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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. 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

Listening After Oliveros

Started by Ed McKeon Aug 17. 0 Replies

The School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies and School of Music at the University of Leeds are very excited to announce Listening after Pauline Oliveros: A Meditation.Thursday 12…Continue

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

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Aesthetics of Contemplation: Poetry Leaves

Posted by Jack Beglin on October 3, 2017 at 14:06 0 Comments

He met her in the foyer of a theatre, novel in her hand, clip board in his hand,

Market research on the tip of his tongue,…


Playing with Virtual Realities - Introduction

Posted by Einav Katan-Schmid on September 25, 2017 at 17:00 0 Comments


The project Playing with Virtual Realities takes place in the research group, at the Excellence Cluster an Interdisciplinary Laboratory, Humboldt University of Berlin.

The project explores how VR-technology and the embodied practices of gaming and dancing enact and design imagination and perceptual experience. The project is a collaboration of gaming, dancing, VR design, philosophy of technology, embodied…


Dance movement therapy contextualised within a Shambhala Buddhist Vision of Enlightened Society.

Posted by Jack Beglin on September 23, 2017 at 17:30 0 Comments

Context :

This essay was written during my visiting scholarship to Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado U.S.A, August - December 2016. Naropa is a Buddhist inspired University founded in 1974 by…


International University “Global Theatre Experience” The Ostrenko Brothers and Embodied Statues of the Psyche

Posted by Jack Beglin on September 15, 2017 at 17:30 0 Comments

ArtUniverse is an international arts agency created in 2006 in Great Britain with the mission;

‘ To develop transnational cultural collaboration and exchange between arts and culture workers, to strengthen international cultural links through artistic expression and to…




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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…


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…


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



Remarks on the exhibition Se rappeler qu'une oeuvre...

Online article at:

Added by Allen Alain Viguier on August 5, 2015 at 16:56 — No Comments

Ron Athey In Conversation with Andrea Pagnes (VestAndPage)

Ron Athey. Incorruptible Flesh. Glasgow, 2006. Photo by Manuel Vason.

This recent conversation I have had with Ron Athey, one of the most outstanding…


Added by Andrea Pagnes (VestAndPage) on July 31, 2015 at 20:00 — No Comments

TWO BODIES IN SPACE | Durational Performance: The Quest of Authenticity in the VestAndPage Experience.

  VestAndPage. La Promenade du Sceptique. Academy of Fine Arts, Venice, 2011. Photo by Andrea Morucchio.

To the kind attention of anyone interested in the subjects of: durational…


Added by Andrea Pagnes (VestAndPage) on July 31, 2015 at 18:00 — No Comments

State of Encounter

Cuando nadie pregunta qué es Estado de Encuentro lo que viene a mí es una decepción en lo que hacemos. Pero eso respondería el por qué mas no el qué.

Encontrar algo/alguien/alguno que satisfaga lo qué somos se vuelve más complicado en lo que…


Added by Chris Frias on July 20, 2015 at 15:49 — No Comments

Impossible Theatres

The Impossible Theatres project intends to gather together a range of opinions on how best to contextualize, theorize and ultimately construct contemporary performance spaces. Below is an opening statement intended to initiate this process and we invite you to respond to it. Responses can be in the form of an open forum for comments, and a private channel for longer and more considered responses. The intention is to collate responses and to invite respondents to a working group meeting…


Added by Hannah Lammin on April 15, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

ORNAMENTING (force) an ECOLOGY of TRUST (form): Exploring Force and Form through Performance /Performativity

23 April, 2015, 


Faculty of Fine, Applied And Performing Arts, University of Gothenburg

 "Let them burn down the library in Alexandria. There are powers above and beyond papyri.…


Added by Elisabeth Belgrano on April 12, 2015 at 22:24 — No Comments

63 variations on the body — Open call for Composers


63 variations on the body — Open call for Composers

deadline September 30th, 2015

After the launch of the project on Soundcloud, featuring Jean-Luc Nancy’s recorded voice reading his…


Added by AMAE/DEPINTO on March 31, 2015 at 12:32 — No Comments

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