Derrida | Benjamin – Two Plays for the Stage

Derrida | Benjamin – Two Plays for the Stage

New publication: Derrida| Benjamin - Two Plays for the Stage by John Schad and Fred Dalmasso (the first-ever stage plays about Jacques Derrida and Walter Benjamin) Within the work of both Jacques Derrida and Walter Benjamin there is a buried theatricality, a theatre to-come. And, in the last fifteen years, there has been a growing awareness of this theatricality. To date, though, there has not been a published stage play about either Derrida or Benjamin. Cue Derrida| Benjamin, a volume that brings together two tragi-comic plays which mirror each other in a host of ways – above all, in the…
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CFP: Illuminated Video Articles, Journal of Embodied Research

JOURNAL OF EMBODIED RESEARCH jer.openlibhums.org CFP for JER 4.2 (2021): SPECIAL ISSUE OF “ILLUMINATED” VIDEO ARTICLES For those of us who are in social isolation but otherwise well, this may be a time to undertake further work with our existing video archives. We may not be able to generate new moments together, but we can certainly look back at the video we have created and further unfold its meanings. With this in mind, JER proposes a special issue on “illuminated video.” Submissions to this special issue should follow three parameters: 1) Begin with a piece of uncut video lasting no…
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“Further Evidence on the Meaning of Musical Performance” Working Paper

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. https://www.academia.edu/41642364/Working_Paper_Further_Evidence_on_the_Meaning_of_Musical_Performance_Cartwright_Nevoina_15012020
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Division of Labor – Denis Beaubois

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 idea of fulfilling a role through circumstance. In this case it is the role of the unsuspecting (non theatrical) performer driven by economic necessity. It raises the question that authenticity in performance cannot be achieved through a body that is aware of its role…
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Aesthetics of Contemplation: Poetry Leaves

He met her in the foyer of a theatre, novel in her hand, clip board in his hand, Market research on the tip of his tongue, He says ‘ Are you here to watch Within Rooms’ She says ‘No’ He says ‘Susan Songtang?’ ‘Yes but it’s not philosophy’ says she ‘It might be philosophical’ says he ‘Yes but it’s not Foucault’ says she ‘Ah, Pul - Michel - Foucault, french philosopher, historian of ideas, social theorist and literary critic’ He didn’t really say that He said ‘Ah, Foucault, the bald dude’ She said ‘Yes the blond dude’ He made her…
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Playing with Virtual Realities – Introduction

  The project Playing with Virtual Realities takes place in the research group gamelab.berlin, at the Excellence Cluster an Interdisciplinary Laboratory, Humboldt University of Berlin. The project explores how VR-technology and the embodied practices of gaming and dancing enact and design imagination and perceptual experience. The project is a collaboration of gaming, dancing, VR design, philosophy of technology, embodied philosophies of perception, and performance philosophy. Playing with Virtual Realities questions and experiments the embodied practices of dancing and gaming. We inquire how physical techniques and technology of the game provoke and solve challenges for perception. We aim to reflect the intersection of technology…
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Dance movement therapy contextualised within a Shambhala Buddhist Vision of Enlightened Society.

Context : This essay was written during my visiting scholarship to Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado U.S.A, August - December 2016. Naropa is a Buddhist inspired University founded in 1974 by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Naropa combines a Tibetan Science of Mind with a third level western education. I had the opportunity to audit classes in; Dance Movement Therapy, Ikebana traditional Japanese Flower Arranging, Mudra Space Awareness Ensemble Actor Training and Shambhala Meditation Practicum: An Introduction To Meditation Practice and Dharma Reading . Please note, I am not a dance movement therapist and therefor the ideas discussed in this essay are from…
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OPEN CALL: Symposium Performance Philosophy School of Athens II

Athens, 23-24 September 2017 Performance Philosophy School of Athens II, is a two-day symposium, organised by Stefania Mylona and Stella Dimitrakopoulou, in association with the Performance Philosophy network. This year will focus on Performance Dance, performances of all kinds that stand in-between dance and performance art or more broadly the visual arts world. The symposium invites workshops, performances and papers that examine the relationship between dance movement, visual art and philosophy. Some of the questions to be addressed are the following: • In what ways do dance movement and the visual arts intertwine? • How do dance images make us think?…
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THE OBJECT TURNED INSIDE OUT

Object art is entirely processual and performative. No object preexists a perspective, a context and a participant-observer. The object post-object was not has been turned on its head, and turned inside out. A site dedicated to second order observation.Object art
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