In 2014, Performance Philosophy placed a call for “interim” events, which would complement the larger biennial conferences held in 2013 and 2015. The work that transpired from that call was remarkable in scope, form, and content. (See http://performancephilosophy.ning.com/page/interim-events ) As such, the creators of the call want to shed the title “interim” in order to emphasize the central position of this work within the terrain of Performance Philosophy.
This is a call for proposals outlining Performance Philosophy events to take place during 2016 or early 2017, ahead of the next biennial conference which will be held in Prague in April 2017. Selected proposals will receive “seed funding,” help in advertising the events, and permission to use the Performance Philosophy logo. Three awards will be made at £500 and 2 at £250.
The GRACE Project
Friday, November 20, 2015 at 5:30pm
Venue: St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place, Oxford, OX4 1DY
Speaker: Renate Braeuninger (Northampton), ‘Slavoj Žižek, Grace, and Contemporary Dance’. All welcome.
In his extensive reflections on German philosophy and German Idealism, particularly in Less than Nothing (2012), Žižek alludes to ideas of ‘grace’ on a number of occasions. This talk considers the following questions: What are the concepts and ideas of grace that Žižek is exploring, and to what extent are they useful for research into dance? By looking at German Idealism through the lens of Žižek and by thinking about its relevance to dance we gain a mediated perspective on German Idealism, but one that also reflects contemporary understanding of the term ‘grace’.