REPETITION/S: Performance and Philosophy in Ljubljana
REPETITION/S: Performance and Philosophy in Ljubljana

21 - 24 September, 2016

University of Ljubljana

City Museum of Ljubljana


Program is online, here.

Registration is now open! Early-bird registration extended to 31 August. Register here.

Useful information about travel and accomodation can be found here.



Contemporary developments in the increasingly intertwined fields of philosophy and performance call for a renewed inquiry into the question of repetition. With its unique critique of ideology arising from a synthesis of German Idealism and Lacanian psychoanalysis, the Ljubljana School (Dolar, Zupančič, Žižek et al.) continues to furnish important theorisations of repetition and performance as they pertain to subjectivity and the political. One of the primary aims of REPETITION/S will be to investigate and develop the usefulness of the Ljubljana School’s theorisations for the emerging field of Performance Philosophy. 

Ljubljana is a major centre of both philosophical and artistic practice, with a specific strength in theater and performance. Scheduled to coincide with the City Museum of Ljubljana’s art & performance festival, the academic and artistic events constituting REPETITION/S will be co-hosted by the City Museum and the University of Ljubljana, with lectures, panels, workshops and performances taking place across a range of other venues in the city, including the Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture.  This is a polydisciplinary event bringing together a variety of scholars and artists. We encourage creative, experimental and critical approaches to the terms of investigation, as outlined in the Call for Papers and Performances (CFPP).


Organizing Committee

Gregor Moder (University of Ljubljana)
Bara Kolenc (University of Ljubljana)
Anna Street (University of Paris-Sorbonne)
Ben Hjorth (Monash University)


International Advisory Board

Elisabeth Angel-Perez, University of Paris-Sorbonne
Andrew Benjamin, Monash University
Laura Cull, University of Surrey
Will Daddario, Performance Philosopher
Mladen Dolar, University of Ljubljana
Simon Kardum, Kino Šiška Center for Urban Culture
Peter Klepec, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Mirt Komel, Aufhebung International Hegelian Association
Lev Kreft, University of Ljubljana
Nikolaus Müller-Schöll, Goethe University of Frankfurt
Freddie Rokem, Tel Aviv University
Polona Tratnik, Slovenian Society for Aesthetics
Alenka Zupančič, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts