Performance Philosophy is an international network open to all researchers concerned with the relationship between performance & philosophy.

  • Anyone can be a member of Performance Philosophy and it is free to join. Just click on the link that says 'Sign Up' in the box above. 
  • All members are free to propose new groups within Performance Philosophy. These can be either geographic or thematic groups. Please see the 'About' page for more information. Or go to 'Groups' to propose a new group.
  • If you have any problems using this website, please contact: 
  • For general enquiries about Performance Philosophy, please contact Laura Cull: l.cull@surrey.ac.uk

Forum

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

Blog Posts

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,…

Continue

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 gamelab.berlin, 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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

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’)

Views: 47

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of Performance Philosophy to add comments!

Join Performance Philosophy

© 2017   Created by Laura Cull.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service