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Call for Proposals
MAD THEORY 2: A Performance Philosophy Symposium
Madison Public Library Central Branch, 3rd Floor
Saturday, March 21st, 2015 

Madison Performance Philosophy Collective invites individuals and groups to propose lecture performances, experimental talks, live art, interactive installations, roundtable discussions, collaborative praxis-based workshops, site-specific work, durational work, relational aesthetics, and digital media at the intersection of performance and philosophy or theory and practice more generally. We welcome a diversity of approaches, styles, and methods. Some sessions may be more heavily weighted toward either scholarship or live art, while others may attempt to strike a balance or produce a hybridization between performance and philosophy. Regardless of a project’s format, an emphasis on participation – such as audience interaction or response structures – is encouraged.

Submit your work in one of the following formats (indicate if your work is multi-format):

  • Live Talk / Paper Presentation
  • Live Performance
  • Participatory Workshop (the majority of the session involving the physical engagement of participants in activities)
  • Durational Installation (ongoing throughout the day)
  • Durational Performance (ongoing throughout the day)
  • Video screening

Beyond the basic set-up of the space (built-in digital projector with sound system, touch-screen TV), any other technical needs will be the responsibility of the presenter. Early set-up can be negotiated.

Proposals Due Monday, February 2nd
Include your name, brief bio, title of your submission, format, time and space requests, technical requirements, and a 300 to 500-word description of your proposed project.

Read the full CFP here.

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