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‘Goodnight, sleep tight: Working within a collapsing system’

‘Goodnight, sleep tight: Working within a collapsing system’

Maravala, Persis-Jadé and Guillery, Kesia (2022) ‘Goodnight, sleep tight: Working within a collapsing system’. [Audio]

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The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences (FLAS) PhD Symposium 2022, in conjunction with the Drama, Theatre and Performance (DTP) research group, hosted by the University of Greenwich, and with the partnership of Concordia University’s Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) interdisciplinary centre invited immersive and participatory performance practitioners, designers, scholars, writers, producers, devisers, filmmakers and other interested parties who find themselves embracing the term “misfit” due to race, sex, gender, migrant background, and/or (dis)ability to discuss their political, social and cultural perspectives in relation to art and their practice.

''Good Night, Sleep Tight': Working Within a Collapsing System'

Persis-Jadé Maravala

Persis-Jadé Maravala had been developing VR/360 'Goodnight, Sleep Tight' at the time of the symposium – an interactive, performative, live VR experience. Together with technologist Emily Donovan, she had been working with VR, taking a counter position to VR being hijacked by shoot’ em up gaming and the porn industry. Persis-Jadé positioned herself in this participatory keynote talk deliberately in resistance to that trend by talking about creating work that is delicate and intimate and engages with the humanness of revisiting the myth of childhood. She addressed how live touch in the performance drives the need to understand human loneliness, via the idea of a motherly touch in your childhood bedroom.

Item Type: Audio
Uncontrolled Keywords: VR; touch; participatory performance; post-immersive; Unity; liveness; care; loneliness; disabled-led
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS)
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Last Modified: 05 Jun 2023 15:55

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