Tuesday, August 30, 2016

REPETITION/S: Performance and Philosophy in Ljubljana



Performance and Philosophy in Ljubljana


University of Ljubljana – Faculty of Arts

City Museum of Ljubljana

September 21 – 24, 2016

Organized by Gregor Moder, Bara Kolenc, Anna Street, and Ben Hjorth, in partnership with the Aufhebung – International Hegelian Association, the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana – City Museum of Ljubljana, the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, MG+MSUM, the Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture, Kud Pozitiv, DIC, the Research Unit in European Philosophy of Monash University, the University of Paris-Sorbonne and their research laboratories PRITEPS and VALE, and the Performance Philosophy network.


FA = Faculty of Arts, Aškerčeva 2

CM = City Museum, Gosposka 15

MMA = Museum of Modern Art, Tomšičeva 14

FA002 = Faculty of Arts, lecture theatre no. 2 on ground floor

FA415 = Faculty of Arts, lecture room 415 on 4th floor

FA325 = Faculty of Arts, lecture room 325 on 3rd floor

PTL = Dance Theatre Ljubljana, Prijateljeva 2

KT = Kreatorij Theatre, DIC, Poljanska 26

Pritličje = Pritličje bar, Mestni trg 2

Wednesday, September 21st

6:00 – 7:30 Welcoming Event

7:30 – 8:00 Performance

Zupančič::Turšič::Živadinov - AKTUATOR: 2016

Thursday, September 22nd

8:30 – 9:30 Registration and coffee

9.30-10.00 Welcome by Predrag Novaković (Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Arts) and opening remarks

10:00 – 11:00 Morning Lecture

Mladen Dolar (University of Ljubljana)
“Staging Concepts”

11:00 – 11:30 Session Break

11:30 – 1:00 Parallel Sessions I

Session 1 Comedy and tragedy

1/ Ramona Mosse (Free University Berlin) and Anna Street (University of Paris – Sorbonne)
“Repetition in Tragedy and Comedy: Un/Masking the Surface”

2/ Kate Katafiasz (Newman University, Birmingham)
“Repetition Beyond, Or Behind, Representation”

3/ Anna Bromley and Michael Fesca (Artists)
“Sharing Jokes, Laughing, Grooving -  Awkward Repetitions”  (performance)

Session 2 Repetition and language

1/ Geoff Boucher (Deakin University)
“Hysterically Funny: Austin After Lacan”

2/ Noah Holtwiesche (Neue Wiener Gruppe/Lacan-Schule)
“To Be Announced”  (performance lecture)

Session 3 Performing deconstruction: ‘beyond’ representation

1/ Joel White (King's College London)
“Le Théâtre de la cruauté et la clôture de la représentation”

2/ Angelika Seppi (Humboldt-Universität, Berlin)
“Quasi-Mimetics and The Economy of Exchange”

3/ Thomas Mercier (King’s College, London)
“The Force of the Event: Queer Performativity and Repetition in Austin, Butler and Derrida”

1:00 – 2:30 Lunch Break

2:30 - 5:30 Workshop

Leja Jurišič
“Duration and repetition” 

2:30 – 4:00 Parallel Sessions II

Session 1 Nietzsche: repetition/s of sovereignty and slavery 

1/ Zohar Frank (Brown University)
“Rehearsing Petitioning: Repetition and the Potential for Sovereignty”

2/ Bree Wooten (European Graduate School)
“Nietzsche: The Antichrist, After The Eternal Return”

3/ Alireza Taheri (HamAva Psychoanalytic Institute, Iran)
“From the Law as Representation to the Law as Repetition: Breaking the Spell of the Slave Revolt in Morality”

Session 2 Repetition/s of political economy 

1/ Mauricio Gonzalez (Goethe-University in Frankfurt)
“Benjamin on Repetition and Freedom”  

2/ Sami Khatib (American University of Beirut)
“Anti-Sisyphus: Capitalism and Repetition”

3/ Clare Foster (University College London)
“Recognition Capital”

Session 3 Repetition in Dance 

1/ Pia Brezavšček (University of Ljubljana)
“Repeating the Unrepeatable Presence in Dance Improvisation”

2/ Nina Bandi (Lucerne School of Art and Design / Zurich University of the Arts)
“Non-Representation and Repetition: A Perspective on Algorithms, Derivatives and Dance”

3/ Timmy De Laet (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
“Variations of Repetition: A Philosophical Reading of Jérôme Bel’s Citational Practice” 

4/ Katarina Paramana (Birkbeck, University of London)
“Returning to The Show: Repetition and the Construction of Spaces of Decision, Affect, and Creative Possibility”

4:00 – 4:30 Coffee Break

4:30 – 6:00 Parallel Sessions III

Session 1 Repetition, genesis, metamorphosis 

1/ Stefan Apostolou-Hölscher (Academy of Fine Arts, Munich)
“Dissonant Repetitions and the Idea of Genesis in Kant and Deleuze”

2/ Jordan Skinner (Central European University)
"Change and Repetition"

3/ Dragana Alfirević and Engin Can (Artists)
“Are Made of This: Episode on Repetition and Transformation”  (performance)

Session 2 Word/Play: Re-staging Shakespeare and Beckett

1/ Erik Bryngelsson and Karl Sjölund (Yak Kallop)
“Until Hamlet”  (performance)

2/ Martin Harries (University of California, Irvine)
“Repeating Beckett’s Play”  

Session 3 Literary repetition/s 

1/ Polona Tratnik (University of Ljubljana)
“Hansel and Gretel: Repetition – Event – Context”

2/ Nadia Bou Ali (American University of Beirut)
“Jambe sur la Jambe or How Two Don’t Become One”

3/ Eleonor Weber (Writer)

“Seeing Her Voices: Rehearsing Alejandra Pizarnik”  (performance lecture)

6:00 – 6:30 Session Break 

6:30 – 8:00 Evening Conversation

Samo Tomšič (Humboldt University Berlin) and
Oxana Timofeeva (European University at St Petersburg)
“Libidinal Economies of Crises”

8:00 – 9:00 Dinner 

8:30 – 10:00 Exhibition: Retorika - The Moment After 

Bara Kolenc (Artist) and Atej Tutta (Artist)

Friday, September 23rd

9:30 – 10:00 Registration and coffee 

10:00 – 11:00 Morning Lecture 

Keti Chukhrov (Russian State University for the Humanities)
"Repetition as the Performative syndrome of Crisis" 

11:00 – 11:30 Session Break 

11:30 – 1:00 Parallel Sessions IV

Session 1 Repetition and ‘the act’ 

1/ Amanda Holmes (Villanova University)

2/ Jan Sieber (Universität der Künste Berlin) 

3/ Alexi Kukuljevic (University of Applied Arts Vienna)

Session 2 The double and the serial 

1/ Bara Kolenc (University of Ljubljana)
“The Four Matrices of Repetition: Deflation, Reformation, Inflation, Production”

2/ Rachel Aumiller (Villanova University, Oxford University)
“Twice Two: The Repetition of Nothing in Tetradic Dialect”

3/ Kiri Sullivan (University of Melbourne)
“Repetition and the Temporal Double in Cinema”

Session 3 Performing identity: history repeating 

1/ Micha Braun (Leipzig University, Germany)
“Repetition and Recurrence: On Artefacts and Bodies as Agents of Differentiation in Contemporary Polish Visual Arts” 

2/ Kseniya Kapelchuk (European University in St. Petersburg)
“Repetition and Historicity: Change, Cycle, Revolution”

3/ Dorota Sosnowska (University of Warsaw Institute of Polish Culture)
“Halka/Haiti - White Archive, Black Body? Reenactment and Repetition in the Polish-Colonial Context”


D. Graham Burnett, Lucy Partman, Matthew Strother & Nathaniel Whitfield (The Enacted Thought, Princeton)
“Pulling Imaginary Teeth”  (performance / improvised conversation)

1:00 – 2:30 Lunch Break

 2:30 – 4:00 Parallel Sessions V

Session 1 Anatomy of a Performer 

1/ Philip Watkinson (Queen Mary University of London)
“‘I will feel like the only keeper of the past’: Postdramatic Repetition and Deborah Pearson’s The Future Show”

2/ Richard Pettifer (Artist & writer)
“Artist Development”  (performance lecture)

Session 2 Repetition and the senses 

1/ Serap Erincin (Louisiana State University)
“Polaroid”  (performance)

2/ Mirt Komel (University of Ljubljana)
“Repeating Touch in the Town of Goga”

3/ Patrick Ward (Artist)
“Possibility of Foam”  (audiovisual performance)

Session 3 Repetition and death 

1/ Tomaž Toporišič (University of Ljubljana)
“The tensions between repetition and representation in contemporary theatre and drama (Oliver Frljić and Simona Semenič)”

2/ Sandrine Schiller Hansen (KU Leuven, Belgium)
“Juggling the Necrotic Bone: A Meditation on the Fate of Repetition and the Death Drive”

3/ Naomi Toth (Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre)
“Echoing Last Words”

4:00 – 4:30 Coffee Break 

4:30 – 6:00 Parallel Sessions VI

Session 1 Performing habit 

1/ Gary Peters (York St John University)
“Contraction and Contemplation: Deleuze and Malabou on Habit within the Context of Improvised Performance”

2/ Julie Reshe (Global Centre of Advanced Studies, USA)
“Peculiarities Pursued with Fatigue and Passion”

3/ Katja Kolšek (University of Ljubljana)
“Repetition and Redoubling”

Session 2 Remembering, repeating, performing: psychoanalysis 

1/ Michaela Wünsch (University of Vienna)
“Repetition, Memory and Remembrance in Psychoanalysis and Art”

2/ Jingchao Ma (Villanova University)
“Return with the Other: Primary and Secondary Narcissism in Freud, Lacan, and Kristeva”

3/ Michael Friedman (Humboldt University in Berlin)
“On a Repetition Inscribed on a Torus: Beginning of a Lacanian Mathematics”

4/ Lucas Ballestín (New School for Social Research, New York)
“Hipster Politics: Retreat, Repetition, and Disavowal”

Performance & Discussion: Repetition and the law 

Vanessa Place (Artist, poet, lawyer)
“Botched Execution”  (vocal-sound performance)

+ Morey Williams (Villanova University)
“Repetition & Docility’s Undoing: The Failure of Disciplining Practices Performed On the Female Carceral Subject” 

Discussion moderated by Naomi Toth (Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre)

6:00 – 6:30 Session Break 

6:30 – 8:00 Evening Conversation 

Andrew Benjamin (Monash University) and 

Freddie Rokem (Tel Aviv University)
“Repetition and Interruption: Benjamin and Brecht”

Saturday, September 24th

9:30 – 10:00 Registration and coffee 

10:00 – 11:00 Morning Lecture
Bojana Kunst (Justus Leibig University Giessen)
“The Loop of Time: Rhythm Politics and Contemporary Dance”

11:00 – 11:30 Session Break 

11:30 – 1:00 Parallel Sessions VII

Session 1 Repetition in Kierkegaard 

1/ Susan Bernstein (Brown University)
“Reading and Writing in Kierkegaard – Repetition with Difference”

2/ Tone Dandanell (Aarhus University in Denmark)
“The Wonder of Repetition” 

3/ Michael O’Neill Burns (University of the West of England, Bristol)
“What’s the Diff’rence? Repetition and Fracture in Kierkegaard, Lacan, and J Dilla”  

Session 2 Badiou and Žižek: repeating Europe? 

1/ Peter Klepec (Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts)
“Badiou on Repetition”

2/ Sigi Jöttkandt (University of New South Wales)
"’By a route obscure and lonely’: Repetition and Inscription in Europe's Dream-Land”

Session 3 "Re-Hegelize yourselves!"

1/ Goran Vranešević (University of Ljubljana)
“Of Dreams, Dogmas and Speculations”

2/ Ben Hjorth (Monash University)
“'The curtain must eventually fall': from Kant’s theatre to Hegel’s performance”

3/ Christopher Wallace (Monash University)
“A Mouthful of Dissonance: The Way-Out [Ausweg] of the Way-Out [Ausgang] in Hegel”

11:30 – 12:30 & 1:00 – 2:00 Performance

Emilie Gallier (University of Coventry) and Tilman Andris (Magician)
“Trouble Wit:Magic and Choreography at the Table”

1:00 – 2:30 Lunch Break 

2:30 – 4:30 Parallel Sessions VIII

Session 1 Hegel, again

1/ Louis Hartnoll (Kingston University)
“Hegel’s Aesthetic Overcoming of the ‘Bad Infinite’”

2/ Søren Rosendal (Aarhus University, Denmark)
“Poetico-Scientific Repetitions: What Hegel talks about when he talks about Truth”

3/ Rasmus Ugilt (Aarhus University, Denmark)
“Hegel's Excess”

4/ Gregor Moder (University of Ljubljana)
“Hegel’s logic of pure being and the rhetorical repetition” 

Session 2 Repetition in new media technologies 

1/ Serap Erincin (Louisiana State University)
“Phenomenologies of Performing Repetition: The Real, the Mediated, and the Multiplied in TWG’s Poor Theatre”

2/ Katerina Vukovic (University of Rijeka, Croatia)
“Repetition and a Machine” 

3/ Mark Horváth (Eötvös Loránd University) and Adam Lovasz (Eötvös Loránd University)
“Absentology Collective: Programming the Vicious Circle”

4/ Alfie Bown (HSMC, Hong Kong)
“The PlayStation Dreamworld: Automatism and Videogames”

Session 3 Performing repetition 

1/ Pamela Bianchi (University of Paris 8)
“The Repetition of Difference: Time and Space in Contemporary Performance Art”

2/ Mischa Twitchin (Queen Mary, University of London)
“What Gets Differentiated – Or Repeated – In an ‘Ontology of Performance’?”

3/ Eszter Horváth (Université Pázmány Péter, Budapest)
“On Performance and Representation”

4/ Jakob Rosendal (Aarhus University, Denmark)
“Serial Girl – On the Repetition Compulsion of an Art Historical Motif”

4:30 – 5:00 Coffee Break 

5:00 – 6:30 Closing Conversation 

Alenka Zupančič Žerdin (University of Ljubljana) and 

Justin Clemens (University of Melbourne) 

“End of History, End of Art”

6:30 – 7:00 Closing Cocktail 

7:00 – 8:30 Dinner

Closing Performances 

8:30 – 9:30 "The Collected Works of Victor Bergman"
Romanie Harper, Brian Lipson, Aaron Orzech, James Paul (The Family)

9:45 – 10:45 “Remake”
Gareth Davies, Thomas Henning, Eloïse Mignon, Eryn Jean Norvill (The Collective) 

Ongoing program (September 22 through 24)

Kristina Hagström-Ståhl (Gothenburg University)
“The Talking Cure" (sound installation)

fil ieropoulos (Buckinghamshire New University)
“Quotedious” (video installation)

Urban Ksaver Kmet (Researcher & artist), Kai Simon Stöger (Dancer & choreographer) & Jasmina Založnik (University of Aberdeen)
“B-Mapping” (performance workshop)

Luca Resta (Artist)
“Superposition” (performance / visual installation)

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