Interfaces: Digital Performers, Digital Experiences & Digitized Audiences

Date: Wednesday 4 July 2018

TaPRA’s Performance and New Technologies Working Group proposes a day-long interim event on Wednesday4thJuly 2018 at Buckinghamshire New Universityin High Wycombe, interrogating different modes of interaction and intimacy between performers, technologies and audiences/participants. We are particularly interested in staging practice-led work proposing new strategies and sensibilities emerging through these interactions and invite performers / performance makers to stage intermedial work of 20-30 minutes duration that raises / examines / explores the following concepts, processes or themes:

  • live performance and augmented reality
  • live performance and virtual reality
  • interactive performers / interactive audience
  • bodies enhanced by data, traceable and augmented by computation and bio-technology
  • narrative possibilities created by digital technology
  • networked interactive performances
  • point to point streamed performance
  • App performances / social media performances
  • the virtual body and its images
  • performances drawing on digital codification, appropriation, work & task
  • headphone theatre and podcasts
  • GPS enabled performance / mobile phone performance
  • Psychasthenic performance (challenging embodied / representational space)
  • digital palimpsests and perpetual mutations
  • digital mnemotechnics / nostalgias
  • embedded digital experiences and spaces of culture / heritage / the personal
This is a one-day event, with tea/coffee and lunch included and all participants must be TaPRA members. If you are not currently a member, you will be asked to join the organization at the interim rate of £10 beforethe date of the event. Please submit a 300 word abstract, outlining your proposed contribution to the day, alongside an indication of your technical requirements and set up needs, and a short biographical statement to Jem Kelly – Jem.Kelly@Bucks.ac.uk Christina Papagiannouli – christina.papagiannouli@southwales.ac.uk Jo Scott – j.e.scott@salford.ac.uk. The deadline for the submission of proposals is Friday 8th June We also have £50 travel bursaries to facilitate postgraduate and non-affiliated artists/researchers attending this interim event, so please note on your proposal if you would like to be considered for a travel bursary.

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