Wednesday, 14 January 2015
The above image is a photograph of The Doors, a telematic performance in which video and sound images from two different locations, Bucks New University and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, are brought together in a single image. The Doors was presented as part of a day-long research symposium, The Spaces of Telematic Theatre, held on 19th September 2014, led by Julian Maynard-Smith of Station House Opera and Dr Jem Kelly, Senior Lecturer in Performing Arts at Bucks. Students from the BA Performing Arts performed throughout the day, their images telecast from High Wycombe to London, then superimposed onto various video projection surfaces at Central. This performance represents part of an ongoing research project into the application of new technologies to theatre, led by Jem in collaboration with Julian and Station House Opera.