Lifting the Curtain:
On Audience and Authorship
25th – 26th October, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
In the 21st century audiences increasingly find themselves in a situation where their input is indispensible to the inner structure of the artwork. Their involvement is anticipated in different degrees. We propose to consider these works from the point of view of the changing role of the author and the changing role of the audience in the 21st century.
Following on from the success of the public engagement series of research events at the University of Kent ‘Lifting the Curtain’, this two part event focusing on Audience and Authorship is intended to bring together academics, artists and audiences to explore this new trend in a discursive and interactive way. The event will also incorporate an edition of The Argument Room led by Chris Johnston and facilitated by Rideout which will take the theme into a combative dialogue shared online with the wider world.
The event is co-facilitated by performance company Accidental Collective, Chris Johnston (Argument Room/Rideout) and Duska Radosavljevic (University of Kent).