Dr João Florêncio



with Cervera F, Laine E, Wan E, Chua S, Thicker States, GPS: Global Performance Studies, vol. 1, no. 1, Performance Studies international, 2017

Enmeshed Bodies, Impossible Touch: The Object-Oriented World of Pina Bausch's Café Muller, Performance Research, vol. 20, no. 2, Taylor & Francis, 2015

Encountering Worlds: Performance in/as Philosophy in the Ecological Age, Performance Philosophy, vol. 1, 2015, 195-213

Ecology Without Nature, Theatre Without Culture: Towards an Object-Oriented Ontology of Performance, O-Zone: A Journal of Object Oriented Studies, vol. 1, 2013, 131-141

Dancing to the Rhythm of a Geiger Counter: Modern(ist) Narcissism and the Anthropocenic Shock, Identities: Journal of Politics, Gender, and Culture, vol. 10, no. 1–2, 2013, 111-122

Performing Intimacy, or How Sex Work Makes the World a Better Place, Dance Theatre Journal, vol. 24, no. 3, 2011, 20-25

Lee Adams and Ron Athey's Visions of Excess: Towards an Ecology of the Body in Catastrophe, Dance Theatre Journal, vol. 23, 2009, 30-37


The Theatre of Posthuman Immunity, in Eckersall P, Grehan H (eds) The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Politics, Routledge, 2018

Acting in the Face of Strangers: a Response to Jane Bennett's Political Ecology, in Baraitser L (eds) A Feeling for Things: Conversations on and Around the Work of Jane Bennett, Brooklyn, NY: punctum books, 2017

Porosity / The Body, in Pagnes A, Stenke V (eds) Fragile Body - Material Body, Venice: VestAndPage Press, 2017

Evoking the Strange Within: Performativity, Metaphor, and Translocal Knowledge in Derek Jarman's Blue, in Campbell A, Farrier S (eds) Queer Dramaturgies: International Perspectives on Where Performance Leads Queer, Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, 178-191

Staging the World: A Theatrics of Objects, in King D, Picard C (eds) Field Static, Chicago: Holon Press, 2012, 7-14

Of Lights, Flesh, Glitter, and Soil: Notes Towards a Complex Ecology of Live Art, in Mörtenbock P, Mooshammer H (eds) Space (Re)Solutions: Interventions and Research in Visual Culture, Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2011, 73-85


Deleuze and Performance, edited by Laura Cull, Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, vol. 41, no. 3, 2014, 331-331


Shame and HIV: A Visual Culture Approach, Cultures of Shame in Medicine: An Interdisciplinary Workshop, Trinity College Dublin, 19th - 19th Sep 2017

Viral Flows: Dark Ecology, HIV and Community in Bareback Porn, Doing Sex: Men, Masculinities and Sexual Practices, Newcastle University, 13th - 14th Jul 2017

Dig Deep and Find Nothing: Ungrounding the Last Human Venue, European Theatre Perspectives, Wroclaw, Poland, 7th - 9th Nov 2016

Rock/Body, PSi #22: Performance Climates, University of Melbourne, 6th - 9th Jul 2016

Earthly Evidence, (Im)Perceptible Testimony: Performance, Forensics, and Translation after Charles Reznikoff, European Society for Literature, Science and the Arts 2015: "SCALE", University of Malta

Das Rochas, Apesar de Serem Rochas: Performance e Política Queer para Além do Humano, Gender Trouble, Teatro Maria Matos, Lisbon

Performing Traces: On Letting the Evidence Speak, "What Can Performance Philosophy Do?" - The 2nd Biennial Performance Philosophy Conference, Logan Center for the Arts, Univeristy of Chicago; Chicago Cultural Center; School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Nuclear Avant-Garde: Performative Visions of Ecological Doom, Performance Studies International #20, Shanghai Theatre Academy

How Much Horse Does Horse Take?: Thoughts on Art Orienté Objet's Che Le Cheval Vive en Moi, Animal Encounters, University of Roehampton

Performance in the Anthropocene: Preliminary Thoughts and a Bestiary, Performing Objects Conference, Falmouth University

Acting in the Face of Strangers: A Response to Jane Bennett's Political Ecology, A Feeling for Things: A Conversation Around the Work of Jane Bennett, Birkbeck, University of London

Bodies that (didn't) Matter: Ecologies of Art and Performance After the Anthropocene, Studium Generale, Gerrit Rietveld Academie

Ecology Without Nature, Theatre Without Culture: Towards an Object-Oriented Ontology of Performance, The Nonhuman Turn in 21st Century Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Staging the World: Performance, Object-Oriented Ontology, and that Thing Called Knowing, How Performance Thinks, London Studio Centre

Performance Art after Object-Oriented Ontology: What Challenges Lie Ahead?, SEP/FEP Conference, York St Johns University

Noisy Bits and Redundant Bobs (for Graham H.), 2011 Postgraduate Symposium, Goldsmiths, University of London

Broken Bones (For Peggy P.), Performing Idea Forum, Whitechapel Gallery

Of Metal, Pigs, and Soil: Towards a Generative Ecology of Live Art, Space RE:Solutions: Intervention and Research in Visual Culture, Vienna University of Technology

Editorial comments

with Parry O, Introduction: Trashing Dance Theatre Journal, Dance Theatre Journal, vol. 24, no. 3, 2011, 2-3

Internet publications

with Picard C, Inescapable Out-of-Phaseness: An Interview with João Florêncio, Bad At Sports, 2016

Let's not get confused about this: Orlando was a queerphobic attack, The Conversation UK, 2016

Chemsex: why is gay sex causing straight panic?, The Conversation UK, 2016

with Picard C, When the Object Presents Itself: An Interview with Joao Florencio, Bad at Sports, 2012

Thesis / dissertations

Strange Encounters: Performance in the Anthropocene, 2014