Artaud Forum 2: Konnecting Gestures



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Performing Artists

(Friday night)

Thomas Köner

Thomas is a pioneering multimedia artist whose main interest lies in combining visual and auditory experiences. Over his long, much celebrated career, he has worked between installation works, sound art, minimal soundscapes, and (as one half of Porter Ricks) fantastically repetitive dub techno. He attended the music college in Dortmund and studied electronic music at the CEM-Studio in Arnhem. Until 1994 he worked for the film industry as editor and sound engineer. He extended his concept of time and sound colour to images, resulting in video installations, photography and net art. His point of departure was composition of sound in which aspects of a performance and visual language were gradually integrated. At first in the collaboration with film artist Jürgen Reble and the live performance Alchemie (1992). Following this, he started to compose film soundtracks and music to accompany historic silent films for the Louvre Museum and the Musée d'Orsay, Paris.
In 2000 the Montreal International Festival New Cinema New Media awarded him the "New Media Prize". In 2004 the Prix Ars Electronica awarded him the "Golden Nica", and he was awarded the "Produktionspreis WDR / Deutscher Klangkunst-Preis" (german sound art award). His media installation "Suburbs Of The Void" received the Transmediale 2005 award in Berlin and was presented at La Biennale di Venezia, Teatro La Fenice as a live performance in the same year. Köners video "Nuuk" received the Tiger Cub Award (best short film) during the International Filmfestival Rotterdam 2005. The Rimbaud Museum commissioned Thomas Köner five permanent sound installations for five rooms of the "Maison Rimbaud" in Charleville-Mezières, France. Several significant museums acquired his audiovisual works for their collection. In 2008 he was a participant of the Media Art Biennal in Seoul. In 2009 he received the MuVi Award (1.prize best german music video) Short Film Festival Oberhausen.

At the Artaud Forum he will create a new version of "The Futurist Manifesto" with Carl Faia ( )

For his full bibliography of works, see


Carl Faia

Carl Faia studied composition at the University of California at Santa Barbara with Peter Racine Fricker and Edward Applebaum, and the Royal Academy of Music in Denmark, on a Fulbright grant, with Karl Aage Rasmussen and Per Norgaard. Since 1995 he has been active as a live electronics designer and composer working at IRCAM in Paris, the CIRM in Nice then as a freelance artist. He has collaborated with numerous composers and artists to present new works with computer electronics in festivals throughout Europe. He works regularly with Art Zoyd Studios in France and teaches Sonic Arts at Brunel University in London.


Jennifer Walshe

Jennifer is a composer, performer and visual artist of whom the Irish Times has said that "without a doubt, hers is the most original compositional voice to emerge in Ireland in the last 20 years”. She studied composition at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and at Northwestern University, Chicago, graduating with a doctoral degree in composition in 2002. A winner of the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis at the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt, Germany in 2000, she returned to the Ferienkurse in July 2002 to lecture in composition. She was a fellow of the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart between 2003 and 2004, and from 2004-05 she lived in Berlin as a guest of the DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm. In 2007 she was awarded a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York and in 2008 received the Praetorius Music Prize for Composition by the Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur.

Jennifer also frequently performs as a vocalist, specialising in extended techniques, and many of her recent compositions use her voice in conjunction with other instruments. She is also active as an improviser, performing regularly with musicians in Europe and the USA. Her music has been performed and broadcast worldwide and she has received commissions from most of the major European new music festivals.Perhaps her best known work to date is the opera XXX_LIVE_NUDE_GIRLS!!! whose main characters are played by Barbie dolls. The opera was premiered in Dresden in 2003 and has received many further performances. More recent projects include Grúpat, a two-year project in which Walshe assumed nine different alter egos - all members of art collective Grúpat - and created compositions, installations, graphic scores, films, photography, sculptures and fashion under these alter egos.
Jennifer Walshe says of her work that “the sounds I am interested in include those that we hear all the time but are normally considered flawed or redundant: twigs snapping in a burning fire, paper tearing, breathing, instrumental sounds that aren’t considered ‘beautiful’ in standard terms. I think these sounds have their own beauty in the way that pebbles on a beach or graffiti can have.”


Sonic Arts Ensemble:

The students from the Live Electronics 2031 module at Brunel University' s Music Department will present their work in a 1 hour performance showcasing some possible approaches to connect performance gesture with technology; they have prepared their final projects for this public event and will perform together as an ensemble, interfacing with special guest Jennifer Walshe on vocals.


Bruce Breakey

Bruce is a sound artist studying for the BA Music at Brunel University, and he is especially interested in music and video processed live.

Julian Bryden

Julian's deep interest in the world, nurtured by his ancestors and kin, has inspired him to further this tradition. Understanding and using sound, and vibrations, has helped him cope with life. He studies Sonic Arts at Brunel University and enjoys most types of music/sound; however, generally for him the more obscure the sound the better. For the concert he will use sampled and processed sounds from wildlife.

Eleanor Cully

Eleanor Cully is a vocalist/composer studying for the BA Music at Brunel University. Her vocal work largely focuses on contemporary jazz and improvisation; live electronics is a recent and exciting compositional focus. Her project in the concert is for Voice and Live Electronics, called "The Carrier."

James Daubney

James is a sound artist/composer and instrumentalist studying for the BA Music at Brunel University. He plays solo electronic/acoustic guitar.

Vahid Djalily

Vaz is a sound artist studying music and sound design for the BA Music at Brunel University.

Oliver Doyle

Oliver is a sound artist/composer studying for the BA Music at Brunel University, and has developed a special interest in composing/performing with the kinect interface.

Gina Evangelatou

Gina Evangelatou, originally from Athens Greece, is a 2nd year student in the Musical Performance course of Brunel University. She is interested in performance as a vocalist/pianist as well as in composing original material. Drawing inspiration from World Jazz, improvisation and the traditional music of her own country, she is trying to merge these musical idioms and morph her own sound. She is also taking great interest in more political forms of art. Her current study is mainly focusing on exploring contemporary repertoire, performing solo as a vocalist and encorporating technology and live electronics into vocal performance.

Emmavie Adeteju Mbongo

Emmavie is a vocalist and sound artist/composer studying for the BA Music at Brunel University.

Alexandre Menexiadis

Classical guitar studies with Herve Loret (Landerneau), Jean Francois Delcamp (Brest) and Vladimir Mikulka (Paris). Electroacoustic and Instrumental Composition studies with Gino Favotti (Paris) and Ruth Matarasso (Brest) Second year of study on the double degree Sciences and Musicology (UPMC, Sorbonne University. Paris ). His performance at the concert is focused on the visual possibilities of a head projector.

Adam Philpot

Adam Philpot is a second year sonic arts student at Brunel University. He spent his first year of Brunel studying sports science before deciding to change direction. He has played the drums for a number of years and has played in a number of projects. He is using Max/Msp to Interface an Xbox kinect to control a Max built synthesiser.

Simon Ryrie

Simon plays trumpet and guitar, and isstudying composition at Brunel and also writes electronic music.

Abishek Ramesh

Abi is a sound artist/composer studying for the BA Music at Brunel University.

Matt Wright

Matt is a second year theatre student studying for the BA Theatre at Brunel University; he is particularly interested in digital performance.

Peador Brady

Peador joins the ensemble to work on sound mixing.



Arthur Elsenaar

Arthur is an electrical engineer, and a performance and installation artist In the 1980s, he built radio-transmitters for many pirate radio and TV stations throughout the Netherlands. Between 1989-1993, he studied at the Fine Arts Academy Minerva in Groningen (the Netherlands), where he developed radar-controlled interactive sculptures. Since 1993, Elsenaar has investigated the artistic possibilities of the computer-controlled human face: ArtiFacial Expression; he completed his PhD dissertation on this topic for the School of Art and Design of Nottingham Trent University (England). He is widely known for his automatic performance-pieces and video-installations which involve computer-controlled facial expression, algorithmic music, and synthetic speech. These works have been presented at scientific conferences, theatre festivals and art exhibitions throughout Europe and the United States. Elsenaar is principal teacher at Interactive Media and Environments (MFA IME) of the Frank Mohr Institute in Groningen. Arthur Elsenaar, along with Remko Scha, was named the recipient of the 2003 Leonardo Award for Excellence for their article "Electric Body Manipulation as Performance Art: A Historical Perspective," published in Leonardo Music Journal 12. This annual award recognizes excellence in an article published in a Leonardo journal. Their article traces the historical developments of using electrically manipulated human bodies as theatrical display. Addressing the controversial aspects of this sometimes destructive art form, they investigate the implications of electrical executions. More often, they note the stimulating effects of electricity upon the body, studying Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation as implemented in the 19th century by Duchenne and continued in practice today by artists such as Stelarc and Elsenaar. Working with technological advances that enable interactive nerve stimulation, Elsenaar's work points towards a future of computer-generated dance and theatre performances. At the Artaud Forum he will show Face Shift. Website:

John Collingswood

John (dbini industries) is a multidisciplinary artist who works through sound, video and visual design. In 1992, he graduated from University of Wales, Newport)with a degree in Fine Art, and began applying his skills in various performance contexts, from nightclub visuals and djing, through children’s theatre to contemporary dance. Since returning to Wales in 2006, he has collaborated with numerous artists, including Marc Rees, Sean Tuan John, Cai Tomos, gaijin-san company, Deborah Light, Earthfall, Welsh Independent Dance and National Theatre Wales. John first started an ongoing collaboration with choreographer Tanja Råman in 2005, and together they have developed a distinct style of work that integrates abstract, expressive movement with the innovative use of technology. Their company aims to explore and enhance choreographic expression with the use of creative staging, video, light, sound, photography, drawing and other artforms. They are strong advocates of the use of Isadora to explore the possibilities of real-time video manipulation within a contemporary dance environment. Duet for Three, shown at the Artaud Forum, was created in 2011, thanks to a grant from Arts Council of Wales. It's main aim is to create an active viewing experience, whereby the on-screen choreography only comes alive when an audience is present - and moving. more details at and

Ian Winters

Ian lives in Berkeley, CA. Education: School of the Museum of Fine arts & Tufts University: concentrations: video/photography/performance BFA, 1990-96. San Francisco Institute of Architecture, MA coursework, sustainable architecture, 1999-2000; CA building contractor’s license.
Performance training, action theater/improvisation: Ruth Zaporah; butoh/noguchi: Katsura Kan; Hiroko Tamano; Yukio Waguri; su-en; shinichi koga; composition/direction: Johannes Birringer; Keith Hennessey; Sara Shelton Mann; Marilyn Arnsem, Minako Seki. Technical skills:video, 8, 16mm cinematography/camera operation & projection; video and still image editing (fcp/aftereffects/photoshop); media programming including isadora (w/ advanced training w/ Mark Coniglio), max/msp/jitter with a focus on installation, theatrical and live media manipulation including use of database & sensor derived control structures; audio editing including sound designer, logic, soundtrack pro; audio field recording; alternative process printing; medium and large format printing; metal, wood and fiberglass fabrication; technical training: numerous continuing education workshops in color management, printing, media programming and historical employment as custom carpenter, electrician and project manager. Recent residencies / awards / grants: 2009 zellerbach performing arts assistance program for development of milkbar film festival; numerous festival selections, exhibitions, performances shown in list of works at venues including Yerba Cuena Center for the Arts, ODC theater, Z-space/theater artaud, luggage store gallery-sf, City University-London, Moscow Conservatory electro-acoustic center, Center for New Music and Audio technology- Berkeley, British music Information Center cutting edge festival & tour; highways – Santa Monica, Moving Baltic Sea Festival, Journées de l'électroacoustique, La Freewaves Festival, Counterpulse, 21 grand and others. Nov.-Dec. 2008 residency at I-Park, East Haddam Ctr. ; 2008 Zellerbach family foundation, 2008 Clorox Foundation, and 2008 Meet the Composer grants (for milkbar)

Frieder Weiss

Frieder Weiss is an engineer in the arts and expert for realtime computing and interactive computer systems in performance art, living in Nürnberg, and Berlin, Germany. He is the author of EyeCon and Kalypso, video motion sensing programs especially designed for use with dance, music and computer art. He works as commisioned developer, artistic colaborator or producer of own works. With his background in computer science and automation technology he started developing interactive systems in 1993. For many years he was codirector of Palindrome Performance group, developing media performances which toured worldwide and have received numerous awards (Transmediale, Berlin; CynetArt Dresden). The early works were mostly focusing on movement to sound relationships. This was done using either bioelectrical sensor devices (Heartbeat, Muscle Tension, Touching Sensor, Brainwaves) or based on Video Motion Sensing (Eyecon software). Ongoing collaborations with Transmedia Akademie Hellerau and Phase-7 in Berlin. Recent Work: Stonefall; Perceivable Bodies (Inspired by his work with Australian Dancer Emily Fernandez he started focusing on a tight integration of interactive visuals with the body in the Shadows performance and in the installation 'Schlamp'. Frieder developed the video technologies and interactive stage projections for Chunky Move's recent intermedia works Glow and Mortal engine. For his contribution on Glow he was rewarded with a 'Green room award' for 'Design in Dance'. Both Pieces have been touring for many years now, including venues like BAM, New York, The Edinburgh Festival, The Sydney Opera House) Other collaboration partners have been Leine und Roebana in Amsterdam, Laborgras in Berlin, Helga Pogatschar, Cesc Gelabert in Munich. Other revent works inlcude Frost, and Blue Flow (shown, for example, at Cinedans Amsterdam in December 2011). Current works are looking at ways to overcome the twodimensionality of video projections. Which led Frieder to an interest in sculptural works, using dance as material for threedimensional images of 'frozen' movement. Related work: Event and clubing versions of the interactive visuals are marketed under the label Hypecycle. Frieder is also continuing his freelance work for the industry, mostly in the field of quality inspection and automation. He has been teaching mediatechnology at the University of applied sciences in Nürnberg and the University Centre in Doncaster, UK and at Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe.

Ivana Ivkovic (BADco)

BADco. is a collaborative performance collective based in Zagreb, Croatia. The artistic core of the collective are Pravdan Devlahovic´, Ivana Ivkovic, Ana Kreitmeyer, Tomislav Medak, Goran Sergej Pristas, Nikolina Pristas, Lovro Rumiha and Zrinka Uzbinec. As a combination of four choreographers / dancers, two dramaturgs and one philosopher, plus the company production manager, since its beginning (2000), BADco. systematically focuses on the research of protocols of performing, presenting and observing by structuring its projects around diverse formal and perceptual relations and contexts. Reconfiguring established relations between performance and audience, challenging perspectival givens and architectonics of performance, problematizing of communicational structures – all of that makes BADco. an internationally significant artistic phenomenon and one of the most differentiated performance experiences.

So far the group has produced the following performances: Man.Chair (2000), 2tri4 (2001), Diderot’s Nephew or Blood is Thicker than Water (2001), Solo Me (2002), RibCage (2002), Walk This Way (2003), Mass (for Election Day Silence) (2003), Deleted Messages (2004), Fleshdance (2004), memories are made of this… performance notes (2006), Gravidation (2006), Changes (2007), 1 poor and one 0 (2008), The League of Time (2009), SEMI-INTERPRETATIONS or how to explain contemporary dance to an undead hare (2010), Point of Convergence (2010).
BADco’s performances were presented in Zagreb, Dubrovnik (Art Workshop Lazareti), Rijeka (Male scene, Drugo More, Rijeka Summer Nights), Pula (MKFM), Osijek (Barutana, National theatre Osijek), Umag (Golden Lion Festival), Prague (Dance Zone, 4+4 Days in Motion), Warsaw (Rozdroze Festival), London (The Place/Aerowaves), Greifswald (Tanztendänzen), Amsterdam (Julidans), Luxemburg (Coeur des Capucines), Sibiu, Bergen (BIT), New York (PS122), San Diego (Sushi), Berlin (Podewill), Vienna (Tanzquartier Wien), Ljubljana (Exodos), Sarajevo (Days of Croatian Culture), Novi Sad (Infant, Balkan Dance Platform), Belgrade, Piran, Athens (Biennale of Youth), Tallin (Kanuti Gildi), Klaipeda, Gdansk, Liepaja, Koper, Stockholm, Podgorica (SEAS project / Intercult), Skopje (Balkan Dance Platform), Sttutgart (Treffpunkt), Riga (Homo Novus), Constanta (SEAS), Graz (Steirischer Herbst), Odessa (SEAS), Istanbul (SEAS), Madrid (In-presentable), Zadar (Zadar snova), Berlin (Tanz im August), Bergen (Oktoberdans), Tromso, London (Chelsea Theatre), Exeter, Bath, Lincoln (LPAC), Ankara, Roubaix (Les Reperages), Copenhagen (Metropolis Biennalen), Gothenburg (SEAS), Skegness (SEAS), Ghent (CAMPO nieuwpoort), Berlin (Volksbühne), Akçakoca, Ünye, Çaml¦hems¸in, Hopa, Batumi (Black SEAS), Stockholm (Orionteatern)…

Zrinka Uzbinec (BADco)

BADco. is a collaborative performance collective based in Zagreb, Croatia. The artistic core of the collective are Pravdan Devlahovic, Ivana Ivkovic, Ana Kreitmeyer, Tomislav Medak, Goran Sergej Pristas¹, Nikolina Pristas¹, Lovro Rumiha and Zrinka Uzbinec. As a combination of four choreographers / dancers, two dramaturgs and one philosopher, plus the company production manager, since its beginning (2000), BADco. systematically focuses on the research of protocols of performing, presenting and observing by structuring its projects around diverse formal and perceptual relations and contexts. Reconfiguring established relations between performance and audience, challenging perspectival givens and architectonics of performance, problematizing of communicational structures – all of that makes BADco. an internationally significant artistic phenomenon and one of the most differentiated performance experiences.

So far the group has produced the following performances: Man.Chair (2000), 2tri4 (2001), Diderot’s Nephew or Blood is Thicker than Water (2001), Solo Me (2002), RibCage (2002), Walk This Way (2003), Mass (for Election Day Silence) (2003), Deleted Messages (2004), Fleshdance (2004), memories are made of this… performance notes (2006), Gravidation (2006), Changes (2007), 1 poor and one 0 (2008), The League of Time (2009), SEMI-INTERPRETATIONS or how to explain contemporary dance to an undead hare (2010), Point of Convergence (2010).
BADco’s performances were presented in Zagreb, Dubrovnik (Art Workshop Lazareti), Rijeka (Male scene, Drugo More, Rijeka Summer Nights), Pula (MKFM), Osijek (Barutana, National theatre Osijek), Umag (Golden Lion Festival), Prague (Dance Zone, 4+4 Days in Motion), Warsaw (Rozdroze Festival), London (The Place/Aerowaves), Greifswald (Tanztendänzen), Amsterdam (Julidans), Luxemburg (Coeur des Capucines), Sibiu, Bergen (BIT), New York (PS122), San Diego (Sushi), Berlin (Podewill), Vienna (Tanzquartier Wien), Ljubljana (Exodos), Sarajevo (Days of Croatian Culture), Novi Sad (Infant, Balkan Dance Platform), Belgrade, Piran, Athens (Biennale of Youth), Tallin (Kanuti Gildi), Klaipeda, Gdansk, Liepaja, Koper, Stockholm, Podgorica (SEAS project / Intercult), Skopje (Balkan Dance Platform), Sttutgart (Treffpunkt), Riga (Homo Novus), Constanta (SEAS), Graz (Steirischer Herbst), Odessa (SEAS), Istanbul (SEAS), Madrid (In-presentable), Zadar (Zadar snova), Berlin (Tanz im August), Bergen (Oktoberdans), Tromso, London (Chelsea Theatre), Exeter, Bath, Lincoln (LPAC), Ankara, Roubaix (Les Reperages), Copenhagen (Metropolis Biennalen), Gothenburg (SEAS), Skegness (SEAS), Ghent (CAMPO nieuwpoort), Berlin (Volksbühne), Akçakoca, Ünye, Çaml¦hems¸in, Hopa, Batumi (Black SEAS), Stockholm (Orionteatern)…


Camilla Barratt-Due

Accordionist, improviser and composer Camilla Barratt-Due (b.1984, Norway) graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen in 2009 where she studied the classical accordion. She has performed with ensembles and artists such as London Sinfonietta, Caro Calvo (Spain), Stephanie Schober Dance Company, singer Tora Augestad (Norway), and composed for productions by the choreographers Esther Wrobel (Israel), Anne Mareike Hess (Luxembourg), video-artist Tonje Alice Madsen, and the Norwegian musician Ole Henrik Moe. She has premiered pieces by several composers such as Christian Winter Christensen (Denmark) Li-Ying Wu (Taiwan) Pernille Louise Seilund (Denmark)Lars Kynde (Denmark) Hafdis Bjørnadottir (Iceland), and Charo Calvo (Spain). During the last years she has preformed on festivals and theaters such as Nordic Music Days, Athenas Art festval, TAZ #2011, (Belgium) emergency festival (Norway) Avantgarde festival (Germany) Zoomer Von Antwerpen and in London Royal opera house. Camilla Barratt-Due is based in Berlin, continuously working on the relation between body and sound. She is currently developing an interactive audiowalk for a permanent exhibition opening in June 2012, at the Dale Gudbrands-Gard museum in Norway. Website


Jörg Brinkman

Joerg is a media artist based in Weimar, Germany. He googled god, once. He also received a BFA with honours in Media Art & Design at the Bauhaus University in Weimar and studied at the Concordia University in Montreal (Canada). His Videoworks, Multimedia-Installations, Performances and Workshops have been presented among other cities in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Köln, London, Montreal, München and Weimar. At the moment he is working together with Robert Wilson on a Project that will be presented in 2012 at the Kunstfest in Weimar. Website

Kate Genevieve

Kate is a director and artist at Chroma Collective. Kate founded Chroma Collective in 2010 – a group of artists, animators and programmers specialising in interdisciplinary and interactive work – and directs animation performances and large-scale projection events. Her 2011 art commissions build on her collaboration with neuroscientists, most recently the Encephalo//Graphic performance for the Art of Life Science Festival, to explore cutting-edge brain research through moving image.Over the last decade she has worked as an animator, performer and director on digital installations and interactive performances for arts festivals in the UK and Italy. On moving to Brighton she joined digital production company Plug-in Media and was one of the team to receive a BAFTA in 2009 for Big and Small Online and a BAFTA in 2010 for Zingzillas Interactive. To produce her projects, Kate has undertaken research across a variety of fields: moving image, digital media, performance, the brain sciences, technology and theory of mind. During her Creative Media Practice MA at Sussex University she specialised in Visual Culture, with a particular focus on immersive visual technologies: the subject of her current research. She has also researched pre-filmic optical devices for the 2010 Brighton Festival project Off the Path. Kate has curated animation and performance events, as well as screening programmes, for the BANG network. Kate gets excited about collaborative production and the narrative possibilities that emerging technologies promise and she conceived and co-directed BANG’s collaborative urban projection projects for the White Night festival, Future Machine in 2009 and Dream Machine in 2010. Website

Alex Peckham

Alex is a digital artist based in Brighton. Website

Rebecca Horrox

Rebecca is completing her MA in Performance Making at Brunel University, and has done extensive work in sound and performance art. Her durational installation for Artaud Forum is titled "La Horrox - Realm of the Psychopomp: Death/psychopomp/sound/map/game. It is a game in which the audience is guided by a Pychopomp to an altered sonic inter-dimension. A Psychopomp is in the realm before you, a half automated creature, its body mapped with drawings and devices providing visual and sonic enlightenment for your journey. As a dead soul, it is your mission to find your way to the afterlife. Follow instructions narrated on a headset and device, and use maps and tools provided to decipher a voyageof discovery in the role of a body-topography investigator. Website:

Daniel Ploeger

After initial training in music, he has directed his studies and work toward performance and audiovisual art forms. He iscurrently working as an interdisciplinary artist, researcher and educator in the field of performance art and digital media, and began to work as Lectuere in Digital Performance at Brunel University in January 2012. His areas of competence cover a broad range of subjects from performance theory, cultural theory of technology and posthumanism to computer programming and electronic circuit design. This is reflected in a strong international performance and exhibition profile, higher education teaching experience in a number of digital art and humanities related subjects, as well as a substantial academic output in the form of conference contributions and publications. His doctoral dissertation, ‘Sonic Representation of Bodies in Performance Art,’ was supervised by Professor Nicholas Till, and engages with aspects of digital performance, current debates in media studies concerning technological mediation, non-humanist approaches to the performing body and cultural studies of sound. The practical part of the research project includes the development of sensor-based performance devices and programming of interactive software applications. Website:

Simon KatanSimon Katan (b.1979) is a composer and improviser, living and working in East London, whose diverse activities include electro-acoustic composition, indeterminate notation, and game design. He studied a BA in music at the Welsh College of Music and Drama (2001), an Mmus in composition at Goldsmiths University (2005) and is currently working on his PhD as an Isambard Research Scholar at Brunel University. Simon is also a SAM shortlisted composer whose music has been performed by himself and others at many festivals and venues including Spitalfield’s Festival, King’s Place, Sonic Expo 07 and 08, Sonorities Festival 06, Enterprise festival 07 and the Royal College of Art . Simon has designed and run social and pervasive games for Hide and Seek, Igfest and Sony Playstation at venues such as the Round House, Royal Festival Hall, Barbican, ICA, and the Battersea Arts Centre and Shunt. In the forthcoming year Simon looks forward to completing commissions from Borealis Festival, Sound and Music and Spitalfields Festival. He is a committed educationalist, running workshops and teaching composition in schools and other institutions including the Southbank Centre, and was an apprentice animateur for the Spitalfields Festival in 2008.
More information at an early prototype of the tracking program but gives the gist of how it works incase you want to see my code


Performing Researchers


Pieter Verstraete

Pieter Verstraete joined the Drama Department at the University of Exeter in January 2010. He was previously teaching and researching at the Theatre Department of the University of Amsterdam, as well as the Cultural Studies Department of the Radboud University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands. In 2009, he completed a PhD dissertation on music theatre in Flanders and the Netherlands, entitled The Frequency of Imagination: Auditory Distress and Aurality in Contemporary Music Theatre. His research covers an interdisciplinary approach towards sound, modes/cultures of listening and aurality in theatre, embracing audio and music theatre, installation art and other genres of sonic art in performative contexts. More recently, he is concerned with policy making and cultural capital with regard to the history of music theatre in Belgium from a transnational point of view. Besides of his expertise in contemporary music theatre, his new research strand will include music theatre and opera performances by Turkish theatre makers in major European capitals (Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin), as well as in Turkey (Istanbul, Ankara). Before coming to Exeter, Pieter freelanced as a theatre critic for numerous journals in Belgium and the Netherlands such as De Scene, Urbanmag, E-View, Etcetera, De Theatermaker (TM), nY and De Witte Raaf. He has published articles on theatre, music theatre, opera, installation art and interactive dance in books, such as Performing the Matrix (Epodium) and Sonic Mediations (CSP). He edited a book, entitled Inside Knowledge (CSP), on epistemological questions relevant to scholars in a wide variety of disciplines in the humanities. He has given various talks and lectures on music theatre, as well as workshops on cultural criticism. Finally, he is an active member of the Advisory Committee of Music Theatre for the Flemish Ministry of Culture in Brussels. Pieter left Exeter in January 2012 to move to Ankara, Turkey, and currently pursues a free-lance career.

Jayne Wilton

Jayne is currently a Leverhulme Fellow (artist in residence) in the Science Department at Brunel University. Jayne's work investigates transience and the polarities of fragility and resilience, order and chaos. She engages with traditional and not traditional processes to capture and render the human breath. She documents and makes visible our interaction with our environment and creates alternative frameworks to consider collectivity and social documentation. She catalyzes an engagement between individuals and their animating force: the human breath. In her presentation, she will address her work on "breathing gestures."

Alissa Clark

Alissa Clarke is a Lecturer in Drama at De Montfort University, Leicester. She holds an AHRC-funded PhD from the University of Exeter. Her research interests include: psychophysical performance and performer training, feminist and gender theory and performance practice, and documentation of performance. Her recent work has appeared in The Journal of Writing in Creative Practice and Platform. She is currently developing a series of projects focused upon gendered analysis of the practices and discourses within and surrounding psychophysical performer trainings, with a particular interest in discourses / acts rooted in pleasure and kindness.

Sophia Graefe

Sophia Gräfe is a researcher of culture and media theory. Her academic work explores the sociological and epistemological meaning of pictures within cultural processes. This includes work within the fields of video and multi media performances. She has worked with various media and experimental film festivals such as the Transmediale Festival (Berlin), Werkleitz festival (Halle) and Internationale Kurzfilmtage (Oberhausen). Her latest essay "Picture Matrix Encyclopaedia Cinematographica" analyzes the pictorial knowledge of a historic worldwide film archive and focuses on image theory, artistic research, and the history of science.

Julian Henriques

Julien is currently Senior Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London. He was previously Senior Lecturer for Film and Television at CARIMAC at the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica. His professional experience as a film maker has informed his research interest in sound, teaching, and leading the BA course Music as Communication and Creativity at Goldsmiths. This has also lead to his research interests in topology and the formation of the TRU (Topology Research Unit). His last book, Sonic Bodies: Reggae Sound Systems, Performance Techniques and Ways of Knowing, was published in 2011 (New York: Continuum): The reggae sound system has exerted a major influence on music and popular culture. Every night, on the streets of inner city Kingston, Jamaica, Dancehall sessions stage a visceral, immersive and immensely pleasurable experience of sonic dominance for the participating crowd. Sonic Bodies concentrates on the skilled performance of the crewmembers responsible for this signature of Jamaican music: the audio engineers designing, building and fine-tuning the hugely powerful "set" of equipment; the selectors choosing the music tracks played; and MCs (DJs) on the mic hyping up the crowd. Julian proposes that these dancehall "vibes" are taken literally as the periodic movement of vibrations, and offers an analysis of how a sound system operates - not only at auditory, but also at corporeal and sociocultural frequencies.At the same time, Sonic Bodies formulates a fascinating auditory critique of visual dominance.

Nicolas Salazar Sutil

Nicolas Salazar-Sutil is a Chilean cultural theorist based in London, now teaching in the Dance Department at the University of Surrey. Trained in Laban Movement Analysis and Laban-Malgrem system of character analysis at the Drama Centre London, and at the Facultad de Teatro, Universidad de Chile. He is the co-founder and artistic director of C8 (The Configur8 Project), and a director of Performance Studies international (PSi). His work focuses on the use of symbolic languages (mathematics, computer languages), in performance, and the use of new media and technology in digital performance. He has directed a number of theatre productions, workshops and choreographies in schools and universities in the UK and in Latin America. He received the 1994 Academic Excellence scholarship from the Universidad de Chile, and the 1995 Instituto Chileno-Norteamericano award for his adaptation of Kopit's play 'Wings' in Santiago de Chile.

Jay Murphy

Jay Murphy is a writer whose screenplays have been finalists in the Sundance Screenwriting Labs in 2011 and 2006. His work has appeared in Parkett, Contemporary, Metropolis, Art in America, Afterimage, Third Text, among many other publications; his collaborative Internet projects have been featured in the Sundance Online Film Festival. In 2008 he curated gallery exhibitions in New York and Edinburgh, and in 2009 and 2011 the film festivals “Cruel Weather” and “Break Point” both featuring new film from the Arab Middle East that ran in four cities in Scotland; his program “First Person” of seven filmmakers opens at Inverleith House in Edinburgh in November, 2011. website:

Eirini Nedelkopoulou

Dr Eirini Nedelkopoulou is a Lecturer in Theatre at York St John University. Her main research interest in new media theatre and phenomenology partially derives from her PhD thesis Mixed-media Theatre: A Phenomenological Exploration of Body/Technology Chiasm in Contemporary Greek Theatre, which focuses on the reconfiguration of both body and space through technology in mixed-media performance.
Her research interests include: theories of embodiment in contemporary performance, multimedia theatre, interactive media, neuroaesthetics, postdramatic theatre, and physical theatre. She has published on phenomenology, new-media theatre and participation. Eirini Nedelkopoulou is currently working on a co-edited book project, which explores issues of phenomenology in contemporary performance.

Claudia Robles

Claudia Robles Angel is an audiovisual artist born in Bogotá-Colombia, currently living in Cologne, Germany and active worldwide. Her work has been
presented in festivals and in group and solo exhibitions around the globe, from the International Computer Music Conferences ICMC in Copenhagen
and Montréal and the NYCEMF in new York to the SIGGRAPH Asia in Yokohama, Japan and, more recently, to the Festival for Digital Media Re-
New2011 in Copenhagen and at the NIME 2011 in Oslo, Norway. She has also been artist-in-residence in Germany both at the ZKM in Karlsruhe and at the KHM in Cologne.

Nick Collins

Nick Collins (born 1975) is a British composer and computer music researcher. Since 2006 he has lived in Brighton, UK, and run the music informatics degrees at the University of Sussex. He is an experienced pianist and laptopist, and active in both instrumental and electronic music composition. He has toured extensively with the audiovisual duo 'klipp av' and as a solo musician. He leads the Music Informatics Research Centre at the University of Sussex.
His full bibliography is on his website, including links to the papers/music/code where they are available on this site, and to the conferences or publishers where links are extant.

Darren Vincent Tunstall

Darren is a Lecturer (Acting) at the School of Art, Design & Performance, University of Central Lancashire. He teaches acting and also runs a motion capture facility for animation and performing arts research. His research centres upon two areas: non-verbal communication (specifically gesture) and Shakespeare. He pursues research that considers how our embodied sense of the psychological present - the 'moment' in which we live - conditions what we think and feel about and what we say and do to each other. Put simply, who we think we are is to a great extent the result of how we move. The rhythms of our movement determine the story of our life: we know the world in terms of the spatiotemporal effect of forces, and we unconsciously translate this bodily knowledge into a movement style that tells us and others who we think we are. This metaphorical translation of embodied experiential knowledge into an idea of the 'self' acts like a bully upon our behaviour, leading us into making choices that are based upon irrational ideas of control and intimacy. He looks at dramatic performance such as the history of Shakespearean production from this perspective. For example, he tries to show how star performers, by disrupting the rhythmic flow of interaction with an asynchronous movement style, will indicate an 'inner life' that controls how the situation of the drama is defined. Key to his research is the use of motion capture for analysis of human movement, which extends the possibilities for research in other fields such as computer animation. The kind of movement he captures is the movement of actors undergoing exercises that are used as the basis of self-feedback: they witness their own movement, try to change it, watch it again, etc.

Nick Till

Professor Nicholas Till is a critic, theorist an d practitioner working in opera and music theatre. As a director and writer-director, he has worked for companies including Glyndebourne Opera, The Royal Opera, English National Opera Studio and Stuttgart Opera, and since 1998 he has been co-director of Post-Operative Productions, working in experimental music theatre and site-specific installation. He is the author of numerous book chapters and articles on contemporary opera and music threatre, including a profile of Heiner Goebbels for The Wire magazine. His 2004 critical manifesto for a “post-operatic” music theatre has recently been translated into Italian in a book by Francesco Ceraolo entitled Registi all’opera, which includes a chapter on his work. He is Professor of Opera and Music Theatre and Director of the Centre for Research in Opera and Music Theatre at the University of Sussex.

Gordana Novakovic

Gordana is a visual and interactive media artist with a long and sustained career in exhibition and performance; she is artist in residence at the Science Department of UCL and heads the TESLA research group. Her main research practice focuses on interactive and immersive installation, investigating software packages and an artificial immune system algorithm, designed to accurately mimic the changes and cascading responses of the human immune network. Her work links perfomance and intermedial art with Neuroplasticart, and she investigates both the science and the art behind it, and in particular the ways in which this convergence can contribute to our understanding of networks.

Ellie Stamp


Joanne Scott

Jo Scott is a first year PhD student at Central School of Speech and Drama, whose practice based research is an investigation of liveness in intermedial performance. As an international school educator, Jo has taught all over the world and in a variety of contexts, from Singapore to the UK and many places in between. In her current reincarnation as a research practitioner, Jo is developing her own solo practice through the exploration of a live intermedial performance medium, where the performer is also the activator and manipulator of sound, image and text and object, constructing a fragmented composition of all of these elements in real time and in the presence of the spectators.

Benjamin Humphries


Svetlana Karadimova


Bahar Sert

Bahar Sert is a Performance designer and Researcher. Her PhD research project aims to explore the relationship between the representative ways of contemporary performance and Installation art in relation to new media technologies, time, space and spectator. Involvement of new technologies and installation art indicated how performance design could be combined with another discipline in order to generate new aspects of theatre design

Michelle Lewis-King


Angus Friel

Angus is a first year sonic art student at Brunel with 4/5 years of experience in electronic music, mostly in underground electronic music. He has held club nights promoting such music and has an electronic music radio slot every Thursday night, called "The Tidal.Wave."

Silvia Battista

Jo Hutton

Susan Broadhurst

Sue is a writer and performance practitioner in the School of Arts, Brunel University, London. She has been at Brunel since 1999 and gained a Chair in 2008. Her original degree (for which she gained First Class Honours) and Doctorate were both in English and Comparative Literature. However, for many years her research has focussed on Experimental Drama. She was a founder of the Body, Space & Technology Research group at Brunel, which has now evolved into the Centre for Contemporary and Digital Performance. She has published two monographs, three edited collections and several papers on Performance, chiefly in relation to live art, dance, music, film, and technology and is co-editor of Body, Space & Technology Journal now in its 11th year of publication. Sue has also created performances which have been realised in art spaces in London. Sue has been part of various collaborations, internal and external to Brunel, with different interdisciplinary combinations, including: Engineering, Design, Psychology, Biology and Bioengineering; many of these have led to funding submissions. As well as presenting key notes and conference papers at various international events, she has been co-opted as Programme Chair for DRHA, organising conferences at Cambridge (2008), Queen’s University Belfast (2009), and last year was Conference Convenor at Brunel (2010). She helped organise DRHA (2011) at Ningbo, the Shanghai affiliate of Nottingham University and will be making a major contribution to DRHA 2012 to be held at the University of London.

Gesa Friederichs-Büttner

Gesa is a media artist and pursues doctoral research at the University of Bremen, having graduated from the Technologie-Zentrum Informatik und Informationstechnik (TZI) / Center for Computing Technologies. In her practice she combines contemporary dance with digital media and topical social issues into works of art. Recentl, she took part in the “Computer Science Meets the Arts” event at the “Spedition am Güterbahnhof” in Bremen (2011) with a new production titled “Parcival XX-XI”. This transdisciplinary political dance theater is a joint production staged by the Technologie-Zentrum Informatik und Informationstechnik (TZI) [Center for Computing Technologies] at the University of Bremen and the “urbanReflects” dance company from Freiburg. Together with the “urbanReflects” team, media artist Gesa Friederichs-Büttner effectively combines live dancers and projected images to create what is at one and the same time an alarming and daunting as well as an optimistic and visionary transformation of a 21st century search for the Grail. Optical illusions, spatial entanglement and a play with history create a state of disorientation and challenge the audience to reflect their own construct of reality. Contemporary dance conflates with martial arts, hip hop elements, breakdance and acrobatics, and the dancers blend with interactive video images and mobile stage settings.(More information at: )



Marlon Barrios Solano

Marlon Barrios Solano (Venezuela/USA) works as an independent movement/new media artist, researcher, on-line producer/curator, vlogger, consultant and educator. He is the creator/producer/curator of dance-techTV, a collaborative internet video channel dedicated to innovation and experimental performing arts and its social network


Claire Cooke

Claire works for the Barbican Centre Film Department.


Michèle Danjoux

Michèle is a fashion designer and fashion educator who has collaborated on a number of cross-disciplinary and publicly exhibited projects placing fashion design in a wider arts and cultural context, including Satellites of Fashion and Textures of Memory: The Poetics of Cloth. She has participated in numerous design and performance works and her design films have been shown at Wearable Futures (Newport), Digital Cultures (Nottingham), and DRHA (Dartington). The "Klüver" film installation of emergent design was exhibited at the Prague Quadrennial's "Design in Motion" festival, June 2007. An interest in the interactive potentials of wearables in real-time performative contexts has driven her ongoing artistic and research interests. Her Teshigahara collection incorporating sensor technologies premiered at DAP-Lab's Suna no Onna performance staged at Laban Centre, 2007, and was shown at “Inside Out,” Bonington Gallery, Nottingham, in 2008. Most recently, Danjoux has shifted her attention to the exploration and generation of audiophonic garments where the interrelations of sound and garment are prioritized together with the material – informational expressive sonic composition they provoke through gesture and the sensuality of wearing in performance. Her audiophonic designs for DAP-Lab's UKIYO [Moveable Worlds] were featured at KIBLA Media Arts Center in Slovenia and at London’s Sadler’s Wells in 2010.

Leila Danjoux-Ferry

Leila is a young and energetic gymnast, dancer and performer with good flexibility, agility and coordination. She trained in ballet, tap and modern between the ages of 2 and 8 years old, achieving a number of awards from the International Dance Teachers’ Association before shifting her interests to the rhythmic and artistic aspects of gymnastics. Leila presently favors a highly physical performance style and enjoys choreographing small movement sequences incorporating gymnastics and dance, some of which she films and edits to create her own films. She is a member of Oadby and Leicester Gymnastics Club, attends the Helen O’Grady Drama Academy and Dance- Beat classes, and is learning to play the guitar. Leila is a pupil at Overdale Junior School, Leicester and is currently in year 5.


Johannes Birringer (coordinator)

Johannes Birringer is an independent choreographer/media artist. Since 1993 he has been artistic director of the Houston-based AlienNation Co (, and his ensemble has shown work in Europe and the Americas. His film installation “Vespucci” toured Brazil in 2001; a dance film, “XU”, was created and exhibited in Beijing in 2004, and “Canções dos olhos / Augenlieder“ was featured at SARC, Belfast and the 2007 Dança em Foco in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His collaborative telematic installation “East by West,“ first shown at Festspielhaus Hellerau, was featured at DEAF2003 in Rotterdam; the music-film oratorio, “Corpo, Carne e Espírito,“ opened the 2008 FIT Theatre Festival in Belo Horizonte. He is co-founder of the DAP-Lab, and has developed research and performance works with the lab ensemble. The dance exhibition “Suna no Onna“ premiered in London in 2007 and was recreated at Watermans in 2008. DAP-Lab’s UKIYO [Moveable Worlds] was featured at KIBLA Media Arts Center in Slovenia and at London’s Sadler’s Wells in 2010, and a new dance work, "for the time being," will be featured at Waterman's Digital Arts Festival in May 2012.


With special thanks to

William Leahy, Head of School of Arts, Brunel University

William's research specialises in Shakespeare's History Plays and Elizabethan Processions. His particular interest is in the role and representation of the common people in Elizabethan and Shakespearean literature. As well as being a section editor for the John Nichols Project, he has published widely on both Shakespeare and early modern spectacle, culminating in a book entitled Elizabethan Triumphal Processions, published in May 2005 by Ashgate.
While publishing this and articles based on his research in the early modern period, he is also a translator and a writer of both fiction and poetry.
Bill also writes journalistic articles for the New Statesman and the Times Higher and has appeared on Radio 4. At the 2005 Brunel Graduation Ceremony Bill received the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence, after being nominated by students as the tutor they had found particularly inspirational during their time at Brunel. He is currently supervising PhD students in Shakespeare and Jacobean literature and in the conventions of textual presentation. He is also very interested in projects dealing with Shakespeare and Authorship in some way. As well as these areas, he would welcome students wishing to study in the areas of the writings and representations of the common people/working classes. This is of particular interest as Bill is currently developing the archive of Workin3g Class Autobiographies held at the University.


Volunteer Team Participants

Helenna Ren

Helenna is a multimedia artist/dancer who works in the field of digital performance, new media dance, video arts, arts installation and choreography. She has produced various solo projects, dance performances, and collaboration projects since 1999 in the UK; she exhibited her art works both nationally and internationally. She choreographed and performed Cultural Show for Tourism Malaysia (2002), Sandfield Theatre, Nottingham. She toured Still life at Penguin’s Café (2003) to Xanten, Germany. In 2004, Ren joined DAP (Design and Performance) Lab team, becoming an early member of dans sans joux, and performed Tedr (2005), a telematic performance between England, Sydney and Phoenix, at Digital Cultures Festival (2005), and appeared in the film installation Klüver (2006). She performed in Suna no Onna (2007-2008), and in 2008 directed and performed Blank Dream (2008) at Oxford House London. She was also featured in the choreographic installation UKIYO [Moveable Worlds] was featured at KIBLA Media Arts Center in Slovenia and at London’s Sadler’s Wells in 2010.

Cameron McKirdy

Cameron studes for his BA in theatre at Brunel University. Initially coming from a background of acting and Basic Stage Lighting his current work focuses on his interest in interactive and visual performance. Working with the Xbox Kinect and other interactive devices to generate easily controllable and interactive visuals and sometimes sound, then linking them with 3D projection mapping to display more complex and aesthetically pleasing visuals. Relatively new to programming, Cameron uses Quartz Composer to program his interactive visuals and is learning how to use MAX/MSP to further his interest in Visual programming.

Diane Brathwaite

Diane is an independent Barbadian/ British contemporary dancer and choreographer whose love for dance and movement date back to her early child hood. Although a fully qualified medical internist and diabetologist, Diane’s true passion drove her to formalize her dance education She completed her undergraduate dance education at Birkbeck, University of London and Laban Dance Conservatory. Currently Diane is completing her Masters in Contemporary Performance Making at Brunel University in West London. “Inspiration is found from everything around me”, she says but she holds a special interest in exploring the human psyche and human social condition. Diane particularly likes to use physical theatre practice and choreological principles as starting points in her choreographic practice. She holds a special interest in Dance Theatre, Performance with Digital Technology and Screen Dance. The latter is a recent and very much expanding area of her practice and exploration. Even though a contemporary performer Diane has also trained in Ballet, Contemporary Jazz , Contact Improvisation and Physical theatre to name a few. Diane has worked as a performer with several choreographers, such as those at Praise Academy of Dance in Barbados, Hagit Yakira (Laban) and Tory East(The Place) in London to name a few, and choreographed for several solo and group performances. She has also recently completed an internship with the Hungarian choreographer Ferenc Feher in Budapest with whom she collaboratively produced two short dance films. As an artist Diane believes in the power of dance and performance to change and influence lives in a meaningful way. This is her mantra, to facilitate change, creative expression and dance wherever she goes.

Paulina Lara Franco

Paulina studied in Universidad La Salle Cancún, where she received her BA in Communication. Founder actress and assistant director in Algarabía Teatro Cancún. Voice-over in Mexican radio shows and audio-visual productions with FBN Producciones and Bauhaus Boutique Creativa. At the moment she is producer and anchor-woman in "Rockeando en Español" at Radio Brunel and social correspondent in Revista Horizontal, both of them digital platforms of Brunel University and La Salle Cancún, respectively. She is currently studying MA in Contemporary Performance Making, interested in writing and producing her theatrical work.

Aggeliki Margeti

Aggeliki is a contemporary dancer based in Athens. She completed her studies at Athens State School of Dance in June 2010 under the guidance of Linda Kapetanea and Jozef Frucek (Ultima Vez/Vim Wandekeybus’ dancers) in release technique and contact improvisation, and Athina Vahla and Iris Kohar Karayian in choreography. She also trained in other dance techniques (Graham, Cunningham) She has worked with artists from different art fields, e.g. painters, filmmakers, photographers. In 2010 she was a dancer in Katerina S. Andreou’s choreography, MALA which took part at the No ballet 5th International Choreography Competition in Ludwigshafen, Germany; she also acted in the feature film J.A.C.E., directed by Menelaos Karamaghiolis, which had official participation in 24thTokyo International Film Festival, 52th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, and screening at Berlin International Film Festival. Having a strong interest in contemporary dance, performance, video dance and digital performance technologies, she now completes her MA in Contemporary Performance Making at Brunel University, London.

Yoko Ishiguro

Yoko is a performance maker, performer and actress. She studied psycholinguistics in University of Tsukuba and participated in contemporary theater companies in Japan. In 2005, Yoko Ishiguro started to create her solo/collaboration pieces in Japan and outside of Japan such as Indonesia, China, the UK and other parts of Europe. Mostly, her works are situation-specific, using her temporary, personal and social situations as materials, and performed to look at time and distance. She is also interested in subjectivity and objectivity, presence and absence, self and non-self, fluidity and stability and the functions of all those dichotomies. She makes live performances including telematic performances and performative objects. After her moving/performance/installation piece “Fuji-copo102, 8-39-2, Higashi-ogu, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo”, she moved to London for Contemporary Performance Making MA at Brunel University.

Oliver Doyle

Oliver is a second year Sonic Arts student enrolled in the BA Music Course at Brunel University.

Zhenyu Meng

Zhenyu studies for the Contemporary Performance Making MA at Brunel University and is interested in theatre practices.

Suren Nejati

Suren is a first year Sonic Arts student enrolled in the BA Music Course at Brunel University and helps Graeme Shaw as a technical assistant


Conference Staff

Janette West (registration and finance)

Izabela Kicman (logistics)

Izabela Kicman is an experienced banking manager with a degree in social science.She has strong Interest in art & performance in general and an ongoing involvement in cultural events, theatre logistics and organization. Izabela's hobbies include travelling around world, theatre and psychology. She enjoys fixing others people's problems and performing bespoke psychotherapy for her friends.

Andrew Smith (Artaud Centre Operations)

Graeme Shaw (Technical Director, Brunel University)
Graeme is an audio specialist and technical director at the School of Arts at Brunel University, who has created numerous works in interactive sound composition and collaborated with performance artists. Among his recent works, the interactive installation "Narcissus" was exhibited at Artaud Performance Center at Arts @ Artaud.

Bill Forbes (technician)

Tom Ryan (Corporate Relations)



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