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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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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)

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