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

Performing Viral Pandemics?

Started by aha. Last reply by aha May 11. 2 Replies

Hi.Hopefully all is well!The shorty is a suggestion to start an online conversation group to elaborate questions from theCovid-19 oriented period and Performance Philosophy?eg. Intra-Active Virome?…Continue

We all have the same dream?

Started by Egemen Kalyon Apr 2. 0 Replies

Hello, "We all have the same dream" is my project that aims to create an archive from the dreams of our era and reinterpret Jung's "collective unconscious" concepts with performance and performing…Continue

Circus and Its Others 2020, UC Davis CFP

Started by Ante Ursic Mar 15. 0 Replies

Circus and its Others 2020November 12-15University of California, DavisRevised Proposal Deadline: April 15, 2020Launched in 2014, the Circus and its Others research project explores the ways in which…Continue

Tags: critical, ethnic, queer, performance, animal

Blog Posts

"Further Evidence on the Meaning of Musical Performance" Working Paper

Posted by Phillip Cartwright on January 15, 2020 at 21:28 0 Comments

Karolina Nevoina and I are pleased to announce availability of our working paper, "Further Evidence on the Meaning of Musical Performance". Special thanks to Professor Aaron Williamon and the Royal College of Music, Centre for Performance Science.…

Continue

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…

Continue

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

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 absorption of historical (and in some cases still ongoing) trauma into the discourse of politics? She did evaluate the issues surrounding both silence and speech and offered place as a potential alternative to those two.

Yet I cannot help but wonder at the issue of 'genuine' regret, which is perhaps at the heart of an apology, or should be. There is a difference (and perhaps more so to me as a German-speaker) between 'I'm sorry' and 'I apologise', a fine but important line between regret (grief felt over wrongs done, understood and acknowledged) and exculpation (acknowledgement of wrongs done and anderstood, but not necessarily grieved over). In McAuley's examples in particular, but in any situation involving pain caused (by or to others), I seriously wonder what palpable effect words may have. Is it ever 'enough' to say sorry? Will any such lamentation have an effect? What is the intended effect (apart from acknowledgment and perhaps a request for absolution)? Is it possible to amend, to redress grief, which - to me - is both mental/emotional and inherently physical, by language?

Views: 62

Add a Comment

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

Join Performance Philosophy

© 2020   Created by Laura Cull.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service