Radiator and Digital Cultures Symposium on Performance, Dance, and Technology Art

Opening Night: Thursday 1 December .......... Friday/Saturday, 2-3 December, 10am-6:30pm ........ Sunday, 4th December 11am-4pm

Registration required


This three day international symposium brings into focus artistic practices of live performance that make use of digital technologies in the form of lens based, networked or locative media and other capturing/processing techniques, i.e. motion tracking, motion capture, wearable and soft interfaces.

Due to the abundance of previously unaffordable technologies, new possibilities are experimented with, new practices have developed. Real time transmission of observable, transcodable data and the ability of extending the reach of one's hand across the globe have created entirely new stages on which artists can play. At the same time, new techniques have extended body perception through the sensory apparatus of the computer creating new physicalities to explore.

Marlon Barrions Solano, Game of Life

The symposium gathers leading dance and media artists, scientists, designers and theorists from different cultural backgrounds and disciplines to debate how the digitisation of the arts has transformed cultural traditions and practices.


Keynote speakers include: Sally Jane Norman (Culture Lab Newcastle), Philippe Baudelot (Monaco Dance Forum), Jayachandran Palazhy (Bangalore), Steve Benford (Mixed Reality Lab), Blast Theory (London), Gob Squad (Berlin), Michelle Teran (Toronto), Mixed Reality Lab (Nottingham) Sita Popat (Performance Robotics Research Group), John Mitchell (ADAPT), Ivani Santana (Brazil), Rachel Zuanon (Brazil), Stamatia Portanova (London), Aylin Kalem Iscen (Istanbul), Igor Stromajer (Ljubljana), Armando Menicacci (Paris), Sher Doruff (deWaag, Amsterdam), Erin Manning (Senselab, Montréal), Keith Armstrong (transmute Collective), Nina Pope & Karen Guthrie (UK), Simon Pope (UK), Rimini Protokoll (Gerrmany), Daniela Zehnder (Zürich), Isabel Valverde (Lisbon), Yacov Sharir (Austin), Michèle Danjoux (Nottingham), Ralph Lemon (New York), Mine Kaylan (Brighton), Sue Broadhurst (London), Ghislaine Boddington (London), Thecla Schiphorst (Vancouver), Mark Coniglio/Dawn Stoppiello (New York), Alastair Bannerman (London), Hellen Sky (Melbourne), Liu Chun / Zhen Xin (Beijing).



List of panels and forum discussions


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