Panelists: Jennifer Chan, Vincent Chevalier, Emilie Gervais, Heather Dewey-Hagborg
Moderator: Michelle Lacombe
This year’s edition of Sight & Sound aims to explore black markets in a global sense. While the series of workshops and discussions taking place during the festival more specifically addresses the subject of network hacking – or how to navigate hidden networks. With this in mind, we have invited four artists, whose work challenges traditional ideas of performance, to participate in a discussion on performativity in a networked environment. The discussion, moderated by Michelle Lacombe, will shed light on the role of the artist as performer as well as the act of performance via networked platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr. How do artists like Jennifer Chan, Vincent Chevalier, Emilie Gervais and Heather Dewey-Hagborg perform their identity online? How do audiences react to and engage with these artists’ performative actions? How are they redefining performance given the variety of mediatized systems at their disposal?