[dance-tech] Goldsmiths Thursday Club 16 March: Intimacy
- From: maria x <drp01mc@xxxxxxxxxx>
- To: dance-tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2006 14:41:21 +0000
people in London might be interested in the following as Johannes in the
Goldsmiths College: a Thursday Club event
@ the Ben Pimlott Building (Ground Right)
on Thursday 16 March, 18:00-20:00
In Telematic and Proximal
Encounters and/or Relationships
In Performance and Performative Environments
Intimacy is intertwined with feelings of closeness, trust and
familiarity. It is linked with the idea of effective communication among
partners in a relationship who feel comfortable with each other, on an
emotional and/or physical level.
To be intimate with someone, one has to be present. In embodied
encounters the notion of presence is evident: present is someone you can
perceive with your senses and intellect in proximity to yourself;
someone you can look at, talk to, touch; someone who is material,
corporeal and tangible in the space/time of the encounter.
In telematic connections though, the idea of presence is not equally
straightforward: media theorists such as Allucquère Rosanne Stone,
Sherry Turkle and Katherine Hayles have observed that, when it comes to
telematic relationships, a paradox occurs: presence ceases to exist as a
self-evident quality; it actually ceases to exist as a quality
altogether, as it cannot be perceived in a pure state of absolute
presence. In such environments, we cannot distinguish between presence
or absence; instead we can perceive presence as absence and the reverse.
Presence and absence become two sides of the same coin, a molecule
impossible to break down: a presence-absence.
The questions we will raise at the Goldsmith's Thursday Club are:
· How is intimacy experienced in telematic, disembodied, performance or
· How is intimacy experienced in encounters 'staged' or based in
proximal, physical, and increasingly mediatized environments?
· What constitutes presence and absence in such relationships, and how
can these concepts be revisited to fit our mediated and mediatized
praxis of cultural performance and everyday life?
· How does proximal intimacy differ from telematic intimacy? How do both
states of intimacy inform and redefine one another?
Participants who will attempt to kick off a discussion through
presenting their own thoughts, ideas, obsessions and /or practice are:
Key-Speaker: Prof. Johannes Birringer (Chair of Drama and Performance
Technologies, School of Arts, Brunel University)
/Underwearing Telematics: On-line Performance and Fashion /
Rachel Zerihan, PhD candidate (Performance and Live Art Research Unit,
Nottingham Trent University)
Maria Chatzichristodoulou [aka maria x], PhD candidate (Digital Studios
& Drama Department, Goldsmith's College): Chair
for more information contact maria x, email: drp01mc@xxxxxxxxxx
[aka maria x]
PhD Art & Computational Technologies
Other related posts:
- » [dance-tech] Goldsmiths Thursday Club 16 March: Intimacy