Opportunity: Online Course “New Technologies for Performance Art”
When: May 7-28, Fridays 6-8pm CET
Deadline: May 6, 2020
Online Application: https://ecc-performanceart.eu/newtechnologiesforperformanceart
Fee to Participate or Apply: EUR 175
Description Of Opportunity:
Online course: “New Technologies for Performance Art Part 1: An Introduction to the Extended Reality Spectrum and related Performance Work”
This course is devoted to one of the most pertinent cultural trends of the present: immersion and its technologies. It addresses central questions such as: What does the turn to the immersive mean for us? Why is it happening? Who benefits ? How is it changing the way we create, share, and preserve art and culture? How does it transform the field of performance art?
Experiential technologies or XR technologies, which include virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and 360 photo and video capture, propose knowledge production through an immersive encounter. At the same time, they put central aspects of performative practice such as notions of liveness and corporeality up for renegotiation.
The field of Digital Humanities highlights the ongoing tension of pairing computational methods which are often more quantitative and positivist with arts and humanities practices that shepherd a more qualitative reflection or approach. This class brings together a set of theoretical and practical resources that illuminate the friction of that combination in powerful ways. Students will not only learn about historical and current techniques of immersion but will be expected to think critically and reflect on the work of artists producing XR related work.
Dates: May 7-28, Fridays 6-8pm CET
How To Apply:
Enroll at https://ecc-performanceart.eu/coursesandworkshops/courses
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