5-6 May
NUI Galway

Our collaborator Susan Kozel is speaking about her practice, exploring the convergence between philosophy, dance and media technologies. Read more…
The Research in Real-Time: Practice in Progress conference is a two-day interdisciplinary programme of PaR performances, workshops, interventions, panels, playtests and installations, taking place on the 5th and 6th May at the O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance at NUI Galway. Contributors will present their practice (as research) in the now: in the moment. Twenty-five local and international ‘makers and thinkers’ in the fields of film, digital media, traditional arts, music, sound, dance, ethnography, theatre, performance art, larp, and visual arts will present their ongoing practice within the following frameworks:
Temporality; the ‘now’ within the practice research continuum
Slow Practice, and research in real-time
Privileging process
Phenomenological approaches; embodied practice
The ever-present possibility of failure
Collaborative communities; relationship
Mapping and documenting practice research
PaR within the academy
Hybrid practice
Models and methodologies
Real-time aesthetics
Economies of practice

Susan is a Professor with the School of Arts and Culture at Malmö University in Sweden where she teaches embodied interaction on the Interaction Design programme and leads a research project into archiving and the performances of memory called Living Archives. Publications include the monograph Closer: Performance, Technologies, Phenomenology (MIT Press 2007); and many shorter pieces such as “Process Phenomenologies” in Performance and Phenomenology (Routledge, 2015) and “Somatic Materialism or Is it possible to do a phenomenology of affect?” in Site Journal of Art, Philosophy and Culture (2013).


Bank of Ireland Theatre
NUI Galway