Next reading group

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.

Episode 8: The University ethics process

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

Episode 7: Working relationships within the performance community

Episode 7: Working relationships within the performance community is live

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

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
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/upbt/upbt-20140429-1239-melissa_laing_performance_ethics_working_group-048.mp3

Episode 5: Ethics and Indigenous and Traditional Knowledges

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

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.

Read more about the Performance Ethics Working Group and the participants