If you want to get a better understanding of research into the dramatic possibilities of movement and performance using material objects (from puppets to robots), this is the podcast for you. “
Amongst the topics explored in this dialogue are:
The significance of a Chair of Aesthetic Theory and Material at UWC, a university without a tradition of creative arts disciplines. Jane’s work with Handspring Puppet Company and the research questions that are being explored in the Laboratory of Kinetic Objects;
The challenges of accepting creative arts as a form of thinking;
Emotions, sincerity and empathy in human engagement with puppets and robotics;
Jane’s work at CFLGI and her curation of Season 4. Why she used the notion of the “collapsed conference” as an organising principle for the season.
The shifting barriers between human and non-human actors. The thinking that informed her “expanded performance-lecture”, Pan Troglodyte with Terry Norton and Tony Miyambo.
The importance of the aesthetic for critical engagement with the implications of the virtual and the automated facing us as human beings
The CHR fellowship programme will continue in 2022 through online platforms and, where permitted, limited live events hosted in compliance with COVID-19 protocols. Please follow our events page for updates about events.