[dance-tech] (re)Actor 2: Second International Conference on Digital Live Art - Call for Participation

  • From: "Sita Popat" <S.Popat@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Sita Popat" <S.Popat@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 14:30:36 +0100


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(re)Actor2: The Second International Conference on Digital Live Art


"Bad Girls, Gadgets & Guerrilla Performance"


Broadcasting House

Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

September 10th, 2007


http://www.digitalliveart.com <http://www.digitalliveart.com/> 


sponsored by the Arts Council of England, University of Leeds, Leeds
Metropolitan University, BigDog Interactive Ltd., Nokia and Human
Factors International


jointly organized by 

the School of Performance and Cultural Industries - University of Leeds,

Leeds Metropolitan University and

BigDog Interactive Ltd.



Digital Live Art is the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction
(HCI), Live Art and Computing. (re)Actor2: The Second International
Conference on Digital Live Art seeks to bring together practitioners and
academics from the varying worlds of Live Art, Computing and HCI for a
lively debate and after-party event which will explore this emerging
field. Our particular interest is in unanticipated performance spaces
and playful arenas, such as festivals and nightclubs.


This year's theme, BAD GIRLS, GADGETS & GUERRILLA PERFORMANCE focuses on
women who are practicing at the intersection of HCI, Computing and Live
Art. In focusing on women, Computing and the Arts, this year we look to
celebrate the diverse skills, knowledge and experience that women bring
to the field. It is our hope that bringing these people together will
foster an environment for mutual learning, mentoring and support. 


Participation is welcomed from all genders.




Sally Brown, Pro-Vice Chair of Leeds Metropolitan University will open
the conference. This will be followed by a keynote presentation from the
Guerrilla Girls (www.guerrillagirls.com <http://www.guerrillagirls.com/>
) of New York. In 1985, a group of women artists founded the Guerrilla
Girls. They assumed the names of dead women artists and wore gorilla
masks in public, concealing their identities and focusing on the issues
rather than their personalities. They have written several books and
create projects about the art world, film, politics and pop culture.
They travel the world, talking about the issues and their experiences as
feminist masked avengers, reinventing the "f" word into the 21st
century.  They could be anyone; they are everywhere.



As before, this year we include both a daytime and evening event. The
formal daytime event will take place in the Old Broadcasting House, a
newly refurbished building at Leeds Metropolitan University on Monday,
September 10th, 2007. The day will consist of keynote presentations,
formal papers and an interactive installation exhibition curated by
Leeds Metropolitan Gallery.



The daytime event will be followed by an exhilarating after party
"(re)Act  With Lost Vagueness" at Discotheque by Gatecrasher, Leeds.
Specially commissioned installations, DJs, VJs and live performances
will be followed by the incredible Lost Vagueness
http://www.lostvagueness.com. Over the years, Lost Vagueness has picked
up a reputation for being the most anarchic and culturally twisted
location at the Glastonbury Festival, a place where performers and
guests languish together in the warped decadence of the surroundings.
This will be the first time Lost Vagueness has performed in the city of



A full listing of commissioned performances, installations and papers is
available on our website: http://www.digitalliveart.com



Registration and ticket information is available on our website:




Jennifer G. Sheridan, BigDog Interactive Ltd.

Alice Bayliss, University of Leeds



Rebekka Kill, Leeds Metropolitan University

Alice Bayliss, University of Leeds

Jennifer Sheridan, BigDog Interactive Ltd.



Patsy Robertshaw, Leeds Met University



Maribeth Back, FX PAL, California

Christopher Baugh, University of Leeds

Steve Benford, University of Nottingham

Joanna Berzowska, Concordia University

Teresa Brayshaw, Leeds Metropolitan University

Daniel Brine, Live Art Development Agency, UK

Susan Broadhurst, Brunel University

Nick Bryan-Kinns, Queen Mary, University of London

Linda Candy, University of Technology, Sydney

David Collins, Doncaster College

Beatriz da Costa, University of California

Steve Dixon, Brunel University

Jon Dovey, Bristol University

Linda Drew, Chelsea College of Art and Design

Matt Fenton, Nuffield Theatre Lancaster

Geraldine Fitzpatrick, University of Sussex

Bill Gaver, Goldsmiths University of London

Gabriella Giannachi, University of Exeter

Ceri Hand, Metal, Liverpool

Rania Ho, Korean Advanced Institute of Culture & Technology

Moira Innes, Leeds Met Gallery

Clare Jackson, Axis

Lois Keidan, Live Art Development Agency, UK

Boriana Koleva, University of Nottingham

Charles Kriel, London Metropolitan University

Annie Lloyd, Leeds Metropolitan University

Suzy Mason, Speedqueen, UK

Jill Morgan, Leeds Metropolitan University

Angela Piccini, Bristol University

Sita Popat, University of Leeds

Michelle Teran, Artist, Canada

Mick Wallis, University of Leeds 



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