h a p t i c a f f i n i t i e s: public lecture I - Tactile looks - creating haptic encounters in live and mediated performance
Laura U. Marks
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Performances are able to establish embodied connections with the audience. Laura U. Marks will suggest practical ways to enhance the multisensory qualities of these connections. These suggestions draw on Laura Marks concept of haptic visuality, as well as embodied empathy more broadly. Even when performance moves online it’s possible to establish intimacy as the images, sounds, and words are compressed in order to travel across networks. This kind of low-fidelity engagement is not only satisfying for the audience but more healthy for the planet, as we will see during the lecture while engaging with some works from the Small File Media Festival (smallfile.ca)
h a p t i c a f f i n i t i e s is initiated by Sofie Luckhardt, Anneliese Ostertag, Belle Santos, and Rahel Spöhrer and hosted by FFT Düsseldorf.