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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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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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Announcing the Performance Philosophy Crowdfunding Campaign!

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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!




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Playing with Virtual Realities - Performances and Symposium

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


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Towards an ethics of "things" (as one trajectory/horizon for performance philosophy)

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At 10:56 on September 6, 2018, jerry Adesewo said…
Hi Alice, I just indicated interest to attend your Amsterdam event as much desired opportunity to increase my knowledge of performance philosophy.

Two factors however might work against that dream, visa and finances because I will be coming from Nigeria and that's like a $2500 venture.

I would require therefore that you send me a letter of invitation to help with my search for funds and of course my application for Visa.

Thank you.

Jerry Adesewo
At 11:56 on January 18, 2013, Adam Potts said…

Yeah, I completely agree there! Important to be aware of what is going on but like you say, not to get too caught up in changing your ideas to suit what is hip. But you have to what you are doing can offer something to current debate, otherwise it seems a bit of a waste of time. I must admit, I am trying to brush up on the Speculative Realist stuff for this very reason...I know very litlte about it yet everyone seems very excited about it all. So I would need to know more about that side of things to consider Blanchot's relation. I would say that it is important to think the neutral without materiality though, or better yet through a different kind of materiality, perhaps closer to the way Derrida thinks materiality. The neutre is a way of thinkng in excess of any kind of positionality, any kind of truth, and any hope of temporality. It would, therefore, arrive with a different kind of temporality, sidestepping the logical modes of the visible and invisible, presence and absence, being and non-being, in favour of a neutral mode of thinking that interrupts this dialectic. That's the way I understand it I would need to know more about the 'object' focus of SR to understand how it might relate.

At 11:04 on January 18, 2013, Adam Potts said…

Yeah maybe...but I am not sure if this 'old-fashioned' thing is more to do with this Speculative Realist trend in philosophy and the move away from those thinkers said to be part of the whole linguistic turn in philosophy. I personally think there is so much that is relevant in his work. And the truth is, he hasn't been used a great deal to talk about art forms other than literature and the ones he writes about. I have only read a couple of thinks where he has been used well in relationt to music and I haven't found anything about his thought in relation to film. So there is still so much to be done with his work. And I think more than any other writer of that time, his pros are incredibly clear even if they arrive at very complex ideas. And I guess as an aside, if you work never worries about being trendy and fashionable, then it will never go out of fashion haha.

At 12:37 on January 16, 2013, Adam Potts said…

Hi Alice,

Well I must say my knowledge of performance philosophy is very limited which is why I signed up here to learn more. But because of this I can only speak generally about Blanchot. I would agree, I don't think there is much humour in it at all but that said, it's beautiful stuff. I think the key is the neutral is a way of framing what resists the realm of possibility as impossibility. It's all to do with language too, what resists us in our interpretation of the work of art, not as some kind of aesthetic sublime but as a radical impossibility. Where as the sublime is a way of thinking the impossible and still within our power, Blanchot neutral is a non-concept. The difficulty in his writing is how can you write that which resists what is written...and that is where the beauty comes in for me. I would strongly recommend The Infinite Conversation and Leslie Hill's commentaries on Blanchot, essential stuff. What is your interest?

At 12:50 on September 10, 2012, Philipp Piechura said…

Hi Alice,
Danke dir. Ja, auch wenn ich social networks irgendwie beängstigend finde, ist es super. Da finde ich doch tatsächlich endlich jemanden, dem ich dieses Buch empfehlen kann, was ich so spannend finde und dann gibt es noch mehr Leute, die es sogar gelesen haben :)


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