20th October, 2021 / 16:00 - 17:30
19th January, 2018
LSBU’s School of Arts and Creative Industries Centre for Research in Digital Storymaking is hosting an event to announce an exciting partnership with V&A Digital Programmes
The partnership between LSBU and V&A Digital Programmes will enable collaboration between two organisations committed to supporting, researching and showcasing the most exciting developments at the intersection of art, technology and society. Over the next two years, the Centre for Digital Storymaking and V&A Digital Programmes will present a series of events exploring digital performance and design, including collaborations with London Fieldwork art collective, the video game designer Porpentine Charity Heartscape and the LA based sound collective UltraRed.
“We’re looking forward to collaborating to explore digital narratives and digital performance. This dynamic partnership will bring artists and researchers into dialogue with a wider audience, thus enhancing programming opportunities for V&A and bringing our students and staff into contact with the museum’s programmes and collection.” Dr Elena Marchevska, Director of the CRDS
The inaugural event in the partnership series will take place on Friday 19 January 2018 at The Sackler Centre. The Centre for Digital Storymaking and V&A Digital Programmes present interactive version of the performance Kjell Theøry by Chicago based ATOM-r collective (Anatomical Theatres of Mixed Reality).
ATOM-r is a provisional collective, founded by two former members of Goat Island, exploring forensics, anatomy, and 21st century embodiment through performance, language, and emerging technologies. Kjell Theøry uses augmented reality to juxtapose Alan Turing’s mathematical descriptions of nature with algorithmic mutations of Guillaume Apollinaire’s 1917 play The Breasts of Tiresias, a gender-fluid spectacle for which the author invented the word “surrealism.”
On the evening, the performance will be contextualised by insights from academic and theatre maker Dr Stephen Farrier and Professor Rosemary Klich, whose research explores multimedia performance and queerness. Audiences will also have the opportunity to hear Mark Jeffery and Judd Morissey from ATOM-r talk about their work and process. This will be followed by a wine reception.