March 25, 2013
Remote Encounters – 11/12 April 2013 – last few weeks to register!

The culmination of many, many months of research and work will soon be here. The Remote Encounters conference is almost upon us, register now to avoid disapointment!


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

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


:: 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?

:: Keynotes/Key performers ::

Elif Ayiter – Sabanci University and Editor of Metaverse Creativity (,id=179/)
Marc Garrett – Furtherfield (
Annie Abrahams – Artist (

Also including: Alan Sondheim and Sandy Baldwin, Patrick Lichty, Bibbe Hansen and Second Front, Jerome Joy, Paula Crutchlow and Helen Varley Jamieson, Prof. Dr. Stahl Stenslie, Tony Olsson, Andreas Gøransson and David Cuartielles, Sander Veenhof, Heidi Saarinen and Ian Willcock, Elizabeth Leister, Cassandra Tytler, Rea Dennis and Magda Miranda, 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:

Fee – academic affiliated £100, non-affiliated £50

:: Conference information ::

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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