From 25-08-2003 until 30-08-2003

Contemporary art practice is constantly expanding the use of technology. The workshop examines the historical and technological developments in performance arts. The course will be a creative and practical collaboration between performing and media artists, and will be contextualised by critical discussions on contemporary practice; wireless networks and performance, real-time relationships between body and site, maps and architectures, physicality/usability/haptics - interface. The workshop will be lead by Kelli Dipple, an internationally known artist that specialises in performance and the use of new technologies. The workshop will be placed in a historical and critical perspective through a number of guest speakers.

The goal of the workshop is to examine the possibilities for site specific performance, while making use of wireless and portable communication tools. The participants will be divided into three groups, collaborating on small projects throughout the week. Collectively the aim is to create effective relationships towards the building of a non linear experience within and around the Montevideo architecture.

Australian artist and project manager Kelli Dipple, has worked for the past 7 years at the intersection of digital technology and performance practice. Having trained traditionally in theatre directing and choreography at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane Australia, Kelli has since developed a detailed knowledge of video conferencing, streaming media, web and digital video technologies. Specializing in international co-production, interdisciplinary research, collaborative practice, performance making and remote/multiple site events. Her practice draws upon a collaborative and interdisciplinary methodology and maintains an interest in the integration of visual, interactive, communication and network technologies into live events for live audiences.

Participant profile

The workshop is designed for performing arts practitioners, video artists, media artists and (postgraduate)students who wish to expand and complement their own practice via hands-on experience in collaborative work.


450,- euro (including day and evening programme at Netherlands Media Art Institute, admission to cultural evening programme of AMSU and daily lunch & refreshments.)

There is a limited amount of scholarships available for artists based in East and Middle Europe. Artists based in Holland can individually apply for a scholarship with several Dutch funds.

Due to the limited capacity, applicants will be selected according to relevant professional experience and motivation. Please note all materials should be written in English.

Applicants should return their completed application (to be found on form including curriculum vitae and motivation letter by fax or post to:

Amsterdam-Maastricht Summer University
Postbus 53066
1007 RB Amsterdam
F 020 624 93 68

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Netherlands Media Art Institute in collaboration with Amsterdam- Maastricht Summer University