Upcoming PSi Events

Performance as Network

PSi #24 will take place in Daegu, on 3-6 July 2018, at Daegu Arts Factory and Exco, Daegu, Korea.

From the beginning of the 20th century in Korea, drama was a form that used literary texts as a basis for examining modes of communication and investigating social affairs and human actions. After the 1960s, such inquiries evolved to include modes of performance research and the scope of the field of performance aesthetics was broadened. The post-dramatic theater expanded on traditional conceptions of theater spaces, forms and cultural relations. Moreover, advancements in mass media, digital technology, computers, networked data, robots, and AI have radically altered the performance environment. The emergence of new media has reshaped the ecosystems of the art world and transformed not only the modes of expression used in performances but also provoked a wider consideration of performance in daily life. Performance has moved beyond the traditional boundaries of theater by insisting that attention be paid to the networks of political, social, and economic activities and events occurring in public spaces and affecting a diversity of interest groups, spectators and communities.

Performance as Network refers to two different but increasingly overlapping systems: data networks that determine our communications, economy, politics, and society; and human networks that cohere around shared values and inform cultural practices and identity.
Performance as Network speaks to the need for discourses on performance research and more broadly on cultural research to address the methods by which the arts are created, experienced, and disseminated in and as networked phenomena.

The conveners of PSi#24 invite abstracts for papers, panels and performative activities on the theme of Performance as Network: Arts, City, Culture. We invite proposals on topics including (but not limited to):

  • Performance and Big Data
  • Creating networks in performance environments
  • Performance: Reproducing life and reinventing the everyday
  • Performance for networking: Politics, labor, and environmental activism
  • Performance networks beyond, around and without boundaries and borders
  • Performance, networked cities and the culture industry
  • Speaking in public and site-specific performance
  • Between everyday life and performance, between performance and theater
  • Historical imagination and theatrical representation
  • Cognitive science and performance studies

Delegates are invited to offer proposals in English or Korean and some panels will be in Korean language. Daegu is easily accessed from Incheon (Seoul) International Airport and Gimhae (Busan) Airport.
Proposals to be submitted on-line at www.psi2018-daegu.com and due by January 15, 2018 with notification by February 28, 2018.

Information about the Daegu Arts Factory, conference registration, keynotes, hotels and travel to Daegu please see the PSi Daegu website at: www.psi2018-daegu.com Please note that all presenters at the conference must be current PSi members.

Further information please contact PSi#24: psi2018-daegu@naver.com