Time: December 7, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Street: Eton Avenue
Website or Map: http://www.cssd.ac.uk
Event Type: roundtable, discussion
Organized By: Amanda Stuart Fisher
Latest Activity: Nov 21, 2016
Practice Research: At the intersections of thinking and doing
A conversation between performance and philosophy
Wednesday 7th December 6 – 8pm
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
In his essay Ethics: An Essay on the Understanding of Evil, in what appears to be an almost throw away comment, a moment in parenthesis, the philosopher Alain Badiou writes that ‘all thought is a practice, a putting to the test’ (Badiou 2002: 41).
In this roundtable discussion we pick up from Badiou’s parenthetical comment and consider the relationship between thinking and doing. While there have been many developments in the academy’s response to practice-as-research in recent years, in this discussion we hope to open up this debate further by examining the ethical dimensions of the relationship between thinking and performance which emerges in many different forms of performance making and practice-as-research.
Drawing on some of the dialogues between philosophy and performance that have emerged in recent years, we consider what obligates us to act, how we might understand our responsibility towards others and what philosophy and practice research might reveal about relationships of care.
Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca, Reader in Theatre and Performance, University of Surrey
Tony Fisher, Reader in Theatre and Philosophy, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Maurice Hamington, Professor of Philosophy, Portland State University, Oregon and Visiting Fellow, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
David Harradine, Professor of Interdisciplinary Practice and Co-Artistic Director of Fevered Sleep
Amanda Stuart Fisher, Reader in Contemporary Theatre and Performance, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (convenor and chair).
This event is free, but booking is essential.
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