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EVENT NAME and LOCATION

Fluid States North
 
The cluster will take place in three different Nordic islands: Greenland; Streymoy (Faroe Islands), and Amager (Denmark). The sites are mutually connected through digital telepresence.


 
DATES
Four telepresence events in the month of June, 2015
 
June 18-21: FLUID SOUNDS

June 18-21: PANTOPIA FLUID VERSION
 
June 19-20: FLUID STATES - SOLID FOOD
 
June 15-21: SISTERS ACADEMY
 
KEYWORDS
telematic tangibility, intimacy despite distance, radio studio, class room, kitchen
 
PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Fluid States North, the North Atlantic cluster at PSi 2015, invites you to explore island life conditions and possibilities through telematic presence and sensuous experience. Fluid States North is a communication platform that binds together places and people across the widespread area of the North Atlantic region. Considering the tensions between the global and the local, Fluid States North aims at creating nearness and connectedness despite distance and to provide frames for people to meet and exchange in new modes of communication.

Three Nordic islands
Collaborating with local artists, performers, activists and scholars, Fluid States North investigates the relationship between art and everyday life in three different types of Nordic islands: Greenland, the world’s largest island covered mostly by ice; Streymoy, the largest of Faroe Islands in the midst of the North Atlantic Ocean, and Amager, an island which forms a part of a metropolitan area of Copenhagen. Life conditions are radically different in these three island settings, and yet they are interconnected through histories of trade, settlements and colonialism, as well as socio-political and economic dimensions of regionalism and identity politics.

New forms of communication
Fluid States North intersects the global and the local by providing digital communication facilities to explore issues of embodiment and mediation in everyday technologies. With a geographical outset in the North Atlantic area, we invite participants to rediscover and redefine geographical settings and site-specific experience in the current negotiation of the global and the local. Climate change, capitalist interests in raw materials and energy resources, science and technology developments, and many other types of current and future explorations may radically transform the cultures and life conditions for local and regional communities. How may such displacements open for new modes of interaction, and what are the potential for creating new forms of communities and communication?

Telematic tangibility
You can join one of four events at one of three island sites. The four events are connected through digital communication equipment installed in two shipping containers, and in the historical warehouse of the North Atlantic House. The two shipping containers are redesigned as mini cafés, and a temporary café is installed in the North Atlantic House, providing hereby a framework of an everyday space for meeting and communication. The three sites are equipped with IT communication devices: cameras, monitors, microphones and loudspeakers. Through the means of digital communication, activities in one of the sites are transmitted to the other sites, hereby creating a platform for long distance mediation of various events, while at the same time offering on-site live events for local participants. Through artistic and performative encounters, Fluid States North explores telematic tangibility and intimacy despite distance.
 

 
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

Call for Participation available here. 

Call for Local and Visiting Correspondents available here.

 
 
ORGANIZERS, INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATIONS and SPONSORS
 
CONTACT

Registration deadline: June 1, 2015.

Register on the local website

fluidstatesnorth.ku.dk

 

For overall framework contact:

Associate professor Gunhild Borggreen
gunhild@hum.ku.dk
+45 35 32 82 28

Pantopia Telematic Encounters contact:
Hanne-Louise Johannesen
hanne-louise@diffus.dk

For Sisters Academy contact:
sistershope@sistershope.dk

For Fluid States - Solid Food contact:
Jonatan Leer
solidfood2015@gmail.com

For Fluid Sounds contact:
Sanne Krogh Groth
sanne@seismograf.org

Kristine Samson
ksamson@ruc.dk

 
 

Tags: Daily Life Daily Rituals and Performance   Media Technology and Performance  Performance Studies in Europe  Performance Studies in Languages Other Than English  Space Place and Performance   

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