Interview

Mixed Reality Performance: In Conversation with Yehuda Duenyas

The Contemporary Performance Think Tank is housed in the John Wells Directing Program MFA at Carnegie Mellon University’s School Of Drama under the direction of Caden Manson. Each year the Think Tank focuses on a set of topics concerning the fields of Theater and Contemporary Performance and conducts research and interviews to produce a paper as a resource for practitioners. This year’s topic is contemporary performing artists and companies redefining relationships with audience and pushing the formal relationships of architecture, artist, and audience. For this paper the Think Tank chose five areas on the forefront of this research to explore; Contemporary Choreography, Mixed Reality Performance,  Performance Cabaret, Immersive Theatre, and Social Engaged Art. Each section of this paper i...

Opportunities: LACMA’s Art + Technology Lab and an Interview with LACMA’s Amy Heibel on the Art and Technology Program

 “[A]ny technology gradually creates a totally new human environment. Environments are not passive wrappings but active processes.”- Marshall McLuhan The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) recently announced the revival of its seminal Art + Technology Program on the heels of the New Museum’s launch of an Incubator for Art, Technology, and Design. LACMA’s original Art and Technology (A&T) program ran from 1967 through 1971 under the direction of Maurice Tuchman, and paired major artists from the United States and Europe such as Claes Oldenberg, Robert Irwin, Andy Warhol, and Robert Rauschenberg, with companies such as the Rand Corporation, Garrett Corporation, Disney Corporation, and Cowles Communication. The A&T program culminated in an exhibition of the artworks at the US Pa...