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Arts and Humanities Research Council Landscape and Environment Programme Conference 2009
An international conference on performance, landscape and environment<
CPF Deadline: 1 December 2008
Landscape and performance, performance in landscape, performance about landscape, performance as landscape, landscape as performance…
Site-specific events, walking projects, land art, environmental activism, traditional customs, mediated visits, guided tours, leisure activities…
Phenomenology, performativity, non-representational theory, mobility, dwelling, embodiment, dynamism, affect…
Landscape and environment are currently of compelling cultural significance: as fields of scholarly research, sites of artistic endeavour and arenas of public concern. As both imaginative representations and material realities, they are the site of negotiation for the expression of complex ideas and feelings – about beauty, belonging, access to resources, relations with nature, the past and the future, making sense of the world and people’s place in it.
Performance is increasingly regarded not only as a creative practice and mode of representation but also as a vital means of embodied enquiry and as analytical trope.
Landscape as a concept includes a range of places: urban, rural and industrial, spectacular and overlooked, everyday and enchanting, remembered and contested, embodied, looked at, moved through, worked on, lived in…
Performance offers approaches to encountering and experiencing such places, to examining and understanding them, to characterising them, to re-imagining them…
A field opens in which scholarly and artistic practices inform each other, and new critical perspectives on, sensitivities to, and involvements with landscape and environment emerge: movement, visitation, engagement, immersion, dwelling, struggle become means to appreciate and exemplify the nature of places.
This four-day trans-disciplinary conference attends to the manifold and diverse relationships – actual and potential – between landscape, environment and performance; it draws together artists, practitioners and academics from such fields as geography, archaeology, anthropology, performance, music and dance studies, media studies, museology, cultural and environmental policy, folklore studies, art history.
These are amongst the themes and questions the conference will address:
We welcome participation from all disciplines and from varying research approaches, both scholarly and practice-led.
We invite proposals for papers, presentations, dialogues, showings, interventions, performances and workshops in all formats.
DEADLINE: 1 DECEMBER 2008
Please send proposals and abstracts of no more than 300 words to
Or to the organisers at:
Aberystwyth SY23 3AJ
Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 31 January 2009.
Professor Mike Pearson and Dr. Heike Roms,
Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies,
Professor Adrian Kear, Dr Carl Lavery, Lee Hassall and Esther Pilkington,
Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, Aberystwyth University
Dr Peter Merriman and Dr Heidi Scott,
Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences,
AHRC Landscape and Environment Programme Directorate:
Professor Stephen Daniels and Charlotte Lloyd,
For further details including information on registration (available from 1 October) please see
Professor Mike Pearson
Professor of Performance Studies/Director of Postgraduate Studies
Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies
Aberystwyth SY23 3AJ