[microsound-announce] Remote Encounters - Schedule and Registration now online

Garrett Lynch lists at asquare.org
Fri Nov 9 14:05:58 EST 2012

Apologies for cross posting.

The schedule and registration (early bird prices) for the networked  
performance conference Remote Encounters: Connecting bodies,  
collapsing spaces and temporal ubiquity in networked performance is  
now online.

Conference schedule: http://remote-encounters.tumblr.com/schedule
Registration (early bird prices): http://remote-encounters.tumblr.com/registration

The conference will over its two day sessions and performance evening  
pull together a number of practitioners and academics who are working  
in a variety of exciting ways with networks in performance contexts.   
These will cover web based performance, streaming media, sonic  
practices, metaverses, custom networked electronics, dance and  
theatre; each exploring a wealth of topics and themes.

Full details about the conference are available below.


Remote Encounters: Connecting bodies, collapsing spaces and temporal  
ubiquity in networked performance

keywords: performance, networked, body, space, place, time, real,  

URL: http://remote-encounters.tumblr.com/

:: Description ::

Since the internet entered the public domain in the early 90's there  
has been an explosion in artistic interest in its use as a means, site  
and context for creative practice.  Much of this practice is  
performative in nature; ether originating from a performance  
background and using the internet as a new site and/or augmenting  
aspect of that practice or is a form of practice developed as direct  
response to the internet and becomes performative to some degree in  
its spectatorship.

It has been well established that the internet is not the first or  
only example of the use of a networked technology repurposed for  
creative practice.  There is a clear time line that can be traced back  
through the practice of Roy Ascott and his coining of the term  
Telematic Art in the 1980's to artist's use of satellite networks,  
telephone and other telecommunication devices as each were invented.   
Seen in this respect the internet can be considered as one of many  
networked technologies that has enabled networked performance.

The internet is unique however in that it is not a singular network  
type that favours a particular form of media, broadcast or  
spectatorship.  Most famously known as the network of networks it  
enables multiple protocols of which the world wide web's http is just  
one, is multimedia in nature and encourages intertextual folding and  
layering of media, is multi-directional not simply a broadcast  
communication form, de-centralised in ownership and the majority of  
its technologies are openly accessible.

Remote Encounters, a two-day international conference with performance  
evening, aims to explore the use of networks as a means to enhance or  
create a wide variety of performance arts.  How do networks as a site  
for performance provide opportunities for us as artists and  
performers?  In particular how can we remotely collaborate, merge  
geographically separate places and times, reconfigure the space of  
performance and the relationship between artist and audience?

:: Conference information ::

Early bird fee (until January 1st 2013) - academic affiliated £80, non- 
affiliated £40
Late fee - academic affiliated £100, non-affiliated £50

Location: ATRiuM, Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries,  
University of Glamorgan, Adam Street, Cardiff, Wales, CF24 2FN.

Date: 11th - 12th of April 2013



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