Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Participation in conference
Sun 13 November 2016
Sheffield Institute of Arts
9:30am-5pm, 13 Nov. 2016
An arts-research day symposium, with talks and performances on the theme of Algorithmic and Mechanical Movement, chaired by Thor Magnusson and Chris Kiefer from University of Sussex's Experimental Music Technology Lab, and taking place in the Sheffield Institute of Arts.
Abstract: Machine choreography by Rosamaria E. Kostic Cisneros
This artist talk provides information on a digital performance dance piece that was created implementing participatory research methods and a post digital perspective. The work was born out of a residency with Random String where I was exploring the intersections of screendance, shadow puppetry, Flamenco, the Romani/Gypsy community, the number 28 and intangible cultural heritage. The number 28 was an integral part of the choreography. The presentation documents how vulnerable communities were invited to access a creative art space and to contribute to the process of making the work. It also highlights how the methods employed honored the inter and intra generational way of working that is very much a part of the Romani/Gypsy community and post digital world. The results show how as a liminal dance artist I was able to engage new audiences by moving out of standard venues and exploring that “in between” space of audience/performer, dancer/choreographer, citizen/foreigner, and performer/listener. The use of digital technologies allowed for agency, authorship and citizen participation in the creation of a new digital dance performance piece.