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LIVING LANDSCAPES An international conference on performance, landscape and environment

Aberystwyth University, 18-21 June 2009

Hosted by the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies
In collaboration with Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences With the support of Aberystwyth Arts Centre

...landscape and performance…

…performance in landscape, performance about landscape, performance as landscape, landscape as performance... events, walking projects, land art, environmental activism, traditional customs, mediated visits, guided tours, leisure activities...

How are landscape and environment revealed, imagined, experienced, contested, animated and represented by, in and through performance? How can performance inform, extend and enhance our engagement with _ and the interpretation and appreciation of _ landscape and environment? How can performance help illuminate, explain and problematise the multiplicity of attachments, meanings and emotions that resonate within and from landscapes _ visual, aural and tactile?

Some of the questions that will be posed at the LIVING LANDSCAPES conference…

LIVING LANDSCAPES is a four-day trans-disciplinary conference to examine the manifold and diverse relationships between landscape, environment and performance.

It draws together artists, practitioners and academics from such fields as geography, performance and theatre, archaeology, anthropology, music, dance and film studies, environmental policy, folklore studies and art history.

LIVING LANDSCAPES will include more than 180 papers, performances, workshops, performative interventions and installations by artists and researchers from Canada, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, UK, and USA.

A number of performances are open to the general public.

LIVING LANDSCAPES is the annual conference of the Landscape and Environment programme, a thematic, multidisciplinary initiative funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council under the direction of Prof Stephen Daniels (Nottingham University). The aim of the five-year programme is to develop arts and humanities understandings of landscape and environment in distinctive, innovative and engaging ways through research projects of the highest quality and international significance. Its ambition is to increase and enhance perception and knowledge of cultural views of landscape and environment, the many ways the world has been imagined, experienced, designed, made and managed, the complex meanings landscape and environment have for people who live in as well as look at them. In response to this challenge the programme produces work that is critical and creative, collaborative and communicative.

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