Sometimes we need fiction to show who we truly are.
A series of eleven online workshops conjures synergies between the fields of performance, LARP, game design and media theory. The common inquiry will be the phenomenon of 'bleed', in which the boundaries between fiction and reality, the virtual and physical world dissolve. The symposium is hosted by the Inter-Actions department of LUCA school of Arts and links to their research on crossbreeding live performance with online gaming. What can games teach us about the ways we construct worlds collectively? How can we interact virtually with a conscious presence in a physical body and space? We want to invite you to partake in a series of playful experiments around digital presence, embodiment and relationality. Reflecting on the psychological, social and political implications of distance we will also explore virtual commoning practices and 'Conspiratorial Bleed'. Thanks to Science Communication, LUCA School of Arts, Decentralized Autonomous Kunstverein (DAK) and Karl Hofer Gesellschaft e.V. for your support. Graphic Design: Marijn Degenaar
The symposium consists of a series of eleven online workshops that start with spring on Saturday, March 20th and run every weekend until the 30iest of May:
#1. Omsk Social Club / McKenzie Wark
#3. The Interactions / Reed Berkowitz
#4. Nina Essendrop / Rozan van Klaveren
#5. Francis Patrick Brady / Rilla Khaled
#6. Dorota Gawęda & Egle Kulbokaite / Isabel Lewis
#7. Rebecca Rouse / Carl von Winckelmann
#8. Simon Asencio / Martina Leeker
#9. Susan Ploetz / Ju Row-Farr
#10. Brody Condon / Hito Steyerl
#11. Carina Erdmann / Nick Koppenhagen
All sessions are open for participation but they require registration since spaces are limited.
This symposium is funded by the Inter-Actions department of the LUCA School of Arts.