Brunel Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series

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Brunel Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series

Time: October 28, 2015 from 4pm to 6pm
Location: Brunel University London, Drama Studio
Street: Cleveland Rd
Website or Map: http://people.brunel.ac.uk/da…
Phone: +44 (0)1895 267 343
Event Type: seminar
Organized By: Johannes Birringer
Latest Activity: Oct 22, 2015

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The second seminar of our new series "Precarity & the Politics of Art:  Performative and Critical Empowerment after Democracy" 

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Olu Taiwo (University of Winchester): ““Expanded Politics of Street Performance”

Jaime del Val (Madrid) – “Metabody: embodied media and the wars of indeterminacy and control"

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Olu Taiwo, Senior lecturer at the University of Winchester, teaches in Street Arts, Visual Development, Dance and Performing Arts in a combination of real and digital formats. He has a background in Fine Art, Street Dance, African percussion, physical theatre and the martial arts including Tai Chi Chuan and Animal spirit movement. He has performed in national and international contexts pioneering concepts surrounding practice as research. This includes how practice as a research strategy can explore the nature of performance and the relationships between "effort", "performance" and "performative actions" as they occur in different arenas. Consequently, his aim is through the use of practice, to propagate 21st century issues concerning the interaction between the body, identity, audience, street and technology in an age of Globalisation.

Jaime del Val presents his performance work and addresses the question how in the Big Data Era a new ontological threshold is crossed in the longstanding tradition of perceptual colonisations through reduction of movement to patterns. While disciplinary society was about repetition of totalising patterns, cybernetic and postcybernetic control is about prediction, anticipation and constant modulation of movement patterns. In this framework the Metabody EU project seeks to redefine the body as movement and embodied media as embracing the creative force of indeterminacy. Jaime del Val is meta-media artist, metaformer, metahumanist philosopher and activist, director of Reverso Institute of Metahuman Technologies (www.reverso.org) and coordinator of the METABODY Project (www.metabody.eu). Jaime del Val develops transdisciplinary projects in the convergence of arts, technologies, critical theory and activism.

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Comment by Glenn Westphal on October 22, 2015 at 7:29pm

Really sounds interesting but I will not be able to join. For those who do attend, ENJOY!

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