This paper focuses on a workshop on immersive performance that ran from January 7th until January 27th 2013 at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) in New York. The workshop was conducted by Eric Joris and his company, CREW. Since 1998, the immersive live art of this Brussels-based performance group […]
À propos de Kurt Vanhoutte
Kurt Vanhoutte is professor in Theatre Studies and Visual Arts Criticism at the University of Antwerp (Belgium), where he helped to establish and currently coordinates a Master program in Film and Theatre Studies. He is spokesperson of the Research Centre for Visual Poetics (www.visualpoetics.be). He has been working together with Eric Joris and CREW since 1998; his research has been closely intertwined with 20203D Media, a large-scale European Research Consortium (Seventh Framework Programme) of 16 partners, including academic institutions, the theatre company CREW and some of Europe’s most prominent manufacturers of digital technologies, investigating the possibilities of new immersive technologies. Vanhoutte has published widely on numerous topics connected to intermedial theatre, the relation between art and science, and modernity in journals such as International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, Contemporary Theatre Review, Image and Narrative, and Foundations of Science. From February-August 2015 Vanhoutte is a Research Fellow at Centre Alexandre Koyré (EHESS/CNRS) in Paris, where he will work together with historians of science on the history, present condition and future of “scientific performances” ('théâtre scientifique').