C3 Centre Research Seminar
The Death of Liveness – Can Concerts and Collaborations compete with Computerised Choirs and Covid19
Tim Anderson (PhD Candidate)
Thursday 16th July 2020 14:00 – 15:00 (See MS TEAMS link below)
Keywords: Aura Liveness Presence Collaboration Performance Coronavirus
Artworks have been traditionally valued by what Walter Benjamin described as their aura – a “magic” property connected with their authenticity, made recognisable in their provenance. With performance art, the equivalent quality is liveness, or presence.
In the current pandemic, live performance is placed on hold, with co-performers and collaborators kept at arms’ length. This seminar considers possible strategies to create multimedia artworks under lockdown conditions.
- Auslander, P. (2002) “Live from Cyberspace”, Performing Arts Journal: 70 pp. 16–21. MIT.
- Bolter, J.D. MacIntyre, B. Gandy, M. and Schweitzer,P. (2006) “New Media and the Permanent Crisis of Aura”, Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies 12, no. 1 pp.21–39.
- Stupid, Bang, Stupid (20 June 2020) YouTube video, added by Corrin Jamal [Online]. Available at https://youtu.be/ULmvEEvduio [Accessed 1 July 2020].
16/07/2020 14:00 – 15:00 on TEAMS