Panel: Intimate TV: Webcamming & Social Life-logging In the Surveillant-Sousveillant Space
This paper explores some potential uses of Skype in videoperformance practices. Skype embodies the paradoxes of screen-mediated videoperformance and screen-mediated communication with its illusion of transparency and immediacy, its distance between camera and image on screen, performed eye contact, and effective relational performativity. Starting from the documentation of an experiment conducted during a weeklong residency in Colchester, UK, I will examine some relational aspects of Skype, moving between straightforward one-to-one communication, and live and recorded performances.
- Cinzia Cremona is an artist and researcher working with video, performance, photography and digital media in relational, collaborative and participatory ways. Her intimate video performances focus on personal relationships and social interactions, and form the core of a practice-based PhD at the University of Westminster, London, UK. Her photographic and moving image work has been exhibited internationally. Cinzia has been co-curating the annual moving image exhibition Visions in the Nunnery at the Nunnery Gallery, London. Based on an international open submission, this project has included performance events and conferences, and has shown well-works by known artists like Michael Nyman, Franko B, Karen Knorr and Alan Smith along side those of emerging artists and students. Since 2007 she has been an active member of Critical Practice, a research cluster hosted by Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, www.?criticalpracticechelsea.?org. Between 2010 and 2011 she worked as an Associate Artist with firstsite, Colchester, UK. She currently is MA visiting lecturer at The Colchester Institute, Colchester, UK.
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