Final call for papers / performances - Remote Encounters

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Final call for papers / performances - Remote Encounters

Time: April 11, 2013 to April 12, 2013
Location: ATRiuM, Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries, University of Glamorgan
Street: Adam Street
City/Town: Cardiff, CF24 2FN.
Website or Map: http://remote-encounters.tumb…
Phone: n/a
Event Type: conference, and, performance, event
Organized By: Garrett Lynch
Latest Activity: Aug 28, 2012

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Our open call for papers and performances continues until 4pm (GMT), Friday 31/08/12.  Please find the an excerpt of the call included below.  Full details of the call are available online at: http://remote-encounters.tumblr.com/

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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?

The keynotes / lead performer lineup for the conference has now been confirmed. We are proud to welcome:

Keynote:

Jo-Anne Green from Turbulence (http://turbulence.org/) and Networked Performance (http://turbulence.org/blog/)

Marc Garrett from Furtherfield (http://www.furtherfield.org/)

Lead performer:

Annie Abrahams (http://www.bram.org/)

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