Fluid States North – University of Copenhagen

June 18-21, 2015

Live streaming from the conference!

Fluid States North is a cluster in the PSi #21, Fluid States: Performances of the Unknown dispersed conference. Fluid States North will take place over 4 days in the month of June. Culminating on the longest day of the year (June 21), Fluid States North invites you to explore island life conditions and possibilities through telematic presence and sensuous experience.

Fluid States North is a communication platform that binds together places and people across the widespread area of the North Atlantic region. Considering the tensions between the global and the local, Fluid States North aims at creating nearness and connectedness despite distance and to provide frames for people to meet and exchange in new modes of communication.

Telematic encounters:

Telematic connections are established every day in four days June 18-21 between three sites in the Northatlantic area: Torshavn (the Faroe Islands), Nuuk (Greenland) and Copenhagen (Denmark). Performances, presentations and other activities will take place at each locale, and some of it will be shared in the telemativ space. We test intimacy despite of distance. 


Confirmed keynote speakers:

Brandon LaBelle: "On the produtions of poor acustics"

Holger Schulze: "Idiosyncracy as Method: Reflections on the epistemic continuum"

Sarah Bay-Cheng: "Unseen: Performance Criticism in the Age of Digital Recordings"

Elizabeth Jochum: "Uncanny Acts: Radical Awareness in Telerobotic Art"

Peter Eckersall: "Telematic objects: towards a dramaturgy of performing screens and machines"

Bree Hadley: "Theatre, Networked Performance, and Notions of 'Democratised' Spectatorship"

Joshua Abrams: Nordic (Bête) Noir: Culinary Performance and the Delimmination of the Nouvelle


Site-specific performance and installations:

Jeremy Woodruff: "Green Interactive Bio Feedback environments"

Heaven: "Music4Giants Prelude"

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