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Available Online IMAGINED THEATRES issue #03

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

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Workshop CFP: The Mimetic Condition: A Transdisciplinary Approach

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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

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Utterly colorful and yet chaotic

A life born out of debt as symbiotic

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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…


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   …


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New: FWF PEEK Research Project: Artist Philosophers. Philosophy AS Arts-Based Research

Abstract English

Artist-Philosophers. Philosophy as Arts-Based Research

From the very beginning of European philosophy in ancient Greece the relation between philosophy and arts has been highly problematic. On the one hand we find “artist-philosophers” like Plato or Nietzsche, whose philosophical investigations used artistic practices to demonstrate their thoughts; on the other hand philosophy has been extremly hostile to such practices, especially since Plato himself banned a wide range of arts from his ideal state ruled by philosophers. Philosophers, since then, have often even opposed arts, claiming that they were doing science (reasoning) rather than “art”––which they equal with “poetry”, based on fiction and pure imaginations.

Through his conception of the “Künstlerphilosoph” (artist-philosopher), Nietzsche probably questioned this Socratic image of philosophy most profoundly, since this conceptual persona longs for a new kind of post-Socratic “philosophers to come” who are ready to do philosophy in an almost “anti-Platonic” manner by precisely crossing-over the disciplines of arts and science. Not to mind their gap, but in order to find a new (anti-Platonic) relation between philosophy and arts that will produce a different kind of philosophy and new forms of philosophy-based art in the end.

In accordance with this historical demand, our PEEK-project aims to develop a research performance in which philosophy is methodologically and conceptually demonstrated as a matter of arts-based research rather then a “pure” science. 

This aim ought to be realized by organizing a research-festival “Philosophy On Stage#4” at Tanzquartier Vienna, in the context of which artists, philosophers and scientists will collaborate to demonstrate on stage their theoria on Zarathustra. The Artist Philosopher both in a scientific and an artistic manner. Thereby they will have to demonstrate anwers to research questions such as: What happens to the traditional image of philosophy and arts, once philosophers and artists are called to stage their thoughts and implement arts-based research practices for the demonstration of their ideas? Can Nietzsche’s notion of the artist-philosopher help us to understand what performing philosophy as a kind of arts-based research could mean?

This project will be carried out in close co-operation between the University of Applied Arts Vienna, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (MRS), University of Bremen, University of Surrey, Zurich University of Fine Arts and Tanzquartier Vienna. It will consolidate and enhance the international research of the worldwide growing network working on the edge of Philosophy & Performance.


Research Institution: Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien


Head of the project:

Univ.Doz.Dr.habil Arno Böhler (Department of Philosophy, University Vienna; University of Applied Arts Vienna)


National co-operationspartners:

Univ.Prof. Dr. Susanne Valerie Granzer, Full Professor for Performing Arts at the esteemed Max

Reinhardt Seminar, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna Walter Heun (Artistic Director of Tanzquartier Wien)

Dr.habil. Krassimira Kruschkova (Head of Theorie Department Tanzquartier Vienna)

Sandra Noeth (Head of Dramaturgy Tanzquartier Wien)



Dr. Elisabeth Schäfer (University of Applied Arts Vienna)


International co-operationspartners:

Dr. habil. MAS Jens Badura: Head of the research unit “Performative Practice” at Zurich University

of the Arts (ZHdK)

Dr. Laura Cull: Senior Lecturer in Theatre Studies and Director of Postgraduate

Research for the School of Arts, University of Surrey

Dr. Alice Lagaay: Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Bremen University

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