[-empyre-] Introducing Laura Cull and Johannes Birringer on Empyre for Week 3 of Critical Motion Practice

Renate Ferro rtf9 at cornell.edu
Mon May 18 13:06:56 EST 2009

Dear Empye,

Many thanks to Norah and Stelarc for leading our discussion off this week
on Critical Motion Practice.  We have been thrilled and amazed at the
depth of the discussions.  There is quite a lot of interest in this
subject and we have observed that during the past couple of weeks we have
had many new subscribers to -empyre!

While Norah and Stelarc and our other guests may continue to join in our
discussion, I will properly introduce Laura Cull (UK) and Johannes
Birringer (Germany/UK).  Johannes has been posting throughout this week
but he will be our special guest for this week three of Critical Motion
Practice with Laura. I've attached their biographies below.


Laura Cull is Lecturer in Performing Arts at Northumbria University, a PhD
candidate in Drama at the University of Exeter, nd editor of the
forthcoming book Deleuze and Performance (Edinburgh University Press, June
2009). She is also an practicing artist, working primarily with
performance. She has presented her individual practice at Tate Britain and
Studio Voltaire, and most recently at the Serpentine Gallery's Manifesto
Marathon as a member of the collective, SpRoUt.

Laura's publications include "A dialogue on becoming", co-authored with
Matthew Goulish in Theatres of Thought: Theatre, Performance and
Philosophy (2007) and an essay on Deleuze, Carmelo Bene and Georges
Lavaudant in Contemporary French Theatre (forthcoming 2009). She is also
founder and chair of the Performance and Philosophy working group in
Performance Studies International, and co-chair of the PSi Graduate
Student Committee. "

Johannes Birringer is a choreographer and media artist. As artistic
 director of the Houston-based AlienNation Co.(www.aliennationcompany.com),
 he has created numerous dance-theatre works, video installations and
 digital projects in collaboration with artists in Europe, the Americas,
 and China. He currently leads a performance research project on mixed
reality composition, “Ukiyo”, with partners in Japan. He is director of
 DAP-Lab at Brunel University, West London, where he is a Professor of
Performance Technologies in the School of Arts. He is also the founder of
 the International Interaktionslabor (Germany). He has authored numerous
 books, including Media and Performance: along the border (1998),
Performance on the Edge: transformations of culture (2000),
 Performance,Technology, and Science (2008), amongst many articles on
 contemporary art, performance, and media.

Renate Ferro
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Art
Cornell University, Tjaden Hall
Ithaca, NY  14853

Email:   <rtf9 at cornell.edu>
Website:  http://www.renateferro.net

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