Technologies and Bodies: Performative Spaces

Festivals: M:ST 3 Festival October 7 - 31, 2005.

In conjunction with the VIRTUAL BODIES workshop (October 17–28), Anita Ponton will moderate the panel discussion technologies and bodies: performative spaces.

Questions raised will include: How does the use of technology within performance art affect concepts of presence and exchange? How is our experience of space and time altered through technological mediation, and how does the body (both in performance and audience) respond to this? How are narrative, history and memory refigured? How do digital media and virtual reality shift conventional notions of physicality and representation? How do technologies change possibilities for interaction within public, social and cyber space? How are the boundaries of performative space and agency redefined?

Panel Moderator: Anita Ponton (UK)
Panelists: Minerva Cuevas (Mexico) and Andrew Paterson (Toronto)