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|Cool of the Night:||An experimental short essay-film that takes Maurice Blanchot’s literary-philosophical concept of radical passivity as an approach to a loose adaptation of (also) Blanchot’s novella Thomas the Obscure into the scene of an essay-film. The film is largely concerned with the relation between language and light as those predominant modalities for engaging viewers in(to) the essay-film encounter.|
Drifts … Writing Together:
|A monograph publication to emerge out of a series of writings and responses, to and for, with and against, performance scholar Joe Kelleher (UK, Roehampton). It is a collaborative writing project, with Kelleher, around the performance of writing as an ethics of response and responsibility. It tentatively performs writing as an always reading. (Writing-)Reading becomes a way in which an event occurs through an appropriation of the other for the other, for others.|
|Cities of Empire:||A suite of six 15 minute digital films on contemporary memory-traces of former capitals of empire, engaging the trace-structures of forgetting that open to a political crisis of sovereignty discussed, for example, in the writings of Giorgio Agamben and Antonio Negri.|
|O'Connor, M. (forthcoming).||Between Time:Given Futures across Derrida and Deleuze (forthcoming 2015). In William Watkins (Ed.), Pluriversalism: Modernism, Multiplicity, Indifference. Lexington Press of Roman & Littlefield. (Series Ed. H. Silverman).|
|O'Connor, M. (forthcoming).||Posed Solitude: A Poetics of Community (forthcoming 2015). In E. Grierson, H. Edquist, & H. Frichot (Eds.), Designing Design: Cartographies of Theory and Practice (forthcoming 2012). Lexington Press of Roman & Littlefield. (Series Ed. H. Silverman).|
| O’Connor, M. (forthcoming early 2015)
||Night Drifts (forthcoming 2015). In Elle August, Brent Harris, Rachel Boswell (Eds.), Posteering. The Physics Room, Christchurch.|
|O'Connor, M. T. (2013)||‘Losing Face’: A Review Article for ATA Journal of Psychotherapy Aotearoa New Zealand, Special Issue: on Emmanuel Levinas and The Face of the Other, NZ Association of Psychotherapist (NZAP) Inc.|
|O'Connor, M. T. (forthcoming).||Spatial Difference as Affect: thresholds beyond the rigidity of the binary interior/exterior. ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies, 30(Thresholds and Transformations).|
|O'Connor, M. (2011, December)||Canopy of the Upturned Eye: Writing on Derrida’s Crypt. Mosaic: a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature, 44(4), 109-123, Special Issue on Freud After Derrida. Retrieved from http://www.umanitoba.ca/publications/mosaic/issues/getissue.php?vol=44&no=4|
|O'Connor, M. T. & Yates, A. (2011, December).||Taking Time in Studies in Material Thinking Journal. No. 5, Special Issue on (Im)materialising Time. Retrieved from http://www.materialthinking.org/sites/default/files/papers/EditorialTakingTimeImmaterialisingTimeV5.pdf|
|O'Connor, M. (2006).
||Provocative Coincidences — The Question as Style's Dissimulating Face: Writing beyond the Aporias of the Subject. The International Journal of the Humanities, 4 (4), 67-70. Retrieved from http://www.humanities-journal.com/
|O'Connor, M. (2005).||Some Kind of a Man. Access: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural and Policy Studies, 24(1 & 2), 78-85. http://www.aut.ac.nz/research/research-institutes/icdc/publications/access/past-issues#2005
|O'Connor, M. (2005).||What-ever-being: A Review on Giorgio Agamben's ‘The Open: Man and Animal’. Interstices: Journal of Architecture and Related Arts, 6, (Animal Impulse) 6, 116-118. http://interstices.ac.nz/published-journals/interstices-06/
|O'Connor Maria. (2003).||A.I: Language/gender/difference: A Spurian reading of intelligence as artifice. In the Journal of 1st Global Conference: Artificial Intelligence Exploring Critical Issues. Vienna, Austria.|
|O'Connor Maria. (2003).||Fault-erring: On the styles of margins (Blanchot/Heidegger). ACCESS Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural and Policy Studies, 22 (1&2), 95-103. http://www.aut.ac.nz/research/research-institutes/icdc/publications/access/past-issues#2003
|O'Connor, M. T. S., & Yates, A. (2011, December 30).||(Im)materialising Time (Special Issue) Studies in Material Thinking, 5((Im)Materialising Time). Retrieved from http://www.materialthinking.org/volumes/volume-05|
|O'Connor, M. T. (2007).||Ashes Without Reserve: Her Pro-nominal Tracings Of The Strictures Of Sexual Difference. (Doctoral Thesis, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand). Retrieved from http://aut.researchgateway.ac.nz/handle/10292/393
|O’Connor, M. (2014))||Dark Light: Opening Scenes to Childhood Worlding, Film-Philosophy Conference: A World of Cinemas, Film and Media Studies, University of Glasgow, 02 Jul 2014 - 04 Jul 2014. Proceedings Editors: Martin-Jones D. 02 Jul 2014
|O’Connor, M (2014)||What IS Performance Philosophy? Colloque International Theatre Performance Philosopohie, Paris, 26 Jun 2014 - 28 Jun 2014. What is Performance-Philosophy. 26 Jun 2014|
|O’Connor, M (2014)
||Animal Encounters: Roundtable and Responses Animal Encounters: Performance, Animality & Posthumanism, Drama Department Roehampton University, 31 May 2014 - 31 May 2014. 31 May 2014
|O’Connor, M (2013)
||Wildlife Refuge: Deleuze Studies Conference, Lisbon Portugal, 08 Jul 2013 - 10 Jul 2013. Deleuze Studies. 01 Dec 2013.
|O’Connor, M (2013)
||Imperfect Body: Scanz On Nature, New Plymouth, New Zealand, 01 Feb 2013 - 04 Feb 2013. Proceedings Editors: Clothier I. 25 Oct 2013
|O’Connor, M (2013)
||Dark Light: Writing Theatre. PSi 19 Performance Studies International, Palo Alto, USA, 26 Jun 2013 - 30 Jun 2013. Proceedings Editors: Mantoan L, Jakovljevic B. 28 Jun 2013|
|O’Connor, M (2013)
||Night Time: Performing Performance Symposium (AUT), Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium, New Zealand, 19 Apr 2013.
|O’Connor, M.T (2012)||“Night Moves, Darkness Felt”, 5th Annual International Conference in Film and Philosophy Conference, Kings College & Queen Mary College, in association with Kingston University, London, UK.|
|O’Connor, M.T. (2012)||“Night Moves” Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy Conference The University of Auckland, Auckland N.Z.|
|O'Connor, M. T. (2011).||An Immense Clip: Film, Philosophy and the Proximate Violence of Becoming. 4th Annual International Conference in Film and Philosophy. Liverpool, U.K.|
|O'Connor, M. T. & Jackson, M. L. (2011).||Desiccations (11 minutes, single channel) [Digital Film] College of Creative Arts, Massey University, Wellington.|
|O'Connor, M. T. (2011).||Who Cares? Creative Research Practice in the Space of the University [keynote]. SCAPE Research Talks, College of Creative Arts, Massey University.|
|O'Connor, M. T. & Khalid, R. (2011).||The Hijab: Representation among Muslim Women in Malaysia. In ACAH/LibrAsia 2011 Conference. Osaka, Japan.|
|O'Connor, M. T. & Jackson, M. L. (2010).||Desiccations: the darkness of light’s sweep (11 minutes, Single-Channel) [Digital Film]. UCL (University College London).|
|O'Connor, M. T. (2010).||Canopy of the Upturned Eye: Writing On Derrida’s Crypt. In Freud After Derrida: An International Interdisciplinary Conference. Winnipeg, Canada.|
|O'Connor, M. T. (2010).||Prelude: Desiccations, The Darkness of Light's Sweep. (Paper Presentation) Sexuate Subjects: Politics, Poetics & Ethics Conference. University College London, U.K.|
|O'Connor, M. (2009).||Between Time: Given Futures across Derrida and Deleuze. In Invited Symposia (II) "Double Edges of Knowing: Becoming Present to a Horizon of Radical Questioning", at the International Association for Philosophy and Literature, 'Double Edges, Rhetorics-Rhizomes-Regions'. Brunel University, U.K.|
|O'Connor, M. (2009).||Theories of Practice: An Ethics of Film Analysis. The Centre for Lacanian Analysis 2nd Annual Conference. Auckland, New Zealand.|
|O'Connor, M. (2008).||Detours and Disasters, Signing the City Otherwise: Posed Solitude, A Poetics of Community. International Association for Philosophy and Literature 2008 Conference, Global Arts, Local Knowledge. Melbourne, Australia.|
|O'Connor, M. (2008).||Perennially Homeless: Deconstruction—a disciplined non-belonging. The Derrida Today Conference. Sydney, Australia.|
|O'Connor, M. (2006).||Provocative coincidences: The question as style's dissimulating face - writing beyond the aporias of the subject. In The Fourth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Tunis, Tunisia.|
|O'Connor, M. (2006).||Disagreement does not take place: On Blanchot's site of contestation [Presentation]. University of Auckland, Architecture School.|
|O'Connor Maria. (2003).||A.I: Language/gender/difference: A Spurian reading of intelligence as artifice. In 1st Global Conference: Artificial Intelligence Exploring Critical Issues. Vienna, Austria.|
& Jackson, M. (2003).
|Between genders: Between genres. In Between Empires: Communication, Globalisation and Identity [Conference]. Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.|
|O'Connor Maria. (2003).||Ethics before the hand (S/he and difference). In S/He... Embracing/Wrestling Genders. Cultural Spaces for a Re-definition of the Political [Conference]. University of Bielsko-Biala, Poland.
|O’Connor, Maria. (2014)||Dark Light, Single Chanel Digital Video ‘Essay-Film’ (Running Time 74 mins), Exhibited as an Installation at Animal Encounters: Performance, Animality and Posthumanism, University of Roehampton, London, 31 May 2014: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/animal-encounters-performance-animality-posthumanism-tickets-11242862705
|O’Connor, Maria.(2014)||(2014) Dark Light, Single Chanel Digital Video ‘Essay-Film’ (Running Time 74 mins): Exhibited as film screening at Film-Philosophy Conference 2014: A World of Cinemas, University of Glasgow, Scotland, 2nd-4th July 2014 (see programme details for Dark Light screening on Day 3, 4th July, which included a response to the film by leading Film-Philosopher, Robert Sinnerbrink: http://www.film-philosophy.com/conference/index.php/conf/F-P2014|
|O’Connor, Maria. (2014)||Dark Light, Essay-Film screening for the Centre of Lacanian Analysis, with response by Dr Irene Lee: http://lacan.org.nz/dark-light-screening-23rd-may/|
|O’Connor, Maria. (2014)||Dark Light, Essay-Film screening for CoLab Events (AUT): http://colab.aut.ac.nz/events/film-screening-dark-light-by-maria-oconnor/|
|O’Connor, Maria. & Jackson, Mark. (2010)||Desiccations: The Darkness of Light’s Sweep, Digital Video Single Chanel, Running Time: 11:00mins, Exhibited at Sexuate Subjects: Politics, Poetics & Ethics, University College London, London, UK, 3rd-5th December 2010.
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/sexuate-subjects/conferenceprogramme. Link to Desiccations on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/103675160. password: whirlwind
||The Assault on Mount B [Completed 2015]. A practice-led PhD in creative writing consisting of a novel and accompanying exegesis. The research deals with theoretical concepts of delusion, and thereby sets up critical relations across fiction, everyday and auto-biographic. It moves beyond postmodern critiques through an engagement with the concept of allegory through the philosophical writings of Walter Benjamin, Jacques Derrida and Paul de Man.
||A Social Choreography for Aural Dwelling [Completed 2015]. This is a practice-led PhD engaging in fields of performance, choreographic and somatic epistemologies. With specific focus on sound it engages with an extension of embodied experience through working with digital and analogue prosthetic sounding devices for social choreographic performance. It does so also via an engagement with the writings of Rosi Braidotti, Giorgio Agamben and Andrei Lepecki.|
||Reveries and Resurrections: Writing Theatre, Spacing Spectacles: This research specifically addresses the agency of authoring space through the manifold inscriptions or writing practices that produce theatre as an expanded condition in the contemporary national and international scene. It starts off with the question or hypothesis of theatre as an eventing of living conditions (spectators, performers, social and cultural spaces, physical architectures and ritualised systems).
|Britta Pollmuller||Animated Encounters: How to encourage creativity through animation production. The thesis is the description of a model of how young people learn about animation and machinima and looks at three key themes: creativity, which is the process of developing original ideas that have value, media literacy which is the knowledge, skills and competencies that are required to use and interpret media, and culture which influences critical and creative behaviour.
|Christina Houghton||Performance Ecologies: Diversity and difference through re-guiding imaginings of place and belonging. This research proposes to explore the complex relation of performance art to political ecologies as expressed in the term Performance Ecologies. More precisely as a choreographer and performance artist, also with a (Masters) background in science (zoology), art and science becomes for me a critical moment today, asking what relevant and educational conjunction exists between art and scientific practices.|
||Writing’s Other: Bring-Forth our poetic encounter within sites of literature and film practice: Can a creative and critical spatial writing practice raise questions around filmic encounters in terms of a practice of poetics in everyday living? How might a critical spatial writing and film practice provide the otherness of language to go beyond its own borders, where literature and film extend each other’s critical conceptuality?
||Written Otherwise: A meditation on intertidal life. This practice-based, experimental research is a meditation on the urban intertidal field expressed across photography and textual play I describe as dark-amphibious writing. Outside any figure/ground structure of habituated seeing, the research performs a questioning of place representation and dominant signifying regimes of ecology. I interrogate such questioning with an economy of dis-anthropocentricism, and a speculative trajectory through ethics of care and indifference.
||Theatre and Symptom: towards a symptom-based approach to theatre practice. The study researches the effects of a symptom-based approach on theatre practice. What is a symptom? The study conducts practical research towards a theatrical symptomology, engaging symptoms and their typology in the diagnostic process. It asks the secondary question, Does theatre itself present symptoms? What type of symptoms arises from its collective nature? The study extends the line of enquiry of philosopher Gilles Deleuze's “critical and clinical” project that finds in writers diagnosticians far superior in literature to those found in medicine, or in psychiatry, for the detail of their symptomology and the rigour of their analyses.
|Zana Bell||Seeking Billie [working title]. A practice-led PhD in creative writing consisting of a novel and accompanying exegesis. The research examines notions of meta-fiction, through an exploration of biography of an early female Rhodesian pioneer re-told using fictional devices, metaphor and historiography with respect to Rhodesia’s colonization. Research questions engage with issues of sexual difference, migration and adoption, through a politico-cultural Maori indigenous lens with specific focus on notions of tūrangawaewae, nationhood and national identity. The novel examines the unreliability of both biography and memoir, and the writing of history in general.|
|Julia Reynolds||Where is Narrative?: An Investigation of Scenographic Worlding in Relation to the Temporal Narrative Unfolding of Filmic Encounter [working title]. A practice-led PhD in digital film production, engaging the philosophical writings of Martin Heidegger on being-in-the-world, and the writings of Maurice Blanchot and Emmanuel Levinas on ontologies of the image.|
|Amanda Yates||Ecological ontologies, situated practices and indigenous urbanisms. A practice-led PhD engaging contemporary questions of performance in relation to Oceanic space. The thesis works with the performativity of dialogical processes in order to investigate and draw out horizons for deep ecology. The philosophical writings of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari are influential in these explorations.|
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