CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY AND DIGITAL PERFORMANCE invites you to: PERFORMANCE RESEARCH SEMINAR Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Gaskell Bldg 048 Drama Studio 16:oo Irini Papadimitriou / Mark Garrett [Watermans Art Centre] [Furtherfield] "Curating Performance and New Media Art " The guests will discuss curating new media practices as ways of creating /opening up new 'spaces' (platforms) of collaboration and encounter, exchange of ideas with audiences. Work at the intersections of art, science, technology challenge institutions and curators, so can we invent new ways or develop existing models or presenting new media wor , and this of course also includes digital performance. Irini Papadimitriou is part of the Digital Programmes Team at the V&A, mainly responsible for the monthly Digital Futures and Digital Drop-in programmes where artists/designers/technologists are invited to share work and research with fellow professionals and the public with a particular focus on processes and work in progress rather than finished work. She also curates the annual Digital Design Weekend, a weekend of events during the London Design Festival at the V&A, including interactive installations, talks and performances, hacking and tinkering projects, workshops and more. Irini is also the Head of New Media Arts Development at Watermans Arts Centre [http://www.watermans.org.uk/], a space with a long history and commitment to presenting innovative work as well as supporting artists working with technology. Marc Garrett is an artist, writer, curator and activist. Co-founder of Furtherfield with artist, writer and curator Ruth Catlow , an online community for art, technology and social change since 1997; now also a public gallery in the heart of Finsbury Park, London. Garrett has Co- curated many contemporary Media Arts exhibitions, projects nationally and internationally. Co-editor of Artists Re :Thinking Games (2010) and co-curator for Collaboration and Freedom - The World of Free and Open Source Art (2011) a collection for Arts Council England and the P2P Foundation. Was main editor and host of Furtherfield's critically acclaimed weekly broadcasts on UK's Resonance FM Radio, a series of hour long live interviews with people working at the edge of contemporary practices in art, technology & social change (2010-11). Main editor of Furtherfield for reviews, articles and interviews. Currently researching a Media Art history Phd at the University of London, Birkbeck College. [http://www.furtherfield.org/] ++++++++++++++++ Performance Research Seminar Coordinator: Prof. Johannes Birringer +++ All Research Seminars are co-produced with dance tech live TV and streamed online as well as archived. In collaboration with http://www.livestream.com/dancetechttvlive DAP-lab.TV: <<http://dance-tech.tv/videos/daplabtv>> Please visit our website: http://people.brunel.ac.uk/dap/boiler13.html for further descriptions of the topics and the visiting artists.