Apologies for cross-postings. Please feel free to circulate. ____ * INTIMACY Across Visceral and Digital Performance* OPEN CALL FOR PAPERS, POSTERS & PERFORMANCESINTIMACY 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.
ABOUTINTIMACY 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.
SPACETIMEINTIMACY will take place on the 7th, 8th and 9th December in and around Goldsmiths University of London, LABAN and The Albany (South London).
CO-DIRECTORS Maria Chatzichristodoulou [aka maria x] and Rachel Zerihan BOARDProf. 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. PROPOSALSAll 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 digitalProposals 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 desireAccepted proposals will be published on our website. Further publishing possibilities are being explored.
HOW TO SUBMITSubmit 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.
DEADLINEDeadline for submissions: 19 August 2007. Notification of acceptance: early October 2007
ADVISORY PANEL Daisy Abbot, AHDS Performing Arts Glasgow Sylvette Babin, Artist, Editor, Canada Gavin Barlow, The AlbanyAlice 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-WriteChris Salter, Artist, Hexagram; Department of Design and Computational Arts, Concordia 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 ZealandFor more information on INTIMACY please visit http://www.intimateperformance.org or contact intimacyrachelz@xxxxxxxxxxx or drp01mc@xxxxxxxxxx for full details of the call
--Maria Chatzichristodoulou [aka maria x] PhD Art and Computational Technologies Goldsmiths Digital Studios skype: mariax_gr www.cybertheater.org