7th February, 2014 / 11.00am - 4.00pm
20th April, 2017
A two-day event held at Birkbeck College and LSBU focusing on TaPRA Performance and New Technologies as a form of mediatised theatre and performance
Mediatisation – the increasingly pervasive influence of new media technologies in the form of social institutions and ideological apparatuses on society, culture and consciousness since the late 20th century – has radically shaped our everyday lives and relationships. Mediatisation as a social and cognitive phenomenon has changed the way theatre and performance are produced, shaped, performed and perceived. This shift has led to a state where there is nothing left outside of mediatisation. Hence, we argue, all contemporary theatre and performance today is mediatised.
The mediatised theatre and performance of the 21st century propose a practice, and offer ground for the development of a scholarship, in which ontological boundaries between media and performance, live and mediatised, analogue and digital, are no longer useful or even possible to consider. Mediatisation lies within the aesthetic and political [un]consciousness of the works, whichever form or manifestation those choose to take. It is, directly or implicitly, embedded within their architectures, dynamics and processes; we might even argue that, in some ways, mediatisation is the works.
This two-day event seeks to investigate the processes and practices of mediatised theatre and performance in the 21st century with a particular interest in such questions as:
Organised and chaired by: Dr Maria Chatzichristodoulou (LSBU) & Dr Seda Ilter (Birkbeck)