MARCEL·LÍ ANTÚNEZ ROCA. NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND PERFORMING ARTS, TRANSDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES.

MARCEL.Lì ANTUNEZ ROCA. NUOVE TECNOLOGIE E ARTI PERFORMATIVE, APPROCCI TRANSDISCIPLINARI11 October 2010 – 12 October 2010

Laboratorio multimediale “Guido Quazza” – Palazzo Nuovo, Via Sant’Ottavio 20, Torino Accademia delle Belle Arti – Via dell’Accademia Albertina 6 Torino

Officine Sintetiche 2010 organises a study day and a workshop dedicated to the artist Marcel·lí Antúnez Roca (co-founder and ex-member of the Avant-garde theatre group La Fura dels Baus), in order to analyse theoretical approaches and artistic practices influenced by the use of the new information and communication technologies.

The Media and the New Media transform the art practice and generate new ways of expression, as a result of the interaction between technological material and artistic creativity. Technicians, artists, engineers and creators tend to work in closer and closer contact, and establish new procedures that are very strongly influenced by the nature and the particularities of the communication technologies.

The resulting new theater platform has in Marcel·lí Antúnez Roca one of its most important and international representatives. He brings together on the stage interactive video and sound, techno-body interfaces, sensors and network devices, thus enhancing a performativity that dis-unites the traditional boundaries of the artistic disciplines. Theatre, cinema and contemporary art get nowadays confronted on the new grounds of technological creativity.

11 OCTOBER STUDIES DAY

Free entrance. Laboratorio multimediale “Guido Quazza” – Palazzo Nuovo, Via Sant’Ottavio 20, Torino.

9.30-11.00 Opening session with Marcel·lí Antúnez Roca. Keynote speaker: Emma Zanella, Director of the MAGA-Museo Arte Gallarate, and Francesca Consoni, MAGA-Museo Arte Gallarate.

11.00-13.00 Round-table discussion on “MULTIMEDIA DRAMATURGY”. In the last two decades we have witnessed an increased development of the digital performances. Marcel·lí Antúnez is one of the pioneers of the new-dramaturgy that designs the performance and brings together interactive art and performance. In addition he has carried out a specific approach to narrative and drama through the lens of hypertext and multimedia. How does his practice challenge the modern and postmodern performance? Do we have to reconsider the concept of stage dramaturgy under the light of the interactive media? Is digital performance better seen as a continuation of the Avant-garde theatre or does it represent a rather unbridgeable rift?

Participants:
Antonio Pizzo – Università degli Studi di Torino
Steve Dixon – Brunel University of London
Lorenzo Mango – Università degli Studi di Napoli – L’Orientale
Federica Mazzocchi – Università degli Studi di Torino

15.00-17.00 Round-table discussion on “TECHNOLOGICAL PERFORMATIVITY AND CREATIVITY”. Nowadays creativity is deeply altered by the technological practices. The structural and practical features of the digital technologies strike and transform the performativity involved in the artistic creation. This represents a radical breaking point. What are the consequences of such a transformation? What are the new scenarios of technological performativity in the world of art?

Participants:
Tatiana Mazali – Università Telematica Internazionale Uninettuno di Roma
Gianni Corino – i-DAT / University of Plymouth
Mike Phillips – i-DAT / University of Plymouth
Alessandro Amaducci – Università degli Studi di Torino Domenico Quaranta – Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milano

12 OTTOBRE

Accademia delle Belle Arti – Via dell’Accademia Albertina 6 Torino WORKSHOP, conducted by the artist Marcel·lí Antúnez Roca and his technical team, on the interactive systems applied in the performance COTRONE, which début will take place on November 14th at the Cavallerizza Reale, Maneggio di Torino.

It is compulsory to submit a participation request to tatiana.mazali@polito.it before October 7th.

Scientific Committee and organisers: Tatiana Mazali, Federica Mazzocchi, Antonio Pizzo.
Information:
www.officinesintetiche.it
tatiana.mazali@polito.it federica.mazzocchi@unito.it antonio.pizzo@unito.it