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Performing Viral Pandemics?

Started by aha. Last reply by aha May 11, 2020. 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, 2020. 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, 2020. 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

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"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.…


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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Video Journal of Performance - How Long a Thing Takes: an invitation to think duration

Another edit similar to my other video - this version has been published in the peer-reviewed Video Journal of Performance, and focuses on the training aspect of the work.
This video documents the performance How Long a Thing Takes: an invitation to think duration. As the solo performer moves in acute slow-motion, the experience of the performance becomes one of having duration rendered sensible. The passage of living time is the force of the performance. Instead of focusing on the spatiality of time as a dimension, time as a process of change as duration comes to the forefront. Its own time-specificity emerges as notions of slowness and repetition take on new meanings. The slowness performs the heterogeneous continuity of duration and repetition becomes a tensioning of the force of duration instead of an object-based idea of multiple quantities. Emerging as an exploration of the performances of Tehching Hsieh and the philosophy of Henri Bergson, this deceptively simple performance mirrors Christian Marclay's The Clock but takes its mode of temporality to be duration and its method to be performance. The video that you will see includes not only documentary footage of the performance but reformats that footage into a matrix of simultaneities. The entire of the 1.5 hour performance is shown. Each of the two acts is segmented into 25 1.75 minute pieces and shown all at the same time. Look closely and you will see that each segment is different. It also includes a companion video to the performance, which is a static shot focused on a hand drawing out and writing the ideas behind the conceptual performance.

Nik Wakefield has performed and presented research in various sites across the United States and the United Kingdom independently and with groups such as Heritage Arts, Every House Has a Door, Punchdrunk and The Conciliation Project. He has been awarded distinction level B.F.A. and M.A. degrees from Boston University and Aberystwyth University, respectively. His PhD, for which Royal Holloway University of London awarded him the Reid Scholarship, concerns the time-specificity of performance through practice-based research into the relationship between the act of performance and lived time.

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