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