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Trashing Performance

4 October 2012

Potentials of Performance: Mapping

In her third and final blog posting, Gigi maps a way into possible futures following the example of Occupy Wall Street. read more »

15 June 2011

Page 3 Pin-up Wanted!

Become a Page 3 Pin-up for Dance Theatre Journal. Apply within! read more »

19 May 2011

Trashing Performance: Amy's Closet

To give you some idea of what they are up to they've decided to invite you back into the closet... read more »

19 April 2011

Trashing Performance: Art-Breaker: Confessions of a Critic (Episode 53, Part 7)

We are honoured to host a sneak preview of Sir Francis Spalding's forthcoming Radio 4 series; This is Performance Art. read more »

19 April 2011

Trashing Performance: Femme Musings: The Girls Eat Cake

On March 17, 2011 Lois Weaver, Amy Lamé and Bird la Bird got together at Amy's house to eat cake and talk trash. read more »

14 April 2011

Trashing Performance: Cheap Flicks Chat #2

In their second online conversation, Gavin Butt and Ben Walters consider the usefulness of public sphere theory for considering issues raised by moving-image work by performance artists. Texts consulted are Michael Warner, Publics and Counterpublics, 2002, and Nancy Fraser, Unruly Practices: Power, Discourse, and Gender in Contemporary Social Theory, 1989. read more »

8 April 2011

Performing Idea: Two deceptions

Author: Augusto Corrieri

Through two fragments from ongoing research, Corrieri reflects on theatrical deception and the illusion of continuity. read more »

17 March 2011

Trashing Performance: I Wanna Be In That Film

Author: Owen Parry

I Wanna Be In That Film (2010) read more »

1 December 2010

Trashing Performance: Excerpts: I wanna be in that show

Author: Owen Parry

A series of excerpts from I wanna be in that show, illustrating the possibilities in the desirable surfaces of performance and its sensation seeking relations. read more »

30 September 2010

Trashing Performance: Introducing the dialogue

Author: Joe Kelleher

Joe Kelleher reflects on Promises ahead of the project's first public presentation at the Performing Idea Public Programme, on the 9th of October 2010. read more »

31 May 2010

Performing Idea: Performing Idea laboratory

The Performing Idea Laboratory took place at Club Row, London, on the 30 April 2010. Fifteen researchers and artists associated with Performance Matters presented a series of solo and collaborative works developed especially for the event. Archived here are their responses and documentation to the works presented on the day. read more »

19 April 2010

Performing Idea: This near darkness, near silence

Author: Tim Etchells

In his second weblog entry Tim Etchells reflects on the particular solitude offered by a dark space, such as a theatre, a bedroom, or the mind itself. read more »

19 April 2010

Trashing Performance: This near darkness, near silence

Author: Tim Etchells

In his second weblog entry Tim Etchells reflects on the particular solitude offered by a dark space, such as a theatre, a bedroom, or the mind itself. read more »

18 November 2009

Performing Idea: The breaking and renewing of promises

Author: Joe Kelleher

Joe Kelleher begins the weblog of his Promises project through an account of the 2009 Santarcangelo International Festival of Theatre. read more »

18 October 2009

Trashing Performance: The breaking and renewing of promises

Author: Joe Kelleher

Joe Kelleher begins the weblog of his Promises project through an account of the 2009 Santarcangelo International Festival of Theatre. read more »

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