Hi, I'd like to share with ADA the recently completed Performance
Ethics Working Group Podcasts. Enjoy listening.
The Performance Ethics Working Group has been talking to people about
ethics and performance for the last two years and now we've gone
public with the results in a series of podcasts that look at what
ethics has to do with performance. Investigating the legacy of
transgressive performance art, the ethics of working with communities,
traditional knowledges and audiences, not to mention the ethics of how
performers are treated and paid the podcasts address some of the most
complex issues confronting contemporary theatre, dance and visual arts
Drawing from their direct experiences of making, commissioning and
viewing performance work, the participants discuss these complex
questions using concrete examples, exposing their failures to secure
the wellbeing of audiences, communities and performers alongside their
There are nine podcasts in total bringing together the voices of 23
different creators, directors, curators, producers, and researchers
including: Hadleigh Averill, Stephen Bain, Sally Barnett, Chris
Braddock, Carol Brown, Craig Cooper, David Cross, Sean Curham, Alison
East, Murray Edmond, Brent Harris, Mark Harvey, Mark Jackson, Alys
Longley, Rose Martin, Sally J Morgan, Moana Nepia, Tru Paraha, Val
Smith, Louise Tu’u, Kalisolaite ‘Uhila, Alexa Wilson, and Becca Wood.
Listen via the University Without Conditions website:
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Episode 1: What is ethics? (launched at the Festival of Uncertainty,
23 March 2014)
This first podcast introduces the idea of ethics as a daily practice
and philosophical enquiry, exploring what we think the broad concept
of ethics covers.
Episode 2: How we treat our audiences (published April 8, 2014)
The second podcast asks what responsibilities performers and producers
have towards their audiences and talks about how these can conflict
with the conceptual integrity of the work. We raise the question of
how we determine what is offensive and who gets to decide that.
Episode 3: Reviewing performance art and ethics historically
(published April 11, 2014)
During the interviews a number of historical examples from performance
art were reviewed such as Marina Abramovic’s Rhythm 0 (1974), along
John Duncan’s Blind Date (1980), along more contemporary works like
Pania Lincoln and Hadleigh Averill’s Lunchtime Scrabble (1996), in
which a shooting was too effectively simulated and Mike Parr’s Kingdom
Come and/or Punch Holes In The Body Politic (2005) at Sydney Artspace.
All of these works have challenged the performers and the audience to
identify what their limits are, and when they will say stop.
Episode 4: The ethics of community engagement (published April 16, 2014)
The fourth episode explores the issues which research in and with
communities brings up. Consent, collaboration, going undercover and
the imbalances of power between the artist and community are all
talked about while we investigate how community arts projects and
relational aesthetics projects can be ethically approached
Episode 5: Ethics of working with traditional and indigenous
knowledges (published April 24, 2014)
Recognising that the performing arts in Aotearoa New Zealand are
structured and understood through dominantly western paradigms the
fifth podcast examines the complexities of decolonising performance
exploring the strategies we can employ to work intelligently work
Episode 6: How we manage the ethics of money (Published April 30, 2014)
Episode six turns to the vexed question of money in the economically
marginal field of performance. Discussing neoliberalism and cultures
of exploitation, internships, alternative economies, unequal financial
distribution and the decommodification of art the participants speak
frankly of the ways they have approached the issue of equitable
sharing funds and enabling work to be created.
Episode 7: Working relationships within the performance community
(Published May 8, 2014)
The seventh podcast deals with ethical labour relationships between
performers and institutions, festivals, curators, directors and
choreographers. It addresses the issue of protecting of the performer
from real physical risks as well as ensuring they have the
psychological resilience necessary to make specific works before
moving into the history of poor treatment and sometimes outright abuse
of performers in the field of dance.
Episode 8: The University ethics process (Published May 22, 2014)
The eighth episode turns to the University, an institution which has
long addressed the issue of applied ethics in research. However,
these processes were initially developed for medical, sociological and
anthropological research. Drawing from the participants experiences at
Universities across New Zealand, Australia and the UK this podcast
explores the positive benefits and negative effects of submitting work
in development to the ethics committee.
Episode 9: Authorship in collaboration (Published May 28, 2014)
This bonus episode focusses on how we handle authorship in
collaborative processes. It brings together the participants thoughts
on the topic from debunking the myth of solo authorship and
recognising the positivity of influence, to adequate programme credits
and audience or community participation.
The Performance Ethics Working Group is research cluster in the
University Without Conditions, a free university and self-organising
collective, without ties to Government or corporations. We exist not
to produce ‘degrees for jobs’, but to enable a human being to improve
themselves and the society in which they exist.
Kia ora Whanau
The second call for Papers and Panel proposals in particular is now open
*Call for Proposals: Round 2 – proposals Due Friday July 27*
(response by Friday 1st of August)
The* Space : Network : Memory *symposium in* Auckland 12-14 September
what roles are digital networks playing in our ability to reveal and
understand the layers of a city? How does this affect contemporary
practices in art, architecture, urban planning and related fields?
We invite responses that might engage physically, psychologically,
spiritually and/or playfully with the visible and hidden structures and
systems of Auckland – Tamaki Makaurau.
*Space : Network : Memory* welcomes proposals for provocations, panel
participation and presentations of work engaging with aspects of the broad
range of practices and approaches necessary for rethinking the contemporary
city, the networks that surround and emerge from it, and the memories it
- *Proposals for short provocations* that respond to histories,
architectures, art and media as they interplay and feedback with civic
processes, and/or re-engage people in urban and public spaces.Your abstract
should include: name, contact information, title and a 300 word abstract
referencing the relevant symposium theme, and any technical requirements.
Please expect to give a ten minute presentation and contribute to a panel
discussion – online resources to support your presentation are welcome.
*proposals Due Friday July 27 *
- *Panel proposals*. These abstracts should include: name of at least
three people to form a panel, contact information, title and a 300 word
abstract referencing the relevant symposium theme, and any technical
requirements.Please expect to present a collaborative 30 – 40 minute panel
– online resources to support your panel presentation are welcome.
*proposals Due Friday July 27 *
- *Presentations of work*. These should include; name, contact details,
an image or documentation of the work (if possible), and a 150 word
abstract for a five minute discussion. Online resources to support your
works are welcome. *proposals Due Friday July 27*
*Space : Network : Memory* in Auckland is the 9th ADA Network symposium.
ADA symposia have a formidable reputation for critical collegial exchange
within the expanded field of digital and media arts. This September we
extend that conversation through participation with Digital Art Live and
again foray into the urban environment around the venue responding to the
themes generated by the ADA Network research project Mesh Cities
- *Please email any* *requests for information to*
Details of the ADA Mesh Cities Symposium including the *registration*
process can be found here:
The initial programme outline and accommodation options can be found here:
*The 9th ADA Symposium in Auckland is part of ‘Mesh Cities
*Full details here:*
*More information is available here:*
*CALL FOR PAPERS, WORKSHOPS, PROJECT SHOWCASES &*
*CALL FOR SMARTPHONE, MOBILE AND POCKET CAMERA FILMS*
The MINA *Mobile Creativity and Innovation Symposium* and the *International
Mobile Innovation Screening *provide a platform for filmmakers, artists,
designers, researchers, educators and industry professionals to debate the
prospect of wireless, mobile and ubiquitous technologies in art and design,
education, and the creative industries and on-going development of mobile
social media, mobile technologies, mobile production and mobile aesthetics.
This year, the fourth MINA *Symposium* edition is centred around the
question: *What are current, potential and inspiring mobile opportunities
for the future of universities, of the private sector, of individuals and
digital communities?* and will seek to answer this question through
presentations of papers, panels discussions, workshops, performances and
MINA invites any submission relating, but not limited to the following:
¬ MOBILE & AESTHETIC
¬ MOBILE & COMMUNITIES
¬ MOBILE & HYBRID ART
¬ MOBILE & INTERACTIVITY
¬ MOBILE & MARKETING
¬ MOBILE & PEDAGOGY
¬ MOBILE & MEDIA PRODUCTION
¬ MOBILE & SOUND
¬ MOBILE & SPACE
¬ MOBILE & STORY-TELLING
Selected papers will be published in the *Creative Technologies *journal –
Papers and pre-constituted panels can be delivered in-situ and via live
A. For each *PAPER submission*, please submit:
- a *proposal / abstract *of approximately *300 words*, including the title
- a *brief biographical *(100 words maximum) per author(s)
The paper presentation should be planned around 20 min, plus 10 min Q&A
B. For each* PANEL / WORKSHOP / PERFORMANCE proposals*, please submit:
- name of at least *three people to form a panel*
- a *proposal / abstract *of approximately *300 words*, including the title
- any technical requirement, if not standard (computer, Internet, video
- each panel / workshop member *brief biographical *(100 words maximum),
including their personal contact information
The panel discussion should be planned around 30 – 40 minute, the workshop
and performance format is flexible.
The *International Mobile Innovation Screening 2014 *will showcase short
films produced on and with smartphones, mobile and pocket cameras. In its
4th edition the MINA showcase will include micro-movies and micro-formats
(Vine, Vyclone and live streaming apps), travel, mobility and adventure
films (i.e. sports or drone videos) including projects realised with GoPro
cameras. Selected mobile films will be featured in the MINA showreel, MINA
DVD, MINA eBook and MINA’s international partner festivals.
*Submisson via *http://mina.pro/submit/
Deadline for paper proposals and pre-constituted panels, workshops
submission and screening:
-*28st of July 2014.*
All *PAPER submissions, PANEL and/or Workshop, Screening proposals* will be
double peer reviewed and presenters will be notified of acceptances by:
-* 29th of September 2014*.
MINA will take place on the 20th & 21st November (TBC) at AUT University
Please use the following submission link:
If you have any questions related to the *Symposium* please contact
Laurent Antonczak [ laurent(a)mina.pro | +64 211 625 072 ].
If you have any questions related to the *Screening* please contact
Max Schleser [ max(a)mina.pro | +64 22 692 0872 ].
For further information, please check also:www.mina.pro
and #MINA2013 eBook: http://bit.ly/eBook2013
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Ola from Portugal, where I am doing a two months residency till the end of July. I am quickly going back to London next week to participate in a group show before breakfast we talked about the furthest visible point before it all disappeared with Cathy Haynes, Fay Nicolson, and The School of the Event Horizon at Tenderpixel. Preview is at 1900 on Thu 26 June
Exhibition runs till 26 July
Tenderpixel, 10 Cecil Court London WC2N 4HE
Also my solo presentation at MARS! in Munich is going through to 27 June. http://www.mars-contemporary.com [http://www.mars-contemporary.com/]
before breakfast we talked about the furthest visible point before it all disappeared examines the construct of objects that are informed by a relation to space, time and materiality. According to Bruno Latour, objects exist in the axis of their networks and bring with them a sense of connectedness, or an expanded anamnesis triggered by their ambiguous qualities. [...continue reading] [http://www.tenderpixel.com/before-breakfast-conversations]
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We are pleased to announce our open call to artists from New Zealand and
around the world for The Performance Arcade 2015 programme. Please consider
making a proposal, and forward this call to any networks, platforms, or
individuals who may be interested.
The Performance Arcade 2015 is also proud to be affiliated with
International Programme Sponsors Bolton Hotel
<http://www.boltonhotel.co.nz/>, and supported with Creative New Zealand
funding. A new development is a partnership with 30 Upstairs Gallery
<http://www.30upstairs.co.nz/>(Wellington) that provides an exhibition
opportunity for artists in the lead-up to The Performance Arcade 2015. This
includes a Performance Series exhibition for selected works in November
Proposals are invited for The Performance Arcade 2015:
(1) *The Container Series:* shipping container-situated installations /
(2) *The City Series:* a programme of performance events / installations
occurring along the
Wellington Waterfront, or extending into the nearby city.
(3) *The Stagespace*: a sheltered outdoor stage behind the Arcade, with a
bar, seating*, *lights and
sound system. Ideal for live music, culinary art, and other performances.
(5) *The Audio-Visual Series: *curated by Jacqui Wilson and Johann
Nortje, this programme of moving
image and sound works will be installed on screens and projection surfaces
around the Arcade
(4) The Arcade also welcomes proposals for *new initiatives and concepts*
that may not fit the above.
We encourage proposals that radicalise the event or add new programmes or
*PROPOSALS ARE DUE ON 1 AUGUST 2014 AT 5PM.*
The Call For Proposals can be downloaded here:
More information about The Performance Arcade can be found here:
The Performance Arcade
The Playground NZ Ltd.
+ 64 (0) 210653992
The Playground NZ in association with Vertical Blue 2015 announce the *Call
For Applications for dEEP ANATOMY **- *a special symposium on Long Island,
The Bahamas in April 2015.
Artists, academics, scientists, and athletes are invited to participate in
this two-week long incubator of new dialogues between extreme sport,
performance, and a Caribbean island community.
The event is a part of *Fluid *States: the Performance Studies
International (PSi) #21 circuit of globally dispersed conference events.
Further information is included at the following website:
Director - The Playground NZ Ltd (*The Performance Arcade, Sleep/Wake,
Ecology in Fifths*)
Associate Editor - *World Scenography* publication (OISTAT and York
Director - *Deep Anatomy *(Long Island, Bahamas) cluster for the Fluid
States dispersed conference, PSi 2015