Professor Sally-Jane Norman will be discussant in the plenary session Radical art practices, feminism, new technologies and performance, of the workshop Queer feminist social media praxis (University of Sussex, Friday 17th May).
As Professor of Performance Technologies, Sally Jane develops cross-campus research, supervising PhDs with colleagues from humanities, arts and sciences, leading on “Sound Environments” (Music Masters), and contributing to Art History courses. Before coming to Sussex in 2010 to help shape the refurbished building that will house the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Sally Jane was founding director of Newcastle University’s interdisciplinary Culture Lab. Holder of a doctorat d’état (Paris III Theatre Institute, Sorbonne Nouvelle), she has long been engaged with theatre and performance theory and practice, including areas of motion capture, robotics, and responsive systems explored across European Framework projects. Ex artistic co-director of STEIM (Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music, Amsterdam), and co-founder of Telefonica’s Vida Art and Artificial Life competition, her research approaches questions of liveness and live art via performance architectures and technologies. She contributed to the Architectural Theory Review issue on “Emergence” (2012), and with Bennett Hogg is co-editor of a Contemporary Music Review issue on “Resistant Materials” (2013).