Oproep 2: Duurzaam internationaal werken
Accessibility e.g. the expectation of internet access for a livestream performance. Cultural relevance: how to know your audience if you're not there
I am an artist working in live and video performance. I would like to explore working collaboratively online with a group of artists. So far I have mainly done this through Zoom and shared Google docs. I’d like to explore other ways of collaborating online - shared image boards, a shared video library, collective reading lists - in order to establish a more holistic and rigorous online collaborative practice. I would like to test ways of working collaboratively online as a way to generate and develop new work and ideas, particularly by drawing on the surroundings of each person’s home/office/studio environment - applying Anne Bogart and Tina Landau’s Viewpoints as a creative methodology to the group’s diverse physical environments to discover new ways of being together remotely.
Being from the UK but currently based in the USA, I am very aware of how international borders can inhibit the central artistic processes of sharing work across cultures, engaging with local communities, and collaborating on new ideas. I think my idea of developing a rigorous methodology for developing collaborative work online would allow international practice in Flanders, Brussels, and beyond to become more democratic and less bureaucratic: people from countries inside and outside the EU could work together without the need for expensive and complicated visas, flights, accommodation. Crucially, it could allow international practice to decolonize, so that we can look beyond the near horizons of our own borders.
I am based in San Francisco, USA, in the PST timezone. I am flexible/free anytime during normal waking hours.
Emma Attwood firstname.lastname@example.org
When I go to a library, I enter a special space. When I go to my atelier, to the museum or the supermarket, I enter specific spaces. However, when researching digitally, there is only one space – my browser. Sure, there are tabs, but they don't help much: all my projects, all my research gets mixed, it's hard to have clearly defined digital spaces for artistic research.
I want to question and explore the role of the body, our senses in giving meaning to aesthetic as well as everyday experience. The current shift towards virtualisation of human experience accelerated by the pandemic has led to a sense of disembodiment, being simultaneously here and elsewhere, present and absent in our bodies and our surroundings. Yet digital also means accessibility.