A creative experiment and institutional collaboration between
New York University and the University of Tel Aviv.
Barbara Rose Haum, Artist, New York University, and Sharon Aronson-Lehavi, Collaborator, Tel Aviv University.
November 10th, 2005
For many performance artists, Internet2 offers opportunities to collaborate across vast distances. Online and networked connectivity creates an active space between the local and the global in which 'interactive meaning creation' can emerge on a world scale. During the last few years, Barbara Rose Haum has been experimenting with Internet2, a high speed network. Based on concepts she has been developing in such projects as Lunar Performances: Creating an Architecture of Text in Time and Archaeology of Narrative," she recently began a collaboration with actors, filmmakers, and theorists in New York City and Tel Aviv on Trespassing Boundaries.
We are specially interested in exploring how 'distributed' performance practices address questions of cultural difference and communication, whether within multiple sites or, in the absence of a site, as events, as temporal encounters. We are also interested in how Internet 2 facilitates the re-siting of previously performed, remembered and mediated practices, usually very local, in a distinctive space of connection and encounter.