It explores the premiss that an increasing range of contemporary theatre and performance work is ‘intermedial’ (work, that is, in which different media are combined, fused or productively co-related). It recognises that ‘intermediality’ has become current both as a term within performance and cultural discourse and as a set of practices across media.
The aim of the centre is to generate and share knowledge about current and emergent production processes, technologies and outputs, relating these to the fields of theatre and performance, and to cultural production more widely. Though there is an emphasis on the impact of digital culture, it is recognised that the domain has a history in analogue culture, and is dynamic.
The Centre for Intermediality in Performance is international in its outlook, featuring and exploring work by worldwide scholars and practitioner-researchers.
Broad areas for enquiry, based on current interests of participants, are as follows:
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