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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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Event Details


Time: July 20, 2013 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Street: Church St.
City/Town: Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF
Event Type: interactive, performance, installation, video, golf, course
Latest Activity: Oct 26, 2014

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by Gabriella Daris

Church St. Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF

Saturday 20th July 2013
7:30-8:30 PM


Coach: Beth Stephens

Holy Golf Players/Dominatrixes: Annie Sprinkle & the audience

Holy Corners/Submissives: Adriana Pegorer, Maria Prieto, Amen, Gabriella Daris.

Holy Chanting/Music: Maria Hofer with Tonkünstler Orchestra,Totentanz, 1947 & the performers.

Holy Waters/Projection: Gabriella Daris & Werner Nekes, Diana’s Dream, 2' Film loop, 2008. 

“What Kant grounded transcendentally, the affinity of knowledge and planning, which impressed the stamp of inescapable expediency on every aspect of bourgeois existence that was wholly rationalized, even in every breathing-space, Sade realized empirically more than a century before sport was conceived. The teams of modern sport, whose interaction is so precisely regulated that no member has any doubt about his role, and which provide a reserve for every player, have their exact counterpart in the sexual teams of Juliette, which employ every moment usefully, neglect no human orifice, and carry out every human function. Intensive, purposeful action prevails in sport as in all branches of mass culture, while the inadequately initiated spectator cannot divine the difference in the combinations, or the meaning of variations, by the arbitrarily determined rules.” (T. W. Adorno and Max Horkheimer, Dialectic of Enlightenment, 1944).

Holy Corners Golf Club is an anthropomorphoerotic, mini golf course founded by Gabriella Daris. The architectonics of the Golf Club represent the voyeur’s distorted fantasy as this is being performed by way of athletic eroticism. At Holy Corners Golf Club submission and objectification are ultimately holy enactments towards a sexual sacredness. 

Like Michel Leiris’ account on bullfighting in his 'Mirror of Tauromachy,' Holy Corners Golf Club encourages an athletic earthy eroticism by aestheticizing the sport of golf turning it into fine art and reminding us, that all sports could be re-played as sex sports. A corner is a solitary place, meditative, private and peaceful. For Gaston Bachelard, every corner “is a symbol of solitude for the imagination.” (Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space, 1958). One could also associate corners with punishment, repression, desire and escape; an entrance, an exit or a dead-end. The Holy Corners invite intercourses/interactions with the audience: the voyeurs turn into golf players. Females’ corners are the origins of the world and not only reflect, they become one with the void of the earth, where we all end up; their flagsticks stand as memento mori.
© Gabriella Daris, 2010-2013.

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