Week 7: Writing and Performance

We have a guest lecture from Dr Panayiota Demetriou this week. She’ll be talking about refiguring narrative through audio-visual performance and immersive theatre. In this, the aim is to think about how writing for digital platforms can start to move away from the computer and into the real world.

SLIDES FROM THIS WEEK

Dr Yiota Demetriou’s slides

Assigned Reading

The potentials of spaces: The theory and practice of scenography & performance edited by Alison Oddey and Christine White. p. 35 – 40. [This is available as an ebook through the Bath Spa Library, just make sure you are signed in to the library before visiting the link.]

Documenting performance: The context and processes of digital curation and archiving edited by Toni Sant. Read the chapter “Remembering Performance through the Practice of Oral History” (p. 83) [This is available as an ebook through the Bath Spa Library, just make sure you are signed in to the library before visiting the link.]

Unstable ground: Performance and the politics of place / edited by Gay McAuley. Read the chapter “Haunted Spaces” (p. 111–124). [This is available as a print book through the Bath Spa Library, with most of the text of the chapter available on Google Books.]

Linked

Love Letters

Additional Reading

Love Letters – Wearing Stories Told: A performance-technology provocation for interactive storytelling

Love Letters – Performance, Creative Technologies, Audience Participation

Activities

We’ll be workshopping some of your early work for your final projects, so be sure to bring something that you’ve been working on that you can share with the class. If necessary, write up a brief explanation of your project so that other students can get a sense of what you are doing in the project.