The Funambulist
Adrienne Hart - Neon Dance

Image by Alexander Schneider for Neon Dance featuring Jennifer Essex. The second volume of The Funambulist Papers (see here for the first one) will be dedicated to questions surrounding the body. As...

One Flat Thing Reproduced by Choreographer William Forsythe (2008)  /// Photograph by Michel Cavalca A few months ago, I presented the work of dancer/philosopher Erin Manning and her book, Relationscape (MIT...

I am aware of the fact that I already wrote a very similar article (same topic, same reference) a bit less than three years ago. Yet, with the forthcoming sixth volume...

Power of the Lines – Lines of Power /// text originally written in French for the 2012 issue of the journal of  ETH Zurich,  Trans entitled Stance (thank you to Stéphanie...

Many of us probably saw the horrifying videos of the new collective rapes that happened in the last few weeks on Tahrir Square by groups of men who took advantage of...

Prosthetic Aesthetics by Lawrence Lek (2012) Today I want to talk (once again) about the body and its relationship to design by presenting five young (four of them are less than...

Basile Doganis is a French philosopher particularly interested in the field of Japanese culture (see his work about the silence in Ozu’s cinema for example). His book, Pensées du corps: La...

Today’s post is a short homage to those who I call funambulists. Among them, of course, are the literal funambulists, tight rope walkers exercising their freedom by subverting the power of...

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Biosphere by Tomas Saraceno Today’s guest writer essay is written by Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, co-director of the The Westminster International Law & Theory Centre in London. Andreas was kind enough to center...

Jill Stoner‘s new book, Toward a Minor Architecture (MIT Press, 2012.) could constitute an excellent manifesto for The Funambulist as it uses a very important number of common references (Kafka, Borges,...

It has been said many times that the most beautiful ballets are the ones that makes us forget the weight of the dancers’ bodies. With Pina Bausch, on the contrary, dance...

‘‘Life should be lived on the edge of life. You have to exercise rebellion: to refuse to tape yourself to rules, to refuse your own success, to refuse to repeat yourself,...

This article is the second sequel of the one called “The Weight of the Body Falling” that was followed by another entitled Spinozist collision. When those two articles were insisting on...

Having question the relationship the body creates with its physical environment in the two last articles, I find appropriate to bring a very expressive and beautiful illustration of this relationship found...

Alessandro Petti, Sandi Hilal & Eyal Weizman and their team of Decolonizing Architecture are proving to us, once again, that not only they keep being the incontrovertible thinkers of the built...

I did not have much time to write long articles lately…I apologize for that and leave you with one of the most beautiful illustration of a funambulist I know. This beautiful...

Daniel Fernandez Pascual had the very good idea to post on Deconcrete some thoughts about the new movie of Wim Wenders which I am looking forward to see with great enthusiasm...

Alain Robert develops an original way of moving in the city, he litteraly climbs on high rises’ facades without any security device and eventually…get arrested by authorities. He is now famous...

Our good friend Alexandre Pachiaudi is currently releasing on his blog Archiact, an excellent series of post about French artist Etienne Boulanger‘s work. Several of his projects could be appropriate for...

One of the videos Ronald Rael (see previous post) shows during his lecture(s) about the US/Mexican border is the one he found of two Americans and two Mexicans playing volleyball over...

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