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BishopZ on Sat, 17 Sep 2011 16:07:12 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> Intimate TV: Webcamming & Social Life-logging In the Surveillant-Sousveillant Space {AT} ISEA2011

Dates: Sunday, 18 September, 2011 - 13:00 - 14:30

For this panel we propose to reflect upon the practice of digital
performance with the use of webcams, addressing issues of intimacy in
the network. Webcamming refers to the use of webcams to stream live from
personal environments to the internet, and develop life-logs that
archive such practices as online documentations of the everyday.
Webcamming practices have been theorised with different results from
within the areas of digital performance /cyberformance. On the one hand,
an historical account of digital performance equates the use of webcams
in the hands of artists with the “subversion of surveillance,” and an
ironic questioning of webcam’s myths of authenticity and immediacy. The
field of cyberformance, on the other hand, theorises webcamming in the
context of increasing online participation, and the types of
collaborations it facilitates within web 2.0 environments. However, none
of these analyses addresses the increasing intimacy facilitated by the
mainstream use of surveillance/communicational technologies for personal
video streaming and archiving, or the particular aesthetic and
subversive spectatorial positions that inform such intimate video
practices. Our proposal for this panel attempts to fill in such gap by
looking at the genealogy of personal video-streaming and its place
within art research on webcamming and the surveillant-sousveillant space.

1.What are the characteristics of cyberformance in the context of
networks of intimacy? What defines its particular aesthetics and the
spectatorial positions that inform such intimate video practices?

2. Now that people’s lives are performed for the Internet and
distributed across multiple social networks as chunks of self-authored
content, is it still possible to separate or distinguish performance art
from the performative stream of everyone else’s lives?

3.How is online performance conceptualised from a contemporary art and
media surveillance-sousveillance perspective?

More information:

Annie Abrahams http://isea2011.sabanciuniv.edu/.abrahams
Margarida Carvalho http://isea2011.sabanciuniv.edu/.carvalho
Cinzia Cremona http://isea2011.sabanciuniv.edu/ms.cremona
Eunice Gonçalves Duarte http://isea2011.sabanciuniv.edu/.goncalves-duarte
Helen Varley Jamieson http://isea2011.sabanciuniv.edu/.jamieson

Chaired by:
Paula Roush http://isea2011.sabanciuniv.edu/.roush
Maria Lusitano <http://isea2011.sabanciuniv.edu/visual-artist.lusitano

Best regards,

Paula, Maria, Annie, Margarida, Helen, Cinzia & Eunice

ISEA2011 ISTANBUL - The 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art

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