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21 Apr 2010

Report: virtual mobility in contemporary performing arts

On-the-Move launches a new mobility information dossier EXCITED ATOMS.

Written and researched by Judith Staines, excited atoms is an exploration of virtual mobility in the contemporary performing arts.

Excited Atoms outlines a history of virtual mobility in performance, presents the main types of work with inspiring current examples and traces some of the most critical issues and motivations for artists, cultural producers and promoters to collaborate, share, make, question, present and innovate using virtual mobility.

In depth interviews with twenty-one key practitioners, cultural managers and critical observers present informed points of view from around the world.

A specially commissioned essay from Ghislaine Boddington (body>data>space) traces a personal pathway through creative collaborations in performance telematics.

A Glossary explains some of the terms and helps demystify technologies and areas of creative practice.

A research section Explore More presents over 150 links to artists, projects, platforms, reading and other references to extend the exploration of virtual mobility.

Learn more about networked performance … enlarging the action radius … participatory strategies … one-way, two-way and third spaces in interactive performance … virtual stages … avatars … live streaming of work in progress … transdisciplinarity … and so much more

The study was funded by the Fundacion Autor and is published by

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