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time.transcendence.performance brought together artists, designers and thinkers who work with time to explore how they might inform each other. How do performers think time? How do thinkers perform time? What shared or different understandings are at work in the different practices?

Even before Aristotle wrote that time is the number of motion with respect to before and after, and Heraclitus observed that it was impossible to step into the same river twice, philosophers (both Eastern and Western) have wondered about time. Is it real or just an abstraction? Is it reversible? Does it pass? Do we experience it directly? Is it relative or constant? Does it exist? So far, the consensus is that we do not have satisfactory answers to these questions.


1-3 October 2009


Monash University, Caulfield campus


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Conference Proceedings

Aurthor Title of paper .pdf file size
  Introduction to time transcendence performance 53 kb
Dr Neil Adams Dancing the Past in the Present 97 kb
Dr Lydia B. Amir Humor and Time 160 kb
Cassandra Barnett Art out of step, art out of time: a Simondonian aesthetics 6.2 MB
Kath Bicknell The Feel of Five Minutes 5.8 MB
Dr Daniel Black Making Faces 106 kb
Kate Church Embracing imminent disappearance : landscape, event, performance 152 kb
Dr. Maryanne Coutts Now: Memory, Drawing, and the Present Moment 2.7 MB
Dr Sarah Curtis Was it Messianic time? : Aesthetic intervention and apocalyptic violence in Terri Bird’s 2 MB
Dr Vince Dziekan Transactions between Time and Space 119 kb
Mick Earls Strange Machine: Technology and Temporality in Descartes’ Discourse on Method 438 kb
Dr. Petra Gemeinboeck Negotiating the In-Between: When Machine-Agents become Co-Performers 1.9 MB
Nicholas Hope Viewing the Self: The Actor’s experience of Suspended Animation 623 kb
Daniel Johnston Phenomenology, Time and Performance 115 kb
John Lechte Immediacy and the image 160 kb
Tom Lee Thinking Through Experiences: from Agamben to Whitehead with Sebald 98 kb
Eduardo Lopes Time, Rhythm, and Meter in music: The Gravitational Concept 135 kb
Robert Lumsden Immediacy and the Impossible Poetic 193 kb
Dr. Margaret Mayhew Marking Time; examining life drawing as methexis 57 kb
Janet McGaw Performative spatial practices in the urban realm: a ‘tactic’ for transcendence 131 kb
Bruce Mowson An Immanent Field: Sound, Art, Existence and Research 344 kb
Simone Schmidt Duration and Anri Sala’s Time After Time 188 kb
Dr. Alex Selenitsch Still Moving 127 kb
Dr Ruth Skilbeck Through the ‘I’s’ of Lost Time: Proust’s Performative Fugue of Temps Perdu 913 kb
Dr Yuji Sone Cyclic repetition and transferred temporalities: Video installation as performative matrix 2.6 MB
Gretel Taylor The omnipresence of time in place in Australian site-based performance 913 kb
Eiichi Tosaki Rhythm as Composition: Looking for a Common Ground 160 kb
Daniel Vuillermin ‘Mr Johnson is a man of a most dreadful appearance’: Boswellian Manipulations of Time and the Portraiture of Sir Joshua Reynolds. 1.6 MB
Becca Wood Making sense of no body 37 kb
Amanda Yates Site Constructions: Performing Time and Space 9.1 MB

Conference Pub Title: time.transcendence.performance: Refereed Conference Proceedings

Publication Year: 2010


Publisher: Monash University

Conference Location: Caulfield, VIC, Australia

Name of Conference: time.transcendence.performance

Conference Conveners: Jodie McNeilly (The University of Sydney/Macquarie University), Stuart Grant (Monash University), Caroline Vains (Monash University/RMIT)

Conference Publication Editor: Dr Stuart Grant

Refereeing Statement: All full articles published in these online proceedings have been peer reviewed as per DIISR requirements

Conference dinner and gala dance

Saturday 3 October 2009


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