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Updated: Nov 23

In 2000 I moved my practice online after being selected for one of the newly launched AHRB scholarships for practice-based doctorates. My research into Distributed Performance Practices a/k/a Digital Theatre began in the drama department at Goldsmiths, London then moved to the Roehampton University, London. After two years of practice -research, a successful viva voce 'promotion' through MPhil, several publications, performances and presentations, I concluded my research. My digital practice that emerged from this research thrived from 2002-2007, when as founding member of Avatar Body Collision, I formed part of a quartet of globally distanced digital performers along with Helen Varley Jamieson (Australia/itinerant), Vicki Smith (New Zeaalnd) and Leena Saarinen (Finland). Our collaboration occurred via the internet where we created cyberformances, workshops and presentations together with a significant body of research around a new form of live, interactive, digital theatre.


Avatar Body Collision documentation can be found here:

https://www.creative-catalyst.com/abc/index.html .


Rhizome's New Museum Index of CyberFeminism:

https://cyberfeminismindex.com/


This joint submission won the Trace New Media Writing competition in the ‘Process’ category. It captures some of the ideas and the landscape in which we were working in 2004: Writing 4 Cyberformance

http://www.ada.net.nz/library/writing-4-cyberformance/


I love this title but can barely remember the content of this submission.“Avatar Body Collision: 'Enactments in Distributed Performance Practices,' published in the peer-reviewed Digital Creativity Journal, 9/03, Vol 14, No 3, Swets & Zeitlinger. Abstract: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1076/digc.14.3.180.27873


I'm very proud of 'lawful acts' but the original filmed, hand-drawn animation/actant is lost, all that remains is the playscript. The conceit was a live performer discusses consciousness onstage acting with her digitally drawn 'Actant', projected from the computer, live in run-time. The playscript was published in peer-reviewed Journal of Media Practice, Vol 2, No 3, Intellect. Abstract:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/261663817_Lawful_Acts


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