Artists & Presenters confirmed for DocPerform 3, to be held on 16th May 2019, at City, University of London, are shown below. This listing is in alphabetical order, and is currently a work in progress. The full Programme Schedule and abstracts will be made available soon.
Clarice is a creative technologist specialising in immersive experiences. She has worked in the technical development team at Anagram on Make Noise (Venice Film Festival) and The Collider (IDFA, Tribeca). She is currently doing a funded Art and Technology Residency at SPACE exploring our sense of self in the age of surveillance capitalism. She was previously a researcher and VR developer at UCL working across the psychology and computer science department.
Joe’s research investigates the intersections between interactive technology, concepts of the digital and immersion, the performative event and audience participation. His specialisms include archives and documentation, performative writing, library and information science, digital culture, site-based practice, immersive, interactive and participatory theatre.
Joe is Lecturer in Library & Information Science at CityLIS, where he leads a course on Libraries and Publishing, and co-directs the DocPerform project with Lyn Robinson.
Joe also teaches performative writing at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, research methods in creative practice at the University of East London. He is a research associate at ZU-UK Theatre and Digital Arts company, where he is currently writing a post-immersive manifesto with the company directors. He has presented papers at many conferences and published articles and book reviews in Performance Research, Desearch, Stanislavski Studies, International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, Proceedings from the Document Academy and Drama Research.
Tom is a Time-based Media Conservator at Tate, whose work focuses on the development and implementation of strategies for the preservation of software-based artworks. Tom has recently completed a PhD that sought to develop conservation documentation strategies for software-based artworks entering museum collections. Tom’s primary research interests relate to the preservation of complex digital things and the role of cultural memory institutions in their long-term care.
Amelia Shivani Hassard
Shivani is a PhD student in Media and Arts Technology at QMUL, where she is researching effort within virtual reality as related to embodied presence. Her background is as a filmmaker, prior to which she studied physics. She is pre-production on her third VR project.
After a career as a professional lighting technician and designer, Nick started teaching at Rose Bruford College, where he is now Head of the School of Design, Management and Technical Arts. His research interests include: the performative potential of light; photography, light and performance; digital scenography and digital performance; the history of theatre lighting; and the roles and status of the various personnel involved in theatre-making.
Nick is a past co-convenor of the TaPRA Scenography working group in the UK, and is currently a convenor of the Scenography working group of the International Federation for Theatre Research. He is also an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media.
Deborah is a researcher and educator in library and information science, as well as being a practicing librarian. Deborah is currently Joint Acting Head of the Book Library and Senior Cataloguer, Courtauld Institute of Art, and a Visiting Lecturer at CityLIS.
Jack has worked within the creation and care of technology-based artworks since 2004. In his current role as Time-based media conservator at Tate, he is jointly responsible for the acquisition, display and preservation strategy of film, video, audio and increasingly complex digital artworks.
Lyn is Head of Library & Information Science (CityLIS) at City, University of London. Lyn has a longstanding interest in documents, document theory and the processes of documentation, and leads the DocPerform project with Joseph Dunne-Howrie.
Sarah is Professor Emerita in the Dance Department of the University of Chichester and a freelance artist. A practitioner-scholar, with a specialism in digital choreography and participatory immersive installations, she incorporates interventions from audiences as a means of generating the detail of the works in realtime.
Mark originally trained as a theatre sound designer, and live music engineer. He has worked internationally as such for many years. An interest in sound for moving image led him to undertake an MA in film sound post production at the National Film and Television School, where he enjoyed working on numerous documentary, animation and fiction projects. IN 2019 Mark was offered the opportunity to commence a program of Post Graduate Research at the University of Surrey, leading to a PhD.
Whilst Head of Sound at Rambert Dance Company in the 1990s Mark recorded and mixed live scores by composers including Steve Reich, Hans Peter Kuhn, Morton Subontnik and Gavin Briars. He developed a particular interest in the use of pre-recorded and edited environmental sound, co- composing the sound score for Siobhan Davies’ ‘Winnsoboro’ Cotton Mill Blues’, which went on to win an Olivier award for dance.
Mark has an ongoing fascination with the liminal area between score and soundtrack, and the perceived function of sound in relation to the moving image. Mark’s research explores notions of 3D audio fields, particularly with respect to enhancing audience experience in large auditoria, and virtual environments.
The Itinerant Poetry Library (TIPL) is a non static, special collections public library of poetry. For free, for everyone, and for everywhere, or at least, everywhere we can get to. It’s part public library, part life-experiment and part live art performance. Operating without the confines of a building of its own, but within parameters of typical library systems, including free membership for all, circulation procedures, library regulation and the overseeing of the library’s collection by a librarian in situ, the project fundamentally explores, and encourages users to explore, our perceptions of what a library might be. We’ve now clocked up over 1,000 hours of public library service in 14 countries and in over 200+ different locations: come join before we travel on!
Piotr is a Lecturer in Theatre and New Media at the University of Aberystwyth. His research interests concern the intersections between political and aesthetic theory, particularly the work of Lyotard, Deleuze, and Rancière and contemporary intermedial performance practice. Other interests and published work extend into neuroaesthetic approaches to performance analysis and the historical relationship between paradigm shifts in scientific discourse and theatre practice. He has recently published a monograph Post-cinematic Theatre and Performance (Palgrave Macmillan 2014). He has also published in various academic journals including: Performance Research, Journal of Beckett Studies, International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media and Journal of Body, Space and Technology. He is an active member of the Intermediality Working Group within the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) and a member of the Performance and New Technologies Group at TaPRA. He has collaborated as composer and deviser with the UK based intermedial company Imitating the Dog and director Pete Brooks on a number of international projects.