Rotating Brains / Beating Heart: International collaborative performance with Stelarc, the virtual reality ensemble Avatar Orchestra Metaverse, Pauline Oliveros, Martin Parker and saxophonist Franziska Schroeder.

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Abstract

The work ROTATING BRAINS / BEATING HEART was specifically developed for the opening performance of the 2010 DRHA conference. The conference’s theme ‘Sensual Technologies: Collaborative Practices of Interdisciplinarity explored collaborative relationships between the body and sensual/sensing technologies across various disciplines, looking to new approaches offered by various emerging fields and practices that incorporate new and existing technologies. The conference had a specific focus on SecondLife with roundtable events and discussions, led by performance artist Stelarc, as well as international participation via SecondLife.
The collaboration between Stelarc, the Avatar Orchestra Metaverse (AOM) and myself as the DRHA2010 conference program chair was a unique occurrence for this conference.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAntonin Artaud Performance Space, Brunel University London
PublisherUnknown Publisher
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 05 Sep 2010
EventDigital Resources in the Humanities and Arts (DRHA) - , United Kingdom
Duration: 01 Jan 2010 → …

Bibliographical note

Medium of Output: http://networkperformance.wordpress.com/
Brief details of Performance: ROTATING BRAINS / BEATING HEART was a major collaboration between performance artist Stelarc, the Avatar Orchestra Metaverse, composer Pauline Oliveros, sound artist Martin Parker, and myself – saxophonist Franziska Schroeder (Sonic Arts Research Center, Queen’s University Belfast). I was the driving force behind establishing the links between the performers and the design of the work as I was the program chair for the 2010 DRHA conference.
The performance and premiere of this collaboration was shown at the opening night of the DRHA 2010 conference on the 5th of September 2010 @ 8.30pm in the Antonin Artaud Building at School of Arts, Brunel University, London. The specifically designed sounds for my instrument (see: http://networkperformance.wordpress.com/sounds), the conceptual design and the lead on the performance, as well as the blog with archive materials are my main contribution to this item.

Keywords

  • performance, virtual world, restriction, collaboration

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