La Swiss National Science Foundation ha finanziato il Sinergia Project ”Towards an alliance of the Performing Arts and Sciences”, una cooperazione tra L’École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) e La Manufacture – Haute École de Théâtre de Suisse romande (HETSR) insieme con i partner Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdk) e l’Università di Monaco (LMU). Le posizioni selezionate saranno finanziate da Ottobre 2011 per 3 anni sulla base di contratti annuali e di valutazioni”.
PhD-positions in an interdisciplinary project situated between Performing Arts and Sciences
The project joins the disciplines of Performing Arts, Science and Technology with the aim of creating mutual inspirations that lead to new trajectories for both artistic expression as well as technological experimentation and development. The major focus of the project lies in the transformation of theatrical stage environments under the influences of modern technologies such as robotics, novel acoustic and light technologies, 3(+1)D, interactive design, brain-computer-interface, telematics, body tracking, social networks, etc. New possibilities of stage-conception and devices as well as strategies and ways of making for technical production/realisations will be elaborated and creatively implemented.
Research focus The project work focuses mainly on three dimensions of research that will be investigated with regard to the concept and the realities of stage performance:
a) Transformation of time and space perception and experience within stage-settings;
b) Intermediality as a dimension for expression and experimentation on stage;
c) Man-machine relations as a field for the exploration of human self-understanding and exposition in living environments impacted by artifacts, mechanisation and virtualization.
Stage, here, is understood as a laboratory for the experimentation on experience and concepts of meaning and expression. It is a space for exploration and a site for observing the present that allows to create and reflect future possibilities of worldmaking.