Time: March 30, 2012 at 8pm to April 1, 2012 at 6pm
Location: Artaud Performance Centre, Brunel University London
Street: Cleveland Road
City/Town: West London, Middlesex, UB8 3PH
Website or Map: http://people.brunel.ac.uk/da…
Phone: +44 (0)1895 267 343
Event Type: workshop-symposium, live, events/exhibits
Organized By: Johannes Birringer
Latest Activity: Mar 28, 2012
International Conference-Workshop on Performance and Sound Technologies
Friday March 30 - Sunday, April 1, 2012
Antonin Artaud Performance Centre, Uxbridge, West London (UK)
This symposium and performance laboratory is the second installment of the series of annually held research events at Brunel University’s Antonin Artaud Performance Centre, bringing together an invited group of international theatre, performance and sound artists, musicians, digital artists, art theorists and researchers engaged in creative practices that reflect on major innovative performance traditions of the past century and their impact on current performance knowledge and physical (or physical-digital) techniques.
The ARTAUD FORUM promotes opening up the concept of performance research, and continuing last year's intertwined approach to physical and conceptual exploration of practice, it emphasizes the relevance of experimental treatments of actuality - of forms of collaborative creation - that may take us beyond the perspectives and protocols of established academic or artistic inquiry. Even as we turn to technologies of performances this year, artistic and conceptual criteria will be significant, and we have chosen expressive inter/relations - "konnecting gestures" as the focus of the 2012 workshop - gestures as practice that is at once aesthetic, corporeal, technical and political.
The symposium and workshop are composed of dialogue and performance practice, intermixed with film screenings and a hands-on electronics and wearable design workshop as well as live coding sessions in the digital performance studio.