Daegu Arts Factory DAEGU, KOREA
Exco DAEGU, KOREA
3-6 July, 2018 – Conference
1-6 July, 2018 – Future Advisory Board (FAB) Summer School.
Call for Paper: http://www.psi2018-daegu.com/eng/cfp.php
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.