[dance-tech] (re)Actor2: 2nd International Conference on Digital Live Art

  • From: "Sita Popat" <S.Popat@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 11:07:00 +0100

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


"Bad Girls, Gadgets & Guerrilla Performance"


Broadcasting House & Leeds Met Gallery

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 and Nokia


jointly organised by 

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

Leeds Metropolitan University and

BigDog Interactive



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 event which will explore this emerging field. We are
particularly interested 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 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.
Proposals and participation are welcomed from all genders.



Our keynote presentation this year will be 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. Between 1985 and 2000, close to 100 women,
working collectively and anonymously, produced posters, billboards,
public actions, books and other projects to make feminism funny and
fashionable. At the turn of the millennium, three separate and
independent incorporated groups formed to bring fake fur and feminism to
new frontiers. Guerrilla Girls, Inc., www.guerrillagirls.com
<http://www.guerrillagirls.com/> , was established by two founding
Guerrilla Girls and other members to continue the use of provocative
text, visuals and humor in the service of feminism and social change.
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



As before, this year we include both a daytime and evening event. The
formal daytime event will take place in the old BBC 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 interactive installations. Leeds Met Gallery will
curate a special exhibition which will see some of the accepted
proposals exhibited in the gallery during the conference. 



The daytime event will be followed by an exhilarating after party with
commissioned installations, DJs, VJs and live performances in the
vibrant city of Leeds. Commissioned performances will be followed by the
incredible Lost Vagueness http://www.lostvagueness.com/ of Glastonbury
fame. Over the years, Lost Vagueness has picked up a reputation for
being the most anarchic and culturally twisted location at the 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 Leeds.


We have a limited number commissions available for live performances and
installations. You can make a request for funding when you submit your
proposal. We also have a limited number of travel bursaries available
for those who may not be otherwise able to make it to the conference. 



All proposals will be peer reviewed by the conference committee.
Proposals must not exceed the 2-page limit and must be prepared using
the conference publications format provided on our website. However, you
may provide additional info (links to digital material including online
video, photos and websites) using the third page of the proposal
template.  We are accepting proposals for:


    * academic paper presentations (day)

    * live performances (including DJ/VJ sets) (day and evening)

    * interactive installations (day and evening)


Topics of interest included but definitely not limited to:

*        Technology as a vehicle for social and peformative

*        Human-computer interaction and intervention

*        Women, performance and technology

*        Audience behaviour and rules of engagement in interactive works

*        Non-complicit performance

*        Stumble performance and digital live encounters

*        Guerrilla interventions

*        Performative contracts - rule making and rule breaking

*        Digital/live performance and the club space

*        Experimental visual and sonic interfaces for live performance

*        Performance and social infection


Accepted proposals will be published in the conference proceedings and
included on our website. Following last year's conference, participants
were invited to submit their papers to a special edition of the
International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media on Digital
Live Art (2007 - Intellect Press). A similar publication will be
produced from this year's conference.



Proposal submission deadline: 28th June, 2007

Notification of acceptance: 28th July, 2007

Conference date: September 10th, 2007



Jennifer Sheridan, BigDog Interactive 

Alice Bayliss, University of Leeds



Rebekka Kill, Leeds Metropolitan University

Alice Bayliss, University of Leeds

Jennifer Sheridan, BigDog Interactive



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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