Performance Philosophy is an international network open to all researchers concerned with the relationship between performance & philosophy.

  • Anyone can be a member of Performance Philosophy and it is free to join. Just click on the link that says 'Sign Up' in the box above. 
  • All members are free to propose new groups within Performance Philosophy. These can be either geographic or thematic groups. Please see the 'About' page for more information. Or go to 'Groups' to propose a new group.
  • If you have any problems using this website, please contact: 
  • For general enquiries about Performance Philosophy, please contact Laura Cull:



Started by Luciana da Costa Dias Aug 21. 0 Replies


Available Online IMAGINED THEATRES issue #03

Started by Daniel Sack Aug 13. 0 Replies

We are pleased to announce the launch of issue #03 of …Continue

Tags: imagined, writing, theatres, open, access

Workshop CFP: The Mimetic Condition: A Transdisciplinary Approach

Started by Daniel Villegas Vélez Jun 3. 0 Replies

Workshop CFP: The Mimetic Condition: A Transdisciplinary ApproachInstitute of Philosophy, KU Leuven (Belgium)December 5-6, 2019Keynote: Prof. Gunter Gebauer (Free University of Berlin)Since the…Continue

Tags: workshop, transdisciplinarity, mimesis

Announcing the Performance Philosophy Crowdfunding Campaign!

Started by Naomi Woo Apr 7. 0 Replies

Performance Philosophy is launching our first…Continue

Blog Posts


Posted by Anirban Kumar on October 20, 2019 at 22:01 0 Comments

Smolded through ages as lifeless form

Utterly colorful and yet chaotic

A life born out of debt as symbiotic

Caged in green lush, more or less as a unique…


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…


Playing with Virtual Realities - Performances and Symposium

Posted by Einav Katan-Schmid on November 18, 2017 at 13:14 0 Comments

PREMIERE Playing with Virtual Realities  
25. bis 28.01.2018 A research project of the Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung, Humboldt-University of Berlin   …


  • Add Videos
  • View All

Workshop CFP: The Mimetic Condition: A Transdisciplinary Approach

Workshop CFP: The Mimetic Condition: A Transdisciplinary Approach

Institute of Philosophy, KU Leuven (Belgium)

December 5-6, 2019

Keynote: Prof. Gunter Gebauer (Free University of Berlin)

Since the publication of Gunter Gebauer and Christoph Wulf’s seminal book, Mimesis: Culture-Art-Society in 1992, the realization that mimesis is constitutive of the human condition has become central to the humanities, the arts, the social sciences, stretching to inform the hard sciences as well. Furthering Gebauer and Wulf’s call to examining the productive aspect of mimesis as a “human condition,” the ERC-funded Homo Mimeticus (HOM) project convokes a two-day transdisciplinary workshop at the Institute of Philosophy, KU Leuven, to explore the afterlives of the mimetic condition in the twenty-first century. Careful not to impose a unitary perspective to a protean concept, we will be attending to the heterogeneous connections that have been forged since the publication of Mimesis, those that remained unexplored by the authors, and those still to be discovered.

We invite contributions in the form of 20-minute papers that engage with the complexity and richness of the concept. We welcome papers that address the urgency of placing mimesis at the crossroads between the human sciences, the arts, and the political, with an ear to the new mimetic patho-logies (critical accounts of mimetic pathos) that are currently emerging.



Please submit a bio and a 200-word abstract to by June 30, 2019

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • Mimesis as a transdisciplinary, impure, or paradoxical concept
  • Mimesis beyond representation: performativity, imitation, influence, music, pathos
  • Mimesis and society: habit, ethos, imitative learning, exemplars, fashion, reproducibility value
  • Mimesis and gender: insubordination, drag, masquerade, desire
  • Mimesis and the postcolonial: alterity, camouflage, mockery, mimicry
  • Mimesis and politics: power, (new) fascisms, myth, contagion, swarming
  • Mimesis and the unconscious: hypnosis, identification, suggestion, mimetic unconscious
  • The bio-ontology of mimesis: new materialisms, affect theory, non-human turn
  • Mimesis, and virtual reality: simulation, AI, new media, bio-technology, hypermimesis
  • Mimesis and anthropology: magic, shamanism, and the ontological turn
  • Mimesis and phenomenology: imagination, intersubjectivity, embodied cognition, fiction and the body, phantom, fantasy
  • Mimesis and violence: rivalry, sacrifice, transgression, and mimetic excess
  • Mimesis and performance: theater, music, performance, art
  • Alternative genealogies of traditional mimetic concepts (imitatio, representation, realism, naturalism)
  • Mimesis in the Anthropocene: human/non-human imitation, catastrophe, environmental contagion,
  • Mimesis and neuroscience: mirror neurons, neuroplasticity and beyond.

This workshop is organized by the HOM Team. For more information, visit us at and follow us on twitter and facebook.

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement n°716181)

Views: 69

Reply to This

© 2019   Created by Laura Cull.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service