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Available Online IMAGINED THEATRES issue #03

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Workshop CFP: The Mimetic Condition: A Transdisciplinary Approach

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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…


The School of Making Thinking's Summer 2018 Residency Programs

Posted by Aaron Finbloom on January 9, 2018 at 15:01 0 Comments

Hi everyone!

I help run an amazing interdisciplinary artist/thinker residency program called The School of Making Thinking based out of the U.S. and I wanted to share our summer programs and encourage Performance Philosophy ppl to apply (as I think many will find them quite interested :- )

see below!




The School of Making Thinking hosts Summer Intensives for…



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Practice Research: At the intersections of thinking and doing

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Practice Research: At the intersections of thinking and doing

Time: December 7, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Street: Eton Avenue
City/Town: London
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Event Type: roundtable, discussion
Organized By: Amanda Stuart Fisher
Latest Activity: Nov 21, 2016

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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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