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Projection in Performance [LONDON]

In Britain, the education for tecnicians in theatre dance is surely one of the most advanced. But, video is too new a medium to treat it in education excetnsively. Criticising this fact, the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in partnership with Complicite and the London Centre for Arts and Cultural Exchange are hosting a day of discussion, demonstration and networking to discuss the future of projection and how Higher Education should address the increasing demands for video and projection in theatre.Our key-note speaker is Simon McBurney - artistic director of Complicite.Other speakers include: Chris Britton; founder of Forkbeard FantasySophie Clements; visual artist working with sound and musicWilliam Dudley; theatre designerThomas Gray; video and animation designer, The Gray CircleLloyd Newson; director of DV8 physical theatreScott Palmer; programme manager, performance design, University of LeedsHansjorg Schmidt; programme director, lighting design,Rose Bruford CollegeDick Straker & Finn Ross; video and projection designers,MesmerLunch and refreshments will be providedWhere? Barbican Theatre on the set of "Shun-kin", Complicite's latest productionWhen? Friday 20th February : 9.30am - 5.00pmCost? Tickets cost £20 which includes lunch and coffees.Tickets are not available on the day. Booking To book a place please complete the booking form (or if you wish to book multiple places click here). All booking forms must be returned by 10 February 2009. Accommodation Please click here for a list of local hotels. click here for more information
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Arts in the urban space

Contemporary creation as a tool

Circostrada Network, a European information and exchange network on street arts and new circus, has published a collective work called “Arts in the urban space: contemporary creation as a tool”.
"The publication aims to engage in deeper reflection on the effects of artistic intervention in public spaces. We asked European scholars of various fields to analyze, from the perspective of their own domain, the impact that artists’ presence has on the public space. What does it mean for society to see the arts moving into a space that was not originally conceived for them? What role can the street arts play in making adjustments on our cities or improving the framework of our lives? Should we beware of the possible exploitation of artistic creation towards political ends?"

Table of contents:

  • Town Planning and Street Arts
  • Spectator in fabula – What Street Theatre Does to Spectators
  • Public Art: between (street) spectacle and the spectacular
  • Nomadic Creations
  • From the Street Theatre to Theatre in the Public Space
  • Artistic Interventions Affirm Public Space
  • Arts Don’t Have to Know How to Behave – A Commentary on Street arts in Contemporary Urban Surroundings
  • Art, Public Space and Creation Centres
  • Anne Gonon
  • Jean-Pierre Charbonneau
  • Dragan Klaic
  • Alix de Morant
  • Joanna Ostrowska
  • Ramón Parramón
  • Christian Ruby
  • Stéphane Simonin
  • Corina Suteu & Cristian Neagoe
  • Yohann Floch (coord.)
You can download the PDF for free: French and in English
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Conference March 6-7 New York University Radars and fences, satellites and walls, networks and bunkers. Two different sets of technologies confront us: the former epitomize the selective and flexible character of what Gilles Deleuze termed the “societies of control”; the latter embody the “old” disciplinary paradigm based on separation, physical mass containment, and restriction of the freedom of movement. Most of the times control and discipline coexist ad reinforce each other; sometimes they seem to collide. This is due to a variety of far-reaching factors and transformations occurring in the productive sphere. As a matter of fact, it is the very structure of the network society, with its decentralization of tasks and constant multiplication of electronic eyes that threatens the opacity of physical and immaterial bunkers. By looking at the grey areas where control and discipline, transparency and secrecy, democracy and the state of exception overlap and collide, Radars and Fences provide a cross-disciplinary platform whereby researcherstists, journalists, filmmakers, and activists can negotiate new and critical p, arositions. Go to conference site
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