Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, Vol 2, No 1-2 (2006)

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An Explosive Genealogy: Theatre, Philosophy and the Art of Presentation

Oliver Feltham

Abstract


Not only in its conceptual reconstruction but also in the straightforward application of Badioursquo;s thought its problems and tensions come to light. This paper thus sets out to identify a generic truth procedure in the domain of art; specifically within theatre starting out from the Meyerhold-event and tracing enquiries in the work of Artaud and Brecht. It turns out once one follows the lines of further enquiries one ends up sketching an explosive genealogy that gives rise to the concept of an art of presentation transgressing the boundaries of theatre, art and philosophy.

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