Dramaturgy and Technology with Martyn Coutts

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24 May 2019 | 12:00 - 4:00pm
Practice Space, The Theatre Practice
Martyn Coutts

This workshop will look at the relationship between the live body and its mediated image. Working with live cameras, video mixers and interactive software, participants will utilise these tools to create short works of performance. Martyn will introduce and use a small section of a solo that he has been developing for this hands-on exercise with participants. The work - Body Politic - mashes Youtube fan culture, rabid partisan political hackery, pirate radio bunker broadcasting and personal one-to-one video communication into a streaming session that happens simultaneously live and online. In an era of unprecedented division and extremism, Body Politic looks at our relationship with the camera and where that image ends up. Participants are required to use their own laptops in this workshop.

Selected participants are strongly encouraged to attend the ADN Conference 2019 on 25 & 26 May 2019, especially the panel on "Dramaturgy and Technology" on the second day, featuring practitioners Martyn Coutts (Australia), Su Wen-Chi (Taiwan) and Jompet Kuswidananto (Indonesia).

This workshop is suitable for artists who:

  • Create cross-media artwork.
  • Are interested in the media, online culture and the exploration of identity/self. 
  • Are early in or mid-way through their careers.

Interested participants are required to send in the following to info@asiandramaturgs.com:

  • A brief introduction of yourself and why you want to participate in this workshop.
  • A brief description of a project you are currently undertaking or plan to undertake, that involves performance and technology. 
  • A curriculum vitae/portfolio.

Deadline: 29 April 2019, 11.59pm

Selected applicants will be notified by email on 10 May 2019.

Rapporteur's Notes

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