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

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Tue Apr 9 17:11:29 CEST 2013

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

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

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?

:: Keynotes/Key performers ::

Elif Ayiter - Sabanci University and Editor of Metaverse Creativity 
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, 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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