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We invite 250-word abstracts for an anthropology and interdisciplinary conference on the theme of 'Art, materiality and representation'. The event will be held at the Clore Centre, British Museum in…Continue
The School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies and School of Music at the University of Leeds are very excited to announce Listening after Pauline Oliveros: A Meditation.Thursday 12…Continue
Claire Bishop's book, Artificial Hells, provides a useful resource to engage with a set of works in performance of relevance to studio practice today. I am uploading my notes on the the first pages…Continue
Liverpool Hope University is now accepting applications for its new postgraduate programme in performance. I would appreciate if you could pass this information to any graduates who might be interested.
This MA programme offers an interdisciplinary and multicultural perspective on contemporary performance practice and research. It is primarily addressed to practitioners, curators and researches interested in performance as an expanded field of cultural and critical…
Performance Philosophy School of Athens II, is a two-day symposium, organised by Stefania Mylona and Stella Dimitrakopoulou, in association with the Performance Philosophy network. This year will focus on Performance Dance, performances of all kinds that stand in-between dance and performance art or more broadly the visual arts world. The symposium…
Watson’s background is in Sculpture & Theatre, with specific puppet focused training at I’Institut International de la Marionnette Charleville-Mezieres, with Philippe Genty 1985. Here she also worked with Tadeusz Kantor on his piece ‘A Short Lesson’ 1989. Watson was co artistic director of doo-cot (with painter Rachael Field) 1990 -2007. Barking Dog, was established in 2008 to promote her collaborative projects. During 2008/9 she undertook a Puppet Centre Trust bursary focused on Punch & Judy. Her Creative Research Fellowship hosted by CSSD, funded by AHRC began in May 09 and is part time for five years.
The life and death of objects and puppets: immanence, intervention, presence and absence. Over the next five years (part time) as a Creative Research Fellow, Watson will focus on the threshold where the lifeless becomes animate; memory within animation; tradition within ideas of the ‘living’ and the ‘past’; the intimacy in engagement with puppets and explore archiving in relation to the ‘life’ of the object.
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