The theme of DH2010 is 'Cultural Expression, Old and New' and in support of this theme a strong performance strand will take place alongside the academic programme which it is intended to complement.
There are a number of elements in the Performance strand:
* Opening session
The opening session of the conference will include illustrated conversations on performance and research, drawing on CHARM and Lads in Their Hundreds.
* Ele Carpenter - Open Source Embroidery: Embroidered Digital Commons
The 'Embroidered Digital Commons' is an artwork faciltiated by Ele Carpenter as part of the Open Source Embroidery project, in which conference delegates are invited to participate. This will run throughout the conference in the Great Hall.
* Michael Takeo Magruder - Digital art installations: Vanishing Point(s) and Communion
Two installations by the digital artist Michael Takeo Magruder will run throughout the conference. Vanishing Point(s) will be installed in the Great Hall, while Communion will be hung in the Council Room, with a 'link' panel near the Foyer.
* CHARM (AHRC Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music)
Extracts from CHARM's archive of 5,000 sound files will feature in the 'Performance and Research' element of the opening session of the conference, and at other times. The official launch of the CHARM sound files will take place just prior to the start of DH2010, one of two associated events taking place that day (see below). Conference delegates are warmly invited to attend the launch event, for which no prior registration is required.
* Lads in Their Hundreds : Iain Burnside and Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Lads in Their Hundreds is a reflection on war in music and poetry, which will feature in the 'Performance and Research' element of the opening session of the conference.
* Curtains : Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Curtains is 'a musical whodunit from the creators of Cabaret and Chicago', presented by Guildhall School during the time of the conference. The Guildhall School is immediately adjacent to the Barbican Centre, where Friday evening's reception is to take place, and it would be very easy for delegates to go on from the reception to a performance of Curtains.
* Artistic Research and Experimentation in Digital Media : LSE-MARCEL half-day symposium
This is an associated event of the conference, and will bring together a number of speakers who are both creators and researchers, resonating very directly with the theme of performance and research which runs through the opening day of the conference. Conference delegates are warmly invited to attend. This colloquium is free, but prior registration is required - details are on the linked page.
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