Presenting a paper on the Splinters project and my associated PhD research at this conference next week. Slightly daunted to be sharing a session with the legendary Mike Mullins, founder of The Performance Space (who I have never met) at 11am Thursday 5 July at QUT Kelvin Grove. Louise Morris is also presenting.
The Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies (ADSA) is the peak academic association promoting the study of drama in any medium, genre or context in Australasia.
The Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies (ADSA) Conference 2012 will be called “Compass Points: The Locations, Landscapes and Coordinates of Identities”, and will be hosted by Queensland University of Technology from 3 to 6 July 2012.
The Conference will investigate the idea of Compass Points – North, South, East and West – with a focus on the way location, landscape and cultural geography contribute to the construction and performance of identity. Where are we located? Which parts of our personal, social, cultural, geographical or technological landscape orient us? Which incidents change our conception of our landscape, and, by extension, our identity? Understood literally, metaphorically, and through the landscape of human memory, this topic encourages us to think about the way in which location, direction, orientation and disorientation are enacted in our everyday lives, and in the many performance-making practices we use to express our lives.