Van 30-07-2001 t/m 04-08-2001

The performer and the mediated image - Workshop in Performance & Media Art

In recent years, increasing attention has been given to cross-over art forms where the blurring of boundaries between theatre, music, dance, painting, film etc have allowed new hybrids to emerge in the performing arts. In one aspect this is not strictly 'new'; the Italian Futurists were busy making sound machines in performance at the beginning of the 20th century, and artists such as the American Laurie Anderson have long been experimenting with live-action, video, music and sound interactive instruments in live performance; hence the term 'multimedia'. But contemporary arts practice is constantly expanding the use of technology and mediated image-making in performance, often resulting in a fascinating melting pot of interfaces, virtualities, physical techniques and applications, not to mention time/space or theory/practice explorations.

Course Description
This workshop aims to examine practically and theoretically the advances and emerging challenges to classical representation, and to look at how new technologies are radically altering the perception of performance and visual arts for contemporary audiences.

Participant Profile
Performing Arts practitioners, video artists, media artists & postgraduate students. Artists from any discipline who wish to expand and complement their own practice via hands-on experience in collaborative work of this nature.

The workshop programme is co-ordinated by: Rachel Feuchtwang, Amsterdam-Maastricht Summer University and Annet Dekker, Netherlands Media Art Institute

Language is English

Felix Meritis, Keizersgracht 324, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Netherlands Media Art Institute, Keizersgracht 264, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

NLG 1000 (EURO 453.78) including daily lunches & refreshments, and admission to the cultural evening programme of The Amsterdam-Maastricht Summer University.

The new deadline is 13 July 2001.
Applicants should return their completed application form including curriculum vitae and motivation letter by fax or post to:
The Amsterdam-Maastricht Summer University
PO Box 5066
1007 RB Amsterdam
The Netherlands
F 31 (0)20 624 9368

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.
We would like to encourage applicants from Central - and Eastern Europe as we can offer some limited number of partial scholarships.

The final programme is as follows:

Monday 30 July 10.00 - 13.00 Introduction by Sally Jane Norman
  14.00 - 17.30 Performance workshop by Karin Post
Tuesday 31 July
10.00 - 13.00 Video Art Seminar by David Garcia, Utrecht School of the Arts N5M
  14.00 - 17.30 Video Workshop by Geert Mul
Wednesday 1 Aug.                 10.00 - 13.00 Sound Art Seminar and Workshop by Michel Waizvisz and Frank Balde, STEIM
Thursday 2 August

10.00 - 13.00 Interactive Performance Seminar by Chiel Kattenbelt,
University of Utrecht,
New Media and Digital Culture
  14.00 - 17.30 Interactive Performance Workshop by the Dogtroep
Friday 3 August
10.00 - 13.00 Workshop by Rene Beekman
  14.00 - 17.30 Workshop by Matt Adams, Blast Theory
Saturday 4 August 10.00 - 17.30 Discussion; Moderator: Caroline Rye,

Should you have any further information, please do not hesitate to contact:
Amsterdam-Maastricht Summer University
Postbus 53066
1007 RB Amsterdam
The Netherlands T 31 (0)20 620 0225
F 31 (0)20 624 9368