Data Bodies: Digital Performance Weekender @ Watermans
Annual Digital Performance Weekender at Watermans, to take place on 14 & 15 November. This year some of the events are supported by London South Bank University and are part of Being Human festival of the Humanities.
This year’s Weekender explores Big Data through an artistic lens. What does Big Data mean for our society? Is our data safe? How will it impact future generations?
The 2-day event includes performances, installations and participatory events. There is something for everyone from new media natives to young children or digital refusniks. Event highlights include a solo adaptation of Alexander Whitley’s visually striking and kinetically charged choreography The Measures Taken, which saw sell out runs at Sadlers Wells and the Royal Opera House, a chance to go on a virtual reality adventure with CREW’s C.a.p.e. and Anna Dumitriu’s new work Sequence that fuses leading edge digital technology with bacterial bioart.
The event also features a Symposium and two workshops on the subject of Data Bodies. The Symposium brings together artists such as Sarah T. Gold, Anna Dumitru and Blast Theory, Athens/Berlin-based curator Daphne Dragona, digital collective Furtherfield, and scholars from the Universities of Hull, Brighton, King’s College and London South Bank University. The workshops invite young people and adults to learn practical tips on how to safeguard their data. Many of the event are free but, for some, advance booking is required.