Intervention as Intoxication!
This guest edited journal issue follows on from the Performance Philosophy Biennial 2019 in Amsterdam. Featuring a wide range of research and contribution styles, reworked and elaborated further for this issue, contributors consider alternative ways of ‘intervening’. The central suggestion to rethink ‘intervention as intoxication’ resonates throughout all articles, highlighting the embodied, entangled, and aesthetic dimensions of intervention. Some of the contributors go on to consider intervention as subversion of institutions beyond the well-known discourse on institutional critique.
In this editorial, in addition to introducing the authors, the editors and Biennial organizers characterize alternative ways of intervening in this issue as a search for humble ways of responding to socio-political issues and as a positioning of new knowledge(s). By way of opening, the editors recommend to consider listening as intervention, along the lines of Gemma Corradi Fiumara’s notion of ‘apprentices of listening’(1990, 57).
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