Archiving Intangible Cultural Heritage & Performing Arts

06.08.2018 to 07.08.2018 Add to calendar

Overview:
The documentation, reproduction and presentation of immaterial cultural forms (ICH) pose significant theoretical and technological challenges. Ephemeral traditions (e.g. performances or rituals) require cultural scholars, technologists, artists and scientists to work together with communities to develop new methods for sustaining and enlivening ICH. The symposium examines strategies for encoding, retrieving and re-enacting intangible heritage in ways that allow these archives to be ‘alive’ in the present, bringing together historical materials with creative visualizations derived from advanced documentation processes including motion capture, motion-over-time analytics, 3D reconstruction, and panoramic and high-speed video. Exposing the potential to revivify cultural heritage, these digital archival materials also form the basis for new curatorial opportunities and public engagement strategies. These ‘living archives’ may be re-interpreted and re-performed through the mediums of augmented and virtual reality and interactive media art, utilizing new immersive and interactive display paradigms to perpetuate the performances for future generations.

Speakers
Prof. Sarah Kenderdine, Professor of Digital Museology and Director of the ArtLab, EPFL, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Manvi Seth, Professor and Head of the Dept. of Museology, National Museum Institute, India

Prof. Jeffrey Shaw, Chair Professor and Dean of the School of Creative Media, City University, Hong Kong

Dr. Ma Lianzhen, Director of the Hong Kong International Kung Fu Festival and President of the International Guoshu Association, China

Dr. Hyojung Cho, Assistant Professor in the Museum Science and Heritage Management Program, Texas Tech. University, U.S.A

Dr. Georges Favraud, Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France

Dr. Birk Weiberg, Swiss Archive of the Performing Arts, Switzerland

Mr. Hing Chao, Founder Journal of Chinese Martial Studies, International Guoshu Association, Hong Kong

Dr. Daniel Jaquet, Morges Castle and its Museums, Switzerland

Dr. Harald Kraemer, Associate Professor, City University, Hong Kong

Dr. Alain Dufaux, Montreux Jazz Archive, Multimedia Center, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Ms. Irene Muller, Archiv Performativ, Zurich Institute for Cultural Studies in the Arts, Switzerland​​​

Mr. Felix Rauh, Deputy Director of MEMORIAV, Switzerland

Dr. Birk Weiberg, Swiss Archive of the Performing Arts, Switzerland

Dr. Nicholas Crofts, Reference Ontology Administrator, Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage

Registration:
Registration is free, and can be completed here: https://goo.gl/forms/Xl2Io8ZwmjaedRyg2
Deadline:
1 July 2018 (for PhD registration and travel bursary application)
15 July 2018 (for general registration)

Bursaries:
A limited number of travel bursaries of CHF 300 are available to assist the travel of non-local PhD students who would like to participate in the event. Application is through the registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/Xl2Io8ZwmjaedRyg2.
Deadline for bursary application: 1 July 2018.
For more information or questions about registration, please email Lia Costiner at lia.costiner[at]epfl[dot]ch.

Organised by: 
Prof. Sarah Kenderdine, Professor of Digital Museology, Director of the ArtLab, EPFL
Contact
Lia Costiner
Venue
École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
EPFL
1015
Lausanne
Vaud
Event language(s): 
English
Additional event information
Cost information
Event cost: 
0.00 CHF
Registration information
Registration via contact person
Registration deadline: 
01.07.2018