New Technologies for Performance Art Part 2:
Workshop: Hands-on Technical Training and Project Development

                                                                                                                                                              with Francesca Albrezzi

Course Description

This online workshop is devoted to new technologies available to performance artists. Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), 360 photo and video capture drastically alter the field of performance art and put central aspects of performative practice up for renegotiation. Participants will acquire hands-on experience with immersive tools that produce Extended Reality (XR) experiences. Among others, they will learn how to use and build Virtual Reality environments with web-based platforms such as Artsteps, Mozilla Hubs, or Spoke. Participants also have the opportunity to learn how to create Augmented Reality experiences and how to sell digital performance works as Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs.) The workshop is geared towards participants seeking to become familiar or deepen their knowledge of XR technology through practical training in the use of a variety of immersive technologies available to the cultural sector. In addition, it provides participants with the opportunity to develop individual artistic, curatorial, or scholarly projects and proposals under expert guidance and in exchange with fellow participants. 

While this workshop succeeds "New Technologies for Performance Art Part 1", it is not mandatory to attend both parts. 



About Francesca Albrezzi

Albrezzi is an art historian, curator, and digital humanist. She completed her PhD in the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance at the University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA), She also holds a Digital Humanities Graduate Certificate through UCLA's Digital Humanities Program. Her research interrogates modes of publishing, display, and information capture in museums and archives that illustrate a break from “traditional” models, and argues that digital modalities provide a distinctly different paradigm for epistemologies of art and culture that produce greater contextualized understandings. Specifically, she is interested in spectrums of immersive experience within GLAM organizations as offered by technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and 360 photo and video capture.
For over a decade, she has worked with museums including the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History (Washington, D.C.), the Institut national d'histoire de l'art (Paris, France), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Getty Research Institute (Los Angeles, California). Francesca has garnered significant experience in developing and teaching digital tools for art historical practice and humanistic research, such as The Getty Scholars’ Workspace™ for conducting collaborative arts research and preservation. She currently works as a Digital Research Consultant and UCLA’s Institute for Digital Research and Education.


AVAILABILITY Places still available
DURATION November 1-22, 2022; Tuesdays 6-8pm CET
LOCATION Online course
TUITION FEE 175 €  / 270 € (Part 1&2) (no equipment required)



Course Image Caption
Stella Jacobs via Unsplash