[microsound-announce] Remote Encounters - 11/12 April 2013
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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?
:: Keynotes/Key performers ::
Elif Ayiter - Sabanci University and Editor of Metaverse Creativity (http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-journal,id=179/
Marc Garrett - Furtherfield (http://www.furtherfield.org/)
Annie Abrahams - Artist (http://bram.org/)
Also including: Alan Sondheim and Sandy Baldwin, Patrick Lichty, Bibbe
Hansen and Second Front, Paula Crutchlow and Helen Varley Jamieson,
Prof. Dr. Stahl Stenslie, Tony Olsson, Andreas Gøransson and David
Cuartielles, Sander Veenhof, Heidi Saarinen and Ian Willcock,
Katherine Jewkes, Elizabeth Leister, Cassandra Tytler, Ximena Alarcón,
Ivani Santana, Beatriz Albuquerque, Kate Genevieve, Giulia Ranzini,
Christina Papagiannouli, Giovanni Boccia Artieri, Laura Gemini and
Federica Timeto, Erik Geelhoed, Phil Durrant, Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen.
Full schedule online here:
:: Conference information ::
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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