• From: "Maria Chatzichristodoulou [aka maria x]" <drp01mc@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: dance-tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, news-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 11:33:54 +0100

_Apologies for Cross-postings_______

Hello list

I am sending around the INTIMACY Open Call for one last time as we've extended the deadline for one week, till the Sunday 26 August. This is because we 're aware that many people are on holidays at this time of the year and we've received several emails from people asking whether they could take a small extension. So if you or someone you know would like to apply but missed the deadline, please consider submitting a proposal this week -that will be your last chance!

Thank you

Best wishes
maria x


Across Visceral and Digital Performance*


INTIMACY Across Visceral and Digital Performance is supported by the AHRC ICT Methods Network, Goldsmiths Graduate School, Goldsmiths Digital Studios, Goldsmiths Drama Department, Goldsmiths Department of Visual Cultures and LABAN.

INTIMACY is a three-day interdisciplinary programme of events made to elicit connectivity, induce interaction and provoke debate between makers, participants and witnesses of works that explicitly address proximity and hybridity in performance. It will feature workshops, seminars, performances, posters, and a 1-day symposium. INTIMACY will employ digital and live art practices as agents, aiming to further practical exploration of and vibrant discourse into notions of intimacy in contemporary performance. It is framed as a forum for artists, scholars, community workers, performers, cultural practitioners, researchers and creative thinkers.

INTIMACY will provide a platform for the discussion of live art/performance practices concerned with displaying intuitive, intimate and visceral relationships between artist and other. It will explore performance practices that engage in intimate encounters, raising issues around bodies of data and flesh; presence as aura and representation; desire as embodied condition and disembodied fantasy; the human and posthuman self. Confirmed contributors include: Johannes Birringer, Kira O'Reilly, Tracey Warr, Janis Jefferies, Amelia Jones, Kelli Dipple, Dominic Johnson, Paul Sermon.

INTIMACY will take place on the 7th, 8th and 9th December in and around Goldsmiths University of London, LABAN and The Albany (South London).

Maria Chatzichristodoulou [aka maria x] and Rachel Zerihan

Prof. Johannes Birringer, Chair in Drama and Performance Technologies, School of Arts, Brunel University of West London; Artistic Director of AlienNation Co. Hazel Gardiner, Senior Projects Officer, AHRC ICT Methods Network; Researcher. Prof. Adrian Heathfield, School of Arts, Roehampton University; Writer; Curator. Prof. Janis Jefferies, Artistic Director, Goldsmiths Digital Studios; Director Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles; Artist; Writer; Curator.
Gerald Lidstone, Head of Drama Department, Goldsmiths University of London.

All participants will be selected on an open submissions basis. Proposals will be peer reviewed by the INTIMACY Board and Advisory Panel. Proposals must not exceed the word limit specified. You may provide additional info such as links to digital material including online video, photos and websites. Further supporting documentation such as hard copies and discs are welcome; if you want these returned please enclose a SAE. We are accepting proposals for:

Paper presentations or Performance Lectures
Poster presentations
Live performances -physical and/or digital

Proposals should be concerned with the relationship between visceral and digital environments/methodologies being explored in contemporary performance practice. Specifically, topics of interest include but are not limited to:
The politics of intimacy in contemporary performance
Risk in relation to intimacy in contemporary performance
Pornography/erotics and performed intimacy
(Dis)embodiment, (tele)presence and intimate performance encounters
Technologies as affective instigators of intimacy
Intimate aesthetics in contemporary performance
Interfaces of performed desire

Accepted proposals will be published on our website. Further publishing possibilities are being explored.

Submit by email to Maria X at <drp01mc@xxxxxxxxxx> and Rachel Zerihan <intimacyrachelz@xxxxxxxxxxx> writing INTIMACY SUBMISSION in the subject line.
Send hard copies to INTIMACY c/o 22 Dutton Street, London, SE10 8TB.

Performances: Submit 1) 500-word statement detailing your project; 2) 200-word CV; 3) Tech Drive; 4) Any other supporting material as described above. Please note that only limited technical support can be provided.

Papers/ Performance Lectures: Submit 1) 500-word abstract. This contribution would form a 15 minute paper to be presented at the Symposium on Sunday 9th December; 2) 200-word CV; 3) Any other supporting material as described above.

Posters: Submit 1) 300-word abstract /summary; 2) 200-word CV; 3) Any other supporting material as described above.

Deadline for submissions: 26 August 2007. Notification of acceptance: October 2007


Daisy Abbot, AHDS Performing Arts Glasgow
Sylvette Babin, Artist, Editor, Canada
Gavin Barlow, The Albany
Alice Bayliss, School of Performance and Cultural Industries, University of Leeds
Lauren Berlant, Department of English, University of Chicago, USA
Ghislaine Boddington, Performer, Body>Data>Space
Susan Broadhurst, School of Arts, Brunel University of West London
Brian Brady, LABAN
Teresa Dillon, Polar Produce
Simon Donger, Central School of Speech and Drama
Anna Furse, Drama Department, Goldsmiths University of London
Marc Garrett, Artist, Furtherfield
Gabriella Giannachi, Centre for Intermedia, University of Exeter
Joe Kelleher, School of Arts, Roehampton University
Roberta Mock, Faculty of Arts, University of Plymouth
Morrigan Mullen, Re-Write
Chris Salter, Artist, Hexagram; Department of Design and Computational Arts, Concordia University, Canada Thecla Schiphorst, School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Jennifer Sheridan, BigDog Interactive
Igor Stromajer, Artist, Slovenia
Bojana Kunst, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Tony Thatcher, Choreographer, LABAN
Helen Varley Jamieson, Performer, New Zealand

For more information on INTIMACY please visit http://www.intimateperformance.org or contact intimacyrachelz@xxxxxxxxxxx or drp01mc@xxxxxxxxxx for full details.

Maria Chatzichristodoulou [aka maria x] PhD Art and Computational Technologies Goldsmiths Digital Studios skype: mariax_gr www.cybertheater.org

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