Nottingham Trent University

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Digital Performance Archive

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

"The Digital Performance Archive (DPA) traces the rapid developments taking place which combine performance activity with new digital technologies - from live theatre and dance productions that incorporate digital projections, to performances that take place on the computer-screen via webcasts and interactive virtual environments. The Archive also collates examples of how computer technologies are being used to create, document or analyse performance - from software applications for choreography and theatre design to specialist websites, e-zines and CD-ROMs.

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Live Art Archive

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

"The Live Art Archive holds information about existing Live Art / Performance Art materials, records and publications primarily in England and the UK. The audit commenced in 1994, with the support of the Arts Council of England and has subsequently been developed as a research resource at The Nottingham Trent University.

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Around 1968: Activism, Networks, Trajectories

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

This is a study of militants, the networks they constructed and the trajectories they followed in Europe between 1965-75. It is a collective project, undertaken by 14 historians, 7 based in the UK, 7 outside. It is based on archival work and the collection of oral testimony from a sample of networks and activists involved in them in each country.

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Human Machine Choreography: an exploration of the interfaces between the dancer and SMART technologies

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

The Human-Machine Choreography project was an interdisciplinary project involving the development of a six-legged walking machine using an anatomical exoskeleton apparatus that explores a novel hybrid human-machine system. The second stage of the project, sub-titled 'Anatomical Exoskeleton', further explores the creative possibilities for art and dance performance.

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Mapping the transition from page to screen

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

This project facilitated examination and analysis of a unique body of material alongside a programme of experiential research involving a collaboration between Kate Pullinger, a print-based author keen to investigate the potential of electronic literature; Sue Thomas, originally a print-based author but now working in both media, and the trAce team of specialists. Pullinger's engagement with the project was a combination of training and support as she learned how to read and create works in the digital medium.

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The Collected Letters of Robert Southey (Parts 1-4: 1791-1815)

Posted by Lynda Pratt on February 25, 2015

Loved and loathed in equal measures by his contemporaries, the poet, biographer, historian and social and cultural critic Robert Southey (1774-1843) was one of the most public and controversial figures in late eighteenth and early nineteenth century Britain. The Collected Letters will make it possible for scholars to access for the first time his complete surviving correspondence.

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Transnational Communities: towards a sense of belonging

Posted by Maggie O'Neill on February 25, 2015

Using both participatory action research and arts practice the project explored a sense of belonging, place and emplacement with four transnational communities who are defined as refugees/asylum seekers/undocumented people (in Derby, Leicester, Loughborough and Nottingham). The Long Journey Home artists in exile group based in Nottingham explored these themes and created a series of works for exhibition. Other regional universities supported us with; exhibition space, staff support, supporting artists and communities.