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Beyond The Livestream: why we need better collaboration between artists, technologists and developers. Part of Leeds Digital Festival 2021.

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Facilitated by Shanaz Gulzar

A panel discussion bringing together artists, commissioners, producers and makers from art, performance, gaming and creative technology backgrounds to speak about the value in making art for online and virtual spaces.

In this last year, online worlds and gaming kept us in touch with our playful side and became a social lifeline. Gaming skyrocketed during the pandemic, reaching people who needed an outlet for connection at a time of mass isolation.

This isn’t new. But it has smashed apart the stereotype of gaming as antisocial.

Music, art and performance also became a lifeline. Artists have the skills we need at a time of crisis – making complex things happen on a deadline and often on a shoestring. Culture and creativity in its broadest sense has a capacity to serve communities both practically and spiritually: helping us imagine alternative ways of being.

So how can we make stronger connections between the art, performance and the creative digital world?

There is immense power in both. Let's harness it.

Further information including guest panellists and speakers will be released soon!

Leeds 2023, Global Leeds Forum and Leeds Digital Festival Events

This event is part of a series of activities delivered in partnership between Leeds 2023, Global Leeds Forum and Leeds Digital Festival to celebrate the power in art and digital collaboration. You can also get involved in:

Forest as Research

28 April 2021, 2pm - 4pm

A workshop exploring understandings of forest ecologies through research practices with Invisible Flock and international collaborators.

Join us for this very special event by booking here - spaces are limited!

A Digital Leeds

This event will be hosted in a specially built virtual world on the gather.town platform by Closed Forum.

Closed Forum makes intimate performance and interactive digital artworks. They create art about dreams, reality and anxiety using video game platforms and open-source software.

closedforum.co.uk

You can spend some time exploring the virtual world before or after this event. Book a slot and have a look around here!

About Leeds 2023

Leeds 2023 will be a landmark year of culture for Leeds and our wider region.

Starting on 1st January, 2023 will be an extraordinary, year-long programme of creative experiences. Co-created with local, national and international artists, Leeds 2023 will be for Leeds, with Leeds and inspired by Leeds.

A showcase of creativity across all forms of culture: from dance to design, art to architecture, poetry to pop, sculpture to sport, grassroots community theatre to performances on our world class stages, Leeds 2023 will have something for everyone.

Fuelled by a belief in the power of artistic expression and cultural experiences to transform lives, Leeds 2023 will unlock talent and creative opportunities for people from every district in the city.

New connections, collaborations, creative excellence and friendships forged in building Leeds 2023 will play a vital role on our city’s journey to becoming a cultural giant in the world; one that benefits all Leeds people now and long into the future.

leeds2023.co.uk


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