Digital Talk via Zoom
Let's deal with it! (Part 1)
A talk about the digital transformation of performing arts
Guests: Fefa Noia and Jun. Prof. Dr. Konstanze Schütze & Alla Popp. Artistic intervention by Laia Durán. Moderation: Aina Tur & Gila Kolb
One year after a global sanitary emergency artists, curators, researchers and cultural institutions more than ever are dissolving boundaries in between the digital, the public space and the traditional ways of coming together sharing a cultural experience.
In this talk, Fefa Noia (Centro Dramático Nacional Deputy Director) Jun. Prof. Dr. Konstanze Schütze & Alla Popp (Festival dgtl fmnsm) will engage a conversation sharing their reflections and perspectives on performing arts and digitality.
Which are the opportunities that online programming offers to your cultural institution? What is your practice in keeping contact with the audience? How do you deal with working online about being online? How do you create a common space? How do you create a community encounter?
Moderated by Gila Kolb and Aina Tur
Alla Popp (her/them) is a digital media and performance artist. Born in Russia, they obtained a Diploma in State Administration at the Kazan Federal University and a Master Degree in Transition Studies at Justus-Liebig University Gießen, Germany. At latest they studied Electronic Media and Performance at the University of Art and Design Offenbach, Tongji University and Athens School of Fine arts. In their academic and artistic path Alla was honoured with scholarships by Frankfurter Künstlerhilfe, Mosbach Stiftung, DAAD, STIBET, Samsung, Goethe Institute Kigali, and residencies in China, Greece, Japan, Switzerland and Rwanda. Their feministic gaze focuses on advancements in digital technology, in a debate with theories and phenomena that shape our future visions. Their artistic praxis at the intersection of digital technology, performance and music, works in interactive formats, offering live-experience in VR, AR and XR. Alla is part of BBB_- an an interdisciplinary music and performance project, which they founded together with sound and performance artist Alexander Sahm in 2015. Through experimental electronic music, spoken word and immersive setups, BBB_ seeks ambivalences which take place at the interface of human and inhuman existence, and speculates on various states of mind, relationships and self-perception, altered by socially and emotionally intelligent digital technologies.
Konstanze Schütze (she/her) is a curator and art educator. As Junior Professor for 'Art Media Education' at University of Cologne she teaches and conducts research in art mediation, media education and media theory. Fields of work and research: art education and media theory with a focus on contemporary art and inter-institutional approaches. She is co-founder & curator of the queer-feminist post-digital performative arts platform and collective 'dgtl fmnsm‘ at digitalfeminism.net. Academic focus: speculation labs in Art Education, imagery after the Internet, Art and the postdigital condition, updates for critical art mediation. She co-edits the online platforms ‚PIAERnet/texte' and ‚myow.org – Workbook Arts Education'.
Fefa Noia studied German Philology at the University of Santiago de Compostela and Theater Science at the Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität in Munich, She trained as a director at the La Abadía Theater, and has been a grant holder of the Pedro Barrié de la Maza Foundation, the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome (RAER) and the Fulbright Commission (MA in Drama from the San Francisco State University of California). She has worked as a stage director, author, playwright and translator. After four years at the head of the Centro Dramático Galego, she is currently deputy director of the Centro Dramático Nacional.
Laia Durán is a dancer, creator, dance teacher and movement assistant. In 2005 she graduated from Institut del Teatre (Barcelona) in Contemporary Dance and in 2018 in Superior Dance Studies, specifically in Choreography and Interpretation at the María de Ávila Superior Conservatory of Dance in Madrid.
As a performer, she has worked in companies such as the Ballet Junior de Genève (Switzerland), Staatstheater Darmstadt (Germany), Ballet Mainz (Germany), Luzern Theater (Switzerland), Gross Dance Company (Holland), Nierka Production (UK), The Forsythe Company (Germany), Marina Mascarell (Holland), Contrapunctus Danceport (Spain) and Sommer Ballet (Denmark). Since 2012 she has been part of the company La Veronal, of Marcos Morau.
On the other hand, she has collaborated as a dancer, actress and movement assistant for theater directors such as Àlex Rigola, Carlota Subirós, Nao Albet and Oriol Pla.
In 2018, together with other colleagues from the same generation of Institut del Teatre (Barcelona), she created HOTEL Colectivo Escénico.
HOTEL aims to be a space for creation and production of shows through collaboration and exchange between its performers and guest artists.
Gila Kolb is a researching art educator. Currently she teaches at MA art education, Berne University of Arts & University of Teacher Education Berne, Switzerland. She is co-founder of agency art education and editor of the trilingual blog the art educator’s talk. Her research and teaching focuses on post digital art education, strategies of agency and unlearning in art education, contemporary drawing practices in art education.
Aina Tur is a playwright and cultural manager. Currently she is overseeing Programming at the Sala Beckett/Obrador Internacional de Dramatúrgia and she is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Centro Dramático Nacional. She published theatre, narrative and essay. She has studied Pharmacy (Universitat de Barcelona), Agricultural Engineering (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya), Acting (Col·legi de Teatre de Barcelona), Playwriting (Sala Beckett) and an Advanced Course in Project Management (Universidad de Deusto). She is currently studying for her degree in Catalan Language and Literature (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya).
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