20 – 21 October 2014
Co-directors Annette Mees and Tom Bowtell are travelling to Reykjavik, Iceland in October to deliver a Digital Theatre module at the Arts & Audiences conference organised by CKI – The Danish Centre for Arts and Interculture in collaboration with Audiences Norway, Producentbyrån, Kultur i Väst and The Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science & Culture.
Arts and Audiences is a Nordic meeting point for cultural leaders, artists, artistic directors, curators, producers, learning managers, communication managers, cultural architects and strategists who want to find new ways to extend audience engagement. This year the theme will focus on how artists and cultural institutions across the Nordic countries respond to this situation. How can we utilize interactive technology in the arts itself, not just in the promotion of the arts? In what way does this affect artistic production and programming? Are we harnessing the power of audience engagement?
The Digital Theatre module is co-created between Coney’s Annette and Tom, and CKI. It will examine different ways of audience participation in the digital reality, both in Coney’s work with theatre and game design, and in massively multiplayer online games (MMOG), with an example of EVE Online. MMOGs live, grow, and evolve following their own rules and collective instincts; the player experience cannot be achieved in any other form of art or entertainment.
Arts & Audiences in Reykjavik, Iceland
Mon 20 9am – Tue 21 Oct 6pm
Harpa Concert Hall & Conference Centre