Digital Witness: Performance in the Era of Online-Only

Wednesday, May 13, 6pm

With the world adjusting to life in quarantine and the future still mired in uncertainty, many cultural creators – performers especially – have begun to pivot their practice into the digital realm. Whether by choice or by necessity, performers have embraced new online frontiers as an outlet for connection, commerce, and community at a time when the possibility of “irl” performance seems like a “no-go” for the foreseeable future.

On Wednesday, May 13 at 6:00 pm, join radical performance trio Toxic Waste Face as they invite notable voices from all corners of the performance community to share their experiences navigating – or in some cases creating – these burgeoning online ecosystems of expression. 

With this dramatic shift toward remote experiences, Digital Witness considers what is lost – or gained – when most of our artful encounters are mediated by a webcam. 

Register below for this free, online discussion as a diverse panel of artists and administrators explore the possibilities of performance in the digital arena. Registered participants will receive streaming information two days before event.

Symposium Panelists
Biqtch Puddin and Meg Chase, Co-Founders of Digital Drag
Julie E. Phelps, Artistic & Executive Director, CounterPulse
Mica Sigourney/Vivvy, Performance Artist & Co-Owner, The Stud
Asher Hartman, Writer, Director, Intuitive
Gabriel Christian, Performance Artist, @doom_body duets
Pseuda, Toxic Waste Face
Scam Likely, Toxic Waste Face

Jader, Toxic Waste Face

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