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Friday March 15 | Session 10:45 - 12:15 (15 min)
De Brakke Grond | Grote Zaal
Performance philosophy offers the opportunity to begin again, to lay aside certainties acquired from disciplinary study, and to pursue philosophical activity from the artful position of notknowing. This beginning again is not a one-time reset. Performance philosophy brings the promise of continually beginning again, and herein lies its greatest opportunity to baffle the paradigm of institutional knowledge, which praises the accumulation of foundational truths and the evolution from the simple to the complex.
This No Paper Presentation will unfold as a manifesto of beginning again. To parallel the work started by Every house has a door in their performance 9 beginnings, I will offer glimpses of the beginnings of 9 specific interventions that all present can make in the institution directly upon leaving the Amsterdam conference. These nine beginnings will conjure sometimes radical, sometimes absurd modes of being that contravene business as usual in the traditional university setting. Moving from Michel de Certeau to Rūmī, from hallucinogen-fueled pedagogy to a call for mass resignation, I intend to provoke our membership to think seriously about what else we could be doing besides teaching and researching in the existing university system. This manifesto is, then, a call to do something else, to begin again and again and again as performance philosophers beyond the academy.

Will Daddario is the author of Baroque, Venice, Theatre, Philosophy (Palgrave 2017), and coeditor of two anthologies: Adorno and Performance (with Karoline Gritzner, 2014) and Manifesto Now! Instructions for Performance, Philosophy, Politics (with Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca, 2013). He is co-editor of the Performance Philosophy Book Series (with Springer/Palgrave), co-editor of the Performance Philosophy journal, and a founding member of the international research network Performance Philosophy. He currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina where he engages in grief work and education consulting services for local and international communities.

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