9:30 am - 5:00 pm


Guildford School of Acting/University of Surrey
Stag Hill Campus, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, South East
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Beyond Application? Immanent Encounters Between Philosophy & the Arts

Fri 27 Jan | 9.30-5pm

Centre for Performance Philosophy

University of Surrey, Guildford, UK


Keynote: Bojana Cvejić

Combining talks, performances & participatory workshops by artists and scholars from across the disciplines, this one day event invites new thinking about the relationship between the arts and philosophy. Researchers from dance, music, sound, film, theatre, philosophy and the visual arts come together to explore the issues with and alternatives to the use of art to illustrate philosophy.
With a keynote presentation from influential performance theorist and maker, Bojana Cvejić, and contributions from: Richard Ashby, Elisabeth Belgrano, Andrew Bowie, William Brown, Al Cameron, Clive Caseaux, Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca, Shantel Ehrenberg, Vânia Gala, Vicky Hunter, Simon Jones, Bill Leslie, Kevin Logan, Julia Moore, Tero Nauha, John Ó Maoilearca, Anna Pakes, Josiah Pearsall, Yaron Shyldkrot, Edward Thornton, and Steve Tromans.
This interdisciplinary symposium seeks to explore the question of how philosophy and the arts might encounter one another in ways that challenge the tendency towards application – for instance, when the arts are treated as illustrative of extant, transcendent philosophical ideas rather than as generating their own, new philosophy immanently.
We want to examine the relationship between these ideas – as explored in Film-Philosophy, Performance Philosophy, Dance and Music scholarship – and the notion of ‘practice as research’, alongside contemporary concerns with the form and methods of philosophy insofar as it might seek to be a philosophy of immanence.
At the same time, the event aims to consider to what extent it is possible or even desirable to ‘escape’ application in this sense and to provide a platform for both scholarship and practical research confronting the value and challenge of bringing philosophy and the arts together.
Booking required – all welcome.

Free to presenters, Surrey staff, TECHNE studentship-holders and TECHNE associates.

£7 full / £5 conc for non-TECHNE attendees, to contribute towards costs.
Hosted by the Centre for Performance Philosophy at the University of Surrey

With funding from the TECHNE consortium
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