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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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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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Experimental Residency Programs for Artists & Academics (Spring/Summer 2017)

Posted by Aaron Finbloom on February 7, 2017 at 16:46 0 Comments

The School of Making Thinking hosts a summer residency program for qualified artists and thinkers to work alongside each other for one to three week sessions. We continually experiment with structure, approaches to programming, and alternative pedagogies. Our residents have included sound and performance artists, poets, philosophers, painters, botanists, dancers, playwrights, filmmakers, video artists, documentarians, and historians, among other diverse practices.
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CFP--Approaching Dance: Transdisciplinary Methodologies and Modalities of the Moving Body in Performance

Posted by Eylül Fidan Akinci on January 13, 2017 at 21:24 0 Comments

Approaching Dance:

Transdisciplinary Methodologies and Modalities of the Moving Body in Performance

 

May 11, 2017

Ph.D. Program in Theatre

The Graduate Center, The City University of New York

 

Deadline extended: February 15, 2017. http://approachingdance.com…

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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

https://howthelightgetsin.iai.tv/events/last-train-to-oxford-2309

Someone called Jacques Derrida, the philosopher, someone called him on the phone, someone who was dead.  A mystery, he thought, a mystery that begins in 1968 when Derrida visits Oxford and there he dies, several times.  Murder, he thought. So too thought another man, an Oxonian dying of dementia in 1996.  And so we investigate, not just the Oxford of the 1960s but the Oxford of the 1930s and an English public school in the middle of the Second World War.  In the end, at the end, the question is: can one die of another's death?

‘an incredibly daring exercise in transgression’

‘Finding meaning in the otherwise meaningless is what drives the unfolding mystery. Distinct events and lives – at first seeming coincidences – become inextricably tangled and soon unignorable, like not only being able to see the face of the Man in the Moon but also being able to feel his hands around your throat.’

‘Intensely personal, innovative, and indefatigably intriguing’ (Dan Hall)

‘I felt I was in the presence of something immense’ (Freya Gallagher-Jones)

‘a deeply moving (for being playful, and restrained) search for the truth hidden in the confabulations of a memory that may not be trusted any more, an attempt to communicate with a father with whom direct communication becomes impossible, or subject to doubt’ (Gogue)

 About the book:

  • ‘an extraordinary performance’ (Sir Frank Kermode)
  • ‘caught my imagination straight away’ (Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury)
  • ‘an amazing book… one of the most original on Derrida’ (J. Hillis Miller)
  • ‘a remarkable novel’ (Ian Macmillan, on BBC Radio 3′s ‘The Verb’)

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