Virtual Site-Specificity: The Internet as Performance Venue
Date & Time
Thursday, January 27, 2022, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Organized by Marike Splint (she/her), independent theater artist and Associate Professor, UCLA Department of Theater

Luisa Pardo (she/her) & Lázaro Gabino Rodríguez (he/him)
Eleanor Bishop (She/her) Stage Director
Yannick Noomen (He/him) – Nineties Productions | Theatre maker

The pandemic saw a stark increase in online performances. While many used the online world mostly as a streaming platform, some artists took the opportunity to consider the internet as a place that we spend much of our time in, resulting in performances that could be considered “virtually site-specific”: works set in the world of The Sims, on Instagram feeds or in Google maps, all online places with their own structures, behaviors and social constructs. In this panel, artists who created virtual site-specific performances discuss their findings on the dramaturgy, process and audience relationship when creating virtually embedded work.

This session will provide CART captioning services in English and ASL interpretation. This session will be recorded.