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
Jonathan Clark kindly invited me to give a talk on PP at Trinity Laban yesterday evening - a really welcome opportunity, for me at least, to think through my sense of where Performance Philosophy is at thus far and where it might go in future. In particular though it was great to meet so many researchers from across the disciplines, though particularly Music and Dance, who are concerned with a lot of the same issues that have been bugging me for years. We talked a lot, for instance, about…Continue
This paper will focus on the body and its relation to subjectivity and practices, taking on Foucault's and Deleuze's philosophies, and through the presentation this newly created concept, the syngram, one that…Continue
Added by Fernando Machado Silva on March 22, 2013 at 0:42 — No Comments
As some of you know, I have been working with Esther Neff on an independent conference to gather people from various disciplines to theorize together prompted by --and through-- specific acts of performance. "Theorems, Proofs, Rebuttals, and Propositions: A Conference of Theoretical Theater" will happen in September 2013, in New York. (For more info: …Continue
Added by Yelena Gluzman on March 5, 2013 at 22:19 — No Comments
Hello. I have recently returned to, spruced up and tagged my blog "Unattended Articles". Have a sift. There's a post here that perhaps serves as an introduction - Reality: A User's Guide. Thanks. http://slepkane.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/reality-users-guide.html
Added by Simon Kane on November 19, 2012 at 11:04 — No Comments
A new journal hass been founded: Sublin/mes. philosophieren von unten. a queer reviewed journal. The first issue will be published soon.
What is philosophizing from below and why do we affirm it unconditionally?
Philosophizing from below is affective, bodily, precarious, rhizomatic,…Continue
Added by Esther Hutfless on November 16, 2012 at 9:37 — No Comments
' To stay still and to step aside, both pertain in the end to a method of performance, to play. So it is not surprising that on the impossible horizon of the anarchy of language, at that point where language tries to escape the power inherent in it, to escape its own servility, one finds something that relates to theatre. To indicate the impossible limit of language I have cited two authors : Kierkegaard and Nietzsche. Both of them write , nevertheless. But what was at sake for both of…Continue
Added by Patrick ffrench on October 17, 2012 at 20:33 — No Comments
To mark Caroline Bergvall's arrival as the incoming Judith E Wilson visiting fellow, there will be a special poetry event in the Judith E Wilson Drama Studio, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge.
Monday 15th October, 8 pm.
Caroline Bergvall and Lisa Robertson will present and read from their work.
Judith E Wilson Drama Studio, Faculty of English, 9 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP
Caroline Bergvall is a poet of…
Added by Drew Milne on October 12, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments
Gay McAuley's talk at the TFTS Department in Aberystwyth yesterday made me wonder about the worth of words.
She spoke of a 'wave of official apologies' that were happening across the globe and - if I remember correctly - that she deemed 'necessary'. Perhaps my issue is as much with the politics of such a gesture - the official apology - as with the word 'necessary'. Necessity indicates need, at least to me, especially since it stems from Latin, 'indispensable'. Is there a need for an…Continue
Added by Lara Kipp on October 11, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments
Upon reading Pavis' 'Analyzing Performance' (p. 24: "theater lovers capable of feeling and understanding the sensations and movements of their own bodies, [...] the bodies of performers [...] as an auto-bio-graphy in its true sense..."; italics not mine) I wonder: How do we get there? Is practice (i.e. constant exposure to various forms of performance) enough? Do you need to train yourself to "perceiv[e] 'thought-in-action'"? It cannot depend upon the often referred to suspension of…Continue
Added by Lara Kipp on October 3, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments
Rogue Event Agency: Teh blog that does not take (a) place.
I have just submitted my Practice Research PhD (on the 31st August) and I am fortunate to be a long-standing Senior Lecturer in the Performing Arts Department at the University Of Chichester since 2003. I am also fortunate to be…Continue
Added by Andrew Wilford on October 2, 2012 at 5:00 — No Comments
I have been reading "The Normal and the Pathological" by Georges Canguilhem. Epistemological understanding of norms that direct the everyday perceptions, stemming from scientific authorities, empiria and theoretical delienations (those that make theories logical) is more than desirable if we do not want those rigid formations to direct our sense of the real via unconscious belives, and sublimated aesthetic ideals. At least I find that these theoretical ghosts and visual landmarks combining…Continue
Added by Marija Krtolica on September 20, 2012 at 22:09 — No Comments
“The bricoleur, says Levi-Strauss, is someone who uses ‘the means at hand,’ that is, the instruments he finds at his disposition around him, those which are already there, which had not been especially conceived with an eye to the operation for which they are to be used and to which one tries by trial and error to adapt them, not hesitating to change them whenever it appears necessary, or to try several of them at once, even if their form and their origin are heterogenous – and so forth.…Continue
"It’s in the suburbs that there is vitality, deception, depression, energy, utopia, autonomy, craziness, creativity, destruction, ideas, young people, hope, fights to be fought, audaciousness, disagreements, problems, and dreams. It’s in the suburbs that today’s big issues are written on the building facades. It’s in the suburbs that today’s reality can be grasped, and it’s in the suburbs that the pulse of vitality hurts." Thomas HirschhornContinue
Added by Mike Chavez-Dawson on September 17, 2012 at 0:39 — No Comments
I am waiting in Euston Station to catch a train to Manchester to go to the SEP-FEP conference: the joint conference of the Society for European Philosophy and the Forum for European Philosophy where John Mullarkey and I are going to give a joint presentation on Laruelle and Kaprow, non-philosophy meets nonart and the nonhuman.
And I am having, again, a bout of interdisciplinary anxiety.
In part, this follows some very interesting discussions on an earlier…Continue
Indefinite Futures (broken already) : Possibly Coming Soon.
Added by Andrew Wilford on September 3, 2012 at 21:27 — No Comments
Glad to be part of this new association. I started a blog last year after disbanding Apocryphal Theatre that was meant to be about that transition, but has turned out to be about many more. I am working now on plans to make it into a durational performance - embracing the fact that it has many aspects from very personal to more critical/professional - like a 'common place'...wanting to allow it as a document in the rough of real-time (or close thereto...)…Continue
Added by Julia Lee Barclay-Morton on September 3, 2012 at 17:33 — No Comments
There are many admirable bloggers in contemporary philosophy - John Protevi and Levi Bryant among them.
I am starting my own with considerable trepidation and expecting that I may not be able to stick it out for long. I suspect I may lack the confidence, and be generally too self-doubting for this particular form. I spend a lot of time worrying - productively and unproductively - about the words I put into print and those I deliver in public forums. Whereas the blog seems to require a…Continue