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CityLIS After Hours: “Audience-Generated Content: Waste or Trace?” Zeta Kolokythopoulou




Series: CityLIS After Hours

This talk will focus on the documentation value of audience-generated content that is produced during and as part of live performance works. Recent studies describe audience-generated content as a form of documentation that is equal to other types of performance documents. In so doing, they recommend researching archival strategies that can facilitate the preservation of and access to such records. Despite this, the presence of audience-generated content - particularly computational data -  in performance archives is scarce. Taking as its case study the piece Karen (2015) by Blast Theory this talk will explore how practitioners and performance archivists consider audience-generated content in the aftermath of a performance work. In so doing, it will tap into practical and organisational issues that might affect archiving strategies and will discuss what conceptual implications they might have in the field of performance documentation.

Bio: Zeta Kolokythopoulou is an early career researcher and interdisciplinary artist. Her current work focuses on audience-generated content as an organic and active trace of live performance. Zeta is more broadly interested in cyber culture and the possibilities of data in relation to themes of identity, participation, and net-neutrality.

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6.00pm - 7.30pmMonday 23rd March 2020

A109 City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom