mad theory

MPPC in Paris, France!

Next up for Madison Performance Philosophy Collective: in June we will present a durational, site-specific, participatory performance at the Theatre, Performance, Philosophy conference at the Sorbonne in Paris, France!  Our project, entitled “From the U.S. with Love,” is created and performed by Andrew Salyer, Dijana Mitrovic, Erin Briddick, Katie Schaag, Tomislav Longinov, and Tom Armbrecht.  Learn more about the performance here: http://tpp2014.com/madison-performance-philosophy-collective/

The conference keynotes include Judith Butler, Catherine Malabou, Avital Ronell, and our own Jon McKenzie!  Learn more about the conference here: http://tpp2014.com/en-us/

POST-MAD THEORY

MAD THEORY went smashingly – what an exciting inaugural event!  Our warmest thanks to our presenters for sharing their innovative, inspiring, transgressive, gorgeous, provocative work with us, and to our audience/participants for their curiosity, energy, and contributions to the collaborative durational performance that was the symposium itself!

We estimated a total of 70 – 80 attendees throughout the day, and noticed a tangible sense of community-building between scholars and artists of UW-Madison and the larger Madison community.

And the Library as Incubator Project is going to do a publication about the event!

View a selection of photos by Paul Andrews and Angela Richardson here. We’ll post a larger selection soon.

View the conference website here:  http://madtheory2014.wordpress.com/

View the full color program booklet here:

View responses to and documentation of the symposium here:

And check out the Twitter feed for #madtheory2014:  
https://twitter.com/search?q=madtheory2014

Speaking of documentation:  we are planning to put together a small publication (probably an e-book) documenting the proceedings of the symposium.  We’d very much appreciate it if you could send us:

1. Any photographs you took

2. A reflection about the day – about your own project, someone else’s project, and/or the day as a whole.  Long or short, whether a sentence or a page – we’d love to include your response in the e-book!  Feel free to use mixed media if you’d like to extend beyond text in your reflection!

Whether you were a presenter or an audience member, we’d love to hear from you!
madison.performance.philosophy@gmail.com

Thanks again for being a part of MAD THEORY!

 

Mad Theory CFP!

Consider submitting a proposal to the Madison Performance Philosophy Collective’s inaugural event, Mad Theory: A Performance Philosophy Symposium.

We welcome a diversity of approaches, styles, and methods: lecture performances, experimental talks, live art, interactive installations, roundtable discussions, collaborative praxis-based workshops, site-specific work, durational work, and hybrid theory-practice sessions.

This event is co-sponsored by Performance Philosophy, an international research network, The Bubbler at Madison Public Library, and the A.W. Mellon Art and Scholarship Workshop at UW-Madison’s Center for the Humanities.

Proposals are due March 7.  Read the CFP.

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