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 Collections’ Jenny 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 Data’ Lynnsey Weissenberger: Irish Traditional Music Archive|
|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|
|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|
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|
|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|