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Syndrome

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesFestival/Exhibition/Concert

20152016

I produced this large scale residency programme in Liverpool in partnership with FACT. It took the form of 12 monthly residencies, featuring world-leading practitioners such as Holly Herndon, Caroline Bergvall and Lawrence Lek.

This is part of an ongoing project looking at the techniques and approaches to thinking what "Posthuman Performance" might be.

The series was important because it proposed the residency form as a collective way of developing knowledge around newly affordable technologies allowing interaction in performance. A number of new works were developed as part of the series, including a motion capture cage, a 3D ambisonic environment, and a playable CGI version of Liverpool Cathedral.

The series was documented via short films featuring documentary footage and interviews with the artists.

It resulted in a nomination and short-listing for the Paul Hamlyn Breakthrough Award, for me as curator and producer.

The impact of this project was communicated at the time to Arts Council England, our funder. This impact included reaching over 1000 people with new live work, and introducing 25 creative practitioners in Liverpool to world class contemporary performance approaches. Several of these practitioners have gone on to create strong outcomes of their own, such as the musician Kepla and the film maker Chris Boyd.

"it really felt as though we were part of something and of course we were: the overall conversations around technology and live work that [Syndrome] have also been having there were imbuing the space and had in a sense prepared the audience for this piece. That was great" Caroline Bergvall

Event

TitleSyndrome
Abbreviated titleSyndrome
Date1/02/151/04/16
Website
Location24 Kitchen Street
CityLiverpool
CountryUnited Kingdom
Degree of recognitionInternational event