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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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Time: June 12, 2014 to June 14, 2014
Location: Kaserne Basel
Street: Klybeckstr. 1b
City/Town: Basel
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Event Type: conference, performances, network, socio-artistic, activities
Organized By: Imanuel Schipper / trans4mator
Latest Activity: May 16, 2014

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4 keynotes, 8 panels, 75 face2face discussions, 7 walks, 1 film

How does the urban society of today build the culture of tomorrow? Which role does the performative practice play in the development of an urban mode of life? Which choreographies of daily life does the city produce? Can we create collective memory by artistic means? 

These are some of the questions raised by the interdisciplinary conference performaCITY, which takes place from June 12 to 14, 2014 at the Kaserne Basel and in the urban space of Basel. In various panels, keynotes, face-to-face talks and discussions, performaCITY will examine the reciprocal relationship of performative, artistic practice and the built-up, vibrant city, particularly in regard to the production of a future urban culture. We understand the city as a major producer of a future society's collective, cultural memory, and the performative practice as an important catalyst for this process.

The conference will be based on an interdisciplinary approach that brings together renown thinkers, scholars, artists and practitioners from around the world: Aleida Assmann (cultural studies, Konstanz), Knut Ebeling (philosopher, Berlin), Erdem Gündüz (choreographer, Istanbul), Ant Hampton (theater maker, London), Jen Harvie (performance studies, London), Gabriele Klein (sociologist of movement, Hamburg), LIGNA (artist collective, Hamburg), Stefanie Lorey (theater studies, Hamburg), David Pinder (urban and cultural geographer, London), Saskia Sassen (sociologist, New York), Dries Verhoeven (director, Utrecht), Sophie Wolfrum (urbanist, München), zURBS (socio-artistic laboratory, Zürich) ... and many more.

The conference takes place in the overall frame of the festival performaCITY (June 6 to June 15, 2014 / Kaserne Basel and urban space of Basel), which also includes artistic/performative interventions in public space and communication in the form of performative walks and socio-artistic activities.

Three artistic interventions from the European theatre network SECOND CITIES - PERFORMING CITIES (Dries Verhoeven: "Ceci n‘est pas ...", LIGNA: "Walking the City", Ant Hampton: "A voice - lest we see where we are") will be performed in the urban space, and the production "Saving the World" by the German-British performance group Gob Squad will be presented in the Kaserne.

Socio-artistic activities will accompaign performaCITY with a series of workshops and an audiowalk that engages the residents of Basel and the audience in the making of an alternative city archive that experiments with ways to trace, document and (re)present the lived experiences of the present in order to build visions and ideas of shared futures.

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