Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2015) (EVA)
Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
7 & 9 July 2015
Live performances, whether of dance, drama or music, have been cultivated as real-time site-specific phenomena for centuries. The performances have typically occurred in a space construed as some kind of “theatre” where audience members simultaneously assembled to witness the performers ply their craft. With the emergence of cinema, followed by the advent of video and broadcast media, and most recently the development of the Internet, the potential for more diverse (and sometimes divergent) temporal and spatial relationships between performers and audiences has emerged. With the proliferation of the global Internet in the early 21 st century, the opportunities for new and novel forms of performer/audience interaction have been multiplied, but the aesthetic expectations of cinematic and broadcast experience often remain. We present case studies that profile several pioneering real-time global-scale collaborations and posit an emergent aesthetic to accompany these developments.