On this page, you will find interviews of Philip Auslander in print, on video, and on audio; interviews of artists and others by Auslander; and Auslander’s interviews of the actor Willem Dafoe.
Auslander on Video
Auslander on the Radio
Interview on El Aguacate, BBC’s Radio City, Guayaquil, Ecuador, 4 February 2010 (audio).
Interview on The Beat, KUOW, Seattle, 1 November 2005 (audio).
Interview on Sunday Morning, The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 29 May 2005 (audio).
“Performance/Media/Documentation … Thinking Beyond Dichotomies: An Interview with Philip Auslander” by Alessandro Cecchi, Sound Stage Screen, Vol. 1, Issue 1 (Spring 2021).
“Concert Fever and Musical Persona in a Quarantined Culture: Interview with Philip Auslander” by Tessa Vannieuwenhuyze, Rekto Verso (Belgium), 17 March 2021.
“Philip Auslander, In Concert: Performing Musical Persona with José Alberto Ferreira,” The Art Section: A Journal of Art and Cultural Commentary, March 2021.
“A Dialogue About Liveness,” in Mediated Time: Perspectives on Time in a Digital Age, ed. Maren Hartmann, et al (Cham [Switzerland]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019).
“Chris Kraus and Philip Auslander in Dialogue,” The Art Section: A Journal of Art and Cultural Commentary, August 2018.
“After Liveness: An E-Interview,” Performance Paradigm: A Journal of Performance & Contemporary Culture, No. 1, March 2005.
Auslander’s Interviews for The Art Section: An Online Journal of Art and Cultural Commentary.
In my capacity as Editor of The Art Section: An Online Journal of Art and Cultural Commentary, I have had the pleasure of engaging in dialogue with a host of fascinating people, including artists, art critics and curators, theater directors, actors, performers, and musicians. Here are links to these conversations.
Eddie Barbash (Musician)
Lyn Bentschik (Performance Artist)
Danielle Deadwyler (Actor)
Melissa Foulger (Theater Director)
Blake Gopnik (Art Critic)
Vincent Murphy (Theater Director)
Joey Orr (Curator)
Daniel Pettrow (Actor/Performer)
Paul Pfeifer (Artist)
Marc Scala (Curator)
Philip Auslander Interviews Willem Dafoe
I have had the privilege of talking twice with Willem Dafoe about his ideas on acting both with the Wooster Group and on film. The first interview, which resulted in a short essay based on our conversation, was commissioned by Michael Kirby, then Editor of TDR: The Journal of Performance Studies, and was published there in 1985. The version available here is a longer version published ten years later
“Task and Vision: Willem Dafoe in L.S.D.” in Acting (Re)Considered, ed. Philip B. Zarrilli. London, New York: Routledge, 1995.
Our second conversation took place over fifteen years later, in 2oo2. This exchange was captured for a video documentary commissioned for a conference on the Wooster Group in Brussels, where it was shown. A transcript of the filmed interview was published, along with some reflections, in an edited volume that emerged from the conference.
“Task and Vision Revisited: Two Conversations with Willem Dafoe (1984/2002)” in The Wooster Group and Its Traditions, ed. Johan Callens. Bern: Peter Lang/Presses Interuniversitaires Européennes, 2004.
Excerpt from 2002 video interview