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Tuesday 22nd March 2016, 10.00am - 12.30pm
2016 sees the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.
With many performances both live and streamed, academic research, commentary, images, films and publications, Shakespeare is probably the most produced and written about author in history.
What new interpretations are there to be had still and how does digital provide new entries into Shakespeare giving new perspectives and responses to engage both established but new audiences. How can we use digital to create an enduring legacy into the life and work of Shakespeare.
Dr Erin Sullivan- University of Birmingham
Dr Erin Sullivan is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham’s Shakespeare Institute. She writes about Shakespeare, emotion, and community, and her current book project, “Shakespeare and Digital Performance: In Practice” focuses on the impact digital technologies are having on the experience of Shakespeare in performance. She has just published "Beyond Melancholy: Sadness and Selfhood in Renaissance England” and is also editor of The Renaissance of Emotion, Shakespeare on the Global Stage, and The Year of Shakespeare .
Tom de Freston
Tom de Freston is an artist who is currently Creative Fellow at the University of Birmingham, where he is focusing on two artistic projects, 'Poor Tom' and 'OE: Orpheus and Eurydice'.
'OE: Orpheus and Eurydice’ is a multimedia retelling of the myth using painting, poetry and music. In 2016 Bloomsbury will be publishing Tom's graphic novel re-telling and an Arts Council England funded short film and digital space will be launched in early 2017.
'Poor Tom' asks the question of what it would mean for an artist to inhabit the character of Poor Tom and then to reimagine the world of Lear in a new body of paintings and filmed performances. It looks to build a new painted world from the post storm chaos of the play, with a new architecture and cast of characters. Three new large scale paintings from the series will feature as a centre piece in the Bodleian Library exhibition 'Shakespeare's Dead' and in April the Guardian will host a filmed documentary of his permanent painted installation, 'Dover Cliff', at Battersea Arts Centre. In March 2016 he went to Oman as a guest of the British Council to run workshops on this project.
Tom is represented by Breese Little Gallery with whom he has had four solo shows. Other solo shows include Pallant House Gallery, the Globe Theatre and the Tsubouchi Memorial Museum (Tokyo). He has held numerous residences, including artist in residence at Medicine Unboxed (where he is now Artistic Director), a Leverhulme Funded Fellowship at Cambridge University and a Levy Plumb Funded Residency at Christ's College, Cambridge University.
Garry Campbell- BBC Engineering
After 15 years in the Department of Trade and Industry Information Service where he specialised in energy policy and utilities regulation Garry joined the BBC in 2000. Since then he has been responsible for a number of major change management projects including the integration of the Natural History Unit archive with the central Information & Archive Service, the BBC's moves from Pebble Mill to the Mailbox and from Manchester's Oxford Road studios to Media City UK is Salford. He works closely with the Regional Film Archives and is a member of the board of the Media Archive of Central England. He currently works for BBC Engineering in Platform & Common Services where he is responsible for delivering archive technology and metadata services across the Corporation. As an Honorary Research Fellow in Digital Heritage he works closely with the University of Birmingham Digital Humanities Hub in developing new and innovative ways of making the BBC archive available to a wider audience
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Chowen and Garfield Weston Foundation Prototyping Hall, Ground Floor, ERI Building
University of Birmingham, Pritchatts Road, Edgbaston
B15 2TT United Kingdom
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (GMT)
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