This conference focuses on the relationship between the body and mediation in popular culture. It is run in collaboration by the cross-university working group PoP (Performances of the Popular) Moves and the Popular Culture Research Unit at Kingston University.
The scope of the conference includes dance and performance studies, film, television, music and other popular media and will explore the impact that mediated bodies have on our understanding of spectatorship, historicity, translation, embodiment and performance. It also aims to address the following questions:
How does the presence and recording of the moving body in both live and recorded popular cultural forms engender new ideas about live-ness, immediacy, media, time and space?
In what ways do the im/mediacies of popular cultural bodies shape practices and practitioners?
How do popular cultural forms in transnational circuits of creation, reception and participation negotiate immediate and mediated spaces?
What is the affect of these transmissions?
For further information about this event:
Contact: Joanna Hall