I’ve been trying to work out where my practice sits within this discipline.
I was aware of the Shia Le Boef in a Lift performance but I have not been aware of other artists Live streaming as part of their practice.
I’ve unfortunately had to make the choice not to visit BA and MA Showsthis year so that I can be sure of completing my own work….so I’m not sure of emerging artists practice in this filed.
I‘ve been concentrating on my own use of the streams a mode of interaction and connection to extend ‘community’, a way of ‘open-source’ sharing and simultaneously creating my work with a ‘non-art’ happenstance public audience, who become accidental participants and collaborators. I reached a stage where making and reflecting on that became more important than wondering what other people were doing…Possibly not good!
This next step will happen after the completion of the course in my case….
I’ve made a list though of Live Art practitioners whose work has resonances with mine, but without, as far as I know, the live stream…
One thing that Interactive Periscope Streaming does, by allowing for conversation, is to make the work very affective I feel.
My first Research question was “How can digital technology produce affect?” and I think that the use of Periscope and similar can allows that.
So the list
Lygia Clark for her use of props to encourage social interaction and the expression of ‘the embodied’ and affective work plus her links with anthropology.
Adrian Howells for his intimacy and sensitivity, in one-to one- performances. Something I could aspire to in some way with `Live stream….?
Joshua Sofaer for his work with communities.
Mike Pearson theatre performer and participation related to Archaeology and Tradition
Hayley Newman … maybe just an aspiration…
and maybe some elements of Juneau Projects thrown in.
So in Summary
I don’t know where I fit in Live Art… if at all….