Wednesday 10 June 2015
17:00 – 21:00
Athens School of Fine Arts
CIRCUITS & CURRENTS
Project Space of Athens School of Fine Arts
Notara 13 & Tositsa, Exarcheia
10683, Athens, Greece
Organised by Lee Campbell
To participate in this workshop it is important that participants bring a device with a camera/video recording facility and Bluetooth technology because you are going to record your own videos and send them via Bluetooth.
In this workshop you are going to engage in exploring intermeshing live cinema, performance and audience participation in public space. Having listened to me talk about my performance art practice, which combines audience participation and making documents/different kinds of recordings, you are going to try out recording your own instructional films and sending them to audiences around Athens via Bluetooth. Audiences will record themselves undertaking your instructions which will be fun, comedic and slapstick and very bodily and they will send these recording back to you and others via Bluetooth. Experience in filmmaking not essential; you will try out various editing techniques using footage filmed on your phone, iPad etc. to generate a set of instructional films and your creativity is only limited by the sophistication of the editing facility your Bluetooth-enabled device has.
Lee Campbell is an artist, curator and lectures in BA Fine Art at Loughborough University and MA Advanced Theatre Practice at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama London. His practice is rooted in participative art performance. Campbell has has been making live performance internationally since 2003. He has built a strong international portfolio of research publications encompassing solo performances, artworks (often audience participatory), curatorial projects and self initiated symposia. An example of his curatorial practice is All for Show an internationally touring retrospective of British video art, which tested the acceptable limits of humour and comedy through performative bodily interventions in the white cube art gallery.
Lee often uses technology in his teaching lectures and seminars to spark engagement and participation and has been recognised for his work; he is a recipient of Loughborough University Teaching Innovation Award 2015 for his usage of Skype in the classroom