Study-Day with Laura Cull and John Ó Maoilearca

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On the left: Reproduced from Alexander Galloway, Laruelle: Against the Digital. Minnesota University Press: Minneapolis MN, 2014, p.152. On the right: Sami Sälpäkivi and Bobi Girl in the first ever horse theatre in Finland, “Hiano Mailma” which he created with his wife Anne in 2002. Courtesy of the authors (Right).

Artistic research shares with François Laruelle’s ‘non-philosophy’ and the emerging field of ‘performance philosophy’ a condition of internal conflict: On one side, artistic research breaks out of acceptable knowledge, on the other it seeks to make its outcomes accepted as knowledge; on one side, it appropriates artistic modes of inquiry and presentation for research, on the other research already pervades the very artistic practice that produced them; on one side, artistic research resists institutionalism, on the other it needs to develop and maintain research networks in and across institutions.

During the Study Day, prof. Laura Cull and prof. John Ó Maoilearca (John Mullarkey), two leading scholars in performance philosophy and non-philosophy, will share with artist-researchers of the Orpheus Institute their latest research and discuss with them problems and commonalities between these three fields of knowledge.

Laura Cull is Head of the Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK. Her most recent books are Theatres of Immanence: Deleuze and the Ethics of Performance (2012) and Encounters in Performance Philosophy (2014) co-edited with Alice Lagaay. Her other publications include Deleuze and Performance (2009) and Manifesto Now! Instructions for Performance, Philosophy, Politics (2013) co-edited with Will Daddario. She is core convener of Performance Philosophy and joint series editor of the Performance Philosophy book series with Palgrave.

John Ó Maoilearca (John Mullarkey) is Professor of Film and Television Studies at Kingston University, London. He has also taught philosophy and film theory at the University of Sunderland, England and the University of Dundee, Scotland. He has published ten books, including (as author) Bergson and Philosophy (2000), Post-Continental Philosophy: An Outline (2006), Philosophy and the Moving Image: Refractions of Reality (2010), and (as editor) Laruelle and Non-Philosophy (2012) and The Bloomsbury Companion to Continental Philosophy (2013). His latest book is entitled, All Thoughts Are Equal: Laruelle and Nonhuman Philosophy (forthcoming).


DAY 1 (Friday, 29 May 2015)

15:00 – 16:00 Paulo de Assis
16:00 – 17:00 Laura Cull
17:00 – 17:30 Coffe Break
17:30 – 18:30 Q&A with Laura and Paulo
19:30 – Dinner

DAY 2 (Saturday, 30 May 2015)

10:00 – 11:00 John Ó Maoileaca
11:00 – 11:30 Coffe Break
11:30 – 12:00 Q&A with John
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 16:00 General Discussion

Please visit the Orpheus Institute websiste to register for this free event.

A PDF programme of the Study-Day is available here