 Comments

Hi All, a quick note to remind everyone that applications for the DAAD Faculty Summer Seminar on Performance Theory & Performance Practice to be held on the campus of the University of Chicago are due March 1. The seminar, organized in cooperation with the Chicago Performance Lab, will take place from June 19, 2017-July 15, 2017. Information on stipends & applications can be found …

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May 2014 Blog Posts (7)

Posthuman Life: Philosophy at the Edge of the Human

My book Posthuman Life: philosophy at the edge of the human will be published by Routledge in September 2014.

"We imagine posthumans as humans made superhumanly intelligent or resilient by future advances in nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive science. Many argue that these enhanced people might live better lives; others fear that tinkering with our nature will undermine…

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Added by David Roden on May 28, 2014 at 12:01 — No Comments

Whither Political Theatre? Cambridge Conference for a Poetics of Critical Political Theatre in Europe

Call for Papers

Whither political theatre?

Cambridge Conference for a Poetics of Critical Political Theatre in Europe

Faculty of English, Cambridge, and St John’s College, Cambridge

19-20 September 2014

This conference is concerned with the state and direction of contemporary political…

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Added by Eva Urban on May 28, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

CFP - Beirut: Bodies in public

Call for Papers and Interventions

Beirut: Bodies in Public

 

Beirut: Bodies in Public is a three-day workshop inviting artists and researchers to think through the interdisciplinary concerns surrounding performance in public space in Beirut.

 

Workshop Dates: 9th –11th October 2014

Deadline for responses: 13th June 2014

 

Location: American University…

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Added by Ella Parry-Davies on May 28, 2014 at 10:07 — No Comments

New: FWF PEEK Research Project: Artist Philosophers. Philosophy AS Arts-Based Research

Abstract English

Artist-Philosophers. Philosophy as Arts-Based Research

From the very beginning of European philosophy in ancient Greece the relation between philosophy and arts has been highly problematic. On the one hand we find “artist-philosophers” like Plato or Nietzsche, whose philosophical investigations used artistic practices to demonstrate their thoughts; on the other hand philosophy has been extremly hostile to such…

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Added by Arno Böhler on May 26, 2014 at 9:55 — No Comments

Announcement: New Publication: Wissen wir, was ein Körper vermag (ed. by Arno Böhler, Krassimira Kruschkova, Susanne Valerie) Trancript 2014

Arno Böhler/Krassimira Kruschkova/Susanne Valerie (Eds.): Wissen wir, was ein Körper vermag? Rhizomatische Körper in Religion, Kunst, Philosophie.

Transcript Verlag: Bielefeld 2014, 258 Seiten, kart., ISBN 978-3-8376-2687-2



Die Frage »Wissen wir, was ein Körper…

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Added by Arno Böhler on May 26, 2014 at 9:39 — No Comments

Book Announcement for Maxine Sheets-Johnstone: Putting Movement into your Life: a beyond fitness primer

Renowned dance and Husserlian phenomenologist Maxine Sheets-Johnstone has just published a book on everyday movement.

Book can be pre-purchased at Amazon for RRP 12.95 USD



Putting Movement into Your Life: A Beyond Fitness Primer is both

playful and serious, bridging both popular and scholarly texts. It is engagingly written with two Ponderabilia inserts per chapter that offer slow food for thought on a diversity of topics related to the

immediate topic in the text.…

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Added by Jodie McNeilly on May 21, 2014 at 12:10 — No Comments

Animal Encounters: Performance, Animality & Posthumanism, SATURDAY 31 MAY

For details on the programme for Animal Encounters: Performance, Animality & Posthumanism organised by TaPRA Theatre Performance & Philosophy Group in co-operation with Roehampton University and the University of East London (Centre of Performing Arts Development), see:…

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Added by Eve Katsouraki on May 1, 2014 at 11:11 — No Comments

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