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Announcing the Performance Philosophy Crowdfunding Campaign!

Started by Naomi Woo Apr 7. 0 Replies

Performance Philosophy is launching our first…Continue

BRAZILIAN JOURNAL ON PRESENCE STUDIES (Revista Brasileira de Estudos da Presença): PERFORMANCE PHILOSOPHY CALL FOR PAPERS

Started by Lindsay Gianoukas Feb 20. 0 Replies

The Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies [Revista Brasileira de Estudos daPresença], an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal that does notcharge any submission or publication fees, invites…Continue

Tags: ON, PRESENCE, STUDIES, JOURNAL, BRAZILIAN

Material related to Tempting Failure, or “Learniing From Mistakes”

Started by john forester Jul 17, 2018. 0 Replies

A symposium on learning from mistakes in settings of city planning, drawing in part on Frank Barrett’s work on jazz in his striking Yes to the Mess:    See …Continue

Tags: aesthetics, of, cooperation, mis-takes, improvisation

CFP: Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies: "Decolonial Poetics and Pedagogies"

Started by Luciana da Costa Dias Oct 16, 2017. 0 Replies

BRAZILIAN JOURNAL ON PRESENCE STUDIESRevista Brasileira de Estudos da Presença DECOLONIAL POETICS AND PEDAGOGIES CALL FOR PAPERS The Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies [Revista Brasileira de…Continue

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Blog Posts

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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The School of Making Thinking's Summer 2018 Residency Programs

Posted by Aaron Finbloom on January 9, 2018 at 15:01 0 Comments

Hi everyone!

I help run an amazing interdisciplinary artist/thinker residency program called The School of Making Thinking based out of the U.S. and I wanted to share our summer programs and encourage Performance Philosophy ppl to apply (as I think many will find them quite interested :- )



see below!

best,

Aaron



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The School of Making Thinking hosts Summer Intensives for…

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Playing with Virtual Realities - Performances and Symposium

Posted by Einav Katan-Schmid on November 18, 2017 at 13:14 0 Comments

PREMIERE Playing with Virtual Realities  
25. bis 28.01.2018 A research project of the Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung, Humboldt-University of Berlin   …
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Events

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 of Beirut (Beirut, Lebanon)

 

Confirmed Speakers: Professor Mona Harb, American University of Beirut

                                    Professor Jane Rendell, the Bartlett, UCL

                                    Professor Cornelia Krafft, American University of Beirut

 

In its recent (2013) edition on Beirut, PeepingTom Digest printed the anonymised quotation: “Art in public spaces doesn’t exist anymore.”

 

We invite researchers, artists and other cultural practitioners to respond to this provocation, whether considering it as a lament, a falsehood, an opportunity, or otherwise. The workshop will take performance as its throughline of discussion, focussing on the position of embodied practice within public space and the implications of its suggested demise.

                  

After theorists of urban space such as Henri Lefebvre and Michel de Certeau, and thinkers on the public/counterpublic such as Nancy Fraser and Michael Warner, urban space and the public sphere have both been widely theorised as contested, performative and perpetually constructed conditions rather than ‘given’ sites.

 

On the other hand, in light of the powerful uprisings and violent oppression witnessed across the globe in recent years, the material and bodily requirements that make possible the performance of publicity, or make visible the occupation of public space, have been lately emphasised by thinkers such as Judith Butler. In the Lebanese context or elsewhere, how might we address this invitation to responsibly rethink performance in public space, through attending to what Butler calls its material and bodily ‘supports’?

 

Whilst the workshop welcomes contributions dealing with practical and conceptual material generated across the globe, its location in and focus on Beirut takes account of the particular set of critical socio-material conditions informing an ongoing practice of performative acts in contemporary Lebanon.

 

Responses may be informed by the following questions:

 

  • What does the existence, demise or discrediting of the presence of art in public space represent for a public in Lebanon or elsewhere? As an embodied and time-based practice, sometimes enacted on the fly, performance is productively open-ended but also socially and economically precarious. What are the implications of using performative art to occupy or configure public space – and what are the implications of its absence?

 

  • How does performance engage with the built environment and its memory, promise or ambiguity? What material, social or affective considerations sustain or constrain performance, and must these be made explicit when dealing with public art or performative spatial practices? How might these practices, or their absence, in turn shape the dimensions of shared spaces?

 

Possible areas of interest could include:

 

- Precarity, counterpublics or performances of activism

- The audience as public; the absent public

- Urban landscapes and spatial practices

- Architecture, memory and (in)visibility

- Public art initiatives

- Identity and public space

- Performance and public institutions

 

The workshop combines research presentations with arts-based events on site or in other locations in Beirut. A competitive seed-fund of £150 GBP (approx. $250 USD) will be available to an artist or collective to create an original artistic response to the workshop on site, during the event, exhibiting the work (and/or its documentation) at its conclusion and for a period afterwards. Unsuccessful applications for the seed fund will automatically be considered for programming.

 

  • For individual research presentations lasting 20 minutes, please submit a 250 word abstract and a short biography of the presenter.
  • For collaborative presentations and curated panel discussions lasting 1 hour, please submit a 250 word abstract and short biographies of the participants.
  • For performances, artworks and other interventions, please submit a 250 word description, with indicative videos and images attached if possible, and a short biography of the participants.
  • For proposals to the seed-fund for an original work to be created during the conference on site, applications should include a 750-word proposal with reference to the thematics of the workshop, and a short biography of the applicant(s) with details/documentation of previous work.

 

Please submit proposals and direct any enquiries by email to ella.parry-davies@kcl.ac.uk and eliesh000@gmail.com by 13th June 2014. Notice of acceptance decisions will be received by 20th June 2014.

 

http://performancephilosophy.ning.com/page/beirut-bodies-in-public

 

Beirut: Bodies in Public takes place in association with Performance Philosophy, and is supported by the American University of Beirut, and King’s College London.

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