Is performance generalizable? Is it only its specifics? Key is the exploration of action itself in both extant and uncreated guises. Does action require an actor? An actee? Is performance material? What of the virtual (in all of its guises)? Can it be theorized? How can we think performance through the lenses of both art and aesthetics—and without either?



Unlost in Lost in Jüdischer Friedhof Weißensee

Following a recent reading given at the University of Washington in Seattle by the writer Katja Petrowskaja from her book Maybe Esther, an audience member posed a particularly difficult question. Perhaps provoked […]

Dec, 04

Home and Homelessness in Queer Poetry, Politics, Places: Reading Loma’s Sad Girl Poems

When the poet Christopher Soto, aka Loma, debuted their chapbook Sad Girl Poems (Sibling Rivalry Press, January 2016), they took it on what they called a “Tour to End Queer Youth Homelessness.” […]

Sep, 20


We are 4: two adults, two children, 4 and 8, walking back from the Museum für Naturkunde, along Invalidenstraße, 10557 Berlin. We stop at 50-51, location of the Hamburger Bahnhof, the city’s […]

Mar, 12

Numeracy and the Survival of Worlds

My post today includes the writing of two guests: Heather Davis and Etienne Turpin, whose long-awaited Art in the Anthropocene: Encounters Among Aesthetics, Politics, Environments and Epistemologies went live today. Scroll down for […]

Jun, 18

Ecologies of Waste

Perhaps the only thing more surprising than the existence of an artist in residence program at the San Francisco dump is the fact that this program has existed for decades and will […]

Jun, 04

Clean Image

 This prestigious (prestidigitous) mise en scène behind which memory disappears. – Francis Ponge, Le Savon. In the middle of West 24th street the gallery-going public, along with any casually glancing passerby, may be […]

Mar, 31

Museum as Megamachine: On the 9/11 Memorial Museum, With a Nod to Lewis Mumford

The 9/11 Memorial Museum is a profoundly disorienting mash-up of recovery and loss, creation and destruction, holding on, letting go, righteous indignation, and if you’re not careful, some self-criticism, remembering, as well […]

Oct, 17

Iva Kafri in Tel Aviv

Iva Kafri’s first solo exhibition in Tel Aviv (RawArt Gallery, curator: Noga Davidson), recently closed, was given a peculiar title for such a fascinating project in which performance, installation and painting intersect. […]

Jun, 20

Wooster Group/O’Neill

  What happens when interrogating clichés becomes a cliché? Is it possible to interrogate an interrogation of theatrical clichés without becoming either overly self-consciously arch or dull? These and other questions inevitably […]

May, 07

Call/Appel/征集/Ruf—for Submissions

    Feedback is a weblog publication of Open Humanities Press, a community of critics dedicated to writing at the generative interfaces between established disciplinary, institutional, and social territories and protocols. The […]

Apr, 29


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