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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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For & Against: Art, Politics and the Pamphlet - Deadline: Friday 15th January 2017

For & Against: Art, Politics and the Pamphlet

Invitation to participate in a public symposium

Friday May 26, 2017

Loughborough University…


Added by Fred Dalmasso on January 6, 2017 at 12:37 — No Comments

In case you have not seen this before...

Call for Applications: MA in Devised and Object Theatre 2017-2019

Master Degree in Devised and Object Theatre at DAMU, Prague, Czech Republic

Academy of Performing Arts in Prague…


Added by James Hamilton on December 14, 2016 at 18:59 — No Comments

Call for Submissions - PARtake: Journal of Performance as Research

Dear Colleagues,

PARtake is accepting submissions and proposals for our upcoming issue. Please see the call below.

PARtake: Volume 1, Issue 2, Summer 2016

Participation in/and Research: Ethics, Methodologies, Expectations

PARtake is an e-journal dedicated to exploring the theory and application of performance in practice, and the research outputs created through these processes. Performance as Research is, for us, an investigation into the material,…


Added by Marcos Steuernagel on December 9, 2016 at 17:32 — No Comments

Dario Fo as a painter and art theorist

Author: Olivera Z. Mijuskovic, philosopher, art theorist, painter, journalist and bioethicist

“L'amor che move il sole e l'altre stelle.” - Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy

The year that`s ending has been marked by end of life of many people who have left a…


Added by Olivera Z. Mijuskovic on December 7, 2016 at 12:00 — No Comments

Cassandra as a metaphor and as a mythical figure

Author: Olivera Z. Mijuskovic, philosopher and art theorist

Artworks: Max Klinger 1857-1920: Kassandra 1895. Hamburger Kunsthalle; Ajax and Cassaandra, Louvre G458, Eretria Painter, ca. 425–420 BC. From Gravina in Puglia, Botromagno. Stored in the Pomarici Santomasi Foundation in Gravina in Puglia.…


Added by Olivera Z. Mijuskovic on September 14, 2016 at 18:03 — No Comments




organized by

the department of theatre,…


Added by Yana meerzon on September 12, 2016 at 20:07 — No Comments

CFP parallax: Performative Afterlife

Call for Contributions

parallax special issue: “Performative Afterlife”

If the significance of a work of art or literature shifts according to the itinerary of its transformative re-iterations across time, space and media, so must the terms of its analysis. For many years, a number of important developments in fine art practice, the history of art, and performance studies have been linked, at least implicitly, by a vigorous interrogation of the status of…


Added by Swen Steinhauser on August 17, 2016 at 11:05 — No Comments

More news about Turkey

 American leaders of whatever party have been shameless in using jihadists for their purposes, financing them, training them. The Americans deny being involved in the Turkish coup despite being deeply entrenched in that Nato country with a military base there for themselves and Israel. The Americans have been harbouring a man called Gulen a screaming jihadist who is wanted in Turkey for terrorism. Apparently he lives in luxury and his life is carefully protected by the US as he, who has his…


Added by Felix de Villiers on July 23, 2016 at 8:33 — No Comments

Last Train - HowTheLightGetsIn Festival, Hay-on-Wye 31st May 2016

Last Train - a thought thriller

a play of voices by Fred Dalmasso & John Schad - based on John Schad’s 2007 book Someone Called Derrida

HowTheLightGetsIn Festival, Hay-on-Wye 31st May 2016

Someone called Jacques Derrida, the philosopher, someone called him on the phone, someone who was dead.  A…


Added by Fred Dalmasso on May 28, 2016 at 12:19 — No Comments


Very interested to learn of the work of your community. My colleague and friend Chiara Cappelletto and I are currently teaching (with the artist David Levine) an experimental grad seminar at Princeton that engages many of the questions that I think are of interest to the "Performance Philosophy" cohort.  The class deals with the relationship between pedagogy and theatricality.  There is a website that summarizes the work in progress:…


Added by D. Graham Burnett on March 22, 2016 at 17:07 — No Comments

CFP: The Arts of Logistics

CFP: “The Arts of Logistics” Call for Papers

Proposals due 22 Feburary

Queen Mary University of London

3-4 June 2016

Keynote Presentations: Deborah Cowen (University of Toronto) and Alberto Toscano (Goldsmiths, University of London)

The so-called “logistics revolution” and its attendant technologies have made possible capitalism’s reproduction and restructuring over the past half century. Among other things, logistics sped up the loading and…


Added by Michael Shane Boyle on February 8, 2016 at 11:38 — No Comments

Call For Proposals: Words & [ ] — a Durational Conference of Art & Thought

Hey Everyone! 

We are very very very excited about a 56-hour Durational Conference that The School of Making Thinking is hosting at a major Contemporary Arts Center in Montreal called The Darling Foundry.  We are looking for unusual/experimental proposals that performatively explore the fissures between making and thinking.  Deadline is Feburary 15th.

Read more:

Call for Proposals:

Words & [     ] — a Durational Conference of Art &…


Added by Aaron Finbloom on January 21, 2016 at 19:07 — No Comments

Room Dances Festival

Hey all!

Room Dances Festival got a new website. the festival starts this week.

come join us!

Added by Lior Avizoor on December 13, 2015 at 18:49 — No Comments

Quiddle Pre-Launch and Call for Submissions

The School of Making Thinking is delighted to announce the pre-launch of Quiddle.

Quiddle is an interdisciplinary and multi-media journal that aims to enliven and expand our experience of the traditional academic platform. We maintain a strong commitment to inquiry while welcoming creative methods which elude the structures of the standard scholarly journal. Serving as a site for both…


Added by Aaron Finbloom on November 17, 2015 at 20:48 — No Comments

call for papers Deleuze and Art conference at Trinity College Dublin April 2016

We now welcome submissions for the upcoming conference:





8 – 10 April 2016, Trinity College Dublin, Eire


Conference co-hosted by School of Drama, Film and Music at Trinity College Dublin and Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities…


Added by Stephen Wilmer on October 27, 2015 at 12:19 — No Comments

63 variations on the body. Open call for Composers. 2nd edition.

63 variations on the body.

Open call for Composers.

2nd edition.



63 variations on the body — Open call for Composers. 2nd edition.

Deadline October 31st, 2016

After the launch of the project on Soundcloud, featuring…


Added by AMAE/DEPINTO on October 18, 2015 at 16:12 — No Comments

Resisting Biopolitics: Philosophical, Political and Performative Strategies

Just published! RESISTING BIOPOLITICS: PHILOSOPHICAL, POLITICAL, AND PERFORMATIVE STRATEGIES (Routledge, 2015). The volume includes articles by Giorgio Agamben, Rosi Braidotti, Eugene Thacker, Saskia Sassen and others.…


Added by Stephen Wilmer on October 8, 2015 at 5:12 — No Comments

Bergson and Performance

This text was read at TaPRA Worcester on 9/9/15. It is rough but it would be great to hear what colleagues think.

Bergson and Performance by Nik Wakefield


Waiting with others. Standing in a line outside in the cold. Maybe it is snowing. All making the act of registration. To place the name on the list. One is defying an offer of exemption. The offer could be a sympathetic response to his achievements. He refuses the offer and renounces all previous honours given by the…


Added by Nik Wakefield on September 22, 2015 at 9:21 — No Comments

58 (+1) INDICES ON THE BODY Index 42: the phases of the pomegranate


Index 42: the phases of the pomegranate

Live Stream performances by AMAE and Pier Giorgio De Pinto.

Tuesday the 15th of September 2015 from 8.00 p.m. London time.

Please follow the two Live Stream performances here:




Added by AMAE/DEPINTO on September 11, 2015 at 13:52 — No Comments

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