“New realities of the Body in Contemporary Performance”
Isabelle Choinière, Andrea Davidson and Enrico Pitozzi / Canada – United Kingdom – Italia
Université du Québec à Montréal, University of Chichester, University IUAV of Venice
This panel considers the new and multiple relationships of the senses emerging in contemporary creative processes and performance integrating new technologies. Arguing that such practices call for a re-evaluation and analysis of notions of performativity, corporeality and representation as well as of the terminology employed to describe them, it considers the sensory-perceptual deconstruction, reorganization and reconstruction involved when the body is “touched” by, interacts with, and “incorporates” the effects of technology. And as these new approaches are also expressed through collaborations, hybrid artistic approaches, new forms of interdisciplinarity and communities of practitioners, the panel will look at the implications of this activity for existing networks of research-creation, looking at their specificity and considering how participants in these networks exchange, interact and collaborate.