[-empyre-] incompatible research practices - week 02 - performing revolutions // noise and gossip

Gabriel Menotti gabriel.menotti at gmail.com
Mon Feb 13 17:10:35 EST 2012


Thanks very much to Baruch and César and all the other participants
for the generous input last week!

I don’t mean to interrupt the ongoing threads, but it is time to
introduce some new guests into the discussion: Marie Thompson and
Ioana Jucan. Both their researches engage with a range of practices
not entirely unproblematic to academia, such as experimental
performance and noise improvisation. Biographies below.

*Ioana Jucan*

Ioana Jucan is an interdisciplinary artist-researcher primarily
focused on performance-making, philosophy, and new media. She is
currently pursuing her Ph.D. degree in Theatre and Performance Studies
at Brown University. In her research, she is interested in exploring
the role of performance in the production of epistemological shifts in
periods marked by major technological breakthroughs, towards
rethinking the notions of the experimental and the revolutionary. In
her artistic work, Ioana combines traditional and experimental
artistic methods in her exploration of performance as a site for the
creation and transmission of knowledge and as a story-telling device.
She is an alumna of the Watermill Summer Program 2011 under the
artistic direction of Robert Wilson. She is also the co-founder and
artistic director of the Listening LabOratory performance group
associated with Brown University.

*Marie Thompson*

Marie Thompson is a AHRC funded PhD candidate at Newcastle University,
based in Culture Lab and the International Centre for Musical Studies.
She has previously studied at the University of Liverpool, where she
undertook her Baccalaureate in Music/Popular Music and Masters in
Musicology. Marie is also a musician, interested in noise-based
musics, circuit-bending and free improvisation. She regularly performs
solo as Tragic Cabaret, in the duo Ghostly Porters, and as part of
Newcastle’s audiovisual collective, Kira Kira.

Also, welcome to Magnus Lawrie, an old member of empyre who also
participated of the in/compatible research workshop and will be
co-moderating the debate from now on.


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