We’re coming to the end of After Finitude, a interesting and mentally challenging foray into speculative materialism. This Wednesday is the last meeting. We’re now at the end of book point where we cast around for the next book. If you’ve got a philosophy or critical theory book you really want to read with a group of people to help you through it then contact us with a suggestion or recommendation.
We have a bonus Episode, focussing on how we handle authorship in collaborative processes. It brings together the participants thoughts on the topic from debunking the myth of solo authorship and recognising the positivity of influence, to adequate programme credits and audience or community participation. Click here to listen
Episode 8: The University ethics process is live. Click here to listen.
Many of the people who participated in the interviews hold positions at Universities across New Zealand. This podcast explore how these performers, directors and researchers negotiate a University ethics process initially developed for medical, animal, sociological and anthropological research. Subscribe on itunes
This podcasts deals with questions of ethical relationships between performers and institutions, festivals, curators, directors and choreographers. It addresses a history of poor labour relations and and sometimes outright abuse in the field of dance as well as questions of collaboration and authorship, and the protection of the performer from real physical risks.
Episode 6: How we manage the ethics of money is live. Click here to listen
In this episode we discuss the complexities of fiscal ethics in fields which are not economically viable. The culture of internships, alternative economies and decommodification of art are among the topics discussed. Subscribe on itunes
For a bonus listen you can hear Melissa Laing talk to Eva Radich about the Performance Ethics Working Group on Upbeat, Radio New Zealand Concert
Episode 5: Ethics and Indigenous and Traditional Knowledges is now live. Click here to listen
Contents: Recognising that the performing arts in Aotearoa New Zealand are structured and understood through dominantly western paradigms in this podcast we look at what ways mātauranga Māori, Māori knowledge and ways of understanding the world, can and should be recognised and reflected. In addition we explore the complexities of working with multiple cultural paradigms and histories and the risk of furthering cultural imperialism through this.
Episode 3: reviewing performance art and ethics historically is live. Click here to listen
During the interviews a number of historical examples from performance art were reviewed including: Marina Abramovic’s Rhythm 0 (1974), Chris Burden’s Shoot (1971), John Duncan’s Blind Date (1980), Yoko Ono’s Cut Piece (1964). This episode brings these together along with a discussion of Pania Lincoln and Hadleigh Averill’s Lunchtime Scrabble (1996), and Mike Parr’s Kingdom Come and/or Punch Holes In The Body Politic (2005) at Sydney Artspace.
Episode 2: How we treat our audiences has gone live. Click here to listen
In this episode we discuss what responsibilities performers and producers have towards their audiences and how these can conflict with the conceptual integrity of the work. We also talk about what can be considered offensive and who gets to decide this. Subscribe on itunes