Programme 2017

DocPerform 2: New Technologies

6th-7th November 2017

Northampton Suite, at City, University of London

The questions relating to the nature of documents and the processes of documentation are of core interest to researchers in the Department of Library & Information Science, (CityLIS), at City, University of London. One of our projects, DocPerform, aims to consider the documentation of performance and the extent to which performance may itself be considered as a document, from a multidisciplinary perspective. The project is part of the wider consideration of the nature/future of documents undertaken by members of CityLIS.

Following the enthusiasm, ideas and inspiration generated by our first symposium, we are pleased to announce that we will hold DocPerform 2 over  6th and 7th November 2017.

The symposium aims to bring together a multidisciplinary group of people, with a shared interested in understanding and developing the ways in which performance, as part of our cultural heritage, can be created, recorded, preserved, re-experienced and reused. The symposium is intended to collate a representative body of work in this area, to foster new partnerships and collaborations, and to support the dissemination and implementation of ideas generated.

Organisers: Lyn Robinson & Joseph Dunne

Admin Magic: Ludi Price


Please note, speakers and timings may be subject to change.

Monday 6th November: Where are we now?

09.00 Registration + Tea/Coffee
10.00 Introduction + Welcome‘ Lyn Robinson/Joe Dunne
10.15 The Use of Virtual Gallery Spaces to Showcase Items in Geographically Dispersed Performing Arts CollectionsJenny Fewster & Ramona Riedzewski: Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, & Victoria and Albert Museum, London
10.40 Should Theatre Disappear Like Soap Bubbles? Erin Lee: National Theatre
11.05 A Documentary-Material Literacy for Performance as a Document Marc Kosciejew: Department of Library, Information, and Archive Sciences at the University of Malta
11.30 Documenting Irish Traditional Music and Dance Using Linked DataLynnsey Weissenberger: Irish Traditional Music Archive
11.55 Provocation 1
12.30 Vegetarian Buffet Lunch
13.15 Documenting Performance in Today’s Data Models: positioning performance within FRBR and LRM Deborah Lee: CityLIS at City, University of London
13.40 Mind the Dance Defne Erdur & John Taylor: International Documentation of Contemporary Dance Education (IDOCDE)
14.05 Sound and Vision: Recovering movement, gesture and the actor’s craft from NUI Galway Digital Theatre Collections Barry Houlihan: James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway
14.30 The Reminiscence Theatre Archive and Website Pam Schweitzer: University of Greenwich
14.55 Provocation 2
15.30 Tea/Coffee
15.50 DARC Practice’ Ernst Fischer & Manuel Vason: Documentation Action Research Collective
16.15 Filming the Stage: historical and aesthetic perspectives for an essential archive of the future André Deridder: Fine Arts and Letters Library, University of Louvain, Belgium
16.40 Accidental Archives of Performance Making Sarah Whatley: C-DaRE at Coventry University
17.05 Summary‘ Lyn Robinson/Joe Dunne
17.15 Reception
18.30 Close

Tuesday 7th November: Where are we going?

09.30 Registration + Tea/Coffee
10.00 Introduction‘ Lyn Robinson/Joe Dunne
10.15 The Walking Dramaturg as a Methodology for Documentation Giselle Garcia: University of Exeter
10.40 Interweaving Performance with its Recording in Real-time Zeta Kolokythopoulou: London South Bank University
11.05 Performing the Archive: the role of affect and technology in re-imagining forgotten stars from popular entertainment through the medium of small-scale live theatre performance’ Alison Child: University of Brighton
11.30 Virtually Sensuous (Geographies): Towards a strategy for archiving experiential and participatory installations Sarah Rubidge: Rambert School of Contemporary Dance / University of Chichester
11.55 Performing the quality of imperceptible interactions between individuals: the technological challenge regarding the collective and the invisible’ Marine Theunissen: Université du Québec à Montréal
12.30 Vegetarian Buffet Lunch
13.15 Mishandled Archive: a year-long daily series of performance/documentations’ Tara Fatehi Irani: University of Roehampton
13.40 The Life of a Dance: Double Take Part II Gregory Sporton: University of Greenwich
14.05 Social Documentation of Live Performance (ballet) Adelaide Robinson: CityLIS, at City, University of London
14.30 Unfinished Furniture, Unfinished Spaces’ Susan Croft: Rose Bruford College, London
14.55 Provocation 3
15.30 Tea/Coffee
15.50 Documenting ‘Otherness’: How might the ways in which participants’ voices are curated, within the documentation of practice, affect the postcolonial character of the knowledge we hold about Theatre for Development? Chris Blois-Brooke: Dialogue
16.15 Traces’ Nick Hunt & Hansjorg Schmidt, Rose Bruford College, London
16.40 Summary – Next Steps‘ Lyn Robinson/Joe Dunne
17.00 Close