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, 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?
:: Conference information ::
Early bird fee (until January 1st 2013) – academic affiliated Â£80, non-affiliated Â£40
Late fee – academic affiliated Â£100, non-affiliated Â£50
Location: ATRiuM, Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries, University of Glamorgan, Adam Street, Cardiff, Wales, CF24 2FN.
Date: 11th – 12th of April 2013